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Around the Ivies

Published by Kate Leist on March 31, 2010 at 10:10PM

For the Ivy League, winter has officially ended, as the three teams left dancing in their NCAA Tournaments—Yale and Cornell men’s hockey and the Big Red men’s basketball —all bowed out last weekend. So now, we at The Back Page can turn our attention to the spring season, with renewed rivalries, national powerhouses, and rainouts. Lots and lots of rainouts.

Let’s take a quick look around the Ivies.

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Showdown Between Award Finalists

Published by Christina C. Mcclintock on March 31, 2010 at 10:10PM

Senior midfielder Jason Duboe was named a finalist for the Lowe's Senior Class Award.

At stake this Friday night in the Harvard-Duke lacrosse game will bragging rights, national standings and...the Lowe’s Senior Class Award?

About a month ago, I wrote that senior midfielder Jason Duboe had been nominated for the award. Duboe just got one step closer to winning it yesterday when he was named one of ten finalists. The senior was a preseason All-American honorable mention and has also been named to two Tewaaraton Watch lists and the preseason All-Ivy team. Duboe was also a first team All-New England selection the past two seasons.

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Coaching Carousel Spins On

Published by Dennis J. Zheng on March 31, 2010 at 10:10PM

As first reported by the Boston Globe early Tuesday morning, men's basketball coach Al Skinner has been let go from his position at Boston College. Skinner, who had been at BC since 1997 and was the school's winningest men's basketball coach, had his contract bought out last Wednesday, two days prior to his interview at St. John's—which hired ex-UCLA coach Steve Lavin Tuesday. Though he led his team to seven NCAA tournament appearances in 13 years, Skinner had struggled recently, as the Eagles finished under .500 twice in the past three seasons. According to some critics, the expectations of the ACC post were rather unrealistic.

The Ivy League figures to be a factor in filling the vacancy.

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Shooting for a Good Cause

Published by James Yu on March 29, 2010 at 10:10PM
Winter's Tale

Collier Winters added another athletic accomplishment to his resumé this weekend—3-on-3 basketball champion.

Have you ever wanted to go head-to-head with some of Harvard's best athletes? Yesterday, you had your chance.

Following the excitement of March Madness, the Harvard Cancer Society’s 3-on-3 tournament took place yesterday afternoon. The event raised over $300 for the Jimmy Fund, a Boston-based charity group that supports cancer research for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and targeted a different audience than many other HCS events.

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Five All-Americans for Women's Squash

Published by Christina C. Mcclintock on March 29, 2010 at 10:10PM

Just in case winning two national titles in her first collegiate squash season wasn’t enough, Harvard freshman Laura Gemmell was the obvious candidate for one more honor. This morning, the College Squash Association named her a first-team All-American, an accolade that Gemmell easily deserved after finishing her campaign with a perfect 16-0 record.

Gemmell was not the only member of the national champion women’s squash team to be honored. Four of her upperclassmen teammates were named to the second team: co-captain Johanna Snyder, juniors Alisha Mashruwala and June Tiong, and sophomore Nirasha Guruge.

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