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Sam Danello

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Up for Grabs

Columbia-Penn Matchup Headlines a Busy Football Weekend

The battle between the Quakers and the Bulldogs pits two of the league's stars against each other—Columbia coach Al Bagnoli and Penn wide receiver Justin Watson.

Group Hug

Total Parity Defines Ancient Eight Play in 2017

In 2017, the Ancient Eight is a barroom brawl, as seven teams have legitimate title aspirations.


Harvard Football Set to Face Off Against Cornell

The Big Red has dropped nine of its last 10 games, including three blowouts to start the 2017 season. Saturday’s matchup with Harvard offers a chance to reverse course.


Ben Abercrombie Progresses in Recovery

Ben Abercrombie, the freshman defensive back who sustained a major cervical injury in a football game at Rhode Island, has regained partial feeling on his arms and legs.

Bookin' It

Football Blasts Georgetown, 41-2, Makes Murphy 'Pretty Happy'

Junior wide receiver Justice Shelton-Mosley opened the scoring with the longest punt return in Harvard history. The Crimson led the rest of the way, shutting out the Hoyas offense.

Scott Lands

Football Juniors Hit Dance Moves amid NFL Debates of Race

Wide receiver Adam Scott and defensive back Wes Ogsbury have created a YouTube channel called "Harvard Hits" that features dance videos from all over campus.

Hot Pocket

For Football Seniors, Emotional Hits Sting the Most

In the last year, Crimson seniors have endured brutal losses and a tragic injury to a teammate. They're back for redemption in 2017.

Quick Lee Tackled

Stifling Defense, Viviano Star in Football Home Opener

A week after a major spinal injury to freshman Ben Abercrombie, fellow Alabaman and defensive back Tanner Lee played perhaps the game of his career.

Stuck in Reverse

Football Prepares for Home Opener Against Brown

The Bears may seem like a trendy upset pick. I say otherwise. Harvard knows how to deal with gnats.


Football Freshman Undergoes Surgery for Neck Injury

Defensive back Ben Abercrombie suffered the injury on Saturday in a game at Rhode Island.

No-Fly Zone

Despite Early Loss to Rhode Island, Hope Remains

On Saturday, though, history toppled to the ground like a tower of cards. Harvard simply looked lost.

Eyes on the Prize

Football Opens 2017 Campaign at Rhode Island

Harvard has never lost to Rhode Island, and on Saturday, the team expects to cruise past the Rams. However, a new offensive line and the demons of the past may haunt the Crimson.

Return to Glory

Football Picked to Finish Atop Ivy League in Poll

Two weeks before the start of the season, a single question looms for Harvard football: Can the team shake off the dust from last season—which ended with a disastrous two-game losing streak—and claim a fourth Ivy League title in five years?

Head Down

Fourth and None: Upset of the Year

Seeking a championship four-peat, Harvard football fell short against Yale, ending a nine-game win streak in The Game and an era of Ivy dominance.

Back for More

Football Spring Game Previews Dominant Defense

“The big thing is that we have experience this year,” captain Luke Hutton said. “When you have guys that have played 10 games that are coming back, it’s huge for how well you’re going to play.”