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Harvard Hasn’t Announced Its New Head Football Coach. The Hiring Is Already Under Fire.

Andrew Aurich, a tight ends coach at Rutgers University, is expected to be announced as Harvard football head coach next week. But in interviews with The Crimson, 10 players and alumni said they were upset with the search process, with some privately lobbying Athletics Director Erin McDermott to make a last-minute reversal and not proceed with Aurich’s hiring.


Harvard Football Head Coach Search Down to 4 Finalists

Harvard Athletics has narrowed its search for a new head football coach down to four candidates, according to four people familiar with the situation.


Thor's Hammer

Then-junior defensive tackle Thor Griffith celebrates with the football after appearing to recover a fumble during Harvard's win over Merrimack on Sept. 16, 2022.


Shane Shane Go Away

Junior running back Shane McLaughlin drives the ball up the middle during the annual Harvard-Yale game yesterday. McLaughlin rushed for 50 yards against the Bulldogs, finishing his season with 780 yards and six.


Hudson River

Senior linebacker Matt Hudson dives for a tackle against a Bulldog in the Nov. 19, 2023 rendition of The Game in New Haven, Conn. Hudson matched his career-high of 12 tackles.


Yale Defeats Harvard 23-18 to Win The Game; Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth to Share Ivy Title

The Yale Bulldogs defeated The Harvard Crimson 23-18 in the 139th edition of The Game on Saturday afternoon. Harvard had a chance to win the game with a final drive late in the fourth quarter, but quarterback Jaden Craig’s desperation heave on fourth-and-long fell incomplete, giving Yale a second consecutive victory in one of college football’s oldest rivalry games.


The Bulldog's Pen

A Harvard students holds up a sign at the annual Harvard-Yale game back on Nov. 19, 2022 at Harvard Stadium. The Bulldogs ended up toppling the Crimson in a 19-14 affair.


Defense May Win Games, But Offense Wins The Game: A Data-Based Dive into Ivy League Football

“Defense wins championships” is an adage heard in many sports, including college football. But does it pertain to the Ivy League? As the historic Harvard-Yale descends upon the Crimson, what factors are crucial to the team’s success in the matchup –– and how might they differ from conference-wide play? We looked through the past five years of Ivy League football data to try and answer these questions.


Harvard-Yale Supplement 2023: Letter from the Editors

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.


Bend, and Snap!

The Harvard defense waits for Yale to snap the ball in the 138th rendition of The Game back on Nov. 19, 2022. The Crimson ultimately fell to the Bulldogs, 19-14.


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