Jacob D. H. Feldman
Harvard won its seventh straight over Yale, 34-7. With Princeton losing to Dartmouth later Saturday, the Crimson earned a share of the Ivy title.
Since the formation of the Ivy League 59 years ago, the Ancient Eight have consistently struggled to balance athletic success and its impact on academics. These critics raise a question: Has Harvard overstepped the line?
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.