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Jacob D. H. Feldman

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Ivy League Leads Trend in Concussion Prevention

The winds of change howling through the world of sports safety have become impossible to ignore. Traditional football has nearly been toppled by the gusts, and the winds’ next victim, hockey, lies just around the corner. Adding to the drafts is none other than our little Ivy League. The breezes began back in 2009, when the NFL was called out by Congress for not adequately protecting its players from the dangers of concussions and other head injuries.


Spring Game Exposes Potential Strengths, Weaknesses of 2012 Football Team

In total, 12 players caught a pass for the Crimson offense as it battled the White defense to a 6-0 win.


Softball Opens Weekend With Sweeps

After beating Brown (8-20, 5-9 Ivy) by a combined tally of 35-4 in four games last year, the Harvard softball team snuck by the Bears, 2-1, in both of Friday’s home contests. Still, the wins clinched the North Division title and a spot in the Ivy Championship Series for the Crimson (26-11, 13-1).

Sports Blog

The Biggest Stories from around the Ancient Eight

To help you keep up with everything that’s going on around the Ancient Eight, we’ve compiled a list of the biggest stories from each school.


One-Two Punch Key for Softball

The reigning unanimous Ivy League Pitcher of the Year might not be the best pitcher on the Crimson these days


Softball Drops Pitcher's Duel at Boston University

Under a blazing sun reminiscent of the Southwest, Crimson hurlers Rachel Brown and Laura Ricciardone dueled through the afternoon with Terrier ace Holli Floetker.


Offensive Outpouring Seals Series Sweep at Yale for Softball

The Harvard softball team closed out the weekend with a sweep against Yale.


Rachel Brown Gives Strong Pitching Performance, Leads Softball to Victory

After being named Ivy League Pitcher of the Year last season, Brown is now the queen of the league.

Jeremy Lin '10
Men's Basketball

The Lincredible, Linspirational, and Eventually Linterrupted Story of Jeremy Lin’s Breakout Season

Books have already been written about the phenomenon of Jeremy Lin ’10, and movies are certainly just around the corner. ...


Providence Sluggers Outlast Harvard Softball

An inning after tying the game with a solo home run, sophomore Kasey Lange stepped back up to the plate with the Harvard softball team trailing by one.


Tim Murphy To Give Commencement Speech at Alma Mater

After successfully coaching the Harvard football team to an undefeated Ivy season in 2011, Harvard coach Tim Murphy will play life coach for a couple of hours this May.


Softball Splits Two-Game Series with Cornell

The Harvard softball team topped Cornell, 6-2, in eight innings before falling, 10-8, in the second game in Ithaca, N.Y.

What Can Brown Do For You

Harvard Begins Campaign to Defend Ivy Title

After a disappointing 15-6 loss to Bryant on Tuesday, the Harvard softball team gathered together and discussed its mistakes.

Men's Basketball

The Case for the Final Four

Even if the Crimson is long gone from the NCAA tournament, your allegiance to Harvard can still play a role in who you cheer for this weekend in the Final Four. Unfortunately, a true Harvard fan has good reasons to root for and against each of the powerhouse teams remaining. Below, we present each case and leave it up to you to decide who to pull for.


Ivy League Aims to Abate Concussions

After instituting a set of rule changes to limit concussions in football, the Ivy League’s Concussion Committee will recommend a number of policy changes to the league presidents to protect student-athletes playing men’s and women’s hockey, lacrosse, and soccer.