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Harvard Track and Field Sets New Records at the 2024 Ivy League Heptagonals

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.


Back in Business, Crimson Bests Merrimack 23-8

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 Is Swept By Troy, Starts the Season 0-3

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.


Women’s Basketball Splits Home Matchups vs. N.Y. Rivals

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.


Eyeing Late-Season Run, Harvard Gears Up for ECAC and NCAA Playoffs

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.


Women’s Lacrosse Looks to Start Hot at the Frosty Face Off

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.


Harvard Places Fourth at 71st Annual Dunkin’ Men’s Beanpot, Loses 5-0 to Boston College

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.


Harvard Secures Shootout Win over Dartmouth, Multiple Points for League Rankings

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.


Men’s Swim and Dive Sweeps HYP Meet, Women’s Team Splits its Two Contests

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.


Harvard Wrestling Celebrates Senior Class but Falls to Princeton and Penn

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.


Harvard Men’s Hockey Loses Beanpot Semifinal 3-2 in Overtime Heartbreaker

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.


Harvard Splits New York Matchups, Moves to Third Place in Ivy league

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.


Harvard Women’s Basketball Beats the Bulldogs in New Haven on Rivalry Weekend

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.


Harvard Women’s Tennis Continues Winning Streak with Back-to-Back Victories in Doubleheader

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.


After a Disappointing End to the 2023 Season, Harvard Men’s Lacrosse Returns for Spring Competition

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.


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).


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.


Murphy's Law

Harvard football head coach Tim Murphy locks his eyes on the field during the Crimson's only loss of its 2023 season so far at Princeton on Oct. 21.


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