FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 6:45 P.M. MEN'S HOCKEY VS. PRINCETON - 95.3 FM, WHRB.ORG, GOCRIMSON.COM (subscription video with WHRB audio)
Harvard hockey is on a roll, and they'll look to keep gaining ground in the ECAC against Princeton. The Tigers have been hobbled by a spate of injuries in the last couple months and have played just one game in the last three weeks (a 8-1 win over 4-18-3) UConn. But with the Beanpot looming on Monday, it's worth watching to see if the Crimson can stay focused against a increasingly desperate. Last year Zane Kalemba was one of the top goalies in the country, but this season he's fallen to earth behind a weaker Princeton blue line. The Tigers and Crimson met earlier this season and Harvard came away with a road point in a 3-3 tie after Michael Biega knotted it up with 57 seconds remaining in the third period.
WHRB Sports' coverage will begin at 6:45 p.m. on 95.3 FM and whrb.org with Tom Brennan and Brendan Roche on the call. The live pregame show will feature an interview with head coach Ted Donato. In the first intermission, a new episode of "Top Shelf" will air, featuring senior defenseman Chad Morin. During our second intermission report, we'll be joined live in the broadcast booth by USCHO.com ECAC Hockey writer Brian Sullivan to talk Harvard and ECAC hockey.
SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 6:45 P.M. MEN'S BASKETBALL AT CORNELL - 95.3 FM, WHRB.ORG
This could be considered the biggest hoops game in Harvard history - the Crimson have a 13-3 overall record and a 2-0 Ivy mark, the Big Red have a 16-3 record and identical 2-0 league record. On Friday night the Crimson will visit a good Columbia squad before trekking north for Saturday night at Newman Arena. Everyone knows the story of Harvard senior guard Jeremy Lin - who's been featured in Sports Illustrated, Time, ESPN.com, The Boston Globe and myriad other media outlets in recent weeks. But the Crimson will face the Ivy favorite in Cornell, led by senior guard Ryan Wittman, who along with Lin is considered one of the best backcourt players in the nation. The matchup, however, may come down to the big men down low - Harvard will lean on red-hot freshman Kyle Casey and big man Keith Wright to contain Cornell's big bodies in the paint.
WHRB Sports' coverage will begin at 6:45 p.m. on 95.3 FM and whrb.org with Alasdair Wilkins and Scott Reed on the call. They'll host a live pregame show from Newman Arena before bringing you the action in the first half. At halftime, stay tuned for an interview with Harvard alum and Sports Illustrated reporter Pablo S. Torre, who penned this week's SI feature on Jeremy Lin, Tommy Amaker, and the rise of Harvard basketball.
SUNDAY, JAN. 31, 1:00 P.M. SPORTS TALK - 95.3 FM, WHRB.ORG
WHRB Sports will take a break from live game broadcasts to bring you the second semester premiere of our weekly sports wrap upon Sunday afternoon. Alasdair Wilkins returns to the host's seat, and we'll have this week's Harvard Headlines in addition to hockey and basketball analysis from Tom Brennan, Scott Reed, and Brendan Roche.
MONDAY, FEB. 1, 4:45 P.M. 58th ANNUAL BEANPOT HARVARD VS. BOSTON COLLEGE - 95.3 FM, WHRB.ORG
Harvard hockey heads across the Charles River to TD Garden for the Beanpot, in which the Crimson will meet 14th ranked Boston College in the 5:00 p.m. game in the first round of the tournament. Harvard has been playing well recently, while BC has slid over the last month, posting a 2-5-0 mark since the calendar turned to the new year. Harvard met BC earlier this season at the Bright Hockey Center on Dec. 9, and the Eagles skated away with a 3-2 win. Harvard, however, was without Doug Rogers, Louis Leblanc, and Marshall Everson due to illness, national team commitments, and injury respectively. The two clubs met two years ago in a classic Beanpot final, as BC edged Harvard 6-5 in overtime. The Crimson will look to seek revenge for defeats over the last couple seasons and advance to their first Beanpot final since 2008.
Coverage will begin at 4:45 p.m. on 95.3 FM and whrb.org, with Tom Brennan and Brendan Roche on the call live from the TD Garden. In the first intermission, a new episode of "Top Shelf" with Kyle Richter and Alex Biega will air, followed by a second intermission feature with long-time college hockey writer John Connolly of the Boston Herald.
TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 7:45 P.M. 32nd ANNUAL WOMEN'S BEANPOT HARVARD VS. BOSTON COLLEGE - 95.3 FM, WHRB.ORG
A challenging season for Harvard women's hockey got much more difficult late last week, when star goaltender Christina Kessler tore her anterior cruciate ligament. The senior will miss the rest of the season for the Crimson, and so they'll be going forward into the Beanpot and the rest of ECAC play with Laura Bellamy in net, backed up by new roster addition Kyle Stephens. So for the Crimson it will be tough sledding the rest of the way, beginning with Dartmouth on the road on Friday night, Providence at home Saturday afternoon, then the Beanpot at the Bright Hockey Center on Tuesday night.
WHRB's coverage will begin at 7:45 P.M. on 95.3 FM and whrb.org, with Brendan Roche and Raafi Alidina on the call. Listen during the first intermission for a special feature on Harvard women's hockey Olympians, and for a live second intermission report on the Harvard women's season thus far.
WHRB Sports will also provide the audio feed for the subscription video of Boston University vs. Northeastern beginning at 4:55 p.m. on GoCrimson.com, with WHRB's Bryan Dunmire and Charlie Hobbs on the call.