It was a sweet homecoming for the Harvard men’s tennis team, which celebrated its first home match in a month with a 4-3 victory over Indiana on Saturday. The No. 23 Crimson’s win improved the team to 7-4 on the season and marked its fifth win in its last six matches.
Matt Birk ’98 faced long odds to achieve NFL stardom and reach the top of the football world. Harvard had produced just 15 NFL players since 1935, and even after the Minnesota Vikings selected him with the 173rd pick of the 1998 NFL Draft, he faced an uphill road to success in a league nicknamed “Not For Long.”
The Harvard ski team finished in ninth place at the joint Bates Carnival and EISA Championships in Newry, Maine this weekend. Junior Rebecca Nadler, the defending national champion in the giant slalom, was the lone Crimson skier to qualify for this year's NCAA championships.
Although the Harvard basketball team stole most of the weekend headlines with its important victories over Ivy League rivals Penn and Princeton, a few other Crimson teams had equally impressive weekends.
The Harvard men’s tennis team earned a third-place finish in the ECAC Men’s Indoor Tennis Championship on Sunday after a hard-fought, short-handed 4-3 victory over Princeton (3-3) at the Reis Tennis Center, bouncing back from Saturday’s 4-2 defeat in the semifinals to host Cornell.
On Saturday, the No. 47 Crimson (4-3) squeaked by the host No. 33 Wildcats (9-3), 4-3, after two doubles tiebreakers gave the decisive doubles point to Harvard. Then, on Sunday, the Crimson defeated No. 40 Vanderbilt (5-3) by the same score.
Students from across the Boston area gathered at Harvard Law School to pool their ideas for improving education through startup companies as part of the 3 Day Startup: Entrepreneurship In Education conference this weekend.