As Harvard's Wesley Saunders stood in front of a white board holding a green marker Wednesday, his teammates roared in laughter.
They were playing hangman in the locker room before the 12th-seeded Crimson's practice in preparation for their first game of the NCAA tournament ,Thursday against No. 5 seed Vanderbilt.
The word Saunders had chosen for his teammates to guess was pulchritudinous, only he thought the 15-letter word was spelled "pulchritunous" and, therefore, did not include the two additional needed letter blanks to spell it correctly.
When Saunders' teammates realized his error, they hooted and made him stand next to the misspelled word so they could take his photograph with their cell phones.
"It was close," said Saunders, a freshman guard. "Don't ask me what it means."
Sanders's teammates rightfully laughed off his mistake. But the rest of the Ivy League and former Harvard coaches don't find it at all funny that ...