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Department of Athletics

Athletes Warned Against Antler Velvet Max

Harvard athletes were recently warned not to take a supplement called Antler Velvet Max in an email from Brant D. Berkstresser, Harvard’s head athletic trainer and the assistant athletic director for sports medicine.

Women's Basketball

Crimson Blows 13-Point Lead in 73-68 Loss to Holy Cross

In a fast-paced game on Sunday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion, Harvard women’s basketball (1-4) suffered its fourth loss in five ...

Men's Swimming

Harvard Finishes Fifth at ACC Meet

While Harvard’s athletic attention may have been focused on The Game over the weekend, the men’s swimming and diving team ...

Killing Me Softly
Men's Ice Hockey

Harvard Victory Over Colgate Marks First of Young Season

For Harvard men’s hockey, four is a lucky number. In its fourth game of the season, the Crimson squad won its first game of the year, soundly defeating Colgate, 4-2, on Saturday night at the Bright Hockey Center.


Percy Haughton and the Myth of the Slain Bulldog

The legend of Haughton goes like this: In 1908 right before The Game, Haughton strangled a bulldog in front of his players in an attempt to motivate them to beat Yale.


Harvard To Host Struggling Tigers

The Harvard football team will look to extend its current four game win streak tomorrow against Ivy rival Princeton.

Glitzy Fitzy

Where Are They Now? Late Fitzpatrick Pick Proves Costly

In a new weekly feature, The Crimson will be tracking the successes (and potential failures) of some of Harvard’s most ...


Harvard Steadied by Consistent Kicking

Just four games into the season, strong performances by both junior punter Jake Dombrowski and sophomore place-kicker David Mothander have made the duo hard to ignore.

Men's Golf

Five Harvard Golfers Compete at Big 5 Invitational, Place 12th of 22

The Crimson found itself in the middle all weekend. But it wasn’t necessarily in the fairways—Harvard finished in 12th place in a field of 22 teams, beating out four Ivy competitors.


Mature Rookie Hodges Excels on Gridiron for Crimson

In Harvard football’s first home game of the season, freshman defensive end Zach Hodges wreaked havoc on Brown’s offense, earning ...


Harvard's Wu Steps Up as Libero

Christine Wu stands out on the volleyball court—but not because of her height.

Women's Tennis

Norton Gives Harvard Two Championship Wins at Fall Classic

The Crimson kicked off its fall season this weekend by hosting the Harvard Fall Classic at the newly resurfaced courts of the Beren Tennis Center.

Perky Urke
Women's Soccer

Urke Picks Up Goal, Assist in Win

Standout freshman soccer player Lauren Urke has had no problem adjusting to the fast-pace play on the soccer pitch. With a goal and an assist on Sunday, Urke helped lead the Harvard women’s soccer over the University of Connecticut.