Right now, Harvard football is knotted up with Penn and Yale in the Ivy League standings, two heavyweights who have only taken one loss in the conference and look to be the only other teams who could potentially steal the league crown from undefeated Princeton. The Crimson (5-2, 3-1) will play both those rivals in this final three-week stretch of the season, but this weekend, it will have to wait to prove its conference mettle, as it takes on struggling Columbia (3-4, 0-4) at home on Saturday.
363 days after that a controversial, heartbreaking loss, the Crimson (4-1, 2-0) will have a chance at redemption when the No. 23 Tigers (5-0, 2-0) travel to Cambridge for a Friday night battle. The two teams, which are tied with Penn (5-0, 2-0) and Yale (4-1, 2-0) for first place in the Ivy League, will clash at Harvard Stadium at 7 p.m.
In just a few days, the banks of the Charles River will be filled with rowers, coaches, and spectators alike for the world’s largest three-day rowing event: the Head of the Charles Regatta. Since its inauguration, the event has grown to 55 different events, featuring over 11,000 rowers from all around the world. Winners of each race receive the honorary title, “Head of the Charles.”
Preview: Harvard Football Heads to Washington D.C.'s Audi Field for Truth and Service Classic Against Howard
Harvard football (3-1, 2-0) will face the Bison at 4 p.m. at Audi Field in Washington D.C., which hosts Major League Soccer (MLS) side D.C. United and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)’s Washington Spirit. It will be the second of Harvard’s three consecutive nationally televised games, as the contest will be aired live on ESPN3. The game is the marquee event of the second annual Truth and Service Classic, a collaboration between Howard and Audi Field and a two-day celebration of community service and sports at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Following a historic 2021-22 campaign that featured the first Beanpot title and NCAA tournament berth since 2015, the No. 13/13 Harvard women’s ice hockey team begins the season in the midst of a transition. In addition to the new threads that the Crimson will wear this season, the team will feature many new faces when it kicks off its season at Bright-Landry Hockey Center on Oct. 15 versus Quinnipiac.
With two of its three out-of-conference tuneups out of the way, crunch time is quickly approaching for Harvard football (2-1, 1-0). Since the Ivy League opts not to participate in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs, the seven regular-season contests are the sole determinant of conference glory, so from here on out, nearly every snap will matter. The gauntlet will begin on Friday night, when the Crimson will play its second Ivy League matchup of the season, a 7 p.m. clash in Ithaca, N.Y., against Cornell (2-1, 0-1).
One year ago Saturday, Brown (1-0, 0-0) traveled to Harvard Stadium for the Ivy League opener in its 2021 season, and the large contingent of Harvard (1-0, 0-0) fans in attendance at the game were treated to a blowout, as the hosts came out victorious, 49-17. The rivals will face off again on Saturday, this time in Providence, R.I., at 12:30 p.m., and the new-look Bears will hope to deliver a different result.
Senior offensive lineman Scott Elliott prepares to snap the ball to senior quarterback Charlie Dean in Friday's win over Merrimack. Elliott and the offensive line will be charged with protecting Dean and opening up holes for senior running back Aidan Borguet on Saturday.
Harvard students understand the importance of starting every semester strong, so perhaps it is no surprise that on the football field, the Crimson has an 18-9 record in season openers under head coach Tim Murphy, who is entering his 29th season at the helm. On Friday night, Harvard will open the new campaign under the lights, as it welcomes Merrimack College for a 7 p.m. clash at Harvard Stadium.
After narrowly missing out on an Ivy League title in 2021 with an 8-2 campaign, a season of redemption soon begins for Harvard football. In just over a month, the Crimson will return to the field for a Sept. 16 clash at Harvard Stadium against Merrimack. Expectations for the coming season are sky-high; in the 2022 Ivy League Football Preseason Media Poll, Harvard was tabbed to win the conference, tied with Dartmouth with 108 points.
The Harvard women's Rugby 7s team will look to defend its 2019 Ivy Tournament title this weekend, as it hosts Princeton, Brown and Dartmouth on Saturday. The Crimson will look to build upon its strong start to the season on April 2, where it won the Crimson 7s tournament in its first appearance since the 2019 season.
Mere days after upsetting No. 6 Quinnipiac in the ECAC Tournament championship game, the Harvard men’s ice hockey team is set to take on an even tougher challenge in the Albany Regional’s No. 1 seed Minnesota State Mavericks. The game will be played at 12 pm on March 24 at MVP Arena in Albany, N.Y, and it will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs.
As the cold weather slowly (but surely) starts to subside, the melting snow and ice not only mark the early signs of spring, but also the long-awaited return of the women’s lacrosse team to Jordan Field. The Crimson takes the field against the Colorado Buffaloes this Sunday, Feb. 20, and when it does, it will compete in its first official match in 715 days.
Next Monday, the 7th, is the first Monday in the month of February. In the city of Boston, that means it's time for the Beanpot. The annual tournament brings the best out of Harvard, Northeastern, Boston College, and Boston University and crowns the best collegiate hockey team in the Boston area. The 69th rendition of the event begins this Monday, with the Harvard Crimson taking on the Boston University Terriers at TD Garden at 5 p.m.