Tweets of the Week

Published by Katherine H. Scott on November 05, 2014 at 11:38PM

With the fall term wrapping up, Harvard student athletes, including women's soccer sophomore forward Midge Purce, take to Twitter to express their thoughts

November has crept up without a warning, masked by deceivingly warm weather. With the next two months come the end of the fall sports regular season, and teams are now focusing on the post-season tournaments.

While you may have been keeping up with their stats, you may have missed some of Harvard’s athlete’s most entertaining tweets. Here at The Back Page, we have compiled a few tweets that made us chuckle.


Athlete of the Week Runners-Up—Week of 10/21

Published by Kurt T. Bullard on October 25, 2013 at 10:13PM

Maksim Korolev of the men’s cross-country team took the honors of The Crimson’s athlete of the week for his performance at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational this past weekend. Korolev ran an 8k course in 23:14 for the Harvard men’s cross country team, finishing 2nd out of the 288 runners participating. Although he was the best of the best this week, some other athletes were deserving of recognition for their on-field excellence as well.


Housing Day: The Most Athletic House

Published by Chelsea Gilbert on March 08, 2012 at 1:23PM

As we prepare for the Housing Day festivities, I thought I would take the time to determine which house is the most athletic. With really no valid way of accomplishing this, I turned to stalking and decided to make a huge table tallying the number of varsity athletes in each house.

After the tallying was complete, Dunster came out victorious with a total number of 84 athletes affiliated with the house. I must admit that this is a rough estimate, since gocrimson fails to report the house for a number of sophomores, but there is another reason why Dunster comes out on top: its dining hall.

While it's true that Dunster has a lovely dining hall with real napkins and a spacious servery, the real reason it stands out is that it is open an entire 30 minutes later than every other dining hall. As a member of the track team, it is a fantastic feeling of relief after I walk out of Palmer Dixon, swear to myself as I look at the clock, and then realize I am actually going to make HUDS dinner since Dunster will be open.

The Dunster dining hall has spared me who-knows-how-much money after long, tough preseason practices. And what makes it better is that the grill also stays open longer for that extra protein after a lifting session. The funny thing is that if Harvard Hoochies were to walk into the Dunster dining hall at 7:30 P.M., they would probably faint at the sight of all of the athletes there. It's a different atmosphere at that time; practice bags are everywhere, teams sit by table like a high school cafeteria, and there are sports discussions to boot.

Even if Dunster didn't have the highest number of athletes, the dining hall would make up the difference because the number of athletes it brings in on a nightly basis definitely earns Dunster the title.


Housing Day: The Top Athlete in Each House

Published by Chelsea Gilbert on March 08, 2012 at 10:12PM

Housing Day is filled with the hype of which house is the best house. But whether it be quad or river, it doesn't really matter what house you're in, right? All that matters is who wears the house the best.  Here is a list of athletes who make their houses shine.


Ladies and Gentlemen: The Crimcademy Awards

Published by Taryn I. Kurcz on February 29, 2012 at 10:12PM

If you are like most people, you were probably pretty disappointed with the Oscars on Sunday night.

Save the unexpected showings by Cirque du Soleil and Angelina Jolie’s leg, depending on what you’re into, you probably were looking for something that had a little bit more pizazz.

Well I’m here to tell you that Billy Crystal is not the only one who can read minds.

We at The Crimson Sports know you all are dying to hear the winners of the Oscars, Harvard Athletics style—the Crimcademy Awards, if you will.

So before somebody cues the music to end my monologue, for your consideration…