Jacob D. H. Feldman
Harvard football coach Tim Murphy thought his Crimson had put Penn away.
The Tigers have quickly gone from pretender (1-9 in 2011), to contender (3rd in the Ivy League in 2012), to undisputed king. It shouldn’t be that easy.
None of the individual stats are impressive. No Harvard football player had 60 receiving yards, 80 rushing yards, or 200 passing yards Saturday at Columbia. Junior quarterback Conner Hempel completed less than 60 percent of his passes, went a second straight week without a touchdown pass, and threw his fifth interception of the year. But then you look at the score.
Given that, it’s hard for me to even call Saturday’s contest a game. It’s even harder for me to get excited about covering it.
Just before Saturday’s postgame press conference, an extra chair was added to the front of the room
The Harvard women’s hockey team took the ice for its regular season opener without 2012-13 captains Laura Bellamy ’13 and Jillian Dempsey ’13 or stars Josephine Pucci, Lyndsey Fry, or Josephine Piccard, all of whom are current practicing with the U.S. National Team.
The final notes were the same, but the songs were completely different.
A new application season starts Saturday. When the Princeton football team gets off the bus at Harvard Stadium, the Ivy League will officially begin taking applications for its next gridiron champion.
Junior Marissa Gedman’s 2012-2013 season ended facedown on a track during an early morning workout in mid-September.
It always happens so fast.
With starting quarterback Conner Hempel inactive, senior Michael Pruneau led the Harvard football team to a 34-24 win on the road.
It was wacky. It was wild. But in the end, it was another win for the Harvard football team.
It’s easy to forget today, but for a moment in the third quarter Saturday, Brown breathed life. The Bears had just marched 80 yards in less than four minutes. Brown running back John Spooney finished the drive with a 34-yard touchdown scamper that brought the visitors within 11, 31-20. There was plenty of time left.
Twenty years into his Harvard tenure, football coach Tim Murphy reflects on the most memorable games, seasons, and players of his career with the Crimson.