The Game 2018

Ben M. Abercrombie

Defensive back Ben M. Abercrombie '21 (left) and head coach Tim Murphy (right) talk on the field. Since suffering a serious spinal injury last year, Abercrombie has worked hard at recovery at his home in Alabama.

Ben Abercrombie Returns to Harvard for The Game

For the first time since the fall of 2017, Ben Abercrombie has returned to Harvard’s campus. The defensive back, who suffered a career-ending injury in his first collegiate game, took in the 135th playing of The Game at Fenway Park.

Transformative Experience

The Game has a new home for 2018. Dave Mellor, head groundskeeper at Fenway Park, and his staff have spent weeks preparing the ballpark for the gridiron battle between Harvard and Yale.

Harvard Always Wins

Use whatever metric you want: Rhode Scholars, Nobel Prizes, Ivy League championships, presidents, famous alumni, respective height of mountains for which the school serves a namesake, acceptance rate, Supreme Court justices, pop culture references, people from any random country that have heard of you. Harvard wins. Every time.

Bright College Years

The Game stays with us forever. No matter where we go, nor what lands we travel, nor what seas we traverse, The Game will be a highlight of our “Bright College Years.”

Seeing Red

The Harvard offense celebrates an Aaron Shampklin touchdown in the team's season-opening contest against San Diego.

Shampklin Shines

This rendition of The Game features a potent Yale offense against a staunch Harvard defense, but running back Aaron Shampklin will attempt to give the Crimson an offensive punch.


Last year, then-sophomore receiver JP Shohfi racked up 86 receiving yards and a touchdown in Yale's 24-3 win.

Everything to Know About The Game 2018

Fifty years ago, Harvard and Yale played to a 29-29 tie in one of the rivalry's most storied contests — spurring one of the most iconic Crimson headlines of all time. This year, with both teams out of contention for the Ivy League crown, pride is the only thing on the line.

A Look Back at the Men Who Led Harvard to Beat Yale, 29-29

In The Game of 1968, Frank Champi completed a touchdown pass to Vic Gatto, a play that would set up Harvard's famous 29-29 tie with Yale. But how did those players arrive at that moment, and where did they go once the dust settled on the Crimson's historic comeback?

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