The Harvard men's hockey team skated past then-No. 15 Cornell last weekend — but they couldn't pull it off again the second time around. The team dropped a home contest to longtime rival Cornell Saturday night.
Fifty years ago, Harvard and Yale played to a 29-29 tie in one of the rivalry's most storied contests — spurring one of the most iconic Crimson headlines of all time. This year, with both teams out of contention for the Ivy League crown, pride is the only thing on the line.
As the winter sports season gears up, Harvard's teams face a bevy of questions. Will swimming and squash be able to maintain their runs of dominance? How will the basketball teams shape up? Here's everything you need to know.
The Crimson (10-10-4, 9-6-3 ECAC) now turns its attention to Boston College (14-12-3, 14-6-0 Hockey East) as the team vies to stay above the .500 mark. Harvard played a portion of its fall schedule in sub-.500 territory and wants nothing less than to return there.
This year, the Crimson travels to New Haven to play an unfamiliar role: spoiler. While the Bulldogs have already clinched a share of the Ivy League title, Harvard aims to prevent Yale from earning an outright crown.
As much cold as winter can bring, Harvard basketball and ice hockey teams promise sizzling action this season. Both men's and women's basketball aim to take the next step and claim an elusive championship. Meanwhile, men's hockey looks to rediscover magic from last year, while women's hockey looks to rebound.
This supplemental issue is a snapshot of four Harvard sports—football, field hockey, women’s soccer, and men’s soccer. All have lost games. All have shown flashes of potential. And all face the bulk of Ivy League play, which will test the quality of these Crimson squads.