Game Stories

Harvard Men’s Basketball Dominates in Boston School Series, Moves to 4-1

After defeating local rivals Northeastern, 80-56 on Nov. 14, Harvard men’s basketball was off to a 3-0 start to the season for the first time since 2013. The Crimson led by a margin of as much as 37 points en route to the victory, with four players hitting double-digit point tallies. Since then, Harvard overcame the University of Massachusetts 78-75 in overtime before suffering its first loss of the season to Boston College on Saturday.

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.

No. 10 Harvard Women's Soccer to Face Maine in 1st Round of NCAA Tournament

During an exciting weekend of games in Providence, R.I., the Harvard women’s soccer team triumphed over two successive opponents to win the first-ever Ivy League Tournament in history. Thrilling wins against Princeton and Columbia capped the Crimson’s successful Ivy League season and guaranteed a spot in the upcoming NCAA tournament.

Group Hug

The Harvard women's soccer team huddles in its Nov. 5, 2022 game against Columbia. The Crimson toppled the Lions 5-0.

No. 23 Harvard Football Defeats Dartmouth at Home 17-9, Improves to 6-1

The No. 23 Harvard football team (6-1, 3-1) pulled out another Ivy win against Dartmouth (3-4, 2-2) this past Saturday at Harvard Stadium. With the win, the Crimson advanced to 6-1, its best seven-game record since 2016. Harvard also improved its Ivy League record for the year, going 3-2 for the second-straight season and only the second time since 2016.

Water Break

Harvard defensive line gathers on the sideline in its game against Dartmouth last Saturday. For the first time since 2021, the defense didn't allow a single touchdown for the entire game.

No. 17 Harvard Football Defeats Howard at Home, Improves to 5-0 to Continue Undefeated Season

The Harvard football team (5-0, 2-0) hosted Howard (2-4) at home, dominating against the Bison and defeating them 48-7. With the win, the Crimson improved its winning streak to 5-0 for the first time since 2021, as well as improving to 3-0 against Howard.

Downton Abbey

Sophomore running back Isaiah Abbey makes a run for one of his three total touchdowns of the game.

Light a Fire Under It

Junior quarterback Charles DePrima makes a run for the ball in Harvard's game against Cornell last Friday. In the FCS, he takes first in rush yards per carry (9.22) and points responsible per game (21.5).

Harvard Women's Soccer Heads into Home Stretch of Regular Season

After an exciting start to the season, Harvard women’s soccer team began its Ivy League season with a match-up against one of its top rivals for the trophy: Brown. Although the Crimson did not achieve its desired result during that game, the team went on to sweep the opposition for three consecutive matches against conference opponents Columbia, Dartmouth, and Cornell to earn a conference record of 3-1.

Hunting for a Goal

Then-junior defender Smith Hunter prepares for a swift kick in the Crimson's Nov. 5, 2022 game against Columbia. It defeated the Lions 5-0.

Harvard Cross Country Sprints into 2023 Season with a Dominant Start and Ambitious Aspirations

The Harvard men’s and women’s cross country teams have had a strong start to the fall season. After competing in the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown, Harvard won both team titles, triumphing over 14 other teams, and had the individual champion in both races as well.

Make a Run for It

Harvard runners compete in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on Oct. 28, 2022. In that event, the women won the conference while the men came second. Led by then-junior Maia Ramsden and then-sophomore Graham Blanks, these Crimson athletes now captain the 2023-24 teams.


Then-first-year forward Chisom Okpara dribbles the ball past Cornell in Harvard's 95-89 takedown of the Big Red on Jan. 21, 2023. Okpara had the fourth-highest average of points scored last season at 7.4.

A Crimson Hot Streak: No. 18 Harvard Football Defeats Cornell, 41-23, Increases Record to 4-0

The No. 18 Harvard football team has been on the rise in rankings since its first competition against St. Thomas. In its second Ivy League game of the season, the Crimson (4-0,2-0) have defeated Cornell (2-2,1-1) 41-23, continuing to hold onto the title of the only unbeaten Division I football program in New England.

Hold the Line

The Crimson defensive line battles to keep the Big Red behind the goal. The defense kept Cornell quarterback Jameson Wong to his fewest passing and rushing yards of the season.

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