Harvard's Win and the Future of the Ivy League

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Harvard's Win and the Future of the Ivy League

Harvard beat New Mexico last night. Easily. A 14 beat a 3. Frank Deford had predicted the win. Anyone who saw the Ivy League this season knew that they could play. And not just Harvard. So what does this bode for the future of the League?

Well Harvard will be back for sure. An almost certain Top 25 team. Two players who were suspended for an academic scandal, co-captains Kyle Casey and Bradyn Curry, will be back. They had withdrawn from the school this year.

But the Ivy League will be more than just Harvard. And a conference tournament would bring it more to the nation's college basketball consciousness. Yale could sniff an NCAA bid for the first time since 1963 as well. They swept Princeton and Penn for the first time ever. Armani Cotton and Javier Duren can play and James Jones can coach. Yale brings in some top recruits.  Princeton does lose Ian Hummer but TJ Bray, Will Barrett and Hans Brase will be back. This year they were the biggest team in America. Next year should be no different.

The Ivies had been 2-13 in the NCAA's since 2000 and before the Harvard win. Next year's postseason could even be better.