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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.
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.
The project, which will bring hybrid turf technology to the Stadium began on April 6 and is set to conclude by June 8.
California leads the way with 15.0 percent of athletes hailing from the Golden State. Massachusetts is a close second at 13.4 percent.
Many residents expressed concerns about Boston's 2024 Olympics bid, such as financial transparency and the impact on affordable housing, at a public meeting Tuesday.
With a fifth-straight Ivy League title and yet another appearance at the NCAA March Madness tournament, Harvard's men’s basketball team is hitting the (literal) money shot.
Due to severe weather conditions that University President Drew G. Faust described as “the snowiest winter on record,” athletic teams have been forced to remain inside longer than usual for practice and conditioning this season.
The choice to walk on to a Harvard sports team has major social and academic implications that non-recruited students might not anticipate before they join, influencing the make-up of their social circles and their course schedules.
Following Boston’s 2024 bid, University President Drew G. Faust says Harvard will not divert fundraising to the Olympics.
If Boston is chosen to host the 2024 Olympic Games, Harvard could host up to 10 events.
If current plans hold and the International Olympic Committee picks Boston, Harvard could host up to 10 events in the 2024 Games.
Bid documents, released Wednesday, include plans for Harvard venues to host aquatics, fencing, field hockey, tennis, and water polo for the Olympic Games, as well as five others for the Paralympic Games.
Tim Wheaton, a former head coach of the women’s soccer team, will leave in January to become Colby College’s new athletic director.
The ‘jock’ stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth for many athletes on campus. Some varsity athletes stay in on their Friday nights to do homework; others spend their free time watching movies or playing ping pong. Beyond athletic prowess, there is no common thread among Harvard athletes, who come in all shapes and sizes. The perception, more so than it is inaccurate, is damaging.