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Laura Bellamy '13 Joins Women's Hockey Coaching Staff

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Jun 9

The Harvard women’s ice hockey team has a new assistant coach for its upcoming season, but it is by no means a new face. Former co-captain and stand-out goaltender for the Crimson, Laura Bellamy ’13 will soon be bringing her knowledge and experience back onto the ice in Bright Hockey Center.

Radcliffe Lightweights Finish Second, Heavyweights Sixth at National Events

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Jun 4

Commencement may be done, but some Radcliffe crew seniors have not cut all ties to Harvard yet.

Ivy League Remains Absent from Expanding FCS Playoff

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 29

The Ivy League’s continued rejection of postseason play for football has left players, coaches, and fans disappointed about the missed opportunity for the best of the Ivy League to test itself on the gridiron against the nation’s elite in a quest to win a national championship.

Taking on the AI

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 29

Not everything about the Academic Index is as clear-cut as how it is calculated.

Female Athlete of the Year Runner-Up: Jillian Dempsey

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

On a squad that preaches “Team First,” it might seem difficult to single out and recognize an individual player. But co-captain Jillian Dempsey is no ordinary player.

Female Athlete of the Year Runner-Up: Victoria Lippert

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

“Victoria is maybe at the top of the list of all student-athletes I’ve coached in the 30-odd years I’ve been coaching,”Crimson coach Kathy Delaney-Smith said. “If she’s not the best, she’s one of the best athletes who can handle pressure and who wants the ball in her hands with a chance to win.”

Female Athlete of the Year Runner-Up: Kasey Lange

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

In college softball, it’s hard to improve on a season in which one hits .372 with six home runs and 40 runs batted in. Yet in a season with many new faces, junior third baseman Kasey Lange stepped up her production to another level.

Female Athlete of the Year: Amanda Sobhy

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Sobhy became the first player in over a decade to clinch back-to-back Ramsay Cups. But her quest is not over yet, as the sophomore hopes to become the first player in over 30 years to win four straight individual national titles.

Female Rookie of the Year: Martina Salander, Women's Track and Field

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Freshman Martina Salander took fifth in the pentathlon at the NCAA Track and Field Championships, setting Harvard and Ivy League records along the way.

Game of the Year, Runner-Up: Men's Volleyball vs. George Mason

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

The Harvard men's volleyball team secured its first-ever EIVA postseason win with a 3-2 victory over George Mason on April 25.

Rookie of the Year, Runner-Up: Emerance Maschmeyer, Women's Ice Hockey

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Maschmeyer stars as one-half of a Crimson platoon in goal.

Breakout Player of the Year, Runner-Up: Shayna Price, Women's Water Polo

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Price doubles goal total in breakout sophomore season.

Coach of the Year: Tommy Amaker

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Coach Tommy Amaker dealt with the absence of former co-captains Brandyn Curry and Kyle Casey from his roster, incorporating freshman point guard Siyani Chambers and sophomore center Kenyatta Smith into his starting line.

Breakout Player of the Year, Runner-Up: Zach Hodges, Football

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Zach Hodges earns Breakout Player of the Year Runner-Up honors.

Rookie of the Year, Runner-Up: Devin Dwyer, Men's Lacrosse

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Highly regarded lacrosse recruit Devin Dwyer stars in first season for the Crimson.

Coach of the Year, Runner-Up: Brian Baise, Men's Volleyball

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Coach Brian Baise led the Harvard men's volleyball team to a program record-tying 18 wins.

Female Breakout Player of the Year, Runner-Up: Emily Gusse, Softball

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Sophomore Emily Gusse wins Female Breakout Player of the Year.

Rookie of the Year, Runner-Up: Temi Fagbenle, Women's Basketball

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

In first season of eligibility, Fagbenle stars for Crimson.

Individual Performance of the Year, Runner-Up: Gary Power, Men's Squash

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Comeback powers men's squash to semifinal victory.

Rookie of the Year, Runner-Up: Jimmy Vesey, Men's Hockey

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Rookie excels in first taste of collegiate ice hockey.

Game of the Year, Runner-Up: Baseball 20, Princeton 19

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Down two runs entering the bottom of the ninth, Harvard scored three times on wild pitches to walk off. The two teams combined for 38 hits and nine errors.

Men's Squash Season Recap

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

After an impressive regular season campaign, squash came within two matches of its first national championship since 1998.

Upset Game of the Year, Runner-Up: Men's Volleyball vs. Penn State

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Crimson break Nittany Lions' 51-game winning streak.

Male Breakout Player of the Year, Runner-Up: Kenyatta Smith, Men's Basketball

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Forward overcomes early-season foul trouble to becomes defensive anchor for men's basketball team.

Female Career Achievement Award: Jillian Dempsey

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Harvard's athletic captains voted on one outgoing female and outgoing male to earn The Harvard Crimson's inaugural Career Achievement Award. Laura Bellamy, women's hockey co-captain, writes about teammate and winner Jillian Dempsey.

Women's Volleyball Season Recap

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

After losing nine of its first 11 matches, the Crimson rebounded to win half of its Ancient Eight contests, highlighted by five wins in six matches in the beginning of October.

Upset Game of the Year, Runner-Up: Women's Basketball vs. Princeton

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

With win at home, Harvard denies Tigers undefeated conference season.

Men's Crew Season Recap

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Crew wins at Sprints, Dominates Season

Women's Field Hockey Season Recap

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

The field hockey team welcomed first-year coach Tjerk van Herwaarden, who implemented his new system.The team tallied only three victories throughout the entire season in its eighth losing season in as many years.

Men's Golf Season Recap

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

New coach Kevin Rhoads focused on the mental game philosophy with the men’s golf team, taking them to a sixth-place finish in the Ancient Eight.

Baseball Season Recap

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

After a tumultuous offseason, the Harvard baseball team struggled early but stayed in contention by splitting nearly every conference series. It faltered in the final weekend of Ivy League play.

Men's Basketball Season Recap

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

The Harvard men's basketball team battled road losses and second-half deficits to capture a third-straight Ivy League title and advance to the NCAA tournament.

Women's Lacrosse Season Recap

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

The women’s lacrosse team struggled to compile wins in a rebuilding season. The Crimson won just two league games and three overall in the entire season.

Women's Golf Season Recap

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Injuries and sharing a coach couldn’t stop women’s golf from winning its second consecutive Ivy crown and recording program-low rounds.

Women's Swimming & Diving Season Recap

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

The Crimson was perfect through the dual meet season, but a slow start at league champs prevented a title repeat.

Team of the Year: Men's Basketball

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Along with winning a third straight Ivy League title, the Harvard men's basketball team finally checked off a box from their list of goals this season - winning a game in March Madness.

Men's Lacrosse Season Recap

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Hampered by tough losses throughout the season, the men’s lacrosse team missed the postseason for the second straight year.

Female Breakout Player of the Year, Runner-Up: Sara Li

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Junior swimmer Sara Li took the blocks at NCAA Championships alone, but it was a team effort that got her there.

Football Season Recap

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

The Harvard football team started its season in record-breaking fashion but could not get by Penn or Princeton, surrendering its Ivy title to the Quakers.

Comeback Game of the Year: Men's Basketball 82, Dartmouth 77

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Down 10 points with 1:33 to play, the men's basketball team mounted an unprecedented comeback to force overtime as co-captain Christian Webster went 3-3 from deep in the final 93 seconds.

