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February 24, 2012

Harvard's Lin Makes Second-Straight Sports Illustrated Cover

The Ivy League Presence on Sports Illustrated Covers

Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Current New York Knick and former Harvard standout Jeremy Lin makes the rare double as he graces the cover of Sports Illustrated for a second-straight week.

Lin will be on the cover of the Feb. 27 edition of SI with the accompanying article, "A Run Like No Other," once again written by Pablo S. Torres, also a Harvard graduate. Torres authored the Feb. 20 article, "From Couch to Clutch" as Lin was featured on the cover in New York's Feb. 10 game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers.

Lin is the first person with Ivy League ties to grace the cover in back-to-back weeks. His Feb. 27 appearance marks the 53rd cover that features a person with ties to the League. He is the sixth Ivy person to be on the cover multiple times. Princeton's Bill Bradley, Cornell's Ken Dryden and Yale's Frank Shorter appeared on the cover three times while Yale's Calvin Hill and Frank Ryan, who served as the school's Director of Athletics, made the cover twice.

Lin has been the talk of the National Basketball Association and all of sports since coming off the Knicks bench to become the team's starting point guard and an international phenomenon. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Lin's 136 points in his first five NBA starts was the highest point total for any player in his first five starts since John Drew totalled 139 points for the Atlanta Hawks in 1974-75.