Articles by Russell Spivak
November 12, 2010
With a loss on Saturday at Endicott College, the MIT football program ends its season at 1-8. After a promising win to open the season, the Engineers were unable to improve on their win total from last year.
May 7, 2010
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup is an annual award given out by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, or NACDA. This year, Tech ranked 9th on the list — a significant rise from a position of 60th just four years ago.
April 9, 2010
This March has seen one of the most exciting NCAA tournaments in recent history, and the championship game was no exception — it was a true nail-biter, keeping fans and spectators on the edge of their seats. In the end, however, midnight struck for the Cinderella Butler Bulldogs, as they were edged by Duke 61-59 Monday evening. The victory gives Duke its fourth national championship, all four of which have come under coach Mike Krzyzewski.
April 2, 2010
So…I was wrong. As you can see on page 15 in issue 13, my bracket was garbage, and I am here to admit it. Yes, sports fans, garbage.
March 9, 2010
I somehow managed to wake myself up Saturday morning to attend MIT Sloan’s Sports Analytics Conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. I ventured into the main conference room and plopped down in one of the back rows, opening my laptop to take notes on a panel discussion on the future of sports ownership.
March 9, 2010
In the Engineers’ second trip to the Division III NCAA Tournament, they were upset by DeSales University 72-64 Saturday at William Paterson University. The loss is the Cardinal and Grey’s second straight, after a defeat to Clarke University last Saturday in Rockwell Cage in the the NEWMAC tournament.
March 5, 2010
The MIT men’s basketball team, even after its loss in the NEWMAC tournament this past weekend, are having their most successful year in the program’s 50-plus-year history — did you know?
March 2, 2010
MIT fell to Clark, 71-59 in the NEWMAC semifinal on Saturday.
February 26, 2010
The bar has been raised, a new precedent has been set, a new sheriff is in town. Whatever cliché you choose to use, there is one undeniable fact: the men’s basketball is for real.
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February 23, 2010
MIT is known for many things — engineering, sciences, technology, having incredibly talented writers — but not particularly sports. Barring our recent, unprecedented success in basketball and the success we’ve had in less mainstream sports such as pistol, we’re still known as the land of numbers and more numbers.