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‘Female Athletes of Boston’ Page Launches

Naomi K. Lang ’16, a rower for the Harvard women’s lightweight varsity crew team, said she decided to create the Facebook page after Googling “female athletes” and finding results that “sexualized” women in sports.


Athletics Holds Annual Season Ticket Holder Celebration

The event, which included a luncheon and raffle, preceded the Crimson’s afternoon game against Penn and drew alumni as far removed from their college days as Paul I. Lee ’46, who will be heading to New Haven for his 73rd Harvard-Yale game this fall.

Veteran’s Day Stadium Run
Recreational Athletics

Veteran’s Day Stadium Run

Veterans, students in ROTC, and supportive community members begin running up the steps of Harvard Stadium. They gathered on Veteran’s Day to support past and present veterans and raise money for the Warrior Scholar Project.

Fischer Touchdown

With Later Harvard-Yale Kickoff, Tailgates To Begin at 11 a.m.

​With the annual Harvard-Yale football game starting two hours later than in previous years, House Committees are preparing for a later-than-usual tailgate but expect restrictions and activities to remain the same.

Promoting the Team
Department of Athletics

Promoting the Team

Promotional materials sit in the press box at the Harvard-Brown football game in September.

On the Field

The View From the Press Box

The athletic communications office is often overlooked, but it is influential in its efforts to promote Harvard’s varsity sports teams.

Honoring Luke Tang
Memorial Church

Photos of the Weekend (9-13-15)

The Old Jordan Field
Men's Lacrosse

Soldiers Field Renamed Jordan Field

Soldiers Field, which served as the home of the men’s and women’s varsity lacrosse and soccer teams for five years, is now called Jordan Field.

The Old Jordan Field
Men's Lacrosse

The Old Jordan Field

The above Harvard Field Hockey Stadium, built in 2000, had previously been named in honor of a gift by Gerald R. Jordan ‘61. The field hockey field’s namesake transitioned after Soldiers Field, a soccer and lacrosse field, was renamed to Jordan Field.

Boston Olympics 2024
Harvard in the City

U.S. Olympic Committee Terminates Boston Bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee and Boston 2024 organizers terminated Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games on Monday following several months of backlash and major changes to the bid.


Schuyler Bailar, First D1 Transgender Swimmer, Joins Harvard's Men's Team

The swimmer’s journey—from a Harvard women’s swimming recruit to an incoming member of the men’s team—is a historic one in the world of college athletics.

Harvard Stadium for 2024
Harvard in the City

Boston 2024 Downsizes Harvard’s Role in Olympic Bid

The change in plans represents a dramatic change from bid documents submitted to the U.S. Olympic Committee in December.

Boston Olympics 2024
Harvard in the City

Harvard No Longer Slated as Boston 2024 Tennis Host

Dorchester’s Harambee Park, not Harvard, would host Olympic and Paralympic tennis if Boston is selected as the host city of the 2024 Summer Games, yet another sign that Harvard’s relationship with the bid is evolving.

Boston Olympics 2024
Harvard in the City

Boston's Olympic Bid

Harvard could factor into Boston’s plans for the 2024 Games, but its tumultuous history in Allston has some residents worried.

Harvard Stadium

From Athletics to the Field of Finance

While there is no single route to securing a finance job, there are a number of built-in advantages that make the pipeline from the athletic field to the finance field a large and established one.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes