The Top 10 Harvard Sports Stories of 2012
2012 was truly a historic year for Harvard athletics, which found itself in the national spotlight more than ever before. An alumnus sparked a phenomenon known as "Linsanity" on the world's biggest stage and his fellow graduates competed for their home countries on the other side of the Atlantic at the Summer Olympics. The baseball team saw its YouTube video go viral, two squash players and a skier won national titles, and the women's basketball team won the conference's first WNIT game. Meanwhile, the men's basketball program went dancing for the first time in 66 years and the men's tennis and volleyball squads also registered historic seasons. But not every team experienced such extraordinary successes, as despite a record-breaking year, two major upsets denied Crimson football an Ivy League title. Off the field, an unprecedented academic scandal sent shockwaves through the Harvard campus and affected the rosters of a number of its athletic teams.
Take a look back at each of these moments, as with the page now turned to 2013, we count down the top ten sports stories stories of 2012.
—Staff writer Scott A. Sherman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.