We’re heading into Week 4 of the 2017 football season, and there is just about no separation between any of the Ivy League contenders. Perennial favorites like Harvard, Penn, and Princeton have all suffered losses, while upstarts Yale, Dartmouth, and Columbia show no signs of slowing down.
Despite Harvard's recent stellar record against Georgetown, any Division I team can win on any given Saturday, and the Hoyas will attempt to do just that against the Crimson this weekend at RFK Stadium.
“Some of the great offensive line group we had together at one time, all those NFLers, the guys like Adam Redmond, [Anthony] Fabiano, Cole Toner, Ben Braunecker, those guys used to sing,” Harvard coach Tim Murphy said.
Last week, the Crimson kicked off the fall with a close loss to non-league opponent URI on the road. The team is already clamoring to get back onto the field to make up for a disappointing start to the season.
Four days removed from the dominance it displayed last weekend, Harvard struggled to carry its momentum into this midweek matchup. The Bears used two strong offensive innings and a solid outing on the mound to defeat the Crimson, 4-0.
The Harvard softball team stayed in contention for an Ivy League Championship Series bid as it tripped up to Providence, R.I., and swept Brown in a three-game weekend series, putting the Crimson second in the Ivy North Division behind only Dartmouth. The three victories extended Harvard’s Ivy win streak to five consecutive games. The Crimson’s away record improved to 7-5 as well.