Harvard Crew Heads to Princeton for Heavyweight Matchup

Published by Christina C. Mcclintock on April 15, 2011 at 10:11PM

For Princeton crew, this spring has been one to remember. All four first varsity eights are currently unbeaten, with the women's heavyweights, women's lightweights, and men's lightweights currently ranked first in the nation. While the No. 2 Harvard lightweights won't get a crack at the Tigers until an Apr. 30 race on the Charles, Princeton's undefeated streak could soon come to an end at the hands of the No. 3 Harvard heavyweights.

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Men's Basketball Doles Out Accolades at Banquet

Published by Martin Kessler on April 15, 2011 at 10:11PM

Friends, family, and alumni joined the Harvard men’s basketball team in celebration of its 2010-11 season this evening at the Harvard Club of Boston for the Crimson’s annual banquet.

Former Boston Celtics’ player and coach Tommy Heinsohn addressed the Crimson players, congratulating the squad, which earned a share of the Ivy League championship for the first time in program history.

Harvard coach Tommy Amaker—who announced on Tuesday that he would return to coach the Crimson next season despite receiving interest from the University of Miami—led the banquet, revealing the winners of the 2010-11 team awards.

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Crimson Club Tennis Holds Its Own at Nationals

Published by Catherine E. Coppinger on April 13, 2011 at 10:27PM

Though the French Open didn’t kick off until Sunday, the Harvard club tennis team faced some big-time competition of its own earlier last weekend.

The Crimson placed an impressive sixth out of 64 teams at the USTA National Campus Championships on April 6-9 in Cary, N.C., while UCLA took home the national title, winning its final match against Florida, 30-19.

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Harvard's Gift to Baseball

Published by Patrick Galvin on April 12, 2011 at 10:11PM

Harvard baseball may have dropped another one to Northeastern this evening, but the Huskies, and especially the team’s catcher John Puttress, are still indebted to the Crimson.

That’s right. Today marks the 135th anniversary of Harvard’s greatest contribution to baseball: the catcher’s mask.

Along with countless contributions to the landscape of American sports, the story of the first catcher’s mask is one of the University’s proudest athletic achievements. It’s also one of its most contested, despite what’s written in Harvard’s Hall of Athletic History.

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Women's Volleyball Dominates in Offseason Play

Published by B. Marjorie Gullick on April 12, 2011 at 10:11PM

It may not be in-season for the Crimson’s women’s volleyball team, but that certainly has not kept it away from competition.

Last weekend, Harvard took part in a four-team tournament hosted by Boston College, in which the Crimson faced the Boston-based Eagles, Bryant, and the University of Connecticut. Harvard emerged from the weekend without dropping a match—drawing with Boston College, and beating the Bulldogs and the Huskies outright.

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