Men's Swimming & Diving Season Recap

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

The Crimson cruised through an undefeated dual meet season en route to a second place finish at Ivy League Championships.

Game of the Year, Runner-Up: Princeton 39, Football 34

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

After trailing 34-10 with 13 minutes left, the Tigers stunned Harvard with 29 straight points to pull off a 4th quarter comeback. The loss was the first of the season for the Crimson.

Coach of the Year, Runner-Up: Dave Fish '72

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Through 37 years of coaching at Harvard, Dave Fish '72 has earned 21 Ivy League crowns for his team. Fish has continually relied on the mental aspect of coaching for his success.

Male Individual Performance of the Year: Treavor Scales vs. Yale

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Treavor Scales capped off a decorated career at Harvard with a 63-yard touchdown run. The play sealed the victory for the Crimson at the Game, 39-34.

Male Rookie of the Year: Siyani Chambers, Men's Basketball

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Freshman point guard Siyani Chambers led the Crimson with over 37 minutes per game as the team's primary ball-handler. Chambers became the first freshman to be named first-team All-Ivy.

Team of the Year, Runner-Up: Men's Tennis

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

The Harvard men's tennis team repeated its Ivy League title, dropping just one conference contest through the regular season. The squad fell to No. 10 Mississippi State in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Men's Hockey Season Recap

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

The Crimson finished last in the ECAC and was eliminated by Dartmouth in the first round of the conference tornament. Harvard struggled on both sides of the rink, losing eight straight games midseason.

Male Career Achievement Award: Christian Webster, Men's Basketball

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Co-captain Christian Webster is the winningest basketball player in program history. This season, he led his team to its first-ever NCAA tournament win. Teammate Tom Hamel writes about Webster's lasting legacy.

Team of the Year, Runner-Up: Men's Volleyball

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

With an upset of No. 9 Penn State and a postseason win over George Mason, the Harvard men's volleyball team put together the best season in its program's history.

Women's Hockey Season Recap

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Amidst concerns about the loss of its two top defenders, the Crimson opened the season with a five-game winning streak. Harvard won its first Ivy League title in four years and lost in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament.

Comeback Game of the Year, Runner-Up: Men's Hockey vs. Boston University

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Facing the no. 8 team in the country, the Harvard men's hockey team comes down from three goals down to win, 6-5.

Comeback Player of the Year, Runner-Up: Andy Nguyen, Men's Tennis

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 28

Andy Nguyen wins Comeback Player of the Year Runner-Up by fighting off a hip injury as a senior to go 16-4 on the court.

Basketball Assistant Hufnagel Leaves for Vanderbilt

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 23

Harvard men’s basketball assistant coach Yanni Hufnagel is leaving the Crimson for an assistant coaching position at Vanderbilt.

Black & White Finish Second at Ivies

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 20

Despite winning none of their races outright, the Radcliffe heavyweight crews came away with a load of hardware from the Ivy League Championships this weekend.

Harvard Crews Emerge Victorious from Eastern Sprints

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 20

For the fourteenth time in Harvard history, both the Crimson heavyweight and lightweight crews achieved first-place finishes in the first varsity event at the 2013 EARC Sprints. The competition took place on Sunday on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Crossing Into History

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 14

The story of the national champion 1913 Harvard men's lacrosse team.

Best Sports Stories of the Semester

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 13

Hope Schwartz looks at the best stories from this semester in sports.

Women's Golf Season Ends at NCAA Regionals

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 12

The Harvard women’s golf team wrapped up its season on Saturday with a 20th-place finish at the NCAA West Regionals in Stanford, Calif. The Ivy League champions entered the national championship qualifier seeded 20th in a field of 24 schools. The Crimson matched expectations over the three-day event to finish 61-over-par with 913 strokes.

Men's Tennis Eliminated in Second Round of NCAAs

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 12

The No. 21 Harvard men’s tennis team’s strong season drew to a close on Saturday when it fell, 4-1, to No. 10 Mississippi State in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament.

Men's Tennis Advances to Second Round of NCAA Tournament

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 10

The weather may have not been in prime form at the NCAA Tournament on Friday, but the Harvard men’s tennis team sure was. Despite the match being moved indoors following a rain delay, the Crimson was not deterred, taking four straight singles matches en route to a 4-0 victory over No. 63 Samford in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament in Starkville, Miss.

Men's Tennis Set to Open NCAA Tournament Play

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 9

The Harvard men’s tennis team has withstood the rigors of the Ivy League season, but it will face a new challenge on Friday when it takes on No. 67 Samford in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament.

Men's Basketball's Webster Hopes To Inspire Through Hoops

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 7

In the weeks since the Crimson bowed out of the NCAA tournament, life has been different for Webster.

Sailing Fails To Qualify for Nationals

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 7

Harvard showed early signs of promise as early on it beat the eventual champion Brown squad, which was otherwise undefeated in the opening round.

Hirst Breaks School Record, Wins Two Events at Heps

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 7

And if her performances in the heptathlon and high jump are any indication, she wasn’t leaving anything to chance.

Program Records Fall at Outdoor Heptagonals

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 5

In spite of a number of strong individual performances at this weekend’s Outdoor Heps, the Crimson was simply unable to put up enough points to compete with the Big Red.

Men's Heavyweights Win 16th Straight Smith Cup

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 5

It was sweet number 16 for the no. 2 Harvard heavyweight men’s crew as the Crimson bested both No. 4 Northeastern and Holy Cross in five-of-five races on Saturday on the Charles River. The victory was Harvard’s 16th straight Smith Cup in the annual regatta between the cross-town rivals.

Women's Crew Falls to No. 3 Ohio State

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 4

In the final race before Ivy League Championships, it was the least experienced boat of Radcliffe heavyweight crew that pulled out the lone victory over Ohio State.

SPORTS BRIEF: Men's Heavyweight Crew Continues Undefeated Season

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 4

They say 16 is the sweetest. Such was true as the No. 2 Harvard heavyweight men’s crew team bested both No. 4 Northeastern and Holy Cross in five races on Saturday on the Charles River. The wins allowed the Crimson to capture the 16th straight Smith Cup over its cross-town rivals.

Treavor Scales Gets Falcons Tryout

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 4

For senior running back Treavor Scales, his 63-yard touchdown sprint that sealed Harvard’s victory over Yale in The Game was not just the culmination of one career, but rather the impetus for a new one.

Harvard Women's Hockey Losing a Legend

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 3

When the Harvard women’s hockey team takes to the ice this upcoming October, something will be different.

Track and Field Heads to Heptagonal Outdoor Championships

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 3

Harvard will travel to Princeton’s Weaver Stadium to square off against its seven Ivy League rivals in the Outdoor Heptagonal Championships.

O'Leary Leads Lightweight Crew

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 3

The path to becoming a rower is different for every person.

Football Searches for New Offensive Leader

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 2

The starting quarterback position remains up for grabs, and the two have competed for the job and will continue to do so throughout the summer.

Former Standout Brown Finds Niche as Coach at Stony Brook

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 2

The game she had played her entire life and had such success with was something she was not quite ready to part with.

Softball Excels Despite Inexperienced Roster

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 2

Though one streak was broken this season, another—likely to be forgotten in the grand scheme of things—was made.

