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This Saturday in New Haven, Harvard football clinched its first ever Ivy League three-peat by trouncing Yale, 38-19, in the 132nd playing of The Game. The result marked a program-record ninth straight victory over the Bulldogs and sent off the class of 2016 with a career record of 36-4, tied for the highest winning percentage in school history.
After a loss to in-state opponent Boston College, the Harvard men’s basketball team dropped its third consecutive game on Sunday afternoon, 69-56. The loss comes just days after falling to UMass on Tuesday.
Despite playing a Massachusetts (2-0) team with a short bench and several players in foul trouble, Harvard (1-2) had its late rally come up short in a 69-63 home loss. Junior forward Zena Edosomwan led the way for the Crimson a career-high 18 points and 15 rebounds, but it proved not to be enough as Minutemen guards Jabarie Hinds and Trey Davis combined for 37 points.
Harvard's three seniors combined for 41 points in their 67-65 win over UMass on Wednesday.
Forget the 22-game win streak and the prospect of a 2015 Ivy League title. Heading into Saturday’s matchup against Penn at Harvard Stadium, the Crimson had a chance to achieve something even more historic before the dark-horse Quakers took control.
Providence senior guard and projected NBA lottery pick Kris Dunn willed the host Friars (1-0) past Harvard (1-1), 76-64, Saturday night. Dunn was as good as advertised in every facet of the game as Providence outscored the Crimson 35-23 in the game’s final 14 minutes.
After an offseason full of questions, the Harvard men’s basketball team (1-0) finally began to get some answers when it took down crosstown rival MIT in the season opener at Lavietes Pavilion, 59-39.
On a day when the ground game never got going, the Harvard football team resorted to the air. In particular, senior quarterback Scott Hosch turned to his reliable duo of threats—one on his way out and the other just starting to make a name for himself.
With a matter of minutes left to play Friday night against Dartmouth, a touchdown would save Harvard’s season. Anything less, in all likelihood, would doom the Crimson to a second-place finish in the Ivy League.
This Saturday in Cambridge, Mass., Harvard’s 42-7 win over Princeton was not perfect, but it was certainly remarkable.
Spurred by a dominant defense that has allowed just three points over as many games, Harvard delivered a thrashing to a battered Leopards squad, 42-0, to wrap up nonconference play and win its 19th straight.
After an early 3-0 deficit following a Cornell field goal, Harvard found itself in the red zone often, with 10 and 17 points in the second and third quarters, respectively.
In the Crimson’s 40-3 drubbing on Cornell’s home turf, the Harvard offense was humming right along. But that wasn’t the only aspect of the Crimson’s game that got the group to 4-0 on the season.
Just one yard from a touchdown, senior Jason Holdway, recently converted from safety to running back, took the handoff and ran into a wall of Georgetown defensive linemen at the line of scrimmage. On second down, same result.