Lots of interesting Eph sports-related news of late.  First, today is the Amherst vs. Williams hoops double-header, take two.  See previous discussion of this rivalry here.  Last time, both Jeffs squads emerged victorious, but Williams has the home court advantage today.  The Ephs are slight underdogs in both contests (Amherst women are undefeated, and the men are ranked third in the country), but will be looking for payback.  Speaking of basketball, two recent news stories featured future Eph ballers Jordan Mickens and Brian EmersonEmerson was on last year’s Boston Globe all-scholastic super team.   

Second, Will Bruce won the Wooden Cup.  This is an absolutely incredible accomplishment recognizing the most outstanding role model in all levels of college athletics.

Third, a few weeks back Dave Clawson ’89 was appointed offensive coordinator of the University of Tennessee football squad.  In light of his prior success as a head coach, if he performs well in this high-profile (and very high-pressure) role, he is sure to ascend to a big-time Division I head coaching position. 

Finally, today’s NYTimes has a feature on bridge-playing Eph undergrads, led by the legendary Frank Morgan.  No word on whether they successfully employed Morgan’s famous “soap bubble gambit” strategy … Chris Willenken of the great class of 1997 is often featured in the NYTimes for his bridge acumen. 

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