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Three Things to Watch For in Sunday's Men's Lacrosse Final

With its upset win over Brown on Friday night, the men's lacrosse team sets out to match up against Yale on Sunday in the Ivy League Tournament Final.

Men's Basketball

No. 2 Men's Basketball Prospect Wendell Carter Jr. Plans Official Harvard Visit

Carter Jr., who has been ranked among the top 10 prospects for the Class of 2017 all year, listed Harvard alongside Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, and Kentucky as his choices last weekend at the Nike EYBL.

Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Nabs ESPN's 10th Best Recruiting Class

​After a disappointing fourth-place Ivy League finish in 2016, the Harvard men’s basketball team showed why pundits think it is on the fast track back to the top of the league Wednesday, finishing with ESPN’s No. 10 recruiting class of the season. It is the first time an Ivy League team has ever cracked the top 25 of the recruiting rankings.

Men's Basketball

Princeton Tabbed Early Favorite in 2016-2017 Bracketology

With the dawning of April have come the way-too-early projections for the 2017 college basketball season. Kicking off the empirically foolish prognostications is Joe Lunardi, who selected Princeton as the Ivy League’s representative to the 2016-2017 NCAA Tournament

Men's Basketball

Former Harvard Assistant Hufnagel Hired by Nevada

Former Harvard assistant coach Yann Hufnagel, who was fired from the same position at California in March after a university report that he had sexually harassed a reporter, was hired Friday by the University of Nevada for the same role.

Women's Lacrosse

Athlete of the Week Runners-Up: Week of 4/4

While softball's Taylor Cabe claimed this week's Athlete of the Week honor, she wasn't the only Crimson athlete to record strong performances this week. Sophomores Datlon Youngblood, of women's rugby, and Julia Glynn, of women's lacrosse, are this week's Athlete of the Week runners up.

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Athlete of the Week Runners-Up: Week of 3/14

Over a nine-game trip to California, sophomore goalkeeper Cleo Harrington recorded a total of 91 saves and led Harvard to a 7-2 record.

Makai-ing Moves
Men's Basketball

Yale's Makai Mason Declares for NBA Draft

​Monday, Yale sophomore point guard Makai Mason shook the Ivy League by declaring for the NBA draft. Seniors declaring for the NBA draft is rare enough in the Ancient Eight; Mason’s decision, even coming on the heels of a 31-point outburst against fifth-seeded Baylor in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, is nearly unprecedented.

Men's Basketball

Former Men's Basketball Assistant Coach Caught Up In Scandal

On the eve of the first NCAA Tournament Harvard won’t be participating in since 2011, the Crimson made their way into the news for the wrong reasons.

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Tweets of the Week: Inspiration, Shoutouts, and Crimson Pride

Harvard’s pride, tradition, and ability to push student athletes to perform at their best were seen in the inspiration and shoutouts that spotlighted Tweets this Week.

Men's Basketball

Three Things to Watch: Men's Basketball vs. Brown

After losing to archrival Yale on Friday night, the Harvard men’s basketball team (11-16, 3-8 Ivy League) wraps up its final road trip of the year in Providence against the Brown Bears (8-17, 3-8).

Saunders to Spurs
Men's Basketball

Wesley Saunders '15 Traded for Keith Wright '12 in NBA D-League

​In the first NBA trade ever to feature only Harvard graduates, the D-League’s Westchester Knicks traded Wesley Saunders ’15 to the Austin Spurs Tuesday night for Keith Wright ’12. Saunders had been averaging just 4.4 points in 18 minutes a game for the Knicks, while Wright was mired at the end of the bench in Texas, getting just under nine minutes a game of playing time.


Cleveland Browns? Or Cleveland Crimson?

As of a few weeks ago, the Cleveland Browns have emerged as a possible darling of the student body, filling their front office with a selection of Harvard graduates.


Football Releases 2016 Schedule

For the first time since the Ivy League was founded in 1956, the Crimson will play three consecutive road games, at Holy Cross, Princeton, and Dartmouth respectively. This mid-year gauntlet looms as a serious test for Harvard as it pushes for a fourth consecutive league title.


Football Racks Up All-Ivy Selections

The Harvard football team continued to impress even after season’s end, claiming 18 spots on the All-Ivy first and second teams.