Sports Front Feature
The fall has Harvard-Yale. The winter culminates in the madness of March. While the spring lacks a signature event, this 2017 season brings four teams with compelling storylines. Follow softball, baseball, men's lacrosse, and women's lacrosse as the teams vie for Ivy success and individual glory.
For the first time in 24 years, the Beanpot belongs to the Harvard Crimson.
The Harvard men’s hockey team stands 60 minutes from a Beanpot trophy for the first time in almost a decade. Meeting the Crimson in its long-awaited return to the finals, however, is 30-time champion Boston University.
The Bulldogs (14-7, 6-2 Ivy League) came within four after rattling off six uncontested points, but Chambers and Aiken closed out the game at the line to give Harvard (14-7, 6-2) the 75-67 win in New Haven.
The Crimson scored four times in the first period and a half, chasing sophomore Jake Kupsky from his goal en route to a 6-2 victory that moves Harvard into first place in the ECAC.
With the first and second teams in the nation facing off against one another at the Murr Center on Wednesday, expectations of a hard-fought battle arose. The No. 1 Crimson and No. 2 Trinity delivered that much and more.
Harvard 4, Northeastern 3.
Harvard's four goals—scored exclusively by a senior class stuck playing in its seventh straight Beanpot matinee—proved to be enough. Enough to hold off the pesky Huskies. Enough to erase a nine-year championship game drought. And enough to put the Crimson in position to claim its first Beanpot trophy in 24 years next Monday.
Despite going up by four with just over a minute left on the clock, a late layup off an offensive rebound gave Princeton the win Saturday night at Lavietes Pavilion.
To say that Harvard does not have the basketball history that Princeton does is like Emperor Hirohito saying that World War II did not develop in Japan’s favor after he surrendered to the U.S.
The point is, it’s been a while. And Harvard knows it.
The Harvard women’s basketball team has become the team to beat in the Ivy League.