Crimson staff writer

Samantha Lin

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The New Murphy's Law

Murphy’s Law is a commonly known adage that posits that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. But just because your last name is Murphy does not mean that this law applies, especially if your first name is Tim and you coach the Harvard football team. In fact, there seems to be a very different Murphy’s Law in place in Cambridge, and the result is a system that not only doesn’t fail most of the time, but also refuses to fail.

AROUND THE IVIES: Football Faces One Final Obstacle

​A long win streak spanning multiple seasons. A chance for a third championship for the first time in school history. I am, of course, talking about the Harvard football team, entering last week’s penultimate contest against Penn with hopes of clinching the Ivy title, right?

Tight Ends Emerge from Murphy's Gauntlet as Offensive Weapons

One position seems to undergo more demanding preparation, require a bit more adaptability, and perhaps possess a trace more grit, as evidenced by the Crimson alumni at this position in the National Football League. It is unsurprising, therefore, that Harvard coach Tim Murphy draws the comparison between the elite warriors of the U.S. military and this group of players—the tight ends.

Penn Stuns Football, Snaps Harvard's 22-Game Win Streak

Needing a victory to secure a share of its third straight Ivy League championship, Harvard came up short in a football game for the first time since 2013, falling to Penn by a score of 35-25.

Football Looks To Clinch Third Straight Ivy Title

​Nearly a year after topping Yale with the fanfare of ESPN’s GameDay in the background to secure the Ivy League title and post its third undefeated season in a century, the Harvard football team is poised to make history. Again.

Football Steals Late Victory from Dartmouth, 14-13

Harvard completed a comeback from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to eke out a one-point victory over Dartmouth. With the win, the Crimson takes sole possession of first place in the Ivy League.

AROUND THE IVIES: Ivy Football Sees Battle of Unbeatens

anta must have come a few months early this year, because I’m going to get the best present I could have asked for in Friday night’s clash between Harvard (6-0, 3-0 Ivy) and Dartmouth (6-0, 3-0). You see, this is not only supposed to be a dogfight in that reminds you why you’re a football fan to begin with, in the heart-pounding, anticipatory, will-this-last-second-field-goal-be-good sort of way, but it might be the only dogfight I get to cover all year.