Despite winning none of their races outright, the Radcliffe heavyweight crews came away with a load of hardware from the Ivy League Championships this weekend.
For senior running back Treavor Scales, his 63-yard touchdown sprint that sealed Harvard’s victory over Yale in The Game was not just the culmination of one career, but rather the impetus for a new one.
In the final race before Ivy League Championships, it was the least experienced boat of Radcliffe heavyweight crew that pulled out the lone victory over Ohio State.
In Harvard Stadium on Saturday night, the Crimson showcased some of its offseason work in its annual spring game. With a 15-minute running clock in all quarters and changing lineups on both the “Crimson” and “White” teams throughout, both sides struggled to string together cohesive drives.
Heading into the home stretch of their seasons, the Radcliffe lightweight and heavyweight crews look to compete near the top.
Harvard hasn’t had a player drafted into the NFL since the St. Louis Rams took Ryan Fitzpatrick ’05 eight years ago. But that may all change this weekend, as senior Kyle Juszczyk steps into the public eye after weeks of speculation, press, and weighty expectations.
On Saturday night, when Harvard showcases its work since the end of last season in its annual spring game, the team will look markedly different.
The Black and White heavyweight crew traveled to Syracuse, N.Y. to take on Syracuse and Ivy rival Dartmouth, while the Radcliffe lightweight crew defended the Charles River against Princeton, BU, and reigning national champion Stanford.
After ceding the Class of 1975 Cup to Princeton for the last five years, the Radcliffe heavyweight first varsity eight boat was ready for a change. On Saturday morning, the Black and White’s top boat outpaced the Tigers on Cayuga Inlet in Ithaca, N.Y. to take back the Class of 1975 Cup for the first time since 2007.
The Harvard men’s crew teams experienced radically different conditions across the Northeast in their Ivy openers, but both the lightweights and heavyweights managed to find victory in races this weekend.
The Radcliffe heavyweight crew team found out the hard way that it was a tough weekend to row at home. Harsh winds and chilly temperatures created challenging conditions for the Black and White heavyweights, which opened up their Ivy season by taking on Brown on the Charles on Saturday morning.
A few months after Penn football star Owen Thomas committed suicide, a brain autopsy revealed that he had developed CTE, a disease which often results from repeated, hard hits to the head. As cases like Thomas’ continue to illuminate the long-term effects of concussions and CTE, collegiate football is discussing ways to make the game safer through regulation and education.
One-hundred and sixty days after the varsity eight of Radcliffe Lightweight crew swept past defending champion Wisconsin to win its first ever Head of the Charles, the Black and White reigned victorious once again on its home river. On Saturday morning, the Radcliffe Lightweight boats took on Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the inaugural Beanpot regatta for lightweight rowers. The Black and White tasted victory against local foes in each of its three races to start its spring season undefeated.
The Dragons’ guards ran the show as Drexel controlled the offensive glass and ended Harvard's postseason run with a 82-72 win.
After making history last year by becoming the first Ivy team to record a victory in the WNIT, the Harvard women’s basketball team is doing damage again in this year's tournament.