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The Game

Harvard Beats Yale—In Football and Geekiness

In addition to the fun and excitement that the Harvard-Yale rivalry always brings to Cambridge, The Game brought "a shitload of nerds together" in the words of Fox Sports.


Professor Wins Prestigious Prize

Sociology professor Robert J. Sampson was awarded the 2011 Stockholm Prize for Criminology last week for his research on criminals’ ability to reform their behaviors to become law abiding citizens.

What a Gem
Women's Squash

Women's Squash Sweeps Three Top-10 Squads

The No. 1 women's squash team topped three top-10 rivals in its opening weekend, beating each by a 9-0 count.

Women's Crew

Top Heavyweight Four Excels on Home Waters

Radcliffe crew raced its way to another fine weekend at the Foot of the Charles on Saturday.

A Long Winters

Ivy Title Chances on the Line Against Quakers

The fate of Harvard football’s season hangs in the balance this weekend.

Sports Blog

Magic of Numbers: Im-Penn-ding Doom

Each Thursday, The Crimson will compile a series of unique statistics about Harvard's sports scene. Welcome to the Magic of ...

Men's Water Polo

Harvard Water Polo Takes Two At CWPA Northerns

Harvard men’s water polo wrapped up its season yesterday, placing fifth in this weekend’s CWPA Northern Championships at MIT. The Crimson, seeded fifth entering the tournament, won two out of its three games.


Fallstrom Hoping For Successful Season

Sophomore Alex Fallstrom found himself in quite the conundrum on Monday night.

Hey Miki
Women's Volleyball

Harvard Splits Pair of Five-Set Conference Matches

Harvard women’s volleyball split a pair of Ivy League matches this weekend, defeating Cornell while losing to Columbia on the road.

Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Players Shake off Rust at Tourney

Harvard women’s tennis wrapped up the USTA Billie Jean Invitational in Flushing, N.Y. yesterday.

'Stair-way to Heaven
Men's Tennis

Felton’s Play Highlights Chowder Fest Tourney

The Harvard men’s tennis team had a mixed bag of results this weekend as it hosted the Chowder Fest tournament at the Beren Tennis Center where it competed against South Carolina, Minnesota, and Notre Dame.

Shredding Waves

New Captains Pilot Crimson

For some teams, changing leadership in the middle of the year could rock the boat. But for Harvard, it’s been only smooth sailing. In the spring, both sailing programs witnessed a change in captaincy—junior Emily Lambert took over along with senior Teddy Himler as Liz Powers ’10 and current senior Alan Palmer stepped down.


Alum Fitzpatrick '05 Retakes Starting Job for Bills

Harvard University’s own Ryan Fitzpatrick ’05 will get the nod this weekend at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills as they take on the New England Patriots.

Cyn City
Field Hockey

Yale’s Late Goal Too Much for Crimson

The Harvard field hockey team (2-4, 0-1 Ivy) lost in the final minutes of Saturday’s game against rival Yale (4-1, 1-0 Ivy) at Jordan Field, thus continuing a four-game skid.