Baseball Beanpot Play-by-Play

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 1

The following is live play-by-play from the Harvard baseball team's April 29 game against Boston College at Fenway Park. The ...

Men's Tennis Receives NCAA Tournament Berth

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 1

The Harvard men’s tennis team is officially going dancing. On Tuesday evening, the 2013 NCAA Men’s Tournament bracket was finalized, and the Ivy League champion Crimson was selected to face No. 75 Samford in the first round. No. 21 Harvard (18-5, 6-1 Ivy) will travel to Starkville, Mississippi to the campus of Mississippi State University to take on the Bulldogs (15-9, 7-3 Southern Conference) on May 10. The Crimson qualified for the tournament for the second straight season after compiling a 6-1 ...

Dual-Sport Athletes Take on Double Duty

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 1

Several Harvard athletes compete on multiple teams. They would not have it any other way.

Baseball's Tumultuous Season Will Pay Dividends

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 1

Don’t judge this year’s Harvard baseball team by its record.

Men's Lacrosse Deserves Credit

Harvard Crimson - Sports - May 1

While last year’s Harvard men’s lacrosse team may have underachieved, this year’s squad almost overachieved.

Sailing Shows Improvement Over Weekend

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 30

The Harvard sailing team split up along the Charles River, as the Crimson competed in three regattas in the Boston area.

Women's Golf Gets Dose of Linsanity

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 30

Freshman Christine Lin’s final putt on the 18th hole gave her a one-under par 71 to secure the Crimson the Ivy team title by one stroke at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J., on Sunday. The shot also forced a one-hole playoff for the individual Ivy title.

Baseball Ends Season With Loss to BC at Fenway Park

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 30

In the middle innings of the Harvard baseball team’s Beanpot consolation game against Boston College at Fenway Park Monday afternoon, a number of Red Sox players went out to the right field warning track and played catch while the contest was still in play.

Athlete of the Week Runner-Up: Week of April 22

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 29

After Christine Lin led the Harvard women’s golf team to the Ivy League title and a berth in the NCAA Regional Championships, the freshman earned The Crimson’s Athlete of the Week honors. With a big weekend of sports on the books, The Back Page looks at some other great performances

Softball Ends Season With Two Losses

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 29

The Harvard softball team came into Sunday knowing it needed to win both games in order to advance to the Ivy League Championship Series. After losing to Brown last week due to an error-filled seventh inning, it was a close, hard fought loss this week that prevented the Crimson from returning to the ILCS for the fourth-straight year.

Softball Splits Doubleheader with Dartmouth

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 29

The Harvard softball team entered the weekend needing to take three of four from Dartmouth in a home-and-home series to play for the Ivy League Championship Series next weekend. After a Saturday doubleheader in Hanover, N.H, the Crimson (22-22, 12-8 Ivy) was still in the hunt for the North Division title as it split its two games with the division-leading Big Green (25-18, 15-5 Ivy).

Women's Golf Wins Ivies on Last Putt

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 29

The women’s golf Ivy League Championships came down to the last putt. Freshman Christine Lin sank it to give Harvard a one-stroke victory over Princeton for the Crimson’s second straight Ivy League team title.

Men's Golf Finishes Sixth at Ivies

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 29

Two freshmen led the Harvard men’s golf team as the squad closed out its season at the Ivy League Championship this weekend at the Caves Valley Golf Club in Maryland.

Baseball Misses Out On Shot at Red Rolfe Title

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 29

The Crimson (10-30, 7-13 Ivy), which entered the weekend second in its division, lost a close one to Dartmouth (31-7, 15-5) Saturday morning when a late-game double by the home team broke the tie and brought home two runners.

Ivy League Season Ends In Defeat for Baseball Team

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 29

Playing on a clear Sunday afternoon at O’Donnell Field on Senior Day, the Crimson (10-30, 7-13 Ivy) scored first in both games but could not hold on in later innings. Harvard dropped the first game, 4-2, and the Big Green (31-7, 15-5) strung together rallies in game two to notch a five-run win.

Women's Tennis Extends Late-Season Run, Wins 6-1

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 29

With its 6-1 victory over Dartmouth (8-10, 1-6), the Harvard women’s tennis team (13-6, 5-2) wrapped up a late season run that was too little, too late for the team’s Ivy League championship hopes. Despite winning four in a row to close out the year—including a 5-2 home victory over then-no. 35 Yale—the team finished third in the Ivy League, doomed by two early season losses.

Women's Lacrosse Finishes Season with Senior Day Win

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 29

Harvard (3-11, 2-5 Ivy) defended its home turf against Columbia (3-12, 0-7) in the team’s Ivy and season finale. After battling back and forth for possession, the Crimson squad was able top the Lions, 18-11, thanks to a second half surge.

Women's Lacrosse Unable To Fend Off Dartmouth

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 29

Heading into the final weekend of play, the Harvard women’s lacrosse team faced off against the Big Green in Hanover, N.H. on Friday. Although the Crimson (3-11, 2-5, Ivy) held a one-point lead entering halftime, No. 20 Dartmouth (9-6, 5-2, Ivy) outscored Harvard, 10-2, in the second frame to win, 15-8.

Women's Water Polo Finishes Season Sixth of 12 at Eastern Tournament

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 29

After defeating Notre Dame (Ohio) in the first matchup, the Crimson (18-16, 3-3 CWPA) was eliminated from title contention by third-seeded Hartwick. Harvard played two consolation games in the next two days, winning one and losing the next to secure a sixth-place finish.

Crimson, White Battle in Spring Game

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 28

In Harvard Stadium on Saturday night, the Crimson showcased some of its offseason work in its annual spring game. With a 15-minute running clock in all quarters and changing lineups on both the “Crimson” and “White” teams throughout, both sides struggled to string together cohesive drives.

Track and Field Competes at Historic Penn Relays

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 28

The Harvard track and field team sent a handful of field athletes to the historic Penn Relays over the weekend. With the Outdoor Heptagonal Championships taking place next weekend, the Crimson athletes who were in action turned in some strong performances, including personal-bests.

NOTEBOOK: Men's Lacrosse Comes Up Short in Season Finale

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 28

The Crimson led, 4-2, after three early goals by junior attacker Peter Schwartz but a third-quarter flurry by the Bulldogs put Yale up 10-7, a lead that it would not relinquish.

Men's Tennis Downs Dartmouth to Clinch Outright Ivy Title

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 28

After a 4-3 upset loss to Brown on Thursday, the Ivy League title hung in the balance for the No. 21 Harvard men’s tennis team, which needed one win in its final two matches to clinch an outright conference championship.

Beanpot Win Highlights Women's Crew Weekend

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 28

Heading into the home stretch of their seasons, the Radcliffe lightweight and heavyweight crews look to compete near the top.

Men's Volleyball Falls Short in EIVA Finals

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 28

By the end of the night, every time Peter Russell went for an attack, it felt inevitable that it would garner another point for Penn State. Led by the junior outside hitter, Penn State defeated Harvard, 3-0, in the Crimson’s first ever EIVA finals appearance.

Men's Crew Takes Advantage of Weather Conditions, Speeds Past Opponents

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 28

The No. 2 Harvard men’s heavyweight crew won its 14th straight Adams Cup over No. 15 Penn and No. 9 Navy this Saturday. The No. 1 men’s lightweights also had a strong performance this weekend. The team won its fourth-straight Goldthwait Cup at the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet.

