Sports Parting Shots

Year in Sports

Texas Forever, Cambridge Style

I decided that wherever I ended up, I would try to go to as many football games as possible.

Year in Sports

The Subtle Influences of Sport

For such an athlete-heavy student population, athletics is a small part of Harvard’s culture

Year in Sports

How To College Right: Notes for My Olympic Sister

My Crimson experience was inseparably intertwined with my sister’s rise to the top of her sport. As I watched her smash world records and rack up wins, she not only inspired me as her number one fan but also placed in perspective the stories I’ve had the chance to tell in these pages.

Parting Shot

Parting Shot: My Failure as a Varsity Athlete

​Immediately after our last college finals ended, while camping in the woods, my Senior Outdoor Reflection Trip [SORT] of 11 people sat around in a circle, each person reflecting on their time at Harvard. By the time it got to me, it was pouring rain and pitch-black outside, but still, everyone turned to listen to my deep, thoughtful ruminations on the last four years.

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Parting Shot: The Unremarkable Remarkable

I hadn’t known it at the time, but that two-foot putt on the 18th green had marked one of the most special moments of my time at Harvard: It signified the end of my collegiate golf career.

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Parting Shot: The Owen Room in Winthrop G

​Since I can remember I’ve argued with my friends about sports.

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Parting Shot: Seeking Journalism's Empty Spaces

​I’ve gotten used to the sounds of a newsroom. The clicking of a dozen keyboards and the quick, clipped footsteps of writers on deadlines. But this was, necessarily, quite different.

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Parting Shot: The Losses That Matter

March 30, 2011, was a dreary day in Winston-Salem, N.C.—cold, gray, and wet—but that didn’t stop me from getting to BB&T Ballpark early. The Class-A Winston-Salem Dash were hosting the Chicago White Sox, and I was in desperate need of a distraction.

Sports Parting Shots

The Reason I Wrote

Often times, things turn out exactly as planned. But sometimes, the unexpected or, to paraphrase Vin Scully, the impossible happens. The hero becomes the goat, or the goat the hero; the heavily-favored defending champion allows 29 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and, inexplicably, loses.

Sports Parting Shots

The End of the Race: One Final Recap

So as I prepare to leave the Harvard bubble and enter the real world, I’ll take both the large and small memories with me. The late-night study sessions and the parties, the basketball games and the Sports Board meetings, and all of the hilarious, miserable, debaucherous, and unforgettable moments in between.

Sports Parting Shots

Finding Something We Can Believe In

What would you put on your bucket list if you found out you only had a few months left to live? It’s a question people love to speculate about, but I don’t think you could possibly know the answer until you are actually faced with your own mortality.

Men's Basketball

Fairy Tale Ending to Writer's Career

Once upon a time, there was a little boy named Scott.

Year in Sports

Harvard Provides Reasons to Marvel

Year in Sports

A Salute to Diversity