Michael D. Ledecky
An NCAA rankings metric that assesses the academic performance of collegiate athletic programs recently gave six of Harvard’s varsity teams, including men’s basketball, scores below the average for those programs at other private institutions.
The new online network, which livestreams athletic contests from all eight Ivy League schools, premiered this past weekend with the showing of 23 live events.
In Harvard Yard, 14 percent are the 1 percent. In a Crimson survey of the Class of 2017, about 14 percent of incoming freshmen said they come from families with reported incomes above $500,000 a year, putting them among the top roughly 1 percent of earners in the United States.
After an impressive regular season campaign, squash came within two matches of its first national championship since 1998.
Freshman Christine Lin secured the women's golf team's Ivy Championship with a strong final round and a made putt on the tournament's final hole.
Hampered by tough losses throughout the season, the men’s lacrosse team missed the postseason for the second straight year.
The Crimson finished last in the ECAC and was eliminated by Dartmouth in the first round of the conference tornament. Harvard struggled on both sides of the rink, losing eight straight games midseason.
Facing the no. 8 team in the country, the Harvard men's hockey team comes down from three goals down to win, 6-5.
Highly regarded lacrosse recruit Devin Dwyer stars in first season for the Crimson.
The Harvard women’s golf team wrapped up its season on Saturday with a 20th-place finish at the NCAA West Regionals in Stanford, Calif. The Ivy League champions entered the national championship qualifier seeded 20th in a field of 24 schools. The Crimson matched expectations over the three-day event to finish 61-over-par with 913 strokes.
Timothy Williamson was named Harvard’s permanent Director of Athletic Communications on Thursday after serving in the role on an interim basis for three months. Williamson succeeds previous director Kurt K. Svoboda, who became the Senior Assistant Athletic Director at Stanford University in February.
While last year’s Harvard men’s lacrosse team may have underachieved, this year’s squad almost overachieved.
The Harvard softball team entered the weekend needing to take three of four from Dartmouth in a home-and-home series to play for the Ivy League Championship Series next weekend. After a Saturday doubleheader in Hanover, N.H, the Crimson (22-22, 12-8 Ivy) was still in the hunt for the North Division title as it split its two games with the division-leading Big Green (25-18, 15-5 Ivy).
Yale defeated the Harvard men’s lacrosse team, 11-10, on Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium in the teams’ regular season finale. With the loss, the Crimson (6-8, 2-4 Ivy) concludes its second consecutive season without an Ivy League Tournament bid.
The Ivy League playoff scenario is simple for the Harvard men’s lacrosse team. With a loss, the Crimson would finish fifth in the conference, just outside the top four teams that will vie for the Ivy League Tournament title in Ithaca, N.Y., next weekend. With a win, Harvard would leapfrog Penn and Yale to secure the tournament’s third seed.