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Joseph W. Minatel

Joseph W. Minatel is the Sports Chair of the 146th Guard. He can be reached at

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Harvard Connection

How A Harvard Basketball Father Created Tom Brady

Mo Lewis, father of Harvard basketball standout Chris Lewis, delivered a fateful hit on September 23, 2001, that changed the course of the NFL forever.

Too Strong
Men's Basketball

Late Comeback Effort Falls Short in Men's Basketball Loss to Siena

Following Juzang’s steal, Bassey pulled up for a final shot, but his attempt to tie the game from behind the arc was no good, and Siena took the game 67-64.

Welsh Done
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Defeats Saint Mary's in Thanksgiving California Trip

Hoping to avoid going home without a victory, Harvard (3-3) needed to do what only one other team had done in the past three seasons: win a non-conference game on the Gaels’ home court. Such a feat could not be completed without a full and outright team effort, and the Crimson delivered just that.

Homecoming for Raster

Women's Basketball Faces Reigning National Champions, No. 1 Notre Dame

Notre Dame is not only ranked the best team in the country, but it is ranked as such unanimously. The Fighting Irish received 31 of 31 possible first place votes in the AP Preseason Poll.

Slick Euro-Step
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Edges MIT 78-66 in Season Opener

The first half of the game proved to be a stalemate, with each team trading blows in a fast-paced frame filled with scoring. It was Harvard, however, that seized the game early in the second half.

Women's Basketball

Kathy's Crusade

With a season opener against defending national champion Notre Dame, the women's basketball team cannot ease into its season. This early test sets the stage for a season in which Harvard looks to get back to Ivy Madness.

And Now...
Men's Basketball

Talk of the Towns

Although the Crimson came up a basket short of joining the Big Dance after losing to Penn in the 2018 Ivy League Tournament Championship, Harvard will return 99.4 percent of its scoring from last season, good enough for second most in the country.

Balsa of Fury
Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball Ranked First in Ivy League Preseason Poll

Like Harvard, the Ivy League boasts a talented crop of returning young standouts that are sure to make a serious impact.

14 the Money

Fitzpatrick '05 Shines in Start to 2018 NFL Season

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Harvard class of 2005, the veteran gunslinger is taking NFL by storm and is leading the league in passing yards.

Jumping For Joy
Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball Prevails In Thrilling Victory Over Boston College

In a thrilling back-and-forth affair, Harvard women’s volleyball took down previously undefeated Boston College in five sets. Momentum swung like a pendulum, with each team trading a win for a loss in each resulting set. After the Eagles forced a fifth and final set, the Crimson took home the final set 15-11.

The First Katie
Women's Basketball

The Lavietes Sharpshooter: Female Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up

Katie Benzan is as good at raining threes as she is at leading Harvard women's basketball as its floor general.

Home Sweet Home
Women's Basketball

Multitude of Wins: Coach of the Year, Runner-Up

Kathy Delaney-Smith arrived in Cambridge in 1982. She has since become the winningest coach in Ivy League basketball history.

Rooks and Knights
Women's Basketball

TaylorMade: Female Comeback Athlete of the Year

Taylor Rooks's path to the top of the women's basketball roster began in Palo Alto, Calif., and was interrupted by blood clot in her leg.

Michellen Woman
Women's Golf

Par for the Course: Female Performance of the Year

Though Harvard did not capture the team Ivy League title, Michelle Xie found the top of the podium in individual rankings—shooting a 77-71-72 to win individual champion.

Until Next Year
Women's Golf

Women's Golf Comes Up Just Short at Ivy Championships

At the end of the final round of the Ivy League Championships, the Harvard women’s golf team remained tied with Princeton for the top spot to decide the conference crown. In dramatic fashion, the Crimson came up just short in a playoff hole against the Tigers to decide the Ancient Eight title.