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Parting Shot

PARTING SHOT: Not Just the Numbers

Harvard is all about the numbers. Number one school in the country with 6,400 undergrads, 3,500 courses, three million volumes in Widener, 12 undergraduate houses, and 41 Division I sports teams. One basketball NCAA tournament run, two Winklevii, three women’s soccer Ivy League championships in the past four years, and a handful of 2012 Olympians.

Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball To Face Bulldogs, Bears at Home

Although the Harvard women’s basketball team already played its first Ivy League game of the year against Dartmouth on Jan. 14, this weekend marks the official opening weekend of Ancient Eight play.

Kant Cry
Women's Soccer

BU Drops Crimson in First Round of NCAA Tournament

In Saturday’s first-round NCAA matchup that also served as a fight for city bragging rights, the No. 12 Boston University Terriers snapped the Harvard women’s soccer team’s 10-game unbeaten streak with a convincing 3-0 victory at Nickerson Field.

Rookie Mistake
Supplement Stories

New Kids on the Block

It looked like Harvard women’s basketball coach Kathy Delaney-Smith had hit it the jackpot in November 2010 when she signed Temi Fagbenle, the Crimson’s first top-20 recruit in recent memory.

Mel B
Women's Soccer

Second-Half Surge Lifts Crimson Over Visiting Brown

Harvard barely managed to come out with a 2-1 win over the Bears, extending its unbeaten streak to seven consecutive games.

The Price is Right
Women's Soccer

Harvard Fails to Maintain Lead Twice in Deadlock at Cornell

Harvard relied on goals from Aisha Price and Elizabeth Weisman to carry the team to a 2-2 tie with Cornell.

The Price is Right
Women's Soccer

Harvard Plays Cornell to Draw

Throughout the past weeks, Harvard co-captain Melanie Baskind and freshman Meg Casscells-Hamby have provided the go-to force for the Crimson ...

Women's Soccer

Harvard Grabs Crucial Ivy Win

In Friday night's Ivy League opener for both Harvard and Penn , the Crimson took advantage of wet conditions and the Quakers' sluggish start to grab a 2-0 victory.

Melanie Baskind Assists
Women's Soccer

Urke, Conigliaro Propel Harvard to 2-1 Win

The Crimson depended on rookie Lauren Urke and junior Alexandra Conigliaro to secure the victory over UConn.

Women's Soccer

Season Kicks Off With Road Loss, Victory in Home Opener

Hours before the men’s soccer team emerged victorious in a nail-biter, the fans at Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium witnessed another dramatic win Sunday.

Big Bad Rachel Brown

SOFTBALL: Crimson Avenges 2010 Loss in ILCS

Revenge is sweet. Taking the Ivy League championship and going to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007 and the fifth time in school history makes it that much better.

Shee-leigh Will Be Loved
Women's Soccer

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Sheeleigh Turns Program Around

Katherine Sheeleigh, the blonde-haired freshman, brought what her teammates called a new competitive fire that landed her the title of Ivy League Rookie of the Year.

The Full-Court Press: Walter Peppelman '13

The Full-Court Press: Walter Peppelman '13

Men's Basketball

The Full Court Press: Adam Riegel

This week, the Full Court Press REMIX introduces you to sophomore Adam Riegel, a self-described “Superfan” and part of the football cheering core. In addition to his love of being half-naked and cheering on the men’s basketball team, Riegel also enjoys watching Yale and Princeton suffer. Every week, The Full Court Press gives you the sort of personal scoop that you’re not likely to hear at a typical press conference.

Women's Basketball

Women’s Hoops Alive in Ivy Race

Anything can happen.