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Sound Off: Murphy Talks Night Game

The start of the football season is just hours ahead of us, but before we delve into a whirlwind 10-game season, The Back Page took some time to check in with Harvard coach Tim Murphy to talk about the Crimson’s upcoming opponent—Holy Cross—the benefit of night games, and the looming concern about ongoing concussions.

Filling Holes
Supplement Stories

Reinforcements Fill Trenches

The offensive line that has generated so many question marks may leave a few defenses questioning themselves.

Field Hockey

Beyond Rogers: Other Stars of the Week

Sophomore forward Brian Rogers secured The Crimson’s nod for Athlete of the Week—and deservedly so. After a game-winning goal against ...

Mother of Perl

Crimson Athletes Spend Summer Break Honing Skills

“How I Spent My Summer Vacation.” Everyone’s favorite third-grade assignment. And while we may be wistful for the days when we could write about summer camp or lying on the beach, Harvard students seem to get a bit more out of vacation these days—and Crimson athletes are no exception. Whether on the pitch, field, or pool deck, Harvard standouts left their mark all across the world this summer.

Sports Blog

Weekend Preview: Saturday Night Soccer

The first weekend of Crimson action is full of big games, but the marquee event takes place in just a matter of hours.


Sound Off: Murphy Talks QBs at Media Day

In the modern era of sports, being a college coach carries with it the burden of constant media attention. Facing dozens of reporters at press conferences, head coaches have gotten more savvy—they say what they need to and leave the rest up for speculation. Here at The Back Page, we’re happy to decode some of these media sessions, showing the average fan what we think coaches’ answers “really” mean.

Sports Blog

Crimson Teams Announce Incoming Athletes

With college decisions long since cemented, many of Harvard’s teams finally closed the book this week on recruiting for the ...

Men's Crew

Harvard Lightweights Capture Bronze at IRAs, Heavies Place Fourth

After a year in which the Harvard men’s lightweight crew tasted perfection, the Crimson simply ran into a team hitting its stride in the postseason.


Murphy Shares Thoughts on USO Coaches' Tour

“We have two recent Harvard Football players who are at Camp Pendelton [Calif.] as Marine Corp officers awaiting deployment to Afghanistan, and it’s the least I can do to show my support for them and all the brave men and women of our armed forces.”


SEASON RECAP: No Three-Peat for Football

The 2009 Harvard football team boasted one of the toughest offensive lines in recent memory. Perhaps the only thing tougher was the expectation resting on the Crimson’s shoulders.


SEASON RECAP: Individual Success Puts Team on the Map

Harvard wrestling does not often garner as much attention as other sports on campus. But with an escape, a takedown, and a reverse, all of that changed this spring.

Men's Water Polo

SEASON RECAP: Late-Season Struggles End Solid Year

Harvard water polo is like the elevator business—it has its ups and downs.

Sports Blog

Lacrosse World Rocked by UVA Murder

The prominent University of Virginia lacrosse program suffered a tremendous shock today, after a player on the men’s team was implicated in the death of a female Cavalier player. The New York Times reported that 22-year old George Huguely was arrested and charged with murder on Monday morning after former girlfriend Yeardley Love was found dead in her off-campus apartment at 2:15 a.m.

Good Hara Day

Crimson Splits Twinbill at Yale

In the major leagues, playing at .500 will leave you short of the playoffs. The Crimson may earn the same fate if it continues to split doubleheaders. In a continuation of last weekend’s matchup with Yale, the Harvard baseball team split another pair of contests yesterday, topping the Bulldogs, 14-12, before falling in the nightcap, 8-3, at Yale Field.


Penn Football Captain Found Dead

Junior Owen Thomas, one of the University of Pennsylvania’s recently-elected football captains, was found dead in his off-campus apartment around 2 p.m. this afternoon.