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E. Benjamin Samuels

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Men's Basketball

Does a Curse Plague Harvard?

Before Saturday night, I tried not to think about it. But at this point, there’s no way around it.

Men's Basketball

Steve Moundou-Missi

Super Bowl Sunday
House Life

Flyby's Super Bowl Preview

Even at a school where students watch live TV about as often as they might do reading that’s marked as “optional” on a syllabus, the Super Bowl is a big event. In a regular year, the campus seems to take a break from its regular Sunday-night routine of homework and brain break to watch America’s most popular television program—even if it’s just for the commercials.

Men's Basketball

Bob Ryan Comments on Harvard Basketball

Men's Ice Hockey

NOTEBOOK: Cold Conditions Add Extra Challenge for Men's Hockey

BOSTON—As it turns out, Fenway Park in January can be pretty cold.

Men's Basketball

No. 21 Harvard Hangs On Against Dartmouth, 63-47

Just days after an upset at the hands of Fordham, No. 21/22 Harvard men's basketball looked like it might suffer its second embarrassing loss in as many games.


AROUND THE IVIES: Yale's Williams Resigns, Murphy Wins NE Coach of the Year

In a big day for Ivy head coaches, Yale's Tom Williams resigned, and Harvard's Tim Murphy was named the New England Coach of the Year.


Joe Restic On Tim Murphy Surpassing His Record


Harvard Football Coach Denies Rumors of Considering Move to Penn State

Despite speculation that football coach Tim Murphy is a target for the vacancy left by Joe Paterno’s departure as head coach at Penn State University, Murphy denied that officials have contacted him.


NOTEBOOK: Winters Impresses in Final Game

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Senior quarterback Collier Winters missed four of the first five games this season.



Harvard finished a perfect Ivy League season with an easy win at the Yale Bowl, 45-7. The Crimson already clinched the league title last week.



Harvard football fans celebrate the team's fifth straight win over Yale, and the 10th in the team's last 11 tries.


THE HARVARD CRIMSON: We're Coming Just as a Favor

Harvard’s season is basically already over. The champagne has been enjoyed, the Powerade spilled, the riots subdued. Really, the Crimson is only playing tomorrow as a favor to Yale.

Harvard Square


Men's Ice Hockey

Cornell Highlights Defensive Struggles

Going into the season, one of the biggest questions for Harvard men’s hockey was its goalie situation.

Free Time

In Search of Lost Time

Photo Man
Ivy League

Beyond The Silver Screen

Larry, In His Element

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization