1) In his weekly column, Forde-Yard Dash, ESPN writer Pat Forde listed some key rivalry matchups this weekend in college football. One of the five he profiled was the 125th edition of The Game.
Yale at Harvard (31). This is the 125th meeting, which is something very few rivalries can say. Harvard is 8-1 and trying to win the Ivy League. Yale is 6-3 and hoping to grab a share of the title, but needs help. Harvard has regained the White House but doesn't move in until 2009. For now, a Yalie still sits in the Oval Office. As for this game: close favors the Crimson. Harvard is 4-1 in games decided by four points or less. Yale is 1-3.
2) Looking for a quick preview of the men's soccer NCAA game this Friday? Collegesoccernews.com has you covered. They consider Penn's goalkeeper "a prime timer," which only means a Dick Vitale wannabe writes for them. (HT to Noah Becker)
3) Philly Hoops Insider, the new Philadelphia college basketball blog from the Philadelphia Daily News, has started to produce some quality posts. Each entry could easily make Random Ivy notes, but in the interest of space, only the best items will appear here. That said, I'd strongly encourage any Big 5 fan to check there every day, since it appears as if they'll be multiple updates daily.
The biggest two items so far are a piece by Fran Dunphy on his team's roadtrip to Charleston, S.C., as well as Dick Jeradi's thoughts on City 6 teams so far this year.