Jeff's Last Words... (sort of)
Today's New York Times has a short profile and look back on Jeff Orleans career.
Unfortunately, this is the key paragraph:
"Orleans does not see the league’s model changing anytime soon. He dismissed talk of a conference basketball tournament and said the sacrifices required to upgrade Ivy football were simply not worth it."
Again, I think Orleans has not been a disaster by any stretch. But this reluctance to make any substantive change is disappointing. Contrary to what Orleans says later in the article, such changes would not make the Ivies look like the Big Ten.
And a funny side note: the Times uses the same picture of Orleans with Dianne Murphy that I used in my blog piece about him last week. Apparently pictures of him are harder to come by than I thought.