Men's Lacrosse Falls to Yale to End Run for Playoff Bid

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 27

Yale defeated the Harvard men’s lacrosse team, 11-10, on Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium in the teams’ regular season finale. With the loss, the Crimson (6-8, 2-4 Ivy) concludes its second consecutive season without an Ivy League Tournament bid.

Juszczyk Becomes First NFL Draft Pick Since Fitzpatrick '05

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 27

The reigning Super Bowl champions selected Harvard’s Kyle Juszczyk with the 130th overall selection in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, making the H-back the first Harvard player drafted since Ryan Fitzpatrick ’05 and the 20th all-time.

Win Streak Comes To a Halt as Brown Stops Men's Tennis

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 26

The Harvard men’s tennis team, which had won 12 straight matches, was rolling to its second consecutive Ivy League title, dominating every opponent it faced. On Thursday, its momentum ground to a screeching halt after a 4-3 loss to Brown at the Murr Center.

Women's Tennis Drops Bears in Sweep

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 26

Four days after notching its biggest victory of the season, the Harvard women’s tennis team continued its winning ways with a 7-0 victory over Brown in Providence, R.I., Thursday. The team lost only two sets combined in singles and doubles play and put the match away early, taking the doubles point and then running through three singles matches before taking the remaining three matches.

Juszczyk Nears NFL Dream

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 26

Harvard hasn’t had a player drafted into the NFL since the St. Louis Rams took Ryan Fitzpatrick ’05 eight years ago. But that may all change this weekend, as senior Kyle Juszczyk steps into the public eye after weeks of speculation, press, and weighty expectations.

Men's Lacrosse Looks to Secure Berth in Postseason

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 26

The Ivy League playoff scenario is simple for the Harvard men’s lacrosse team. With a loss, the Crimson would finish fifth in the conference, just outside the top four teams that will vie for the Ivy League Tournament title in Ithaca, N.Y., next weekend. With a win, Harvard would leapfrog Penn and Yale to secure the tournament’s third seed.

Lange Matches Record, Softball Falls to BC

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 26

With one out in the first inning, junior third baseman Kasey Lange stepped to the plate and made history.

Comeback Propels Men's Volleyball to Finals

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 26

As the saying goes, revenge is a dish best served cold, and it was a dish the Harvard men’s volleyball team whipped up Thursday night, fighting back from a late deficit to take down George Mason, 3-2, in the EIVA semifinals.

Boston College To Visit Lavietes Pavilion

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 25

Boston College has announced that it will be visiting Lavietes Pavilion next year during the nonconference season.

By the Numbers: Men's Volleyball EIVA Preview

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 25

As the men’s volleyball team (17-8, 10-4 EIVA) heads towards the postseason, The Back Page takes a look back at some of the important numbers from the team’s regular season.

By the Numbers: Men's/Women's Golf

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 25

As the school year reaches its closing stretch, many teams are playing the last games of their seasons. The Back ...

Football Looks Forward to Spring Game, New Season

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 25

On Saturday night, when Harvard showcases its work since the end of last season in its annual spring game, the team will look markedly different.

Men's Volleyball Seeks Revenge in Tournament Opener

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 25

After finishing the season strong, the Harvard men’s volleyball team will challenge George Mason on Thursday night in the first round of the EIVA conference tournament.

Doubles Pairs Propel Men's Tennis to Success

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 25

The Crimson’s consistently strong doubles play has been essential to its 12-match winning streak. Each of the team’s three regular doubles teams boasts a winning record in dual play, and the top tandem of junior co-captain Casey MacMaster and sophomore Denis Nguyen is ranked 52nd nationally.

Men's Tennis Eyes Outright Ivy Title

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 25

The No. 21 Crimson will try to complete its first undefeated Ivy season since 2008 and secure its 30th conference championship when it takes on Brown at home on Thursday and then wraps up its season at Dartmouth on Saturday.

Sophomores Lead Harvard Baseball

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 23

As the Harvard baseball team’s season draws nearer to a close with conference play ending this weekend, three sophomore players stand out this year.

Keep Your Eyes on Men's Tennis

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 23

On a campus with the most varsity sports in the country, it is easy to overlook the achievements of certain teams.

Men's Soccer Loses Spring Game Against Boston University

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 23

For the first time since 2010 the Harvard men’s soccer team did not host a spring exhibition game in Harvard Stadium.

Juszczyk Compares Favorably to NFL's Casey

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 23

This weekend, an NFL team will draft Harvard senior Kyle Juszczyk. The Crimson standout has had official visits with a ...

Radcliffe Lightweights Defeat Top-Ranked Rival Stanford

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 22

Until then, the Black and White will continue to train, now with the knowledge that they have already bested the Cardinals this season.

Killorn '12 Continues To Shine as Rookie for Tampa Bay Lightning

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 22

In 35 games in the NHL this year, Killorn maintained his scoring ways, netting 7 goals and providing 12 assists.

Juszczyk Projected as Third/Fourth Round Pick

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 22

With the NFL Draft happening later this week (the first round will be held on Thursday night), The Back Page ...

Juszczyk Projected as Third/Fourth Round Pick

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 22

With the NFL Draft happening later this week (the first round will be held on Thursday night), The Back Page ...

Lin struggles in first postseason appearance

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 22

As Jeremy Lin ‘10 and the Houston Rockets (eighth seed in the Western Conference) make their way through the NBA ...

Lin struggles in first postseason appearance

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 22

As Jeremy Lin ‘10 and the Houston Rockets (eighth seed in the Western Conference) make their way through the NBA ...

By the Numbers: Men's Tennis

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 22

The Harvard men’s tennis team (17-4, 5-0 Ivy) is undefeated in Ivy League play this season, and just clinched a ...

By the Numbers: Men's Tennis

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 22

The Harvard men’s tennis team (17-4, 5-0 Ivy) is undefeated in Ivy League play this season, and just clinched a ...

Groom Blanks Brown in One-Hit Victory on the Road

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 22

The Crimson (21-18, 11-5 Ivy) made easy work of the Bears (8-25, 2-14) in 4-0 and 3-1 victories that kept Harvard tied for first in the North Division before Sunday’s games.

Softball Falls Game Behind North Division Leader

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 22

After sweeping Brown in a doubleheader Saturday, Harvard returned to the field in Providence, R.I., Sunday to complete its four-game series against the Bears. The Crimson, having won the first game, appeared well on its way to a second win before losing a lead late to end up splitting the second doubleheader.

Women's Tennis Ivy Title Hopes Remain Alive

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 22

After having its match against Brown postponed to Thursday, the Crimson (11-6, 3-2 Ivy League) came out on Sunday and moved within a game and a half of the league leaders (16-3, 5-1) with a 5-2 victory. With the win, Harvard snapped a two-game losing streak against the Bulldogs.

Women's 4x400 Relay Sets Program Record

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 22

Pitted against national-caliber competition at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet in Baton Rouge, La., they crushed the record. The team crossed the finish line in 3:38.79, nearly two seconds faster than the previous best mark. The performance earned third place for the Harvard track and field team.

Radcliffe Crews Upset Stanford, Win Handily

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 21

The Black and White heavyweight crew traveled to Syracuse, N.Y. to take on Syracuse and Ivy rival Dartmouth, while the Radcliffe lightweight crew defended the Charles River against Princeton, BU, and reigning national champion Stanford.

