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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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Football Spoils Holy Cross Homecoming in 31-21 Win

The Crimson wasted no time in taking control of the game after an initial stumble to race ahead to an early lead that it would never relinquish. Boosted by defensive takeaways and 24 consecutive points in the first 20 minutes of the contest, Harvard swiftly retook the driver’s seat and spoiled a well-attended Holy Cross homecoming game, 31-21.

Bring It In

Around the Ivies: Out of Conference, Out of Mind

This Tuesday, Felicity Huffman started her prison sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal. The celebrity was sentenced to only 14 days in prison. When she emerges from her brief stay behind bars, Ivy League football will be fully in conference play.


Around the Ivies: Football for All

Fresh off a decisive victory against Howard, Harvard will face an Ivy League foe this weekend, and other Ivy League football news.


Football Readies For Historic Contest Against Howard University

Howard and Harvard football have been linked for over a century. On Saturday, however, they will finally truly meet on the gridiron for the first time in history.

Under the Lights

Around the Ivies: Let the Games Begin

This week, four teams finally play games that will determine the conference champion, with Harvard and Yale each hosting Ivy League foes. Since I feel that I snubbed the best movie of the trilogy in the first paragraph, I will make sure to devote the rest of the article to The Dark Knight, especially with the possibility that the new Joker movie coming out next weekend doesn’t hold up. I have faith, though. Excited for October.

Paving the Way

Around the Ivies: Well Worth the Wait

Here we are. The start of the season. It’s a long trip to the land of Ron Burgundy. Harvard may only be returning half of its starters. But the Crimson is coming off of a three-game winning streak. All four losses from last season came by one possession or less. Andrew Yang just spoke on campus. Things are looking up.

Before His Time

Harvard Baseball’s Complex Racial History: William Clarence Matthews and the Southern Road Trips

Former Harvard president Charles Eliot once said, “This year I'm told the team did well because one pitcher had a fine curveball. I understand that a curve ball is thrown with a deliberate attempt to deceive. Surely this is not an ability we should want to foster at Harvard.” While Eliot’s understanding of off-speed pitches may have missed the strike zone, he was correct to highlight that the baseball team during his tenure had a skewed moral compass. For some players on the team, the curves off the field proved more troublesome than those on the diamond.

14 the Money

Fitzmagic in the Air: Fitzpatrick '05 Named Dolphins Week 1 Starter

Whether the Miami Dolphins' “Fish Tank” theory is correct or not, there is one man on the Dolphins roster that will undoubtedly not be playing to lose: new starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Before His Time

Before His Time

Matthews, one of the best players of his time, had his professional baseball chances dashed by the MLB's systemized racism.

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.

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.