In the latest episode of Inside Ivy Hoops, Jill Glessner and Brett Franklin talk with Yale Athletic Director Tom Beckett and Princeton women’s coach Courtney Banghart while also previewing the final weekend of regular season play on both the men’s and women’s sides.
Examining the men’s side, Brett and Jill recap No. 4 seed tiebreakers and pick favorites to take the No. 4 seed, while Jill highlights what she thinks has been the game of the Ivy season so far:
Reviewing the women’s side, Jill and Brett discuss Columbia’s explosion at Pizzitola Sports Center, Harvard’s striking edge at Lavietes Pavilion, Yale controlling its own destiny for the No. 1 seed and what Dartmouth still has to play for despite being eliminated from Ivy League Tournament contention:
Tom Beckett, who is retiring at the end of June and will be succeeded as athletic director by Victoria Chun, reflects on what drew him to taking the AD post at Yale in 1994, what one of his biggest challenges was upon taking over, the biggest difference he’s noticed across the Ivy hoops landscape in the past 24 years, the Ivy League Tournament, the ascension of Yale women’s basketball and much more:
Courtney Banghart details how senior Leslie Robinson impacts the game, why Harvard might be so dangerous at Lavietes Pavilion, rookie Abby Meyers’ work ethic, how much the league has changed over the past 15 years, why she’s not sure what the purpose of the Ivy League Tournament really is and much more: