Started in 1955, Ivy League soccer has a rich tradition, having produced national team players and coaches, U.S. senators and Hollywood actors. Here's a look at the Ivy League past and present.
HARVARD (8-1-0). Past star: Chris Ohiri. The Nigerian, considered the greatest college player of the early 1960s, was struck down by leukemia at the age of 28. Present star: Andre Akpan is an early candidate for national player of the year honors with seven goals and five assists in nine games.
DARTMOUTH (6-2-1). Past star: Andrew Shue became a Hollywood actor and played for the 1996 Los Angeles Galaxy. Present star: Craig Henderson represented New Zealand at the Olympics and gained All-American honors in 2008.
BROWN (5-0-4). Past star: 2000 Ivy Player of the Year Cory Gibbs played for teams in Germany, the Netherlands and England and is now with MLS's Colorado Rapids. Present star: Goalie Paul Grandstrand was the 2007 Ivy League Rookie of the Year.
CORNELL (4-3-2). Past star: 1972 All-Ivy goalie Bruce Arena went on to coach the University of Virginia, D.C. United and the U.S. national team at two World Cups. He now coaches the Galaxy. Present star: Matt Bouaree (two goals and five assists) leads the Big Red, who have rebounded from 1-15-0 season.
PENN (4-3-3). Past star: All-time leading scorer Steve Baumann (30 goals and 39 assists in 1971-73) was until May the president of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Present star: Sophomore Christian Barreiro leads Quakers with six goals and two assists.
YALE (3-4-2). Past star: U.S. senator and 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry scored a hat trick against Harvard in 1965. Present star: Midfielder Jordan Raybould is a four-year starter.
PRINCETON (4-4-1). Past star: U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley was the Tigers' leading scorer in 1979. Present star: Midfielder Josh Walburn leads Tigers with six goals and three game-winning goals.
COLUMBIA (2-5-1). Past star: Englishman Barry Nix was the first four-time all-Ivy pick (1978-81) Present star: Junior Bayo Adafin was the Lions' leading scorer in 2008 (seven goals) and again leads them with four goals this season.
* MEN'S TOP 25 ACTION:
Friday, Oct. 9
ACC: No. 7 Wake Forest vs. No. 3 North Carolina
ACC: No. 6 Duke vs. No. 25 N.C. State
Big East: No. 25 West Virginia vs. No. 13 Connecticut (TV: Fox Socer Channel, live, 8 pm ET)
Sunday, Oct. 11
Big Ten: No. 24 Penn State vs. No. 12 Northwestern
Weekend Top 25 Schedule