Football


Football to Face St. Thomas in Home-and-Home Series in 2023 and 2029

Starting in 2023, Harvard football will add a new opponent to its ledger; the team announced via its Instagram account on April 12 that it will play a home-and-home series against the University of St. Thomas, beginning with a clash at Harvard Stadium on Sept. 16, 2023, and ending at O’Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul, Minn., on Sept. 15, 2029.


Minny Man

Junior linebacker Matt Cavanagh (34) runs onto the field with the Crimson before the Nov. 20, 2021 clash against Yale, which Harvard won, 34-31. Cavanagh, the Edina, Minn., native, was the only Minnesotan on Harvard's 2021 roster.


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Donates $24 Million to Harvard Business School

The Kraft family, which owns the New England Patriots, donated $24 million to Harvard Business School earlier this month to establish the Robert K. Kraft Family Fellowship Fund, which will be the largest endowed fellowship fund at the school.


Riding the Bandwagon: Watching the Superbowl Like an Actual Sports Fan

This year I decided to buy into the mindset and watch the Super Bowl LVI as if I knew what was going on. Don’t worry, I do in fact know how football works (I’m not that much of a NARP), but I didn’t fully comprehend all of the planning and hype that goes into watching experiencing the Super Bowl in particular. Here’s what went into the night:


Hero of Harvard-Yale: Inside Kym Wimberly's Decision to Run it Back

After permanently etching his name into the history books for his game-winning catch in Harvard's 34-31 victory in the 137th Edition of The Game, where did Kym Wimberly go? Right back to Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Kym-Possible to Bring Down

Junior wide receiver Kym Wimberly evades defenders in a 49-21 victory over Columbia on Nov. 6, 2021. He torched the Lions for 7 catches, 111 yards, and a touchdown.


Wimberly's Winner

Junior wide receiver Kym Wimberly produces a 42-yard catch and run that would set up his game-winning touchdown against Yale on Nov. 20, 2021. Wimberly will return to Harvard for his senior season.


Game Over

Junior receiver Kym Wimberly hauls in the game-winning touchdown catch and establishes possession in bounds.


‘There’s Nothing Like It’: Harvard Football Travels to Face Yale in the 137th Playing of The Game

As the old adage goes, “Eventually, all great things must come to an end.” Harvard (7-2, 4-2) concludes its season against Yale (5-4, 4-2) in New Haven, Conn., in the 137th installment of The Game, which will mark the final chapter in what has been a successful season for the Crimson.


From the Yale Daily News: Veritas Needs Lux

I understand how great it must feel to be listed ahead of Yale alphabetically; I can barely contain my excitement with our dominance over York College of Pennsylvania. I know this little win is what lets you sleep at night, but you just have to know that there are other ways of measuring which school is better.


Wrapping Up

The Crimson and Bulldogs will both wrap up their 2021 campaigns on Saturday, with both teams having an outside chance at an Ivy League title.


Rivalry Week

Harvard and Yale will meet for the 137th time on Saturday afternoon.


Students Celebrate Upcoming Harvard-Yale Game at CEB Spirit Week

In anticipation of the 137th Harvard-Yale football game this upcoming Saturday, the College Events Board hosted a week of spirit events featuring plate smashing, Yale-bashing stand-up comedy, and musical performances.


Quaking in Their Boots: Harvard Celebrates Senior Day With 23-7 Victory Over Penn

The score line belied how competitive the game was, as the Quakers earned more first downs, had more passing yards, and possessed the ball for nearly as long as Harvard. The Crimson defense stepped up in clutch situations, winning the turnover battle 4-0 to help earn the win.


All Together Now

The Crimson fended off Penn in a defensive battle this Saturday, 23-7. For Harvard seniors playing for the last time in Harvard Stadium, the victory was a successful final chapter.


Home Run Hitter

Junior running back Aaron Shampklin led the Harvard offense in Saturday's victory over Penn. He raced for 116 yards and two scores, including a 16-yard dash on the last carry at Harvard Stadium of his career.


‘Go 1-0 This Week’: Harvard Football, Needing Two Victories and Some Help for a Conference Title, Grounds Itself in the Present

When Harvard (6-2, 2-2 Ivy) welcomes Penn (3-5, 1-4 Ivy) to Harvard Stadium on Saturday afternoon, it will mark a celebration and an ending. The matchup is the Crimson’s last home game of the season, for next week the team will travel away from its friendly confines, where it has gone 456-227-34 (.660) all time. On Saturday, Harvard will celebrate the 18 seniors on its roster as the squad plays on Soldiers Field for the last time.


Students Navigate Transportation, Housing Logistics for Harvard-Yale

One week away from the Harvard-Yale Game, College students said they are juggling a whirlwind of logistics — transportation, housing, and tickets — to adapt to coronavirus-related restrictions surrounding the Game.


Quaking

The Crimson and Quakers last squared off on Nov. 16, 2019, when Penn emerged with a 24-20 win.


Hey There Harvard, What’s it Like in New York City?: Crimson Roar Back into Ivy Contention with 49-21 Victory over Columbia

Coming off two consecutive losses, to Princeton on Oct. 23 and Dartmouth on Oct. 30, Harvard (5-2, 2-2 Ivy) traveled down to New York City knowing it needed to beat Columbia (5-2, 2-2 Ivy) to have any chance of roaring back into the Ivy League title race. It got off to a hot start, with two touchdowns from junior running back Aaron Shampklin propelling the Crimson to a 14-0 lead after the first frame, and cruised to a 49-21 win to quash all of the Lions’ hopes for a conference championship. At 6-2 (3-2 Ivy), Harvard is now just one game back of Princeton, Dartmouth, and Yale (who defeated Brown, 63-38, on Saturday to improve to 4-1) in the Ancient Eight.


Crimson Crush

Junior safety Michael Burrell brings down a Columbia ball-carrier as senior cornerback Khalid Thomas and senior linebacker John Jenkins prepare to join in on the tackle. The Crimson defense was dominant in the first half, holding the Lions to 0 points through the middle of the third quarter.


Red-Hot Rushing Attack

Junior running back Aaron Shampklin bounces a run to the outside against Ivy League foe Columbia on Saturday. Shampklin's 75 yards and two touchdowns on the ground formed a formidable 1-2 punch with backfield-mate Aidan Borguet, who ran for 98 yards and two scores as well.


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