Kyle Casey '13-14 Works Out for Boston Celtics

Published by David Freed on June 16, 2014 at 8:21PM
Kyle Trial

Kyle Casey '13-14 won Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors in 2010. Although his numbers dropped off in his final season in Cambridge, the forward has an NBA-ready physique.

Leading up to the NBA draft, former Harvard forward Kyle Casey ’13-’14 has drawn attention from pro teams.

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Football Has Athletes Join NFL Squads

Published by Jacob D. H. Feldman on May 13, 2014 at 12:33PM
Cam Brate

Senior Cam Brate was one of four Crimson football players to sign with NFL teams this past weekend.

Harvard’s influence in the NFL expanded over the weekend as four graduating members of the Crimson, defensive tackle Nnamdi Obukwelu, longsnapper Tyler Ott, tight end Cam Brate, and defensive back Brian Owusu, signed with NFL teams after going undrafted in the seven-round NFL Draft.

Obukwelu, who recorded 109 tackles and nine sacks over his Harvard career, signed with the Indianapolis Colts Sunday. Ott will not go nearly as far to live his NFL dreams, agreeing to a deal with the nearby New England Patriots. Brate, meanwhile, will return to his Midwestern roots, joining a Minnesota Vikings organization that also includes former Crimson lineman Kevin Murphy.

Lastly, Owusu will return to San Diego, where he had five tackles in a 42-20 win over the University of San Diego Toreros to start the 2013 season. This time, Owusu will be suiting up in Chargers blue and gold.

Princeton defensive tackle Caraun Reid was the only Ivy League player taken in the NFL Draft this year, going in the fifth round, 158th overall to the Detroit Lions. Cornell quarterback Jeff Mathews signed with the Atlanta Falcons after going undrafted.

Alumni Update: Ruggiero ’02-04, Kacyvenski ’00, NFLPA Forum

Published by Caleb Lee on May 03, 2014 at 4:17PM
Race and Justice in Sports

The full panel on Race and Justice included from left to right: Richard K. Sherman, Seattle Seahawks cornerback, Arian I. Foster, Houston Texas running back, Larry D. Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals Receiver, and Domonique Foxworth, former NFL Players Association president and current Harvard MBA candidate.

With the seasons winding down for most of the spring sports, let’s take a look at some former athletes—some Harvard alumni—that have left their mark on the university recently.

Olympic Excellence: Angela Ruggiero ’02-04

A little over two months ago, Ruggiero—perhaps one of the most accomplished US women’s ice hockey stars in recent memory—came to speak at the Harvard Innovation Lab as a part of the tech company MC10’s sports advisory board.

The four-time US Olympian focused on key issues concerning the intersection of technology and sports, notably commenting, “At some point in time, your natural abilities aren’t going to be enough. I think at that point in time...you actually decide as an athlete that you want to get even better.”

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Harvard Athletes, Coaches Run Boston Marathon

Published by Eileen Storey on May 02, 2014 at 4:28PM
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Among those running the Boston Marathon were Harvard athletes and coaches, including baseball's Kyle Larrow and men's lightweight coach Linda Muri.

A baseball player injured in last year’s bombings who returned to raise money for the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Fund. A men’s lightweight crew coach who ran all 26.2 miles while undergoing chemotherapy. An 18-year-old sailor who was the youngest runner in the field. An assistant hockey coach who was given a bib to raise money for Parkinson’s disease. An assistant baseball coach who finished with a qualifying time and made his team’s Beanpot game against UMass immediately after. This handful of Harvard athletes and coaches all had one thing in common: they left their primary sports on Monday to participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon. 

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Takeaways from Harvard Football's Spring Game

Published by David Steinbach on April 27, 2014 at 9:21PM

While admitted students were exploring the campus for Visitas, this past weekend also served as a fall preview for the Harvard football team. On Saturday night, the Crimson took the field at Harvard Stadium in organized fashion for the first time since November to play its annual Spring Game.

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