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Articles by Benjamin Asher (104)

Wrestling wins big over Columbia after loss to Cornell

February 23, 2009 0 comments

The wrestling team’s final dual meets of the season ended on a positive note this weekend with an emphatic 22-9 victory over Columbia on Saturday, after struggling in a 32-9 loss to a dominant Cornell team on Friday.

M. hoopsters score first Ivy win

February 18, 2009 0 comments

After a devastating 73-52 loss to Penn (7-13, 3-3 Ivy) on Friday night, the men’s basketball team (7-15, 1-7 Ivy) bounced back the following night, earning its first Ivy League win under new Head Coach Jesse Agel in an upset 61-43 win over Princeton (9-10, 4-2 Ivy).

Bears of all stripes win Ivy athletic awards

February 12, 2009 0 comments

Chelsey Binkley ’11 was named the ECAC Gymnast of the Week for her performance against the University of Bridgeport at the Pizzitola Center Sunday. Though Brown lost narrowly, its team score of 189.575 was the highest the team had scored in a dual meet since 2004, and Binkley was an integral part of the Bears’ success.

M. hoops still winless in Ivy

February 9, 2009 0 comments

The men’s basketball team (6-14, 0-6 Ivy League) struggled over the weekend, pushing its losing streak to six games. After falling to Dartmouth (6-14, 4-2 Ivy) in a 63-61 overtime loss on Friday night, the Bears suffered a 64-63 loss on a last-second free throw by Harvard’s ( 10-10, 2-4 Ivy)Jeremy Lin.

NBA’s unsung heroes

February 6, 2009 0 comments

With the NBA All-Star game coming up next weekend, I present my list of less-than-obvious game changers, players who have been under the radar this season but have shown themselves to be among the best competitors in the NBA.

Strong finish for track and field at Harvard

February 3, 2009 0 comments

The men’s and women’s track and field teams both competed at the Harvard Select Meet on Saturday afternoon. The women’s team earned second-place out of four with solid showings across the board. The men had several strong individual performances, but as a team finished fourth out of five teams.

Morey ’99 suits up for second Super Bowl

January 30, 2009 0 comments

After initially struggling to make it off the bench, Sean Morey ’99 can finally enjoy his stay at the top.

Star Bears bring home Ivy, ECAC awards

January 29, 2009 0 comments

Jarred Smith ’12 had a breakout performance for the men’s hockey team this weekend that earned him the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week Award. In Friday night’s 4-1 win at Colgate, Smith notched the first goal of his collegiate career to break a 1-1 tie late in the second period.

Sports weekend wrap-up

January 29, 2009 0 comments

The Bears were well represented on the road last weekend, taking on teams from all over New England.

WWE acting as its own undertaker

January 27, 2009 0 comments

Over winter break, I went to see the movie “The Wrestler,” and as I watched Mickey Rourke portray Randy “The Ram” Robinson, an aging professional wrestler, it got me thinking.