Harvard top 25 in... basketball??

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  1. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    They gave Jeremy Lin the skills to break into the NBA so Harvard's ball program can't be that bad. They just got that Ivy League stigma working against them
     
  2. carlgo macrumors 68000

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    Academic schools can come up with a good basketball team now and then as a couple of star players can make any team good. Can't do that with other team sports.
     
  3. nilnoel macrumors newbie

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    Stanford has had the top athletics program for the last 17 years....and the 4th ranked football team.
     
  4. jaduff46 macrumors regular

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    Duke has done that in multiple sports for many years (well, maybe not football). I would argue that a couple of stars won't make any team good, especially against stiff competition, but will make for interesting viewing. An example is Pistol Pete Maravich of LSU, who filled the stadium even for freshman basketball games.

    BTW, the Harvard coach is Tommy Amaker, a Duke grad.
     
  5. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    This. He's smart, and was groomed by Krzyzewski at Duke, and has been quietly developing a system at Harvard. Anyone watching college basketball closely over the past few years is not surprised by this.
     
  6. donga macrumors 6502a

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    agreed.

    it takes time to build the system, the culture, and then get your recruits in.
     

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