Harvard Boasts Top-Ranked Crews

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 21

Both the Harvard men’s heavyweight and lightweight crews continued undefeated spring seasons over the weekend. The No. 2 heavyweights took two of four races against Princeton on Sunday to secure the Compton Cup while the No. 1 lightweights captured three out of four races against Navy on Saturday at home on the Charles River.

Men's Tennis Repeat As Ivy Champions

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 21

The No. 22 Crimson (17-4, 5-0 Ivy) has now won 12 straight matches and 10 straight Ancient Eight matchups dating to last season following the defeat of the No. 57 Bulldogs (17-6, 3-3 Ivy).

Baseball Gives Up 24 In Split Doubleheader

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 21

Harvard (10-26, 7-9 Ivy) recorded 18 hits in a 12-10 win over Brown (5-28, 3-13), but it could not find the same success at the plate in game two when a nine-run Bears first inning doomed the Crimson to a 14-2 loss.

Baseball Ends Weekend 2-2 Against Brown

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 21

Playing against Brown (5-28, 3-13 Ivy) in a doubleheader in Providence, R.I., the Crimson (10-26, 7-9) took advantage of a seventh-inning comeback in game one and a pair of runs in the tenth inning to capture the first game, 4-2.

Men's Volleyball Sweeps Sacred Heart, Sets Up Postseason Rematch

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 21

In the final game of the regular season, the Harvard men’s volleyball team recorded its 11th sweep of the year and locked up the three seed in the EIVA postseason tournament. The Crimson (17-7, 10-4 EIVA) traveled to Sacred Heart on Saturday afternoon to face the Pioneers (4-19, 2-12). Coming into the weekend, the third and fourth seeds were still up for grabs in the EIVA Championship tournament. With the fourth seed having to play the 14th best team in the nation—Penn State—the difference between ...

Men's Lacrosse Never Leads, Falls to Princeton, 14-6

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 19

Coming off of a strong performance against No. 18 Penn last Saturday, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team entered its Friday night matchup at No. 12/13 Princeton with a chance to solidify its place in the postseason Ivy League Tournament. The Tigers (8-4, 3-2 Ivy), however, had other plans, as they led the Crimson (6-7, 2-3) from start to finish en route to a 14-6 victory.

Men's Tennis Looks To Stay Perfect in Ivy League Play

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 18

The Crimson has not only historically dominated the Bears, owning a 75-7 all-time record, but has also held the upper hand in recent tilts.

Softball Tops Quinnipiac, Pushes Win Streak to Eight

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 18

Harvard took advantage of the Bobcats’ struggling starting pitching, working the count and coming up with timely walks and hits.

Harvard Twelve Seed in Early Bracket

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 18

Harvard lands as 12 seed in early bracket.

Comeback Bid Falls Short For Women's Lacrosse

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 18

With two sharpshooting lacrosse teams, it all came down to draw controls and ground balls.

Gonos Leads Men's Lacrosse On and Off the Field

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 18

Harvard men’s lacrosse coach Chris Wojcik ‘96 was not surprised when his team selected rising-senior defenseman Jason Gonos to lead the Crimson as its sole captain for the 2013 season.

Harvard Helping Spur Growth of Ultimate

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 16

This was not a football game. Nor was it rugby. This was ultimate frisbee, and to most first-time watchers, the electric atmosphere of these games and the intensity on the field may come as a surprise.

Harvard Track and Field Teams with Yale to Defeat Oxford-Cambridge

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 16

After an afternoon of running, jumping and throwing, the trophies would remain in Cambridge – Cambridge, MA that is.

Dodge Attacks Plate, Quiets Yale Bats

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 16

To get his first win of the season, junior pitcher Sam Dodge went the extra mile. After losing his previous six decisions, Dodge threw a complete game against Yale (8-21, 5-7 Ivy) on Sunday, surrendering just one unearned run and three hits against seven strikeouts. He threw 104 pitches and helped the Harvard baseball team (8-24, 5-7) to a four-game split with the Bulldogs.

Sailing Hits Choppy Water, Takes 10th

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 16

For the first time since 1994, the Harvard sailing team failed to finish in one of the all-important top eight spots at the New England Championships this past weekend.

Women's Golf Takes Third, Preps For Ivy Championships

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 16

In its final test before the Ivy League Championships, the Harvard women’s golf team placed third out of 14 northeastern colleges at the two-day Brown BEAR Invitational in Barrington, R.I., Monday.

Watch Out for Juszczyk

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 15

Harvard has not had a player selected in the NFL Draft since Ryan Fitzpatrick ’05 was taken in the seventh ...

Bilas Ranks Crimson No. 22 in Preseason Top 25

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 15

Jay Bilas ranks the Crimson as the 22nd-best team in the land

Athletes of the Week Runners-up (Week of 4/15)

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 15

Athlete of the Week Runners-Up for the week of April 15th

By the Numbers: Harvard Baseball

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 15

By the Numbers looks at the recent improvement of Harvard baseball

Softball Puts it Together to Top Yale Twice

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 15

The Harvard softball team (16-17, 8-4) has struggled to find consistency throughout the season, splitting many doubleheaders. This Saturday, however, it all came together in dominating Yale (8-26, 3-9) in consecutive games, defeating it, 7-4, in the first game and 4-2 in the second.

Women's Lacrosse Unable to Upset Princeton

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 15

After hanging with the No. 13/16 Tigers for much of the contest, Harvard was unable to pull off the upset.

School Record Falls as Track Tops Yale

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 15

Both the men's and women's track teams downed Yale on the road Saturday.

Women's Water Polo Finishes Third in Tournament

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 15

In its first weekend of postseason play, the Harvard women’s water polo team entered as the third seed and finished in that same spot.

Men's Tennis Remains Unbeaten in Conference

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 15

The Harvard men’s tennis team put its nine-match winning streak on the line this weekend when it went on the road to face Ivy League foes No. 50 Princeton and Penn. By Sunday evening, the No. 19 Crimson (16-4, 4-0 Ivy) had extended its streak to 11 matches and improved its record in conference play to 4-0.

Saathoff Goes Yard but Crimson Drops Game Two

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 15

The Crimson (8-24, 5-7 Ivy) took the 6-2 victory in the first game Sunday afternoon largely thanks to a three-run homer by sophomore Nick Saathoff in the bottom of the fourth. But in the following contest, the Bulldogs (8-21, 5-7) took an early lead thanks to a shaky Harvard defensive start and beat the home team for the second time this weekend, 5-2.

Dodge Stymies Bulldogs on Mound

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 15

In an afternoon doubleheader, the Crimson baseball team (8-24, 5-7 Ivy) split with the Bulldogs (8-21, 5-7), taking the first game by a score of 2-1 but dropping the final contest, 7-3, in a game that came down to the final inning.

Women's Tennis Ivy Title Hopes Hindered with Loss at Princeton

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 15

After losing a close, 4-3, decision to Princeton (11-6, 2-2 Ivy) on Saturday, the Harvard women’s tennis team (10-6, 2-2) rebounded with a dramatic 4-3 win over Penn (10-6, 2-2) on Sunday that went down to a final third-set tiebreaker.

Softball Wins Two on Walk-off Hits

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 14

On senior day at Soldiers Field, the Crimson (16-7, 8-4 Ivy) won both games on walk-off hits—the first called after the 5th because of the mercy rule—beating Yale (8-26, 3-9), 12-3 and 5-3.

