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Athlete of the Week: Casten Propels Football Past Holy Cross

Senior running back Andrew Casten knew he was going to have a big workload on Friday night when the Harvard football team took on Holy Cross. But he definitely didn't foresee his immediate success.

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NOTEBOOK: Casten, Defense Step Up For Football in Opening Win

The Harvard football team endured injuries, trailed for a few moments, and battled all game long.


Flesher and Bicknell to Anchor Special Teams

Special teams occupies a unique place in football. While defenders rely on speed and brute force, punters count on skill and accuracy. While quarterbacks adapt to a defense, a kicker’s ally is consistency and repetition.


Matt Birk '98 Named Director of Football Development for NFL

On Thursday, the NFL announced that the former Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens center has been named Director of Football Development.


Game of the Year, Runner-Up: Football v. Princeton

On Oct. 26, the undefeated Harvard and Princeton football teams faced off in Cambridge, with the winner earning the driver’s seat in the race for an Ivy League championship. The showdown featured nearly a thousand yards of offense, close to 100 total points scored, and lasted just under four hours.


Male Breakout Player of the Year, Runner-Up: Paul Stanton

In a position of need, the Harvard football team turned to sophomore Paul Stanton, and the running back more than just stepped up.


Baseball Season Recap

After graduating only three seniors from the 2013 squad and returning a host of players to its roster, the Harvard baseball team had its sights set on the top of the Ivy League—a place the program had not been since 2005.


Baseball Drops Final Doubleheader of Season

Dartmouth rode a pair of big innings to 9-0 and 5-3 victories over Harvard on Senior Day at O'Donnell Field.

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Takeaways from Harvard Football's Spring Game

While admitted students were exploring the campus for Visitas, this past weekend also served as a fall preview for the Harvard football team. On Saturday night, the Crimson took the field at Harvard Stadium in organized fashion for the first time since November to play its annual Spring Game.


Baseball Rallies and Squeaks Past Boston College

Although the Eagles managed a run in the top of the ninth, Harvard would hang on to defeat its crosstown rival, 6-5, in the first round of the Beanpot at O’Donnell Field Wednesday afternoon.


Baseball Loses Four Against Ivy Opponents

The Crimson allowed at least seven runs in every contest against Penn and Columbia and committed a combined 11 errors, leading to 13 unearned runs.

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Decker Ushers in New Era

When Harvard hosts Penn at O’Donnell Field this Saturday, the Crimson will compete at home for the first time all season. If Coach Bill Decker has his way, in a few years, the trip to Cambridge will not be one that opponents enjoy making.


Army Takes Two of Three from Baseball

The Crimson started the series on a high note, riding strong pitching and consistent offense to a 5-1 win. But Harvard could not build on the momentum, as the Black Knights earned victories in the following two contests.


After Dropping Two, Baseball Beats Michigan State

Despite dropping Saturday’s doubleheader, the Harvard baseball team had the last word on Monday, scoring seven runs in two big innings to secure a win against its Big Ten opponent.


Baseball Picks Up First Win of Season

Harvard (1-7) earned its first W of the season over Lamar (11-6) in Beaumont, Texas, with a clean 4-0 victory Friday night. But the team’s struggles in close games continued, as the Crimson dropped a pair of one-run contests on Saturday and fell, 10-3, in the final game of the series on Sunday.

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