During the 2012 campaign, Chapple was the architect of the highest-scoring offense in the history of the Ancient Eight. The Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year threw 24 touchdown passes and accounted for 3,169 yards of total offense, both Crimson records, while also finishing second in the Football Championship Subdivision in passing efficiency.
The Ivy League’s continued rejection of postseason play for football has left players, coaches, and fans disappointed about the missed opportunity for the best of the Ivy League to test itself on the gridiron against the nation’s elite in a quest to win a national championship.
In the middle innings of the Harvard baseball team’s Beanpot consolation game against Boston College at Fenway Park Monday afternoon, a number of Red Sox players went out to the right field warning track and played catch while the contest was still in play.
The reigning Super Bowl champions selected Harvard’s Kyle Juszczyk with the 130th overall selection in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, making the H-back the first Harvard player drafted since Ryan Fitzpatrick ’05 and the 20th all-time.
Harvard (10-26, 7-9 Ivy) recorded 18 hits in a 12-10 win over Brown (5-28, 3-13), but it could not find the same success at the plate in game two when a nine-run Bears first inning doomed the Crimson to a 14-2 loss.
After Princeton (7-20, 5-3 Ivy) scored four times in the top of the ninth inning, the Harvard baseball team (6-21, 3-5) rallied back for three runs of its own to beat the Tigers, 20-19, and earn a doubleheader split on Sunday.
It’s been 15 days since the Harvard men’s basketball team stunned the college basketball world with its 68-62 victory over New Mexico. But for me, the gigantic upset was nowhere near the most surprising occurrence of the night.