Crimson staff writer
Aaron B. Shuchman
This famed four-quarter duel is more than just a game: it's a hallmark of the student experience at Harvard and Yale. But this year, there’s more on the line than just bragging rights — while the Crimson has already clinched a share of the Ivy League title, its hated rival from New Haven can grab a share of their own with a win on Saturday at the Yale Bowl.
The Crimson breaks down football and the history of traditions in Harvard-Yale, giving you all the information you need to know to understand The Game.
After last weekend’s drubbing at the hands of Quinnipiac, Harvard men’s ice hockey head coach Ted Donato said that his team would need to play “markedly better” on the road this weekend if they wanted to be successful against Colgate and Cornell. With a 2-2 tie against Colgate on Friday and an enormous 3-2 victory over Cornell on Saturday at notoriously hostile Lynah Rink, the squad seems to have gotten the message this weekend, and may be starting to round into form.
Before the season, Harvard men’s ice hockey head coach Ted Donato said that it would take time for the Crimson to establish an identity, especially on offense, with so many of its players experiencing college hockey for the first time. Three games into the season, the team is still looking for that identity, as well as its first victory, after a shootout loss to the Princeton Tigers and a blowout loss to the Quinnipiac Bobcats, the defending national champions.
When the Harvard men’s ice hockey team returned to the ice for its first post-pandemic season in the fall of 2021, the team was defined by youth and potential. With the arrival of top recruits in forwards Matt Coronato, Sean Farrell, Alex Laferriere, and Zakary Karpa and defensemen Ian Moore and Jack Bar, the squad was brimming with potential and inexperience.
Jenny Allard, a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame, departed Harvard after a nearly three-decade tenure to become the new head softball coach at the University of Pittsburgh.
Until March 14, 1998, a No. 16 seed had never beaten a No. 1 seed in either the men’s or women’s postseason basketball tournament. Then, the Harvard women’s basketball team played Stanford.
Although junior Maia Ramsden has only competed on the Harvard track and field and cross country teams for two seasons, her name is quickly taking up a lot of real estate in the Harvard Athletics record book.