Ivy League Sports, the Journal Gets It Right

Jake NovakSenior Analyst IMay 29, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 26:  The Columbia University Cheerleaders attend Tribeca Drive-In Presents Fan's Favorite Football Flick held at the North Cove, World Financial Center during the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival on April 26, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Columbia Athletic Director Dianne Murphy and former Lion football great Marcellus Wiley are quoted prominently this morning in a Wall Street Journal article about Ivy sports.

It's a great piece that achieves the rare feat of accurately depicting the goals most real Ivy sports fans have. I can only imagine how badly The New York Times would have handled the same story if it chose to care about Ivy sports again.

One surprise, at least for me, in the piece is the revelation that Dr. Murphy is against the idea of a post-season Ivy basketball tournament.

Hopefully, new Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris will truly be listening to all the good arguments about the future of the league.