Men's Golf Finishes Middle of the Pack at Princeton Invitational

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 14

After opening with a fifth-place start, the Harvard men’s golf team was unable to improve on its first round and finished sixth out of 14 teams with 885 total strokes at the Princeton Invitational at Springdale Golf Course this weekend.

Women's Water Polo Finishes Third in CWPA Southern Championships

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 14

Competing at the CWPA Southern Division Championships in Providence, the Crimson (16-14, 3-3 CWPA) defeated Mercyhurst but then fell by four goals to Brown in the nightcap.

Men's Crew Continues Spring Season Winning Streak

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 14

It proved to be a successful weekend for the Harvard men’s heavyweight and lightweight crews, who each toppled opponents to extend undefeated spring season records. The No. 4 heavyweights defeated No. 3 Brown on Saturday at home on the Charles River, taking three of five races on the morning. The No. 1 lightweights displayed their dominance by sweeping all four races against Dartmouth and MIT.

Women's Heavyweight Crew Defeats Princeton, Cornell

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 14

After ceding the Class of 1975 Cup to Princeton for the last five years, the Radcliffe heavyweight first varsity eight boat was ready for a change. On Saturday morning, the Black and White’s top boat outpaced the Tigers on Cayuga Inlet in Ithaca, N.Y. to take back the Class of 1975 Cup for the first time since 2007.

Men's Lacrosse Breaks Through Against Penn

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 13

Sophomore midfielder Murphy Vandervelde raised his arms in the air as his teammates mobbed him,celebrating their first win over a ranked opponent this season. With the game down to a single shot and a playoff berth on the line, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team had turned to its newest sharpshooter. Vandervelde delivered.

Men's Volleyball Improves Seeding Possibilities with Sweep

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 12

The Harvard men’s volleyball team struggled initially on Friday night, playing conference foe New Jersey Institute of Technology into five games. But the squad suddenly turned it on at the very end of the contest, seizing a victory, 3-2, amidst come-backs from deficits in both the overall match and individual games.

Softball Preps for Four Against Yale

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 11

When the Harvard softball team takes the field against Yale in its annual divisional matchup this weekend, the team will find itself in a drastically different situation than it was in last year.

Baseball Takes On Yale in League Play

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 11

The Crimson will take to the baseball diamond against the school’s biggest rival on four different occasions this weekend with second place in the Ivy League’s Red Rolfe division on the line.

Men's Lacrosse Seeks to Improve Postseason Positioning

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 11

Things are firing up as the 2013 men’s lacrosse season comes to a close, and a spot in the Ivy League Championship is on the line. Harvard has three more games, all against league competitors, including Penn on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Baseball Falters In Beanpot Opening Round

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 11

In the first round of the Beanpot, the Crimson fell, 10-2, to the Huskies. Northeastern led from start to finish and scored nine of its ten runs in two big innings.

Women's Lacrosse Cannot Overcome Early Deficit

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 11

The Harvard women’s lacrosse team was unable to overcome an early deficit en route to a dropped contest to Holy Cross on Wednesday night at Holy Cross Field, 17-12.

Inside the Numbers: Harvard baseball wins 20-19

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 10

David Steinbach looks inside the numbers of Harvard's 20-19 win over Princeton.

Inside the Numbers: Harvard baseball wins 20-19

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 10

David Steinbach looks inside the numbers of Harvard's 20-19 win over Princeton.

Athletes of the Week Runners-up (Week of 4/8)

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 10

Athlete of the week Runners-Up for the week of April 8th

Athletes of the Week Runners-up (Week of 4/8)

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 10

Athlete of the week Runners-Up for the week of April 8th

Lacrosse Wins Big Over Quinnipiac, 18-8

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 9

The Harvard men’s lacrosse team rebounded from two straight nail-biting losses on Tuesday afternoon, riding strong play from its freshmen to earn an 18-8 victory at Quinnipiac.

Softball Defeats Boston University

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 9

For five innings, a pair of freshman pitchers dueled as the Harvard softball team remained in a scoreless deadlock against Boston University. In the sixth inning, the bats struck back.

Softball Defeats Boston University

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 9

For five innings, a pair of freshman pitchers dueled as the Harvard softball team remained in a scoreless deadlock against Boston University. In the sixth inning, the bats struck back.

Men's Hoops No. 21 in Early Rankings

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 9

Fewer than 24 hours after the conclusion of the 2013 NCAA tournament, CBS Sports began to look to the future.

Sailing Competes Against Local Rivals

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 9

The team looked to capitalize on its success from last weekend, when Harvard notched a victory at the Ted Ferrarone Team Race.

Rookie Halula Delivers Two Complete-Game Wins for Softball

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 9

Freshman pitcher Jamie Halula’s journey has only just begun.

Quinnipiac Awaits Men's Lacrosse in Non-Conference Contest

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 9

The Harvard men’s lacrosse team hopes to break its longest losing streak of the season when it faces Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. this afternoon.

Men's Golf Competes In First Spring Tourney

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 8

Conditions were a key factor for the Crimson squad, which finished in 15th place out of a field of 18, one place behind the University of Denver and ahead of the University of Hawaii.

Baseball Wins Dramatic Affair in Stunning Fashion

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 8

After Princeton (7-20, 5-3 Ivy) scored four times in the top of the ninth inning, the Harvard baseball team (6-21, 3-5) rallied back for three runs of its own to beat the Tigers, 20-19, and earn a doubleheader split on Sunday.

Men's Heavyweights Start Off Spring Season

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 8

The Harvard men’s crew teams experienced radically different conditions across the Northeast in their Ivy openers, but both the lightweights and heavyweights managed to find victory in races this weekend.

Women's Golf Finishes 11th at Ole Miss

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 8

In its first tournament of the spring season, the Harvard women’s golf team finished tied for 11th out of 18 teams this weekend at the Rebel Intercollegiate tournament at the Ole Miss Golf Course in Oxford, Miss.

Brown Blows Out Struggling Women's Lacrosse

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 8

After Harvard’s second-half run put the Crimson up, Brown quickly responded with four straight goals, and nine out of the next 11, bringing the final score to 15-9 and dropping Harvard to sixth place in the Ancient Eight.

Softball Splits Run-Heavy Games

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 8

Freshman Haley Davis’ first college home run was a walk-off grand slam that put the game away for Harvard softball (11-17, 4-4 Ivy) in the second game of the team’s doubleheader against Cornell (14-16, 4-4 Ivy) on Saturday.

Track Athletes Compete in Florida and New Jersey

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 7

With two weeks of outdoor competition under its belt, the Harvard track and field team once again split up over the weekend, sending athletes to the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla. and the Sam Howell Invitational, which was hosted by Princeton.

Baseball Splits Double Header with Big Red

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 7

Harvard baseball batted around for the first time this season in a 10-7 win over Cornell to take game two of the double-header after losing the day's opener.

Women's Water Polo Drops Three at Brown

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 7

Facing off against two squads from the east coast and two from the west, the Crimson (14-13, 3-2 CWPA) defeated George Washington on Saturday but then lost three straight times, twice to ranked teams.

Men's Volleyball Secures Spot in Playoffs With Weekend Split

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 7

The Harvard men’s volleyball team (14-8, 7-4 EIVA) clinched a berth in the conference playoffs this weekend after splitting its two home fixtures against Princeton (11-8, 9-4) and George Mason (14-11, 10-3).

