While each position may serve a unique purpose, if a different-colored jersey ends up with the ball at the end of the play, it’s a good sign for the defense. But there are, on every play, five players whose job will always be the exact opposite. They are the offensive linemen and, for Harvard football, they are a critical component of the team’s current 15-game winning streak.
A 41-10 showing appears on the surface to be the sort of domination expected from a team undefeated last year that returns the majority of its starters. But the 31-point trouncing is a bit misleading.
When the Harvard football team takes to the gridiron this Saturday, it will have been 301 days since the squad closed out its perfect 2014 season. And yet, nearly a year later, the scene in the University of Rhode Island’s Meade Stadium will look remarkably familiar.
In a season that saw the team go undefeated and win yet another Ivy League title, the football team proved its dominating power once again.
After a breakout sophomore season where he recorded 936 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground, junior running back Paul Stanton continued to impress, rushing for 990 yards and 11 scores in 2014.
Harvard couldn't keep up with Dartmouth in the second half and suffered a 76-61 loss at home.
With the game tied at 65-apiece and 22 seconds left in regulation, Harvard women’s basketball coach Kathy Delaney-Smith called a timeout to set up the final possession against a tough Northeastern squad.
The swings of the momentum pendulum began small, and then grew bigger, until the final swing catapulted this matchup between Harvard and Yale to perhaps one of the biggest in history.
As a future veterinarian, I have to objectively say that there is no worse mascot than a bulldog.
The path to football was always clear for senior Seitu Smith II and freshman Semar Smith, but the road to Harvard wasn’t necessarily so.
Behind each Harvard football game is a carefully orchestrated performance by the Harvard Athletic Department.
Penn didn’t make it easy for the Crimson on Saturday, but running back Paul Stanton came through time and time again for the visitors, and Harvard left Franklin Field with a 34-24 win and its own Ancient Eight crown.
High highs and low lows might be the right way to characterize the 2013-2014 Harvard women’s basketball season.
The Crimson rode three defensive touchdowns to a 45-0 win over the Lions in Cambridge to remain atop the Ivy League.
With a 23-12 win over Dartmouth last week, Harvard is now alone atop the Ivy League and in control of its destiny to win the Ancient Eight championship for a second straight year.