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On to the Big Leagues

Evaluating Football's 2016 Graduates' NFL Hopes Going Into Training Camps

The NFL draft has quickly become an important event on the Harvard sporting calendar. Despite falling short of hopes that multiple players might be drafted this year, the Crimson placed four players on NFL training camp rosters, no small feat

Men's Basketball

How Ivy League Player Makai Mason Stacks Up to Past NBA Prospects

With the deadline approaching, men’s basketball beat writer David Freed takes a look at how Mason compares to previous NBA draft prospects.

Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Senior Patrick Steeves to Continue Playing at George Washington

​After a long search, graduating senior Patrick Steeves will extend his playing career for at least one more year at George Washington University.

Moving On
Men's Basketball

How Patrick Steeves Fits at George Washington

Men’s basketball beat writer David Freed takes a look at how Steeves will fit in for the 2015-2016 NIT champions, who finished fourth in the Atlantic 10 a year ago.

Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Predicted as Top-Ten Mid-Major

With nearly six months to go until the season starts, the pundits have already begun to line up behind the Harvard men’s basketball team.

The New McCarthyism
Men's Basketball

Male Rookie of the Year Runner-Up: Tommy McCarthy

With three-year starter Siyani Chambers ’16-’17 returning, McCarthy was slated to battle for minutes in the Harvard backcourt. A torn ACL—which led Chambers to drop out of school to retain his eligibility—changed everything, thrusting the freshman into a starting role a year early.

Behind the Steeves
Men's Basketball

Male Comeback Athlete of the Year: Patrick Steeves

Sitting out due to injury his first three years on the team, Steeves roared back senior year, becoming a leader on the court and averaged over 12 points and three rebounds a game.

Netting Talent
Men's Basketball

Beating the Big Dogs: How Harvard Assembled a Top-Ten Recruiting Class

Harvard coach Tommy Amaker pauses to smile. It’s the last presser of the year and he’s fielding a question he’s been avoiding all year: How did you bring a top-10 recruiting class to Harvard?

Year in Sports

The Subtle Influences of Sport

For such an athlete-heavy student population, athletics is a small part of Harvard’s culture

Men's Basketball

No. 2 Men's Basketball Prospect Wendell Carter Jr. Plans Official Harvard Visit

Carter Jr., who has been ranked among the top 10 prospects for the Class of 2017 all year, listed Harvard alongside Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, and Kentucky as his choices last weekend at the Nike EYBL.


Baseball Ends Non-Conference Play with Win over UMass

​As the end of the season looms, the Harvard men’s baseball team (16-21, 8-8 Ivy) is hitting its stride. The Crimson won for the seventh time in nine games Tuesday at LeLacheur Park, defeating UMass Lowell (17-20), 9-4, in its final nonconference game of the season.

Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Nabs ESPN's 10th Best Recruiting Class

​After a disappointing fourth-place Ivy League finish in 2016, the Harvard men’s basketball team showed why pundits think it is on the fast track back to the top of the league Wednesday, finishing with ESPN’s No. 10 recruiting class of the season. It is the first time an Ivy League team has ever cracked the top 25 of the recruiting rankings.

Where Your UC Student Life Fee Goes
Undergraduate Council

Where Your UC Student Activities Fee Goes

In theory, most undergraduates at Harvard have a stake in UC funding policies. To finance student events, the College requests undergraduates pay a $75 UC Activities fee each academic year. Here is where their money goes.

Men's Basketball

Chambers, Miller Chosen as Next Men's Basketball Captains While Edosomwan and Okolie Chosen as Team MVPs

­As it officially turns the page to the 2016-2017 season, the Harvard men’s basketball team has chosen its two oldest players to lead it. At its end of year banquet Monday, the team announced that Siyani Chambers ’16-’17 and Corbin Miller ’15-’17 would be the captains for upcoming season.

Men's Basketball

Princeton Tabbed Early Favorite in 2016-2017 Bracketology

With the dawning of April have come the way-too-early projections for the 2017 college basketball season. Kicking off the empirically foolish prognostications is Joe Lunardi, who selected Princeton as the Ivy League’s representative to the 2016-2017 NCAA Tournament