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FILE - In this March 7, 2014 file photo, Yale's Brandon Sherrod, right, fouls Harvard's Siyani Chambers, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in New Haven, Conn. Sherrod is taking off from the team's 2014-15 season to tour with the Whiffenpoofs, the school's a cappella singing group. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
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FILE - In this March 7, 2014 file photo, Yale's Brandon Sherrod, right, fouls Harvard's Siyani Chambers, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in New Haven, Conn. Sherrod is taking off from the team's 2014-15 season to tour with the Whiffenpoofs, the school's a cappella singing group. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

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