VIDEO: Peyton Johnson Scores Game-Winning Goal

Published by Peter G. Cornick on November 01, 2011 at 6:23PM

With 10 seconds remaining in a 1-1 game against Dartmouth last Saturday, sophomore midfielder Peyton Johnson smashed a 28-yard free kick past Big Green goalkeeper Tatiana Saunders. The goal gave the Harvard women’s soccer team the win and assured the Crimson at least a share of the Ivy League title and a berth to the NCAA tournament later this month.

Miss Johnson’s goal? Probably, because it was raining and freezing, and it was Halloween weekend. Never fear, our friends at just posted the video of the championship-sealing goal. Check it out!

Where Are They Now? "Fitzmagic" Secures Six-Year Contract

Published by David Mazza on November 01, 2011 at 3:12AM

Harvard alum Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns against the Redskins on Sunday.

In a new weekly feature, The Crimson will be tracking the successes (and potential failures) of some of Harvard’s most successful graduates not to use their Harvard degrees. While a tour through professional sports is not exactly a who’s who of Harvard alumni, a few athletes have taken their game to the next level. From Jeremy Lin to Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Crimson maintains a presence outside of the labs and law offices of the world.


Larry Brown Assists with Amaker-Led Coaching Clinic

Published by Scott A. Sherman on October 30, 2011 at 3:12AM

In its ads, UPS likes to ask, “What can brown do for you?”

Today at Lavietes Pavilion, it was Harvard men’s basketball coach Tommy Amaker asking, “What can Brown do for my team?”

Amaker was joined by Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown for his annual coaching clinic, in which both led the Crimson through drills and gave coaching advice to the couple hundred in attendance.

“I was told a long time ago that one of the greatest gifts that anyone could give another person is knowledge or wisdom,” Amaker said. “And we have some really special people here today.”


The Fab Five: Harvard’s Top Fall Varsity Teams, Week 5

Published by James D. McCaffrey on October 27, 2011 at 3:12AM

After last weekend, it’s time to shake things up a bit. With one top-five team not in action and strong performances from two teams on the outside looking in, the top five needed some reshuffling.

5. Men’s Heavyweight Crew

The rowers took first place in the championship eights division of the Head of the Charles Regatta, finishing perhaps the most prestigious race of the fall season in just over 14 minutes. Plus, there were free samples of everything along the banks of the river all weekend.

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Freshman Will Whitman Named to Jerry Rice Award Watch List

Published by Scott A. Sherman on October 27, 2011 at 3:12AM
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Freshman Will Whitman (#71) was recently named to the watch list for the Jerry Rice Award, given to the top freshman in FCS football.

Harvard freshman right tackle Will Whitman doesn’t have much in common with Jerry Rice.

But the Lexington, Ky., native does share one similarity with the greatest wide receiver of all time—both established themselves playing for FCS schools, and for that, Whitman has the chance to be honored in the wideout’s name.

Last week, the rookie was mentioned on the watch list for the Jerry Rice Award, which honors the most outstanding freshman player in the Football Championship Subdivision. This is the first time the honor, presented by The Sports Network, is being awarded.

The trophy is named for Rice, the Hall of Fame receiver who was an FCS (then Division I-AA) star at Mississippi Valley State University during his college days. Whitman and 17 other FCS rookies were named to the watch list for their contributions to similarly-small football programs.