Because it seemed like a fun idea, we’ve matched up every Ivy team to a song that represents their 2013-14 season.
Brown: “Hangin’ Around” by Counting Crows
The Bears have been right there in the games they needed to win, but they haven’t been able to close. Still, they’re hanging around the title chase and still have an outside chance if they can string together a few sweeps before Harvard visits Providence.
Columbia: “Maybe in a Year” by Carlotta
After falling in double overtime last Friday and suffering that fatal fourth loss in double OT, tortured Lions fans are– once again– forced to look ahead to next season when a lot of talent returns to Morningside Heights.
Cornell: “The Basement” by Eric Hutchinson
Out of respect for getting the win last weekend, the Big Red has been spared Beck’s mid-90’s classic “Loser”, but no one in Ithaca should get any ideas about moving out of 8th place anytime soon.
Dartmouth: “Been Down So Long” by The Doors
The Big Green haven’t had a winning conference record this millennium. After the shocking home sweep of Princeton and Penn, Dartmouth seemed like it might be surprisingly competitive, but the loss of Gabas Maldunas has caught up to the team. Four straight losses has sunk the Green once again.
Harvard: “The Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga
With major contenders Princeton and Columbia tripping up early, Harvard is on the verge of yet another Ivy title. Only upstart Yale stands in the way of adding another championship to the Crimson dynasty.
Penn: “Glory Days” by Bruce Springsteen
With Penn in danger of missing out on a winning Ivy record for the fifth year out of the last six, Quaker fans across the globe are left yearning for the glory days of yore. It seems quite likely that Penn’s song at the end of the season will be 2Pac’s “Changes”.
Princeton: “Day N’ Nite” by Kid Cudi
After an 11-2 non-conference slate, hopes were high for Princeton to challenge Harvard at the top of the standings. Four conference opening Ivy losses later and the Jadwin faithful were left wondering what had happened to the Tigers that dominated the hardwood in November and December.
Yale: “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
Every once in a while, a team comes along that defies logic and just continuously wins games. We can sit here and try to analyze usage and efficiency and make our projections, but at the end of the day, what do we know? Yale is probably going to crash the glass, push you around, and find a way to get it done.
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