The Harvard Track and Field team hosted the 2024 Indoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at home in the Indoor Gordon Track this past Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 to Feb. 25. The Crimson had multiple record-breaking performances, with the women’s team finishing in third place with 97 total points and the men finishing fourth with 81 points. Over the course of the two days, Harvard won a total of eight event titles.
The No. 20 Harvard men’s lacrosse team (4-0, 0-0 Ivy) proved that it deserves its Inside Lacrosse top-20 ranking after it decisively thrashed Merrimack (2-3, 0-0 MAAC), 23-8, on Tuesday night. Following two rocky performances, the squad seems to have found its groove.
Harvard baseball traveled down to Alabama to battle against the Troy Trojans, but the result was the same as its last trip to the Crimson Tide state in 2020: a three-game skid to start the season.
Coming off back-to-back wins, Harvard women’s basketball (14-9, 7-3 Ivy) looked to continue its winning ways, playing host to a pair of New York rivals in Cornell (7-15, 1-9) and Columbia (18-5, 9-1). However, this weekend’s homestand ended with the same result as two weeks earlier, a 74-51 thrashing of the Big Red followed by an excruciating 71-63 defeat to the Lions.
At a now-or-never point in the season, Harvard men’s ice hockey (5-16-4, 5-9-4 ECAC) must strive for near-perfect play. It came close to perfection this past weekend, notching a one-goal win over St. Lawrence but falling to Clarkson by the same margin. Except for a blowout loss to No. 1-ranked Boston College in the consolation round of the Beanpot last week, Harvard has kept it close against ranked teams over the past month.
The Harvard women’s lacrosse team approaches the 2024 season looking to build on its solid performance last season, which saw the squad finish third place in the Ivy League. With strong performances against Yale, Columbia, and Dartmouth, and two near losses to the Ivy League 2023 Tournament Champions, the Penn Quakers, the Crimson is set to return for the 2024 season with a hunger to improve upon last year’s success.
The Harvard men’s volleyball team (3-4) got off to a tough start this season, losing four of its first five matchups against mostly high-ranked teams before bouncing back with two wins last weekend.
The Harvard men’s ice hockey team lost 5-0 to the No. 1 Boston College Eagles (20-5-1, 13-3-1 HE) in the consolation round of the 71st Beanpot Tournament held at TD Garden. After falling short to the reigning champions, Northeastern, in a 3-2 overtime nailbiter, the Crimson was overpowered by the Eagles in Monday’s matinee, a game that at times looked uncompetitive.
A seven-round shootout, nail biting victory at home on Friday night against Ivy League challenger Dartmouth gave Harvard (4-14-4, 4-8-4 ECAC) a much-needed extra point in the ECAC standings. When the game clock signaled the end of the third period, both teams were tied at five goals. With the win, the Crimson can now claim both regular-season matchups with Dartmouth, both of the walk-off variety.
The annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet saw Harvard men’s (6-2, 6-1 Ivy) and women’s (5-2, 5-2 Ivy) swimming and diving teams make waves at Princeton’s DeNunzio Pool, with the former going undefeated on the weekend and the latter going 1-1.
Energy was high in Malkin Athletic Center this past weekend, as Harvard wrestling (3-5) contested its final two home duals of the season, dropping both against Princeton and Penn. The squad did earn a few hardfought wins and gave a heartfelt sendoff to its seven seniors in front of a supportive audience of students, friends, and family.
History will be made on Sunday, when the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers square off in Las Vegas, as two Harvard football alums will meet in the Super Bowl for the first time in NFL history.
Harvard men’s hockey (4-13-3, 4-8-3 ECAC) lost the 2024 Beanpot semifinal to the Northeastern Huskies (11-12-2, 6-11-0 HE) 3-2 in an overtime heartbreaker, after the Huskies netted the game-winning goal just 33 seconds into overtime.
This weekend presented the Crimson with a key opportunity to solidify its spot in the Ivy League Tournament coming this March. Harvard fought valiantly in a tough matchup against Columbia before ultimately succumbing in a 82-70 defeat, snapping Harvard’s three-game win streak. The Crimson recovered from the setback, besting the Big Red 63-52 to earn third place outright in the Ivy League.
Following a dominant performance against the University of Pennsylvania’s Quakers last weekend, the Crimson continued its winning streak in New Haven on Saturday afternoon, securing a victory against the Yale Bulldogs (4-14, NCAA, 1-4 Ivy League) by a final score of 61-52.
This weekend, the Crimson women’s tennis team returned home on an extended three-match winning streak, as it prevailed with resilient wins over the DePaul University Blue Demons and the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers in two decisive away match-ups.
Returning from a disappointing end to the 2023 season, which had been highly-touted by lacrosse insiders as a potential breakthrough for Frisbie Family Head Coach Gerry Byrne and his men’s lacrosse team, the squad can rely on the return of key players on both ends of the field as well as a stacked freshman class for its 2024 battle in the competitive Ivy League.
Mixed Performances for the Harvard Women’s Hockey Team at the 2024 Beanpot, Capped by Thrilling OT Win in Consolation Game
For the first time ever, the Dunkin Women’s Beanpot – a hockey tournament in which Boston powerhouses Harvard, Northeastern, Boston College and Boston University compete in a two-round playoff – was held at TD Garden. The Crimson (4-16-2, 2-12-1 ECAC), fell to Northeastern (17-9-1, 10-7-1 HEA) – who ultimately won the entire event – 1-0 in the first round at home in Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
Harvard men’s ice hockey (3-11-3, 3-6-3 ECAC) entered its nearly month-long break on Dec. 2 in an offensive slump, as the squad’s season-long struggle to score saw the Crimson tally only 16 goals in its first nine games.
Following a Successful Tournament Season Run, Harvard Wrestling Makes a Competitive 2-1 Start to its Dual Season
The Harvard wrestling team returned from its trip to North Carolina last weekend having started its dual season off on a positive note. The Crimson earned victories over Davidson (1-8) and No. 23 UNC (7-5), while falling by a narrow margin to Lock Haven University (3-6).
Murphy’s retirement leaves a deep mark on a Crimson program that has amassed the sixth-best winning percentage in all of Division I football since 2000 and cements his legacy as arguably the greatest coach in school history.
Harvard football Head Coach Tim Murphy's tenure was marked by notable victories, several regional and national accolades, and a deep impact on the nation’s oldest collegiate institution.
Star Sophomore Wide Receiver Cooper Barkate and His Teammates Look to Claim Sole Ivy Title in 139th Matchup of The Game
The Harvard football team has had a record-breaking 150th season. 8-1 in overall play and with over 900 victories in program history, the Crimson heads into the historic Harvard-Yale weekend seeking the outright Ivy League Championship. A notable player amidst this historic season has been none other than sophomore wide receiver Cooper Barkate.