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An Early Farewell

Senior running back Devin Darrington, pictured above in his final game in a Harvard uniform, announced his transfer to the University of Virginia.


Harvard Running Back Devin Darrington Enters Transfer Portal

Senior Crimson running back Devin Darrington has officially entered the transfer portal in the face of the Ivy League’s cancelled fall sports season. The standout rusher led the team’s powerful rushing attack last season with 102 carries for 734 yards, adding seven touchdowns as well.


Last Dance?

Senior running back Devin Darrington carries the ball against Yale in what may prove to be his final game in a Harvard uniform.


Catch Him if You Can: Aidan Borguet vs. Yale, Individual Performance of the Year

The game proceeded into near-darkness as a result of the delay and the 105-year-old Yale Bowl’s deficiency in the area of lighting fixtures. The Bulldogs overcame a 17-point deficit and completed the comeback with a victory in the second overtime. And, Harvard’s unassuming first-year running back Aidan Borguet set the rushing record and tied the scoring record for the historic rivalry.


Lights Out

Yale pulled out its heart-wrenching comeback amidst the cover of darkness thanks to the Yale Bowl's lack of lights.


Four-of-a-Kind

Borguet speeds past defenders into the Yale endzone, one of four times he would do so in his dominating performance.


Football's Shanahan to Play for Defending National Champs LSU as Graduate Transfer

Harvard senior Liam Shanahan will be joining the defending-champion Tigers next season as a graduate transfer. The Marlborough, Mass., native will use his final year of eligibility in Baton Rouge whenever the college football season begins.


Liam Leads the Way

Liam Shanahan celebrates after lead-blocking first-year Aidan Borguet's way into the endzone in his final game in a Harvard uniform. Shanahan will play for the defending-champion LSU Tigers as a graduate transfer in 2020.


Juszczyk '13 Set to Start in Super Bowl

Former Harvard standout Kyle Juszczyk ‘13 is no stranger to the big stage since he entered the NFL in 2013. This Sunday, however, Juszczyk will be making his first appearance on the biggest stage in the sport: the Super Bowl.


The Biggest Stage

San Francisco 49ers fullback and former Harvard standout Kyle Juszczyk '13 will start in Super Bowl LIV in Miami this Sunday.


Firkser ’17 Scores First-Ever NFL Playoff Touchdown by Harvard Player

Tight end Anthony Firkser ’17 scored the first-ever touchdown in the NFL Playoffs by a Harvard graduate in the Wild Card game Saturday night. Firkser also came up with a major third-down catch for the Tennessee Titans that helped to seal the upset victory over the New England Patriots in the Crimson alum’s return to Massachusetts.


Fitzpatrick ‘05 Stuns Patriots, Spoils Playoff Bye in Massachusetts Return

Former Harvard and current Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick ‘05 returned to Massachusetts in heroic fashion, leading his squad to a shocking upset victory over the New England Patriots, ruining the latter’s chances at a first-round bye in the NFL Playoffs.


Cleats You Ott To See

“If you tuned into the Seattle Seahawks game against the Los Angeles Rams this past Sunday, you would have seen Crimson football alumni Tyler Ott ‘14 at long snapper wearing his white and purple custom cleats representing The Second Step, an organization based out of Newton, MA.”


Many Steps

Harvard alumni Tyler and Ashley Ott support The Second Step Organization on and off the field.


In Photos: The 136th Game

In a double-overtime thriller, No. 24/25 Yale defeated Harvard in the 136th rendition of The Game, 50-43. With the victory, the Bulldogs claimed a half-share of the Ivy League title, sharing the crown with Dartmouth. En route to earn the victory, Yale (9-1, 6-1 Ivy) overcame a 19-point deficit, with 17 consecutive points in the fourth quarter alone.


Dude in the Dark

In double overtime, Yale running back Zane Dudek walks into the end zone for the team's winning score. Unequipped with lights, the Yale Bowl descended into darkness Saturday afternoon towards the conclusion of the long contest.


On a Rawl

Yale quarterback Kurt Rawlings led the victorious team's offensive production Saturday afternoon. The veteran logged 417 yards and three touchdowns through the air, while also leading the team in rushing with 62 yards and a touchdown on sprints.


First-Year Phenom

Freshman Aidan Borguet had a career day on Saturday, registering 269 yards and four touchdowns on 11 attempts. The four touchdowns tied a record for the most in a Harvard-Yale game.


Yale Completes 19-Point Comeback, Beats Harvard in Double-OT, 50-43

With 1:28 to play, the Bulldogs recovered an onside kick down only seven points, setting up a game-tying drive. Yale quarterback Kurt Rawlings, the division leader in passing efficiency, touchdowns, yardage, and average yards per game, then led the Bulldogs to an Ivy League championship on Saturday afternoon.


YDN Dueling Column: Who's Next to Us

In the middle of last year’s back-and-forth Yale-Harvard contest, The Game halted for what seemed like hours, forcing spectators to debate the age-old question: Is Harvard spiteful or merely pompous?


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