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Subject: Re: Daily Pennsylvanian Ranks Ivy Athletic Programs: Women's Squash, Wrestling, Field Hockey


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 13:15:05 09/07/18 Fri
In reply to: Ally 's message, "Re: Daily Pennsylvanian Ranks Ivy Athletic Programs: Harvard Not First" on 17:39:21 09/05/18 Wed

The Harvard women's squash team got the nod from the DP because they won seven national championships over the past ten years. Ending 70% of your seasons with a national championship is spectacular.

But let's be realistic about what "national" means in women's squash. There are literally only five programs in the country which make a serious, or even a half-hearted, attempt to win the title: HYP, Penn and Trinity. That's it. So a "national" championship really means that you've beaten four other programs. Tellingly, Harvard women's squash won only six CONFERENCE titles over that period.

Conversely, Cornell wrestling won all ten Ivy titles over the past decade and Princeton field hockey won nine. Cornell finished second in the NCAA tournament twice over the decade against a field which was much larger than the five programs in women's squash. Princeton won a national title in a sport which had never before had a champion from the Ivy League.

I would have ranked the top programs as: (1) Cornell wrestling; (2) Princeton field hockey; (3) Harvard women's squash.

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[> [> [> Subject: In a couple of more years of varsity play...


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 13:18:59 09/07/18 Fri


Dartmouth women's rugby is sure to join this list.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Yes, yes, yes But who is the best at Tiddlywinks..?!!!


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Ivy wanna be
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Date Posted: 13:33:19 09/07/18 Fri

Good for those programs.

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Yes, yes, yes But who is the best at Tiddlywinks..?!!!


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 13:55:50 09/07/18 Fri

Yes, the article clearly states which teams they counted:

"We considered all sports where at least half of the Ivy League competes at the varsity level. This means that we did not include certain sports in which only a few Ivies compete, such as sprint football, men’s and women’s skiing, men’s volleyball, men’s and women’s water polo, etc. We felt it unfair to judge a team’s success in a sport relative to the rest of the league in cases where most of the league doesn’t compete."

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Dartmouth women beat defending NC Quinnipiac


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 17:06:32 09/08/18 Sat


https://dartmouthsports.com/news/2018/9/8/womens-rugby-dartmouth-takes-down-defending-national-champion-quinnipiac.aspx

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