A Look at Recent Trends in Harvard Sports

Published by Cameron Dowd on March 30, 2011 at 10:11PM

With some seasons just coming to an end and others picking up speed, Crimson athletics are feeling the ups and downs of collegiate competition.


Men's Fencing

The team won 14 straight matchups before ending its season by taking home four medals in the NCAA Northeast Region Championship and placing fourth in the NCAA Championships.

During the streak, Harvard took also home the Ivy League and Beanpot titles.

The Crimson won all five of its Ivy League Championship matchups, capping the tournament with a title-clinching victory against Yale on Feb. 13, downing the Bulldogs, 14-13.


Smart Passes Up Harvard

Published by E. Benjamin Samuels on March 29, 2011 at 10:08PM

A few weeks ago, the Harvard men’s basketball team missed its chance to be a part of March Madness.

But the team also missed out on the chance to call a 2011 Final Four coach among its alumni. According to Slate.com, Shaka Smart, the coach of Virginia Commonwealth University, turned down Harvard to play basketball at Kenyon College in Ohio.


Around the Water Cooler: Springtime for Harvard

Published by Robert S Samuels on March 29, 2011 at 10:11PM
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Bobby Samuels

Spring, at long last, has arrived. Yes, the ground looks like the head of a man in desperate need of some Rogaine, but it’s a start. Likewise, in the world of Ivy League sports, we’ve finally closed the book on the winter season, as Yale unexpectedly fell in the second round of men’s hockey’s version of the Big Dance, and spring sports are now in full gear. We’ll explain it all in another edition of Around the Water Cooler.

After one of the greatest seasons in school history, the Yale men’s hockey team couldn’t find a way to keep up with the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) on Saturday night. The top seed coming into the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship, the Bulldogs narrowly escaped Air Force on Friday, winning 2-1 in overtime.

But the following night, Yale didn’t get quite as lucky.


Club Basketball Heads South for Nationals

Published by Madeleine Smith on March 29, 2011 at 10:11PM

With March Madness just about as mad as it’s ever been, there’s no doubt many of Harvard’s basketball fans will be watching to see which unexpected member of the Final Four will cut down the nets in Houston next week.

But members of Harvard’s men’s club basketball team will be travelling down to the Lone Star State this weekend for a different reason.


Radcliffe Rugby Wins Weekend Tournament

Published by Taryn I. Kurcz on March 29, 2011 at 10:11PM

Already off to a strong season, Radcliffe rugby padded its season performance, winning in the Four Leaf 15 Tournament last weekend outside New York City. The team faced brutal winds and 40 degree weather in the single-day tournament, and players had no time to warm themselves up in between matches in the tightly-packed schedule.