Friday, May 29, 2009

The Journal Gets it Right

Columbia Athletic Director Dianne Murphy and former Lion football great Marcellus Wiley are quoted prominently this morning in a Wall Street Journal article about Ivy sports. It's a great piece that achieves the rare feat of accurately depicting the goals most real Ivy sports fans have. I can only imagine how badly the New York Times would have handled the same story if it chose to care about Ivy sports again.

One surprise, at least for me, in the piece is the revelation that Dr. Murphy is against the idea of a postseason Ivy basketball tournament.

Hopefully, new Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris will truly be listening to all the good arguments about the future of the league.


At Mon Jun 01, 06:29:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting piece on state of Ivy sports. Not sure why Columbia would be opposed to Ivy hoops tourney...especially if the event could be held at MSG which if scheduled around the Big East tourney could give some visibility to the the Ivy League.

At Tue Jun 02, 02:10:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like we have been picked to finish 5th. I expect to do better. While I can't quarrel with Harvard being picked ahead of us, I think we can match up with them quite nicely. Picking Penn, Brown and especially Princeton ahead of us is more debatable. Of course the only lously game we played all year was against Brown. Princeton was ours; we gave that one away.


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