Ahead of the 54th rendition of the Head of the Charles Regatta, read up on everything from an Olympic hopeful to the voices guiding the boats to the finish line.
In a tale of two quarters, Harvard and Princeton held each other scoreless in the third frame before engaging in a 19-14 shootout in the fourth. The Tigers came out on top to stay undefeated in 2018.
Saturday afternoon’s 3-1 victory at Bedford Field in Princeton, N.J., marked Coach Tjerk van Herwaarden’s first victory over a team ranked in the Top-5 nationally.
Splitting up across the Ivy League, both of Harvard’s men and women’s tennis teams will be competing this weekend. The men’s team will be on the road for the Big Green Invite hosted by Dartmouth, and the women’s team will be playing at home, hosting the Harvard Fall Scramble.
Brandyn Curry '14 has teamed up with Mike Evans Ed. M. '11 as an ambassador for a basketball non-profit called Full Court Peace. Through a fundraiser with apparel company XvsOsports, Curry and Evans are partnering to spread the mission of Full Court Peace: to bridge socioeconomic gaps through the power of sports.
With autumn in full swing, the Head of the Charles Regatta is fast approaching. This weekend, all four Crimson crew teams will descend on the Charles River for two days of racing to kick off their 2018-2019 campaigns.
Sophomore lightweight rower Drake Deuel is so intensely committed to his craft that he risked the freezing winter waters of the Charles River to practice. Now, Deuel has his sights set on the Olympics.
The plaques from past victories line the walls of the “Bat Cave,” serving as daily reminders of the Harvard rowing program’s long-time greatness. The coxswains for the Harvard-Radcliffe women’s lightweight crew appreciate the program's greatness, but remain unintimidated.
The Harvard women's crew team prefers to go by a different name. Radcliffe, the former women's college associated with college, is the namesake of women's crew in remembrance of the imbalance of resources afforded to the burgeoning women's side in the 1970s.
After earning its school-record ninth consecutive victory, the Crimson (12-1, 4-0 Ivy League) achieved its highest national ranking ever at No. 9 in the latest Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll.
“[This is] probably the best Princeton team, conservatively, in the last 40 years,” Harvard coach Tim Murphy said. “We’re always excited to play. We’re always particularly excited to play big games like Princeton, but this will be a tremendous challenge because they appear to have no weaknesses.”
Wideout Tyler Adams had just one career reception prior to his breakout game on Friday night against Holy Cross. Now, the sophomore looks to sustain his newfound role in the season's second half.
When Dave Fish announced his retirement after 42 years, Harvard lost a coaching legend who immensely shaped the men’s tennis program. However, there was one person who was the obvious choice to be Fish’s successor, and that was Andrew Rueb ‘95. For the past 11 years, he has helped Harvard to 192 victories and four Ivy League Championships as an assistant and associate head coach. Now he looks to continue the program’s tradition of excellence created by his mentor.
Both the Harvard men’s and women’s tennis teams saw action this past week at the ITA Northeast Regionals, and both squads had impressive finishes to the tournament. Fellow Ivy League school Princeton hosted the men’s tournament, which welcomed players from schools all around the Northeast, while Yale hosted the women’s side. Both tournaments ran from Oct. 11-16.
Here we are: the second half of the Ivy League football season. Though each team has just five of its 10 games remaining, all five of these games count toward the league standings. With non-conference play in the rearview mirror (don’t worry, I’m not going to pepper this ATI with Pearl Jam song titles), there is still plenty of time for the conference standings to shift significantly.
Playing on Friday in Providence, R.I., Harvard defeated Brown in five sets after conceding the first two frames. On Saturday, the Crimson travelled to New Haven, Conn., to face Yale, a game which Harvard lost in three, tightly-contested sets.
On Wednesday afternoon, Thomas announced she would not be competing for the Crimson squad in her senior season. On Thursday, the tri-captain signed a deal with New Balance. The company announced the deal on Monday.
Like Harvard, the Ivy League boasts a talented crop of returning young standouts that are sure to make a serious impact.
With the Captain Hurst Bowl on the line, each boat of the three divisions was poised to take water one last time. Unfortunately, Harvard did not sail its best in those pivotal races.