College Football

Wilcox's speed, defense should boost Celtics


Wilcox's speed, defense should boost Celtics

Tommy Heinsohn is confident that once Chris Wilcox is 100 percent healthy he will be an asset on both sides of the floor.

Wilcox, who missed most of last season recovering from heart surgery, made a cameo appearance in the Celtics' home-opener loss to the Bucks.

Heinsohn said that not only will Wilcox's return to form help because he's a big man who can run the floor, but he also has experience with the Celtics' defense.

"He's played the Celtic defense at the center position," Heinsohn said. "He knows when to move and where to move."

Wilcox's experience could give him the edge over rookie Jared Sullinger.

"Sullinger is still playing college defense," Heinsohn said.

Harvard beats Yale 24-3 in 'The Game'


Harvard beats Yale 24-3 in 'The Game'

Kurt Rawlings threw for 177 yards and a touchdown to lead Yale over rival Harvard 24-3 on Saturday at Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn., securing the Bulldogs' first outright Ivy League championship in 37 years.

Yale beat its rival for the second year in a row, this time capping a 9-1 season (6-1 in the Ivy League) and running its all-time record in the series known as "The Game" to 67-59-8. It's the first time the Bulldogs have won two in a row in the rivalry since a three-year winning streak from 1998-2000. Yale went 3-7 last season.

Yale's defense held Harvard (5-5, 3-4 Ivy) to 164 total yards, sacked Harvard QB Jake Smith six times and forced four Crimson turnovers, including a fumble that was returned 19 yards for a touchdown by the Bulldogs' Malcolm Dixon.