Over a decade after battling homelessness on the streets of Charlotte, N.C., Harvard defensive end Zack Hodges ascended to the highest level of football this Saturday, negotiating a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts. Elsewhere in the NFL, the Baltimore Ravens signed Crimson offensive lineman Nick Easton on Saturday as well.
The women's heavyweight and women's lightweight teams dominated the Cooper River, with both taking first place at the Eastern Sprints, while the men's heavyweight squad also topped Northeastern for the 18th straight year.
While the Crimson earned a spot in the final-four playoff, Harvard ended the weekend with a pair of losses to finish fourth.
For three Harvard track and field athletes—one recent graduate and two current undergraduates—athletic glory does not stop at the Ivy League or even NCAA level. These three competitors, who are no strangers to competing for the Crimson, now have their sights set on gold.
Despite keeping the game knotted up at four after the first half, the Crimson ended up falling by a score of 15-8 at in Princeton, N.J., concluding Harvard's season. On the flip side, Princeton went on to defeat Penn in the Ivy League final two days later.
After falling in the fourth set by one point, the second seeded Crimson lost to George Mason, 3-1, and was eliminated from the EIVA tournament. Harvard was without co-captain Caleb Zimmick in the contest.
On paper it seemed like Dartmouth (14-10, 5-2) had pulled off a major upset against the Harvard (19-7, 5-2) men’s tennis team. The No. 45 Big Green beat the No. 34 Crimson, 4-3, at the Boss Tennis Center at Dartmouth, leaving both schools tied for second place in the Ivy League behind champion Columbia.
The lightweight team won the Beanpot over No. 4 BU and No. 8 MIT, while the heavyweight team fell to Yale.
As classes wind down and students prepare for final exams, the women’s golf team found success at a final of their own. After leading their team to an Ivy League Championship, junior Courtney Hooten and sophomore Anne Cheng earned this weeks Athlete of the Week honors. However, there were a few other Crimson athletes who had strong performances this week.
For Harvard men's hockey players, continuing a career in hockey after graduation can be a tough road.
In its final conference competition of the season, the Harvard men's golf team fell behind Princeton and UPenn to take home third at the Ivy League Championships.
The Harvard women's golf team secured its fourth conference title and a spot in the NCAA Regionals with a one-stroke win over Yale at the Ivy League Championships in Bethlehem, Pa.
The Harvard men’s crew teams were both on the road this weekend, where the heavyweight team captured the Adams and Clothier Trophies against Navy and Penn.
In the Harvard men’s lacrosse team’s final game of the season against rival Yale on Saturday, the Crimson stormed out to a second-quarter lead and withstood a late comeback attempt to finish off its season on a high note and without a losing record.
This weekend, the Harvard sailing team took to rivers and oceans alike, competing in regattas both inside and outside of Massachusetts.
Despite holding 1-0 and 2-1 leads, Harvard needed a fifth set to beat the Pioneers and secure a first-round matchup with George Mason on Wednesday.
The Harvard women’s tennis team was unable to pick up its first Ivy League win of the season in its final opportunity Saturday against Dartmouth.
The Harvard women's water polo team fell in the first round Friday before splitting its games in the consolation bracket.
With a trip to the Ivy League Championship Series at stake on the season’s final weekend, the Harvard softball team matched up against Dartmouth for a home-and-home series.
Dartmouth capped off its eighth consecutive Red Rolfe Division championship-winning season with a four-game sweep of Harvard this weekend, picking up two wins in Hanover on Saturday and two more in Cambridge on Sunday.
For many of Harvard's athletes of faith, religion is a strong component of their identity both on and off the field. However, balancing that identity with the demands of a varsity sport is anything but easy.
After earning a spot in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2006, the Harvard men's ice hockey team heads to South Bend, Ind., where it will take on Nebraska-Omaha in the opening round. The start of the tournament comes on the heels of the end of the NCAA Women's Frozen Four, which saw the Crimson reach the national championship game before falling to Minnesota. The Harvard men's basketball team also made the tournament but fell to fourth-seeded North Carolina, 67-65, when senior wing Wesley Saunder's three-pointer clanged off the backboard and rim as time expired.
As we get closer to closing the books on another semester, Harvard athletes are also finishing up the spring sports season, with most teams completing regular season play this weekend. With some free time on their hands as practices and p-sets come to an end, the Crimson’s best athletes took to Twitter this week to discuss everything from walruses to the Game of Thrones season premier.
Although not an official varsity sport, the Harvard Polo Club represents one of the few of its kind and, for its thirty-odd members, the defining feature of their Harvard experiences.
Senior second baseman Jake McGuiggan and freshman right fielder Conor Quinn both hit two-run home runs over the Green Monster at legendary Fenway Park, but the four runs proved not to be enough as the Crimson fell to Northeastern, 7-6.