Alumni Update: Akpan '10 to Red Bulls

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 7

Andre Akpan ’10 has been given wings.

Women's Tennis Opens Ivy Play With Split

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 7

After falling at the last possible moment Friday against Columbia (10-4, 3-0 Ivy), the Harvard women’s tennis team (9-5, 1-1) bounced back with a 6-1 victory over Cornell (12-2, 1-2). Now healthy, the Crimson began April the way it ended March, when it won four of five matches to close out the month.

Women's Crew Fights Weather in Battles Against Brown, Georgetown

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 7

The Radcliffe heavyweight crew team found out the hard way that it was a tough weekend to row at home. Harsh winds and chilly temperatures created challenging conditions for the Black and White heavyweights, which opened up their Ivy season by taking on Brown on the Charles on Saturday morning.

Men's Tennis Tops Columbia To Open Ivy Season

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 7

The Harvard men’s tennis team opened up Ivy League play in dramatic fashion with a 4-3 victory over Columbia on Saturday at the Murr Center.

No. 2 Cornell Mounts Fourth-Quarter Comeback To Defeat Men's Lacrosse

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 6

In one of the most hotly-contested Ivy League battles of the 2013 season, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team was ultimately forced to watch as No. 2 Cornell stormed the field of Harvard Stadium after mounting a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback to take down the Crimson, 14-12, on Saturday afternoon.

Softball Finds Swing In Second Contest Against Princeton

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 6

A comeback stopped short in the final inning of the first game fueled the Harvard softball team’s domination in its second contest of the day. The Crimson split Friday afternoon’s double-header against Princeton at Soldiers Field but outscored the Tigers, 12-7.

Men's Volleyball Splits Weekend Play, Earns Playoff Bid

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 6

Harvard men’s volleyball (14-8, 7-4 EIVA) clinched a spot in the EIVA Playoffs this weekend, splitting its two home games against Princeton (10-8, 8-4) and George Mason (14-3, 10-3).

Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Cornell

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 6

The Harvard baseball team dropped it's home-conference-opener, 3-1, to Cornell on Saturday afternoon. A two-run fourth inning proved to be ...

Amaker's Vision Becoming Reality

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 4

It’s been 15 days since the Harvard men’s basketball team stunned the college basketball world with its 68-62 victory over New Mexico. But for me, the gigantic upset was nowhere near the most surprising occurrence of the night.

Men's Tennis Gears Up For Conference Play

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 4

The Harvard men’s tennis team’s seven-match winning streak will be put on the line this weekend when it opens up Ivy League play at the Beren Tennis Center with two matches against Columbia and Cornell.

Nordic Ski Team Serves Those Who Served

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 4

If you visited the Weston Ski Track on any given Monday afternoon this February, you would have been greeted by the inspiring sight of disabled veterans learning to ski. Their teachers aren’t just any ordinary ski instructors, though. Instead, they are members of the Harvard Nordic ski team who volunteer as part of the New England Nordic Ski Association’s Adaptive Ski program.

Women's Water Polo Comeback Falls Short

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 4

Aisha Price’s sixth and final goal pulled the Crimson within two near the end of the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late for Harvard as it fell, 12-10, to Brown on senior night.

Early Deficit Dooms Baseball

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 3

In a crosstown meeting with Boston College on Wednesday, the Harvard baseball team fell behind early and, despite mounting a rally, could never catch up.

Harvard Graduates help Oxford to win in The Boat Race

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 3

Sam O’Connor ’12 and Malcolm Howard ’05 helped the Harvard crew team win manyboat races during their time in Cambridge, ...

A Letter from Amaker

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 2

On behalf of our basketball program, I can’t thank you enough.

Softball Falls to Providence, 5-3

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 2

Harvard grabbed the lead early, but the Crimson (9-15, 2-2) proved unable to hang on against the Friars (10-17-1), losing 5-3.

Athletes of the Week Runners-up (Week of 4/1)

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 2

Here are some other great performances by Harvard athletes from this past week:

Women's Lacrosse's Comeback Attempt Falls Short at Vanderbilt

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 2

The Crimson faced off against the Commodores Tuesday in Nashville, with the match initially appearing to be a close one.

Sailing Competes in Three Weekend Regattas

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 2

Harvard sailing saw action in three regattas over the weekend.

Sophomore Vandervelde Bolsters Men's Lacrosse's Offense

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Apr 2

The Harvard men’s lacrosse team has watched a new offensive star emerge this week, seemingly out of nowhere.

Women's Lacrosse Falls Victim to BU Comeback

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 31

Last-second heroics by Boston University junior Sydney Godett carried the Terriers past the Harvard women’s lacrosse team, 12-11, on Friday night at Nickerson Field. BU won the contest despite never holding a lead until the very end of the game.

Women's Tennis Wins Final Non-Conference Matchup

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 31

Kong and her teammates have had a lot of success since making the pledge, defeating Syracuse (9-7), 6-1, on Saturday, for their seventh win in eight matches. Since losing contests to Boston College, Kansas State, and William and Mary, the team has only fallen once in March. The Crimson has won five straight at home and heads into conference play healthy for the first time all season.

Baseball Drops Ivy League Opener at Columbia

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 31

The Crimson (3-18, 0-3 Ivy) dropped a pair of games on Saturday against Columbia (9-12, 2-0), the first by a score of 5-0 and the second, 3-2, on a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth.

UPDATED: Baseball Comes Back to Win in Ninth

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 31

Playing against Penn in a doubleheader on Sunday, the Crimson offense couldn’t get started in a 4-1 loss in the first contest. With the score tied at three in the second game of the double header, the umpires were forced to suspend play when the rain picked up in the eighth inning. The game will be resumed Monday at noon.

Men's Swimming and Diving Sends Six to NCAA's

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 31

Harvard’s performance at the season-ending meet did not quite live up to its regular-season promise. The Crimson turned in eight top-30 performances but failed to reach the finals in any event.

Men's Lightweight Crew Starts Season with Victory

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 31

Harvard men’s lightweight crew kicked off its spring season with a decisive victory over Delaware on Saturday morning. The Crimson took three out of five races to secure the regatta win at home on the Charles River.

Track and Field Starts Off Outdoor Season

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 31

The Harvard track and field team faced stiff competition in the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays that took place this week at the University of Texas at Austin from Wednesday to Saturday, and the Snowflake Classic hosted by Tufts in Medford, Mass. on Saturday.

Softball Bounces Back to Sweep Columbia

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 31

After dropping its first two games of the Ivy League season against Penn on Friday, Harvard softball bounced back to sweep Columbia on Saturday. The Crimson (9-14, 2-2 Ivy) relied on strong pitching to top the Lions (11-13, 1-3).

Men's Volleyball Sinks Fleet, Continues Home Win Streak

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 31

After three consecutive losses in California over spring break, the Harvard men’s volleyball team could use some home cooking. Cambridge delivered, as the Crimson (13-7, 6-3 EIVA) won in straight games over Erskine (13-14, 9-6 Carolinas) 25-20, 25-23, 25-19, Saturday afternoon at the Malkin Athletic Center. The win marks the eleventh consecutive home victory for Harvard.

