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Return of Zena

AROUND THE IVIES: Historically Dominant Yale Headlines Ancient Eight

The Bulldogs come into town riding a 10-game win streak. Meanwhile the Crimson has lost five straight.

Men's Basketball

Notebook: Cold Shooting Night Dooms Men's Basketball Against Penn

A 67-57 loss dropped the Crimson to 1-5 in Ivy League play for the first time since 2008. After making three of its first four shots en route to a 7-0 lead, Harvard went ice-cold—making just 18 of 64 attempts the rest of the way.

Egi Underneath
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Drops Fourth Straight Ivy Game to Princeton

A 13-0 Princeton run took just under two minutes and sealed an 83-62 victory that appeared to put the final nail in the coffin for Harvard’s Ivy League hopes. The Tigers (13-5, 3-1 Ivy League) sent Harvard (9-12, 1-4) to its fourth straight Ivy League loss for the first time in nine years.

Miller Grinds It Out

AROUND THE IVIES: Yale Overtakes Harvard as League Favorite

Harvard may be coming off two straight losses, but a new class of Ivy League heavyweights is emerging.

Beat at the Buzzer

Notebook: Free Throw Woes Continue To Paralyze Men's Basketball

After leading by 16 at the break, the Crimson scored just 21 points after intermission and missed the front end of two one-and-ones with under a minute left that would have sealed the win against the Columbia Lions (15-6, 4-0). Columbia, who memorably lost to Harvard on a Siyani Chambers ’16-’17 buzzer beater last year when they visited Lavietes Pavilion, got revenge a year later when Alex Rosenberg drained a jumper as time expired, leading Columbia to a 55-54 win.

Bouncing Back

Men's Basketball Welcomes Cornell, Columbia to Lavietes

Heading into its first Ivy League back-to-back of the year, the Harvard men’s basketball team finds itself in a familiar place.

Electric Edosomwan

AROUND THE IVIES: Columnist Wonders Why Drake Stopped Calling Him On His Cell Phone

A year away has turned the five-time defending champion into the hunted and not the Ivy favorite—a title shared by school rivals Princeton and Yale.

Anchored by Agunwa
Men's Basketball

Dartmouth Hands Men's Basketball First Ivy Loss, 63-50

After trailing by one at halftime, the Harvard men’s basketball team came out firing in the second half of its Ivy League road opener in Hanover. Having shot just 35 percent in the first half, Harvard had 12 points in the first seven minutes of the second while holding the Big Green scoreless, taking an 11-point lead with 13:11 to go.

Steady Steeves

Three Things to Watch: Harvard-Dartmouth

After winning just its second true road game of the year, the Harvard men’s basketball team (9-8, 1-0 Ivy) will put its three-game winning streak on the line when it travels to Hanover to take on Dartmouth (6-9, 0-1) in the second half of its conference-opening home-and-home with the Big Green. Beat writer David Freed lists three things to watch.

Feed the Z

Three Things to Watch: Harvard-Howard

​The Harvard men’s basketball team (8-8) will try to make its way above .500 for the first time since the season’s first game Saturday against Howard (8-9). Beat writer David Freed highlights three things to watch as the Crimson go for its second road win of the season.


Harvard Should Be the True National Champion

Harvard Should Be the True National Champion

One For the Record Books

Notebook: Miller, Perez Lead Men's Basketball Past Ryerson, 73-57

After four unsuccessful attempts, the Harvard men’s basketball team (8-8, 1-0 Ivy) finally made its way to .500 for the first time since Nov. 14, dispatching the visiting Ryerson Rams (4-2), 73-57. Despite an uneven first 10 minutes, Harvard went on a 21-6 run midway through the first half to take a 17-point lead and never looked back, holding a double-digit lead for the final 23 minutes of play.

Evan Wonders of the World

Three Things To Watch: Harvard-Ryerson

After winning its Ivy League opener, the Harvard men’s basketball team (7-8, 1-0) looks to get back to .500 in the final contest of its five-game homestand against Ryerson (7:00 EST). Beat writer David Freed has three things to watch for in the Crimson’s penultimate non-conference game of the year.

Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Set to Kick Off Ivy League Play Against Dartmouth

As the Harvard men’s basketball team (6-8) prepares to kick off Ivy League play Saturday, the two most important names are the players not currently practicing.

29 For Okolie
Men's Basketball

Men's Hoops Kicks Off Ivy League Play With Victory Over Dartmouth

Behind a career-high 29 points from senior Agunwa Okolie, the Harvard men’s basketball team opened Ivy League play with a win over the visiting Dartmouth Big Green.

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The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes