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Daniel A. Grafstein

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Men's Ice Hockey

Best of Harvard Winter Sports, Part I

In such a wonderful winter, there were a number of distinguished nominees for each of the season's awards. After much debate, here is the best of the winter in Harvard sports.

Men's Basketball

Jeremy Lin Update: Knicks Fall to Milwaukee

On Friday the Knicks had an opportunity to improve their playoff prospects against the ninth place Milwaukee Bucks and while they found their offensive rhythm Milwaukee, they had no answer for their opponent defensively and it fell 119-114.

Women's Ice Hockey

Women's Hockey Sets Sights on ECAC Semifinal Matchup

In 2008, Harvard women’s hockey team capped off the first-ever perfect run through the East Coast Athletic Conference in a championship game against St. Lawrence in a riveting overtime win in Canton, N.Y.

Men's Basketball

Lin's Squad Wins Rising-Star Game

With basketball fandom’s attention turned to one game, the stage was set for Jeremy Lin ’ 10 to take on the NBA’s most promising talents in Friday night’s BBVA Rising Star Challenge.


Skiing Finishes Ninth at Dartmouth Winter Carnival

Highlighted by sophomore Rebecca Nadler’s second straight second-place result, the Crimson landed a pair of top-10 finishes.


Ski Team Places Ninth at Dartmouth Carnival

The Harvard ski team competed in its third carnival in as many weekends, finishing ninth overall at Dartmouth this Saturday.

Women's Ice Hockey

Women's Hockey Drops Beanpot Consolation

Defensive lapses on the side of the No. 8 Crimson proved to be crucial in its 4-2 loss against No. 6 Boston College on Tuesday night.

Men's Basketball

Matchups To Watch in February

February may be the shortest calendar month, but it is not lacking in the big-game department. Here is a look at some of the games that could make or break seasons for squads with big postseason aspirations.


The Back Page's Athlete of 2011 Results: Gemmell v. Nadler, Kiefer v. Pucci

After taking a look at half of the first-round matchups on the women's side, we now examine two more faceoffs between Harvard's top female athletes: squash's Laura Gemmell v. skiing's Rebecca Nadler and fencing's Alexandra Kiefer v. hockey's Josephine Pucci.

Women's Hockey
Women's Ice Hockey

Women's Hockey Rides Momentum to Win Against Brown

Coming off an 8-0 clobbering of Yale, the No. 8/9 Harvard women’s hockey team continued to find the back of the net against Brown, cruising to a 3-0 victory Saturday afternoon at Meehan Auditorium in Providence, R.I.


Ortiz to Play in Prestigious All-Star Game

Senior defensive tackle Josue Ortiz was recently selected to play in the Players All-Star Classic on Feb. 4 in Little Rock, Ark. Add it to the list of accolades for the Harvard MVP, Ivy League defensive player of the year, and member of six national All-America teams.


Men’s, Women’s Fencing Struggle at St. John’s Invitational

Among a field that included many of the nation’s top teams, the No. 3 Harvard men’s fencing team registered only one win in five attempts while the No. 7 women’s team only won twice on Saturday’s St. John’s Invitational at Carnasecca Arena in Jamaica, N.Y.

Men's Crew

The Back Page's Athlete of 2011, Round 1: Power v. Campbell

Earlier today we took a look at Winters v. Gibbons. Now, we focus our attention on the final first-round matchup on the men's side: squash's Gary Power against lightweight rower Andrew Campbell.

Men's Basketball

Fordham Loss Hurts Harvard in Both Major Polls

Despite a shocking 60-54 loss to Fordham on Tuesday, Harvard managed to remain in the top 25 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, coming in at No. 25. But the Crimson’s didn’t fare as well in the AP Top 25, receiving just 16 points and falling 10 spots, well out of the rankings.

Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey Erases Two-Goal Deficit to Tie No. 14 Union, 3-3

A goal and an assist from both senior forward Alex Killorn and junior defenseman Danny Biega helped the Harvard men’s hockey team (4-4-5, 3-3-3 ECAC) come back to tie divisional foe No. 14 Union (9-5-6, 3-2-3 ECAC) on Friday night in Schenectady, N.Y.