Sports Features

Early Risers

Head of the Charles 2018

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.

Kol and Kollected
Women's Crew

The Last Seat: Coxswains Guide Crews to Success

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.

Tokyo Bound?
Men's Crew

Deueling on the Charles

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.

Crazy Eights

Men's and Women's Crews Prepare for Head of the Charles Regatta

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.

Good As Newell
Men's Crew

The Head of the Charles Turns 54

Though The Head of the Charles Regatta has a relatively short history in the world of collegiate crew, its history is a storied one for Harvard's crew program.

Walk This Way
Men's Crew

Walk This Way: Harvard Crew's Walk-ons

It is difficult to walk on to most collegiate sports teams, but crew is one exception. With the contributions of a legion of walk-on members, Harvard's rowing program strengthens both its performances on the course and the community within its ranks.

Badge of Honor
Women's Crew

What's in a Name?: The Persistence of Radcliffe Crew

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.

Men's Tennis

Andrew Rueb '95 Continues to Lead and Learn As Men's Tennis Coach

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.

Kicking the Kickoff

Concussions Plunge as Ivy League Experiments with New Kickoff Rule

From 2013 to 2015, the incidence of concussions on kickoffs was 10.93 for every 1000 plays. In the two years succeeding the rule’s implementation, the incidence rate decreased to 2.04 for every 1000 plays — more than a 68 percent reduction.

Giving Back
Men's Basketball

Breaking Barriers Through Hoops

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.

Freshman Connection
Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer Sees Immediate Contributions From Freshmen

Freshmen Alfred Perez and Nico Garcia-Morillo grew up playing youth soccer in the same region of South Florida. They met in middle school. Now, after so many years spent in the same soccer-related circles, Perez and Garcia-Morillo play together at Harvard and look poised to continue their success at the college level.

In the Trenches

In Photos: Football Battles Brown Under Friday Night Lights

Relive Harvard football's contest against Brown through a chronological series of photos depicting the game action last Friday night.

Welcome Aboard
Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey Well-Represented at NHL Development Camps

Here’s a look inside the Development Camp stories and takeaways of one member from each class on the 2018-2019 roster.

Eight Guys, One Boat
Men's Crew

A Formidable Crew: Team of the Year, Runner-Up

Harvard men's lightweight crew remained undefeated for most of the dual season but recently finished fourth at Eastern Sprints. Can the team rebound ahead of the national championships?

Defending The Fort
Men's Ice Hockey

A Storm on Lake Placid: Heartbreak of the Year

After 40 minutes of play, Harvard men's ice hockey claimed a 3-1 lead. It would not stand.