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Harvard's Lin Makes Sports Illustrated Cover

The Ivy League Presence on Sports Illustrated Covers

Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated

PRINCETON, N.J. -- On the heels of his meteoric rise as a member of the New York Knicks, former Harvard star Jeremy Lin is latest person with Ivy League ties to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Lin is featured in the Feb. 20 edition with the article, "From Couch to Clutch," written by Pablo S. Torres, also a Harvard graduate.

Lin's presence on the SI cover marks the 52nd time the Ivy League has had a presence on the weekly magazine's storied covers since 1954. He's the second Ivy to be featured this calendar year. Columbia graduate and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was featured on the Feb. 6 cover.

Lin has been the talk of the National Basketball Association and all of sports, going from a seldom-used reserve cut by two teams to the starting point guard for a team that plays its home game in the "World’s Most Famous Arena." Since getting his first significant playing time on Feb. 4 and being inserted into the starting lineup on Feb. 6, he has led the Knicks to six-straight wins averaging 26.8 points, 8.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds. For his amazing efforts after his first five games with significant playing time, Lin was named the ABC News World News Tonight Person of the Week and the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week.