In games against Houston and Massachusetts last week, Saunders continued separating himself from hundreds of Harvard players that have come before him, scoring a combined 51 points in two wins to claim this week’s Athlete of the Week honor.
Harvard finishes undefeated for third time in century.
Saturday's story lines are overwhelming.
On many teams across the league, players work with the system to get the most out of their four years of eligibility. Some might do it to improve their professional prospects, but most are simply looking to be more competitive, help their team, and play the game they love for a little bit longer.
Is it possible that Murphy has maintained the proper conditions the Ancient Eight alluded to 69 years ago and has created a different “environment of athletics” that fosters morality rather than restrains it?
Jacob D.H. Feldman goes through what we know first, and then talks about why none of it matters much.
The Crimson’s 23.4 average margin of victory is 10 points larger than any other Ivy team’s. And it’s hungry.
A level head combined with a competitive streak has helped senior Wesley Saunders become Ivy League Player of the Year and a top-notch prankster.
Harvard scored three touchdowns on interception returns. Another came on a one-yard drive following a fumble recovery.
At the end of this column (no peeking), I am going to write something I never expected to see in this paper this season. I certainly would not have predicted this column before the season started, back when so many fresh feet were tasked with filling such big cleats on defense.
Will Dartmouth win its biggest home game in 17 years? Would Horace Mann beat Columbia in football? Columnist Jacob D.H. Feldman tackles these questions in this week's ATI.
After missing a month with an injured back, senior quarterback Conner Hempel returned to put together a career performance while guiding the Harvard football team to a 49-7 thumping of Princeton.
Hempel completed 25 of his 31 passes for a career-high 382 yards and three touchdowns. The senior quarterback rushed for an additional pair of scores.
The truth will come out over the next five weeks, starting Saturday when Harvard travels to Princeton. But the full diagnosis might not be clear until the final week of the year. The Ancient Eight schedule sets up for as much drama as any primetime show on FOX, writes columnist Jacob D.H. Feldman.
Two big plays from junior receiver Andrew Fischer and one from junior running back Paul Stanton have the Harvard football team up 17-0 over Lafayette at halftime.