|Photo courtesy of Haverford, via Sports Illustrated.|
I never played basketball and some of the events occurred before I arrived at Haverford, but the story provided a burst of nostalgia — in addition to being funny and touching.
Often when you read a long-form piece about a topic you know well, you're distracted by all the things the writer gets wrong. In this case, the story feels like a perfect window into that time (at least the way I remember it). He managed to capture both what made Haverford special and why being a college athlete (good or bad) was so rewarding.