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Samantha Lin

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Beyond the Stat Sheet, Football's Offensive Line Makes an Impact

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.

Helping Out Hosch

Despite Win, Defending Champion Crimson Shows Room for Improvement

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.


Football Looks for Third Straight Title

​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.

The Image of Victory

Team of the Year, Runner-Up: Football

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.

Carrying the Team

Male Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up: Paul Stanton, Football

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.

Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Drops Conference Opener

Harvard couldn't keep up with Dartmouth in the second half and suffered a 76-61 loss at home.

Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Ekes Out Nail-biter Against Northeastern, 67-65

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.


In The Game, Pendulum Swings Harvard's Way

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.


Bulldogs Can't Be Saved

As a future veterinarian, I have to objectively say that there is no worse mascot than a bulldog.


Smith Brothers Finally Take Field Together

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.

Falling In Line

Behind the Scenes: Game Day at Harvard Stadium

Behind each Harvard football game is a carefully orchestrated performance by the Harvard Athletic Department.


Football Clinches Share of Ivy Title

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.


A Fresh Look: Women's Basketball Season Preview

High highs and low lows might be the right way to characterize the 2013-2014 Harvard women’s basketball season.


Defense Powers Football to 45-0 Shutout of Columbia

The Crimson rode three defensive touchdowns to a 45-0 win over the Lions in Cambridge to remain atop the Ivy League.


Football Three Wins From Undefeated Season

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.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes