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Sports Features

NCAA Academic Progress Scores Mixed for Varsity Teams

The NCAA rankings metric used to assess the academic performances of collegiate athletic programs and determine postseason eligibility gave eight of Harvard’s varsity teams scores below the average compared to those programs at other private institutions over a four-year span. On the flip side, 20 Crimson squads earned perfect marks for the 2012-2013 school year, up from 15 one year ago.

Year in Sports - Game of the Year - Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State
Men's Basketball

'We Do Not Lose Like This'

What follows is an oral history of the Harvard-Michigan State third-round matchup. The Crimson, which was considered down and out before it even took the court, was playing on the biggest stage in program history. What ensued was 40 minutes of play that truly typified the madness characteristic of postseason collegiate basketball.

Clark Knight Rises
Women's Basketball

Clark Looks Towards Another Shot Overseas

The veteran guard has had little opportunity to reflect on her decorated collegiate career in the days following its conclusion, as she turned her focus toward preparing for her next athletic pursuit: professional basketball.

DRIVING DWYER
Men's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse Continues Long Island Tradition

Nine of the 22 players who started a game for the Crimson this season hail from Long Island.

KRICKET KHAN
Club Sports

Restoring Cricket, Captain Excels On and Off the Field

Ibrahim Khan has almost single-handedly built a program which just three years ago did not exist into a national club powerhouse, all while maintaining a humble perspective on what has been an incredible journey.

KRICKET KHAN
Club Sports

KRICKET KHAN

A senior and captain of the Harvard club cricket team, Ibrahim Khan resurrected the squad after two decades of dormancy. While building the team from the ground up, Khan has developed into a first rate player on the field and was named Harvard Male Club Athlete of the Year.

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Sports Features

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Linda and Brett

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MUR-ATHON
Men's Crew

Six Weeks After Cancer Diagnosis, Coach Runs Boston

For Muri, the ‘Boston Strong’ slogan seemed especially applicable.

Eating Pressures
Sports Features

Eating Pressures

Eating Pressures
Front Feature

Disorderly Conduct

Pressure is nothing new for collegiate athletes. However, certain dietary demands inherent in sports exacerbate these pressures, leading to unhealthy eating practices that toe the line with medically diagnosible disordered eating.

Court King
Men's Tennis

600 Wins In, Fish Continues to Build Harvard Legacy

In his 38th season as a Harvard head coach, Dave Fish '72 is the brains behind an Ivy League tennis dynasty.

For The Boys
Men's Basketball

Taking Their Talents to the Ivies

John Carroll has been at the helm of NMH’s program since 2001, and in this time he has built a dynasty with rosters that have included NCAA champions, McDonald’s All-American Nominees and Academic All-Americans. His players are known for entering Division I basketball programs and being ready to compete on the hardwood from move-in day.

Baseball

Harvard Beats Princeton, 20-19

On a windy day in April 2013, the Harvard baseball team took the field against Princeton in the rubber game of a doubleheader. The Crimson had decisively lost the first contest to the Tigers, 13-1, and was looking to bounce back to split the series at O’Donnell Field. What ensued was wilder than anyone could have imagined.

Softball

Softball Juggles Pitching Rotation

Last season, then-freshman pitcher Morgan Groom started 19 games, posted the third-best ERA in the Ivy League at 2.58, and finished in the league’s top five with 96 strikeouts. Despite those electric numbers, Groom has gone from the number one option in the circle to the third for the Harvard softball team.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board