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Harvard Stadium

Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

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.


Wheaton, Longtime Athletic Dept. Administrator, To Depart

Tim Wheaton, a former head coach of the women’s soccer team, will leave in January to become Colby College’s new athletic director.

Delay of Game

Delay of Game


The Myth of the Harvard Jock

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.

Men's Swimming Ivy League Championships
Men's Swimming

Athletic Department Begins Search for Men’s Swimming Coach

The search committee will consider interim head coach Kevin M. Tyrell, who led the Crimson to its first Ivy title in six years this season, and outside candidates to replace former coach Tim D. Murphy.

Balancing Academics and Athletics
Student Life

Making the Grade: Student Athletes Face Conflicts with Practices and Classes

In order to fulfill their concentration requirements, many students must miss either an entire practice per week or portions of practice throughout the week.

Balancing Academics and Athletics
Student Life

Balancing Academics and Athletics

A member of the women's hockey team jogs across Anderson Bridge to get to practice.

Sports Talk
Harvard Business School

Professional Athletes Discuss Intersection of Sports, Tech at I-Lab

A panel of seven professional athletes, including two active NFL quarterbacks, agreed that technology will play an increasingly larger role in sports at a discussion at the Harvard Innovation Lab Thursday.

Department of Athletics

Athletic Lighting Project Brightens Sports Arenas

In conjunction with Harvard’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal, Harvard Athletics facilities have been replacing their dimmer fluorescent lightbulbs with energy-saving LED bulbs to create brighter and more cost-efficient arenas for athletic practice and competition.

Jack Reardon ’60

Jack Reardon ’60

Jack Reardon ’60 announced last week that he will step down from his position as Harvard Alumni Association executive director next year.

Jack Reardon ’60

Jack Reardon To Leave Harvard Alumni Association

Scores of veteran Harvard affiliates are celebrating the long career of John P. “Jack” Reardon ’60 after Reardon announced last week that he will step down next year from the executive directorship of the Harvard Alumni Association.

Harvard Athletics in the Spotlight

Harvard Athletics in the Spotlight


Harvard Athletics: Fun Facts

With the Harvard-Yale game fast approaching, it’s a good time to reflect back on all that Harvard athletes have accomplished since the school’s first intercollegiate competition in 1852.

Harvard Athletics in the Spotlight

Are Athletics Overshadowing The Academy?

Since the formation of the Ivy League 59 years ago, the Ancient Eight have consistently struggled to balance athletic success and its impact on academics. These critics raise a question: Has Harvard overstepped the line?

Katey Stone

The Best Team You've Never Gone to Watch

Currently, five players on the Olympics-headed national women's ice hockey team are either current or former members of the Harvard team. The Harvard women’s hockey team is one of the most successful teams on campus but struggles to maintain fan attendance levels.

"Shut It Down"

The Top 10 Stories of 2014

Year in Review - Corporate Baton: Couch
University Finances

Corporation Committee Considers Proposals on Environment, Lobbying in 2014

Interview with President Faust
Higher Education

Draft College Rating System Emphasizes Accessibility, Post-College Success

Eldo Kim

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?