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Magic of Numbers: Past, Present, and Future

By Kevin T. Chen, Crimson Staff Writer

Each Thursday, The Crimson will compile a series of unique statistics about Harvard's sports scene. Welcome to the Magic of Numbers—without the problem sets. We'll do the math for you.


3—Number of times Joe Cavanagh ’71 was named an first-team All-American throughout his time as a forward on the Harvard men’s hockey team. Cavanagh was named today as one of the top 50 players ever to play in the ECAC.

1994—Year that Cavanagh was inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame.

72—Number of points registered by Cavanagh in his senior season, capping off his career as Harvard’s second all-time leader in points (187) and third all-time leader in goals (60).

2—Number of Crimson hockey alums–Cavanagh and defenseman Mark Fusco ’83–named to the top-50 list so far. The ECAC will release the rest of its honorees in installments every other week throughout the season leading up to the league championship final in March.


62—Points scored by the Harvard men’s basketball team in its heartbreaking loss to Big Ten foe Michigan last week.

69— Points scored by the Crimson in its sluggish 69-54 win over Division III opponent WPI.

16—Turnovers committed by Harvard against the Engineers.


44—Number of games the Harvard baseball team will play in its upcoming regular season. The Crimson’s schedule was released yesterday for viewing.

13—Number of games Harvard won last year.

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