Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory Jorie Graham celebrated the legacy of Harvard poets such as T.S. Eliot, E. E. Cummings, and Wallace Stevens, with a student performance of their verse in “Over the Centuries: Poetry at Harvard (A Love Story).”
The USC men’s golf team is off to a strong start this spring after yesterday’s action at the Arizona Intercollegiate. The No. 24 Trojans stand in first place after the tournament’s opening 36 holes at 4-under, two strokes ahead of No. 3 Cal and well ahead of No. 16 New Mexico, which sits in third place. Brigham Young and host Arizona tied to round out the top five.Making the cut · Junior Anthony Paolucci shot a blistering 6-under in yesterday’s first round, earning him a spot atop the individual leaderboard. – Courtesy of USC Sports Information | Daily TrojanThe Trojans and the Golden Bears were knotted up at 3-under going into the final 18 holes, and it appeared that Cal would pull ahead as the day came to a close. A strong finish from freshman Rico Hoey, however, and a few slip-ups from the Bears allowed the Trojans to pull ahead of their Pac-12 rival in the final few holes.Leading the way for the Trojans was junior Anthony Paolucci, who outlasted Cal’s top-seeded player Brandon Hagy for a two-round low of 7-under.Hoey, who claimed the team’s top seed after an impressive fall season, and senior Jeffrey Kang each added 1-over marks for the Trojans.Paolucci got off to a blistering start, leading the pack after 18 holes with a 6-under 71. Hagy kept pace with a 2-under 69 and the pair remained well ahead of the crowd for the rest of the day.After a disappointing 2-over 73 in the opening round, Hoey returned to form with an 1-under performance over the second 18 holes. The freshman was coming off of an impressive victory in the Gifford Collegiate last fall, a tournament in which he and Paolucci claimed the top two spots on the leaderboard.USC and Cal figure to be battling all season in a deep Pac-12 conference. Also ranked in the top 25 are Stanford at No. 9, Washington at No. 14 and UCLA at No. 15, while Arizona State recently fell out of the rankings.The Golden Bears, who finished last season as the top-ranked team in the country, despite losing in the NCAA semifinals, lost top player Michael Kim to the pro tour over the winter break.Action resumes early this morning at the Sewalio Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz. Results can be followed live at golfstat.com.
Ten-time winners China overwhelmed Thailand 3-0 to qualify for their 13th straight Sudirman Cup final on Saturday.China will play the final on Sunday against the winner between Japan and Indonesia who will vie for the other spot later in the day, Xinhua news reports.The men’s doubles turned out to be a lopsided match as world’s No. 3 Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen outscored Tinn Isriyanet and Kittinupong Kedren 21-14, 21-17, helping China secure the final berth.En route to the final, China only conceded one game by sweeping India and Malaysia in the group stage, both at 5-0 and beating Denmark 3-1 in the quarterfinals.Also Read | Pullela Gopichand blames hectic calendar for shuttlers’ poor run in 2019Also Read | Sudirman Cup: Japan beat Malaysia to advance to last 4Also See