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Athletic AF
Football

Football Overcomes Slow Start to Dispatch Brown, 32-22

​This Saturday Harvard football rushed past Brown, 32-22, in the Ivy League opener for both teams.

Back At It Again
Football

AROUND THE IVIES: A League of its Own

Tell me, what’s better than a little Ivy League action this Saturday? I mean, excluding the big SEC matchup of Ole Miss and Georgia. Or Wisconsin-Michigan State. Or Alabama-Kent State. Or staring at a blank wall.

One and Joe
Football

Football's High-Powered Offense Bulldozes Rhode Island, 51-21

In the 143rd season opener for Harvard football, senior quarterback Joe Viviano accounted for 341 yards as the Crimson trounced Rhode Island, 51-21.

Ready to Rumble
Previews

Football Set To Kick Off 2016 Campaign Against Rhode Island

The 2016 Harvard football team embodies an age-old riddle—one that will come to life tonight at 7 p.m., when the Crimson kicks off its 143rd season with a home tilt against Rhode Island.

New Home
Men's Ice Hockey

Jimmy Vesey Chooses Rangers, Concluding Free Agency Frenzy

The New York Rangers became the winners of a wild eight-team sweepstakes for the services of Jimmy Vesey on Friday, inking the ex-Harvard Hockey captain to a two-year entry-level deal.

Rio 2016 Picture

Harvard Athletes in Rio 2016

With the world focusing its attention on Rio de Janeiro, the Harvard Crimson follows the Harvard athletes participating in the Rio 2016 Olympics.

On to the Big Leagues
Football

Evaluating Football's 2016 Graduates' NFL Hopes Going Into Training Camps

The NFL draft has quickly become an important event on the Harvard sporting calendar. Despite falling short of hopes that multiple players might be drafted this year, the Crimson placed four players on NFL training camp rosters, no small feat

Uniting in Buffalo?
Men's Ice Hockey

Nashville Predators Trade Jimmy Vesey's Rights to Buffalo Sabres

Four days ahead of the NHL Entry Draft, the Nashville Predators agreed to ship Jimmy Vesey’s negotiation rights to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a third-round selection (No. 76 overall).

Strikeout
Baseball

Baseball's Gruener and Poppen Selected in MLB Draft

Sean Poppen ’16 and rising senior Nick Gruener, combined for eight victories, 96 strikeouts, and a 2.91 earned run average in 18 starts this season.

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.

Cheeky Performance
Men's Lacrosse

Athlete of the Week: Cheek Nets Nine Goals in Victory Over No. 2/2 Brown

Sophomore attackman Morgan Cheek lit up then-No. 2/2 Brown, which boasted a defense allowing less than nine goals-per-game, for nine scores and 10 points to lead Harvard to victory. It was only the second time that the Crimson defeated a No. 2 ranked team since coach Chris Wojcik ’96 joined the program in 2011.

Cheek's Cheeky Nine
Men's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse Upsets No. 2/2 Brown in Ivy Tournament Semifinal

​Late in the third quarter of a tied game against Brown, the No. 2/2 team in the nation, sophomore Morgan Cheek found himself being double-teamed by two Preseason All-Americans. Having played the game of his life up to that point, however, Cheek did not mind.

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.

On to the Big Leagues
Football

Six Harvard Football Players Join NFL Teams

Now that the NFL signing frenzy has abated, the six Harvard players face a gauntlet of tryouts, minicamps, and potentially contract negotiations.

On to the Big Leagues
Football

Four Football Players Headed to NFL After Draft

Offensive guard Cole Toner was drafted in the fifth round by the Arizona Cardinals, while three other Crimson players received calls after the draft to join the ranks of the professionals.