Tommy Amaker story at center of spat between SI.com and New York Times reporters
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Harvard has graduated to another hoops dimension.
So says reporter Pablo S. Torre, who wrote a glowing feature about the Crimson, Tommy Amaker and all-American guard Jeremy Lin for SI.com this week.
Torre, who happens to be a 2007 Harvard grad, writes that Lin is "driving the unlikeliest revival in college basketball." He dismisses a March 2008 New York Times investigation into Amaker's recruiting tactics, noting the Ivy League cleared the school of wrongdoing.
Not so fast, says Pete Thamel, who authored the New York Times report.
On his Twitter feed, Thamel says Torre "broke out the pom poms for Harvard" and glossed over the actual results of the report.
Torre responds that Harvard was "totally cleared."
Thamel then questions whether Torre ever bothered to review the report and concludes a back-and-forth Twitter furor with the Tweet: "You gave a warm fuzzy hug to your alma mater. I am reminding folks of the reality. Pretty simple."
Follow the feud at @PeteThamelNYT and @sipablotorre.
Onto the rest of today's college sports links:
- Fab Fiver Jalen Rose settles into a new career on TV. Michael Rothstein, AnnArbor.com.
- He's redshirting now, but U-M's Blake McLimans might be needed next year. Michael Rothstein, AnnArbor.com.
- Former Duke guard J.J. Redick has some perspective for Tim Tebow. Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel.
- No. 8 Gonzaga got a scare at Santa Clara. The Associated Press.
- Memphis will appeal NCAA ruling today. Dan Wolken, Memphis Commercial-Appeal.
- Michigan CB recruit Courtney Avery draws high praise on and off field. Dave Birkett, AnnArbor.com.
- Brandon Graham climbs up the NFL Draft boards. Dave Birkett, AnnArbor.com.
- Bios of the Top 20 "Best of the Midwest" football recruits. The Detroit Free Press.
- Texas Tech: Craig James threatened to sue if school didn't investigate Leach. The Associated Press.