The growth in attention to the Harvard football and men's basketball programs is largely a byproduct of the work that the teams’ coaches—Tim Murphy and Tommy Amaker—have done rebuilding their respective programs into national powers.
After six years with the Crimson, Christian Webster '13 is set to join the coaching staff of the University of Central Florida men's basketball team.
Having played his final game for the Harvard men's basketball team, senior forward Steve Moundou-Missi has signed with an agent to pursue a professional hoops career.
Despite all the changes to the biannual track and field competition between Harvard-Yale and Oxford-Cambridge, the meet still holds a special place on the calendar and in the hearts of student-athletes: It is the only opportunity for them to compete alongside their rivals while engaging in new, broadened social and cultural interactions.
For Harvard divers, there are many preparations that go into landing the perfect dive.
After multiple weather delays that lengthened the match to six hours, the Crimson narrowly fell to Northwestern in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
For the first time ever in program history, the women's track and field team has taken home back-to-back heptagonal championships.
On the volleyball court, liberos play a very important position despite the fact they are not always the stars of the show.
At the end of a weekend of play, the Crimson took home 10th place in the NCAA Regional tournament.
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.
According to data scraped from the Harvard Athletics website, nearly 15 percent of Harvard athletes come from California, while just 12 percent come from non-U.S. countries.
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.
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.
While the Crimson earned a spot in the final-four playoff, Harvard ended the weekend with a pair of losses to finish fourth.
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.
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.
The lightweight team won the Beanpot over No. 4 BU and No. 8 MIT, while the heavyweight team fell to Yale.
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.
For Harvard men's hockey players, continuing a career in hockey after graduation can be a tough road.
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.
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.