2020-2021 Ivy League Athletics

Were you hoping that Yale’s men’s basketball team would be able to defend its league title? Were you hoping that Dartmouth’s or Yale’s football teams would be able to defend their titles on the gridiron this spring? Well, sorry to be Debbie Downer — played by Dartmouth alumni Rachel Dratch … 

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The Country Club Sports of the Ivy League

There’s a fantastic piece out in The Atlantic on niche sports — sports like squash, crew, fencing, water polo, swimming and diving, and golf — and the lengths affluent parents of high schoolers who compete in these sports will go to try to get their children on the radar of … 

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Ivy League Cancels Fall 2020 Intercollegiate Athletics

An Ivy League university played in the first college football game. Ivy League schools are often trendsetters in this way. A little over 150 years later, the Ivy League is leading the way again during the COVID-19 pandemic. This past week, the Ivy League announced that all intercollegiate athletic activity … 

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Ivy League Athletic Coaching Salaries

Which Ivy League school spends the most on its head athletic coaches? According to data from the U.S. Department of Education Equity in Athletics Data Analysis, that would be Princeton University. Which Ivy League school spends the most on its assistant athletic coaches? That would be Harvard University. Which Ivy … 

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The Moneyball of Ivy League Sports

As our readers know, America’s elite colleges, including the Ivy League colleges, seek singularly talented students. One such singular talent can absolutely be a sport — provided the student is being recruited by the college coach at that institution for that sport. If a student swims but isn’t fast enough … 

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2018 Ivy League Basketball Standings

A few games into conference play, the University of Pennsylvania currently sits atop the Ivy League men’s basketball standings. One of the reasons we follow these conference standings is because how far a team advances in March Madness can absolutely impact a school’s application figures the subsequent admissions cycle. Duke … 

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Yale Athletics

There was an editorial yesterday in “The Yale Daily News” that is generating a bit of buzz. The piece was written by Cole Aronson and it’s entitled “Admissions and Athletics.” Aronson begins the piece with a headline grabber: “Yale should stop recruiting athletes. Nothing against sports — except that sports have … 

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Ivy League Early Athletic Recruiting

There’s a great piece out in “The Dartmouth,” America’s oldest college newspaper, about new legislation that could put to an end efforts by Ivy League and other athletic coaches to recruit student-athletes for their teams prior to the junior year of high school. For those scratching their heads because they … 

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Ivy League Preseason Football Rankings

It’s that time of year again. It’s time for some Ivy League football action and, for yet another year in a row, we’d like to report on the Ivy League football preseason rankings. And for those of you who are wondering why we write about Ivy League football, know that we … 

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Ivy League Barrier Breaker

Former Dartmouth College All-American and two-time Women’s World Cup gold medalist Devon Wills has broken a significant barrier in sport. Today, Wills became the first woman to ever sign with a Major League Lacrosse team when the New York Lizards (formerly the Long Island Lizards) signed her to a contract. … 

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