NOTEBOOK: Men's Lacrosse Comes Up Just Short Against Duke

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 31

The Crimson (4-5, 1-1 Ivy) entered Saturday night’s contest at Soldiers Field looking to upset the No. 10/12 team in the nation for the first time in four seasons. With a controlled attack and a few key stops, Harvard came oh-so-close to its first signature win of the season in front of a nationally-televised audience.

Vandervelde Paces Offense In Duke Loss

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 31

Devin Dwyer set up camp behind the Duke net. As the clock ticked toward zero, somebody had to be open—a pushing penalty had put the Harvard men’s lacrosse team on the man up with eight seconds left in regulation. The Crimson freshman saw an opening at the top of the crease and launched a pass above the crossbar. But the ball would never reach its intended destination. The rubber found the large pocket of Blue Devils goaltender Kyle Turri, who cleared the ball down the field as time expired.

Men's Lacrosse Can't Hold On, Loses to Duke, 12-11

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 30

The Harvard men’s lacrosse team (4-4, 1-1 Ivy) hosted perennial powerhouse Duke (7-4, 1-1 ACC) on Soldiers Field Saturday night. The Crimson came into the game unranked against the No. 10 Blue Devils, but stayed with its opponents before eventually falling at the end, 12-11.

Women's Lightweight Crew Races to First-Place Finishes

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 30

One-hundred and sixty days after the varsity eight of Radcliffe Lightweight crew swept past defending champion Wisconsin to win its first ever Head of the Charles, the Black and White reigned victorious once again on its home river. On Saturday morning, the Radcliffe Lightweight boats took on Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the inaugural Beanpot regatta for lightweight rowers. The Black and White tasted victory against local foes in each of its three races to start its spring ...

Men's Volleyball Continues Home Win Streak, Sweeps Erskine

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 30

Harvard men’s volleyball team (13-7, 6-3 EIVA) won in straight sets over Erskine (13-14, 9-6 Carolinas), 25-20, 25-23, 25-19. The contest marked the eleventh consecutive home victory for the Crimson. After three consecutive losses during its recent trip out West to California, this was an important game for the Harvard squad to get back on track heading into conference play over the next month.

Softball Falls In Conference Opener

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 30

Three big innings for Penn doomed the Harvard softball team to back-to-back losses in its Ivy opener on Friday.

Men's Swimming and Diving Sends Eight To NCAAs

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 28

In their final competitive event of the season, eight members of the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team will hit the water in Indianapolis to compete in the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Coming off a season in which the Crimson went undefeated in dual meets before barely losing the Ivy League Championships to four-time defending champion Princeton, Harvard will have one final test against the nation’s best squads.

Men's Lacrosse Faces Big Test in Duke

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 28

A shot at immediate redemption arrives on Saturday night for the Harvard men’s lacrosse team. After a disappointing 16-7 loss to Albany on Tuesday night—the program’s worst defeat since 2011—the Crimson will face off against No. 10/12 Duke at 7 p.m. at Soldiers Field Stadium.

Alive in Memory

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 28

Since the unexpected death of coach Joe Walsh on July 31, something has been different about the Harvard baseball program. For years, whenever one thought of Harvard baseball, Walsh was the first thing to come to mind.

Rookies Step Up to the Plate

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 28

Of the 19 players listed on the Harvard roster, six are freshmen. Pitchers Jamie Halula and Morgan Groom, outfielder Zoe Galindo, catcher Rachel Halperin, and utility players Haley Davis and Alyssa Siegmann make up the class.

Mound of Questions

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 28

Now, with the noticeable void left behind by Brown and fellow ace Laura Ricciardone, the rest of the squad will have to rebuild around a new collection of pitchers.

In Steady Hands

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 28

After helping the Harvard women’s softball team cruise to an 11-1 Ivy mark and a berth in the 2000 NCAA tournament, Crimson coach Jenny Allard was unsure how her 2001 team, a squad ripe with fresh and inexperienced talent, would perform.

Freshmen Grow Up Quickly

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 28

Through 18 non-conference games, Klug, Link, and Poppen have planted themselves firmly in the starting lineup at second base, catcher, and pitcher, respectively.

Decker Takes the Reins

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 28

After the sudden death of longtime baseball coach Joe Walsh, the Harvard program was thrown into flux as the athletic department attempted to find a replacement for the man who led the Crimson for 17 years. Out of the search for a manager emerged Bill Decker, the former head coach at Trinity College.

For Men's Basketball, Sharpshooting Anchored Offense

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 27

With a starting five that featured four three-point threats at almost all times of the game, Harvard’s offense became increasingly reliant on dependable shooting from its undersized lineup.

Baseball Struggles in First Home Game

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 27

Although Harvard went down big early, the team fought back in later innings. The Crimson looked as if it might be able to put itself back in the game in the seventh, but its efforts proved to be too little, too late.

Athlete of the Week Runners-Up (Week of 3/25)

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 27

There was no doubt that a Harvard men’s basketball player would earn Athlete of the Week honors after the team’s historic 68-62 upset of New Mexico in the NCAA tournament on Thursday. With Laurent Rivard taking home the top honors, here are some of the other athletes with great performances from this past week, including three more men from the basketball squad.

Men's Lacrosse Loses To Albany

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 27

A trio of brothers led the University at Albany as the Harvard men’s lacrosse team (4-4, 1-1 Ivy) struggled to a 16-7 loss at Soldier’s Field Tuesday night.

Softball Sweeps Double-Header Games

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 27

The Harvard softball team opened its home season with two wins in a doubleheader over Rhode Island.

Sailing Competes in Pair of Regattas

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 26

It was a busy weekend for Harvard’s co-ed sailing team this weekend, as the squad was split for two different regattas on the East Coast.

Sharpshooting Rivard Carries Men's Basketball over Lobos

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 26

Rivard’s five timely three-pointers bolstered his season total to 79—a new program record—and helped the 14-seed Crimson to its first-ever victory over a top-10 team.

Almost Sweet

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 25

There were a series of indelible images from the Harvard men’s basketball team’s (20-10, 11-3 Ivy) 68-62 victory over New Mexico—its first NCAA tournament win and a victory 377 years in the making.

Li is Only Crimson Swimmer at Women's NCAA's

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 25

While the rest of her team’s season concluded with a fifth-place finish at the ECAC Championships, junior Sara Li’s season was not quite over. This past weekend, the co-captain was the lone member of the Harvard women’s swimming and diving team to compete at the 2013 NCAA Championships.

Badger Earns Lone Medal at Fencing NCAA's

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 25

Badger, competing in the men’s epee, was the top finishing fencer for Harvard. The sophomore, improving on his sixth place finish last year, moved up from second to first team All-American honors.

Softball Loses In Extra Innings

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 25

After dropping the first game of a two-game series at Syracuse (11-14), the Crimson (5-12) went into the bottom of the inning looking to hold the Orange scoreless and emerge with the win. But a leadoff walk put the tying runner on base, and a sacrifice fly sent the game into the tenth.

Wrestlers Bow Out Early at National Championships

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 24

The Harvard wrestling team’s co-captains wrapped up their collegiate careers Friday with early-round exits as three Crimson grapplers competed at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Women's Tennis Goes 2-1 Over the Break

Harvard Crimson - Sports - Mar 24

After having a four-game winning streak snapped in a 4-3 lost to South Florida, the Harvard women’s tennis team (7-4) got back to its winning ways with a 7-0 victory over Farleigh Dickinson on Saturday. The victory capped off a solid spring break in which the Crimson won two of its three matches.