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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Men’s hockey standout forward Jimmy Vesey, a Nashville Predators prospect, announced his intent to return to Harvard for his senior season on Tuesday.
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.
Senior wing Wesley Saunders had North Carolina on its heels for much of Thursday's game, but Harvard fell just short, 67-65.
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.