In three Ivy League matches, this Columbia football team has achieved something no other Lions squad in the last five years could do in an entire season—it’s won three games. Sitting at 3-0, the team can outdo its win total from each of the last 20 seasons with one more victory and has a viable shot at the Ancient Eight title.
Sporting dual 1-1 conference records, Harvard and Princeton will play out their division rivalry under the lights of Harvard Stadium, marking only the 15th night game ever hosted by the Crimson. Under the lights, Harvard is 14-0.
The Crimson racked up 296 rushing yards while limiting the Leopards to 12. Junior wide receivers Justice Shelton-Mosley and Adam Scott sparked the team with long kick returns for touchdowns.
Cornell sits deep in upstate New York. For miles there is nothing but trees and hills until there is suddenly a tall concrete parking garage. Atop that garage sits the the Big Red’s windy football field.
The Crimson has fielded a starting 11 that have been all but perfect in the last two contests, allowing a combined four points in the first three quarters of each of those games. If this defensive ferocity is sustainable, the Crimson’s fifth Ivy crown in six seasons is well within reach.
I used to be an idealistic young man. I used to think that Harvard students would come to football games if you made them more fun. That deep within every student was the same innate desire to see players batter each other for glory. That getting A’s in college was easy. That Santa Claus was real. That Yale was a good school.
Calling themselves "the Southern Gents," eight Crimson players block together off the field and propel the defense on it.
Harvard limited the Bears to nine rushing yards in the first half and scored a pick-six.
The Crimson came into the season’s inaugural matchup with history on its side. Not only had Harvard never lost to the Rams, but also the Crimson had won the past two matchups by at least 30 points.
“I think that the success from last year gave us the confidence to know that we are good enough to compete very strongly in the Ivy League, and even nationally,” co-captain Ellie Cookson said. “However, we are not going to become complacent."
Over the summer, the Crimson track and field team sent five athletes to the NCAA Outdoor Championships and qualified four for their respective junior national teams, representing the nations of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany.
The name Harvard doesn’t exactly evoke thoughts of athletic prowess. But among track and field circles, that may be starting to change.
A total of 15 Harvard student-athletes qualified for the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Meet for track and field. After three days of competition, four athletes in five events will advance to the National Outdoor Championships.
Competing in the indoor pentathlon and the outdoor heptathlon, Hughes must juggle sprints, hurdles, jumps, and throws. And throughout the season, she has mastered them all quite well.
Sophomore sprinter Gabby Thomas broke records left and right during the indoor and outdoor track seasons.