Harvard-Yale 2017: Seen from the Sidelines
In photos: Even as the score turned in the Bulldogs' favor, school spirit remained strong on the sidelines and in the stands of the Yale Bowl.
While The Game is first and foremost a longstanding sporting tradition - the oldest College football rivalry in the nation - it is also a major social event for undergraduates and alumni alike. Even as the score turned in the Bulldogs' favor, school spirit remained strong on the sidelines and in the stands of the Yale Bowl.
The Student Section
Ajay V. Singh '21 cheers enthusiastically for Harvard early on during the Game.
Sierra C. Nota '19 watches the Game from the undergrad section.
Andrew B. Jing '19 yawns as Luke T. Kramer '19 cheers beside him.
Adam S. Hirschhorn '20 cheers despite the light rain.
Leo A. Garcia '21 gives a thumbs-down as he cheers during the later half of the Game.
Two Harvard fans celebrate in the crowd.
Anthony J. W. Kenny '20 and Sebastian A. Schwartz '20 carry Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana on their shoulders through the stands of the Yale Bowl.
Nathan P. Wolfe '19 conducts the Harvard University Band during the Game.
Yuki A. Koide '17 participated as an alumna in the Band's performances at the Game.
Alex G. Cox '16, an alumnus of the Band, dresses up as a lion for the half-time show.
Changseob Lim '19 leads the Harvard University Band as its drill master at the Game.
Brandon J. Kim '19 cheers with the Harvard University Band.
On The Field
Amanda N. Flores '20 hypes up the crowd.
Handsome Dan, the official mascot of the Yale Bulldogs, enjoys a pat on the head.
Senior Zach R. Schmid '18 warms up on the sidelines.
Yale's cheerleaders run along the sidelines with flags.
Line judge Ray Pittman gives directions during the first minutes of the Game.
Cheerleader Audrey Green '19 laughs on the sidelines.
Spotted In The Stands
A fan watches intently from the Harvard Alumni section.
A fan claps for Harvard as the deficit to Yale grows.
Diane and Russ Haehl, parents of Harvard defensive back Tim D. Haehl '18, watch the action from the stands. The Haehls brought a "big head" of their son's face for the Game.
Yalies tote anti-Harvard signs from their student section.
During the third quarter of the Game, residents of Yale's Saybrook College hold their shoes in the air as a warning that they are about to take off their clothes.
The Saybrook Strip is a tradition for the residents of its namesake College, which sees Saybrugians stripping down to their underwear - or less - during the third quarter of football games.
At the 2016 meeting of the Game, several Saybrugians were escorted from Harvard Stadium after taking the Strip down to full-frontal nudity. This year, the Yalies stopped short of getting into similar trouble.
With a few minutes left in the Game, the mood in the Yale student section was a lot more raucous than that on the Harvard side, from which many students had already left.
After the final whistle confirmed Yale's first outright Ivy League championship win in almost four decades, Yalies stormed the field in celebration.