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Then and Now

When Foes Became Friends

Despite all the changes to the biannual track and field competition between Harvard-Yale and Oxford-Cambridge, the meet still holds a special place on the calendar and in the hearts of student-athletes: It is the only opportunity for them to compete alongside their rivals while engaging in new, broadened social and cultural interactions.

On Campus

A New Era for Harvard Recruiting

The growth in attention to the Harvard football and men's basketball programs is largely a byproduct of the work that the teams’ coaches—Tim Murphy and Tommy Amaker—have done rebuilding their respective programs into national powers.

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

According to data scraped from the Harvard Athletics website, nearly 15 percent of Harvard athletes come from California, while just 12 percent come from non-U.S. countries.

Zack Hodges Signing

Undrafted Free Agents Hodges, Easton Sign With NFL Squads

Over a decade after battling homelessness on the streets of Charlotte, N.C., Harvard defensive end Zack Hodges ascended to the highest level of football this Saturday, negotiating a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts. Elsewhere in the NFL, the Baltimore Ravens signed Crimson offensive lineman Nick Easton on Saturday as well.


A Sport Unlike Any Other

Although not an official varsity sport, the Harvard Polo Club represents one of the few of its kind and, for its thirty-odd members, the defining feature of their Harvard experiences.

Team Effort
Men's Volleyball

Men's Volleyball Tops George Mason, Clinches Postseason Berth

Powered by a defense that recorded 38 digs on Friday, the Crimson held the Patriots to a .106 kill percentage and clinched a spot in the four-team postseason alongside Penn State, Princeton, and George Mason.

Harvard-Yale Field

God of the Playing Field

For many of Harvard's athletes of faith, religion is a strong component of their identity both on and off the field. However, balancing that identity with the demands of a varsity sport is anything but easy.

Top Dog
Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey's Vesey Recognized as Finalist for Hobey Baker Award

Friday's festivities at Matthews Arena recognized Jimmy Vesey as a member of the 2015 “Hobey Hat Trick”—one of three finalists for college hockey’s highest individual honor—alongside North Dakota junior goaltender Zane McIntyre and the evening’s eventual winner, Boston University freshman forward Jack Eichel.

Taking it to the Terriers
Men's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse Puts Together Last Minute Win at BU

In its last nonconference matchup of the season, the men's lacrosse team was able to narrowly get past the Terriers to pick up a 9-8 win.

Men's Lax
Men's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse Snaps Losing Skid in Nail-Biter With No. 8/6 Big Red

After a Cornell goal with 40 seconds left threatened to send the game into overtime, junior attackman Devin Dwyer picked off a pass intended for Big Red defenseman Jordan Stevens moments later and scored to seal the Crimson's first Ivy League win of the season.


Spring Sports Supplement

Already midway through their respective seasons, the Crimson lacrosse, baseball, and softball teams head into the bulk of their Ivy League schedules with conference titles still up for grabs.

Vesey Returns
Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey's Vesey To Return for Senior Season

Men’s hockey standout forward Jimmy Vesey, a Nashville Predators prospect, announced his intent to return to Harvard for his senior season on Tuesday.

Down Two After One
Men's Ice Hockey

Early Goals Lift Nebraska-Omaha Past Men's Hockey in NCAA Tournament

The Harvard men's ice hockey team saw its season come to a close in South Bend, Ind. on Saturday after dropping its NCAA tournament opener to Nebraska-Omaha, 4-1.

Men's Basketball

Athlete of the Week: Saunders Nearly Wills Men's Basketball to Tourney Win

Senior wing Wesley Saunders had North Carolina on its heels for much of Thursday's game, but Harvard fell just short, 67-65.

Gopher Stadium
Women's Ice Hockey

Two Teams, Two Regions To Collide at Ridder Arena on Sunday

When Harvard meets Minnesota for the national championship, the game will mean more than clash of two highly talented teams. It will also symbolize the clash of two hockey cultures.

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Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells 2015

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’