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Harvard Football Beats Back Frantic Brown Rally to Win Ivy Opener, 35-28

After leading 35-7 with 15 minutes to go in its Ivy League opener, Harvard football had to face down a potential game-tying drive from the Bears with under two minutes remaining and score standing at 35-28. Still, Harvard (2-0, 1-0 Ivy) hung tight and got the stop, coming away with a gritty win on the road over Brown (1-1, 0-1 Ivy).

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Harvard Ends Non-Conference Play With Loss, Look Toward Ivy-League Play

This past weekend, the Harvard women’s volleyball team traveled to Durham, N.C. to face off against Winthrop University and Duke University in a double header weekend. Despite two commendable performances, the Crimson was unable to find victory in its journey to the Tar Heel State.

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First Things First: In Season Opener, RV/RV Harvard Will Welcome Merrimack on Friday Night

Harvard students understand the importance of starting every semester strong, so perhaps it is no surprise that on the football field, the Crimson has an 18-9 record in season openers under head coach Tim Murphy, who is entering his 29th season at the helm. On Friday night, Harvard will open the new campaign under the lights, as it welcomes Merrimack College for a 7 p.m. clash at Harvard Stadium.

Harvard Downs No. 17 NC State, Sweeping Road Trip Before Taking Care of Business at Home

There was no shortage of heat in North Carolina last weekend as temperatures reached the high eighties and the Crimson came in hot against the University of North Carolina Greensboro and North Carolina State. While the weather cooled off by the time they returned home to face Long Beach State on Thursday, Harvard has not. The Crimson are still heating up as the team is now off to a 5-0 start for the first time since 1996.

Harvard Kicks Off Season with Back-to-Back Wins

The 2021 season for the Crimson (8-5-3) was one of best in recent history, and they show no sign of letting up in 2022. Two victories to begin the season over Central Connecticut State University and Bryant University foretell good things to come, with Harvard showing its ability to work under pressure early with a last-second go-ahead goal against the Bulldogs to win the game.

A Triumphant Return to Berylson: Field Hockey Prepares for the 2022 Season

Nearly ten months ago, the Harvard field hockey team walked off Phyllis Oocker Field in Ann Arbor, Mich. as record breakers, making it to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. In 2022, after its astounding run to the national semifinals last year, the Crimson is no longer the underdog—it is the team to beat.

Women’s Soccer Off to 2-0 Start After Hasbo Hat Trick and Corner Kick Comeback

Women's soccer is back in action and there was no shortage of excitement in a successful week. It outshot Central Connecticut 18-2 en route to a dominant 3-0 victory on Friday, Aug. 26, in New Britain, Conn. and followed it up with a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Northeastern in the home opener at Jordan Field three days later.

Harvard Football in the Spotlight as 2022 Season Approaches

After narrowly missing out on an Ivy League title in 2021 with an 8-2 campaign, a season of redemption soon begins for Harvard football. In just over a month, the Crimson will return to the field for a Sept. 16 clash at Harvard Stadium against Merrimack. Expectations for the coming season are sky-high; in the 2022 Ivy League Football Preseason Media Poll, Harvard was tabbed to win the conference, tied with Dartmouth with 108 points.

Zinn and Stone Ink Major League Deals

Not long after the annual Major League Baseball Draft concluded last Tuesday, July 19th, two Harvard baseball players received life-changing calls.

Conservative Lawmakers Say Banning Trans Youth From Sports Will Keep the Competition Fair. Some Harvard D1 Athletes Disagree.

In 2022, the number of states banning transgender athletes from school sports doubled. Some current and former Division I athletes at Harvard criticized the legislation being passed around the country and said it does not target athletes competing in elite-level sports.

Von der Schulenburg Finishes 2021-2022 Season an All-American, the First on the Team Since 2014

For most students, the end of May typically brings a feeling of accomplishment and relaxation, as most students have finished their finals and gone their separate ways for the summer. But for No. 38 nationally-ranked sophomore Henry von der Schulenburg, the end of May, and specifically this past week, was nothing short of exhilarating. After his No.14, and The Harvard Crimson’s 2021-2022 Team of the Year, squad fell in the second round of the Division I Men’s Tennis NCAA team tournament to No. 18 Stanford, von der Schulenburg traveled with No. 60 junior teammate Harry Walker to Champaign, Illinois to compete in the NCAA singles tournament. Von der Schulenburg and Walker led the way for Harvard this past year in the first two positions, and finished with 27-9 and 20-4 singles records, respectively. They were subsequently rewarded with tickets punched to the singles tournament and an opportunity to cement their spots among the best collegiate tennis players in the nation.

No. 1 in Net: Ellie Shahbo, Female Athlete of the Year

Junior Ellie Shahbo is one of the top goalkeepers in NCAA hockey. Despite her first-rate statistics and key role in guiding Harvard field hockey to a 17-2 record, Shahbo credits her teammates for their success this season.

Foiling the Competition: Lauren Scruggs, Female Rookie of the Year

First-year Lauren Scruggs made her presence known from the moment she joined Harvard's fencing roster. At 19-years-old, she has amassed four gold medals at Junior Championships, a first-place finish at the North American Cup National Championships, a second-place team finish at the NCAA National Championships, and second team All-America standing.

Chasing a Championship: Women's Soccer Prepares for Return

“I think that the team collectively has really been pulling in a good direction, and I feel very, very good about where we're at,” said head coach Chris Hamblin.