Harvard hosts the 46th annual Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend. It’s one of the biggest Harvard athletic events of the year and something you definitely don’t want to miss…no matter how early in the morning it starts.
Over 9,000 athletes from around the globe come to Cambridge to compete in 60 rowing events, and all four Harvard crew teams will be competing: men’s heavyweight and lightweight and women’s heavyweight and lightweight. Events start around 9 a.m. tomorrow, but the men’s and the women’s heavyweight squads will compete tomorrow afternoon—with the championship fours and eights on Sunday afternoon—and the lightweight teams will compete later that day.
The Harvard football team travels to Princeton this weekend to take on the Tigers tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the Crimson’s third conference game of the season. Last weekend, Harvard lost a nail-biter to Lehigh, 21-19, bringing its overall season record to 3-2. Last season, The Crimson dominated Princeton with its impressive offensive and defense, taming the Tigers, 37-3. If Harvard can maintain that form, we should see another win added to the Crimson’s tally.
Planning on attending the 127th playing of The Game this year? Don’t forget to pick up a ticket!
According to GoCrimson, students can claim their free ticket (a maximum of one per valid HUID) at the Murr Center during business hours (weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) up until Nov. 5th.
Each Thursday, The Crimson will compile a series of unique statistics about Harvard's sports scene. Welcome to the Magic of Numbers—without the problem sets. We'll do the math for you.
1,920: Entries in this weekend’s Head of the Charles Regatta.
22: Number of those entries that will include Harvard or Radcliffe rowers.
300,000: Number of spectators expected to flock to Cambridge for the 46th annual regatta.
83: Age of the oldest registered competitor in the Head of the Charles.
For anyone who has ever wanted to learn to be a basketball coach, the opportunity has arrived. The fourth annual Harvard Men’s Basketball Coach’s Clinic, led by Crimson head coach Tommy Amaker, will be held at Lavietes Pavilion this Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is open to the public; however, all Harvard undergraduates, graduate students and faculty can reserve a spot free of charge. The day will begin with opening insights by Amaker and the chance to witness a normal Crimson basketball practice, including drills and skill development.
The clinic will also include a guest lecture with Lawrence Frank, followed by a question-and-answer session with the former NBA coach later in the afternoon.
Harvard students and faculty are instructed to bring their Harvard ID to the front entrance of Lavietes between 10-10:45 a.m. on Saturday. Other interested participants can register for the clinic for $50 before Oct. 22 or for $65 after the deadline.
After guard Aaron Miles was released from Golden State this afternoon, the Warriors’ roster was cut down to the league maximum of 15 players. If there was any worry that Jeremy Lin ’10 would not make the team (and there should not have been as Lin has a guaranteed contract), those concerns are now immaterial.
Miles, who was Lin’s primary competition for third-string point guard, actually outplayed Lin for much of the preseason. Playing in all six games, the Kansas-product averaged 3.5 points, 2.2 assists, 1.8 rebounds, and .83 turnovers in 14.0 minutes per game. But Golden State ultimately chose to add size over speed to its roster in retaining former UConn forward Jeff Adrien and dropping Miles.