Weekend Preview: Senior Celebrations in Store

Published by Steven T. A. Roach on November 05, 2010 at 3:11AM

Have you gotten your Harvard-Yale ticket yet? Well, you better go to the Murr Center soon if you haven’t, because tomorrow is the last day to pick up free tickets. And while you’re down by the river, you can check out these exciting matchups happening at home this weekend.

After taming the Tigers and taking down the Big Green the last two weekends, the Harvard football team takes on the Columbia Lions. Now 5-2 for the season, the men return home after two games on the road for the matchup tomorrow at noon. In last year’s meeting, Harvard dominated the match, scoring 14 points in the first six minutes of the game. The Crimson extended the lead to 34-0 in the fourth quarter, and Harvard won the game, 34-14. This will be the 69th meeting between the teams, with Harvard leading 53-14-1.

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Get your Yale Football Tickets Tomorrow!

Published by Madeleine Smith on November 05, 2010 at 3:11AM

As Harvard students we’re all experts in procrastination, but there’s one thing you don’t want to put off.

Tomorrow is the last day for undergraduates to pick up free tickets for the 127th playing of The Game at Harvard Stadium on Nov. 20.

With the matchup only two weeks away, there’s just enough time to catch up on the history of one of the oldest rivalries in college football.

The first meeting between Harvard and Yale took place in New Haven, Conn. in 1875 and ended with the Crimson pulling out the 4-0 victory (at the time the only way to score was on the equivalent of a PAT). Since then, the Bulldogs have gained a 65-53-8 advantage in the series.

The matchup wasn’t referred to as “The Game” until 1898 in a letter between Harvard’s captain and head coach. The name was then made popular in the mid-1900s, when press coverage of the rivalry increased.

To get in on the tradition, make sure to pick up a free ticket at the Murr Center Ticket Office or Bright Hockey Arena Ticket Window sometime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. tomorrow. After then, tickets will be available for purchase.

Sheeleigh, Baskind Find Success on and off Pitch

Published by Molly E. Kelly on November 04, 2010 at 3:11AM

With its 3-2 loss to Dartmouth, the Harvard women’s soccer team may have just missed its shot at a three-peat as Ivy League champions, but certain team members still have reason to celebrate.

On Tuesday, ESPN The Magazine named co-captain Katherine Sheeleigh and junior midfielder Melanie Baskind to its Academic All-District team.

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Magic of Numbers: Getting Ready for Winter(s)

Published by Kevin T. Chen on November 04, 2010 at 3:11AM

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: Number of starts by junior quarterback Collier Winters this season, which came in last week’s 30-14 shellacking of Dartmouth.

212: Yards thrown by Winters in the win over the Big Green.

-18: Yards rushing allowed by Harvard’s defense against Columbia last year. The stout run defense–led by tackles Josue Ortiz and Chuks Obi–will look to again stuff the Lions’ running attack this Saturday at home.

53: Wins against Columbia all-time for Harvard. The Lions have mustered only 14 wins against the Crimson.

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For Women's Soccer, Senior Day Not The End

Published by Madeleine Smith on November 04, 2010 at 3:11AM

This upcoming weekend, the Harvard women’s soccer team will bid farewell to its departing class of six seniors in its last home game of the regular season.

The Crimson is set to take on Columbia for Senior Day this Saturday at Ohiri Field at 11 a.m.

This year’s seniors—Kerry Kartsonis, Caroline Kutler, Katherine Kuzma, Katherine Sheeleigh, Katherine Thurber, and Gina Wideroff—have been on the Harvard squad for a total of two Ivy League Championships and 36 wins over the course of the last four years, and they will try to finish their collegiate careers with one more home win over the Lions this weekend.

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