Take notice! Princeton is coming to town. Harvard football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and field hockey are all facing Tigers at home this weekend. It looks like it’s going to be a nice weekend in Cambridge with some competitive matchups.
And it’s a good thing the games are at home. Here’s what you won’t be missing out on at Princeton:
A win over Columbia kept the women's volleyball team in the top five.
No new teams broke into the top five this week, but the top four squads traded places in a weekend filled with crushing victories and tough defeats.
5. Women’s Volleyball (10-7, 3-4 Ivy)
Harvard lost to Cornell and defeated Columbia last weekend. Taylor Docter smacked the Lions out of the gym, recording five aces in the league victory.
Previous Rank: 5
4. Women’s Tennis
The Crimson did not see any action last week. The team will compete at the ITA Regional Tournament in New Haven, Connecticut this weekend.
Previous Rank: 3
Fitzpatrick's late interception in the red zone likely cost Buffalo the game, dropping the team to 4-2.
In a new weekly feature, The Crimson will be tracking the successes (and potential failures) of some of Harvard’s most successful graduates not to use their Harvard degrees. While a tour through professional sports is not exactly a who’s who of Harvard alumni, a few athletes have taken their game to the next level. From Jeremy Lin to Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Crimson maintains a presence outside of the labs and law offices of the world.
This past Sunday, Buffalo Bill’s quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick ’05, was hoping to build off of his momentum from a good start to the season with a win against division rival, the New York Giants—but in the end, a couple of costly mistakes from the Harvard alum proved too much for Buffalo to overcome.
NBA ownership cannot deprive players of their willingness to play the game of basketball. In the midst of a tantalizing waiting game, NBA players have taken it upon themselves to entertain fans.
The trend started early this summer, with high-profile NBA players, such as Kevin Durant, Lebron James and Kobe Bryant popping up in neighborhood gyms and outdoor courts across the country.
It intensified in September when Carmelo Anthony suggested a match up that would feature a rag-tag group billed as “Team Melo” play against “Team Philly” at Penn basketball’s famed home arena, the Palestra. And is set to continue into the prolonged NBA off-season.
Harvard’s sole current NBA representative and Warrior point guard, Jeremy Lin '10 is among the newest batch of players to perform in a hyped exhibition game. The core of the current 2011-12 roster will take on the core of the underdog 2007 Warriors—memorable for the “We Believe” t-shirts plastered all over their home Oracle Arena during a stunning first-round upset of the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks.
Harvard is hosting this weekend. Football, men’s soccer, men’s water polo, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball are all taking on their opponents at home. Good news, Crimson fans, you don’t have to travel far to see your teams play. And as for our visiting opponents, we like to make you feel welcome too.
Dear Bucknell, Brown, Columbia, Connecticut College, Mercyhurst and St. Francis players: stick around another day. Here are the two major events happening on Harvard’s campus this weekend: