Sports Features

Saint X Gon' Give to Ya
Football

Saint X Gon' Give to Ya

Harvard captain Sean Ahern's connections to football run deep thanks to the ties both his family and home area has with the sport.

Weight For It
Football

Football Focuses on Fitness

If the inaugural 1873 team managed to transport itself to the 21st century and walked through the Yard, it would be a surprise if anyone managed to identify the members as football players from among the throngs of students and tourists.

Viva Viviano
Football

Viva Viviano

Harvard will rely heavily this season on the right arm of senior Joe Viviano.

Viva Viviano
Football

Viva Viviano

The Crimson offense has a new leader this year.

No Contact
Football

No Contact

With increased research on concussions in football, Ivy League teams are taking the steps needed to prevent future harm.

Saint X Gon' Give to Ya
Football

His Father's Son

Here in southwest Ohio, football isn’t life-or-death. But it can be your life. Sean Ahern, the 143rd captain of Harvard football, understands this fact. Put more simply: “Football is a big deal where I come from.”

The Catalysts
Men's Ice Hockey

The Resurgence of Harvard Men's Hockey

Three years ago the Harvard men's hockey team faced crises on the ice and off as they limped to consecutive 10-win seasons and lost players to a campus-wide cheating scandal. Now they've returned to the NCAA Tournament in consecutive seasons, anchored by the best player in college hockey. Here’s how it happened.

Minnis to Win IT
Men's Water Polo

Minnis to Win IT

Head Coach Ted Minnis talks with the women's water polo team during a pause in play against Brown on April 16, 2015. Minnis has, in his six years as coach of the men's and women's programs, led the teams to their best records and standings in years.

On the Rise
Women's Water Polo

On the Rise

Aftera historic season that saw the Harvard ranked as high as No. 13, the Crimson is set to continue its dominance in a sport that’s still growing in popularity. Next season, the Crimson will be welcoming two southern California standouts along with players from Florida and Quebec.

On the Rise
Women's Water Polo

Women's Water Polo Set to Continue Strong After Historic Season

​Women’s water polo is on the rise—at Harvard, on the east coast, in the U.S. and in the world. This year, the Harvard women’s water polo team finished with a 24-10 record, recorded nine wins against top-25 teams, and from March 23rd through April 6th, was ranked No. 13 according to CWPA rankings, its highest ranking ever.

Still Dominant
Women's Crew

Liz O'Leary Continues 30 Years of Excellence at the Helm

With the longest time at the helm, Liz O’Leary has set her standards high for the team since the day she assumed the role of head coach in 1986.

Still Dominant
Women's Crew

Still Dominant

Entering her 30th season, O’Leary has helped the Black and White earn a combined 197-103 dual season record against other fiercely competitive Division I teams. She also coached the team to Eastern Sprins titles in 1987, 1989, 2003, and 2015.

Defense
Men's Lacrosse

Walker Kirby Leads Men's Lacrosse on Defense and Off the Field

On March 30th, Kirby was announced as one of only ten lacrosse finalists for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award, a distinct honor awarded to NCAA Division I athletes who have displayed notable achievements in the spheres of character, community, classroom and competition. Through his commitment to his team and to service, Kirby serves as an example of these cardinal values.

Tiny But Mighty
Men's Crew

She’s the Man: Women Coxswains on Men’s Crew Teams

Outside the world of rowing, the role of the coxswain is often unknown or misunderstood. Who are the people sitting in the boat, but not actually rowing? What even are they doing?

Homeward Bound
Men's Ice Hockey

Massachusetts Connections Abound as Harvard, BC Meet in Worcester

Friday's NCAA tournament opener for the Harvard men's hockey team against Boston College could be a special night for Massachusetts natives Devin Tringale and Jimmy Vesey among others.