Year in Sports

Commencement 2010

PARTING SHOT: Leave the Heckling at Home

Far too often, fans seem to descend into unwarranted personal attacks.

Swing Away

SEASON RECAP: Crimson Splits Every Ivy Weekend, Misses ILCS

Harvard baseball took its season down to the wire with its last day of conference competition determining final positioning, but crucial losses ultimately kept it out of postseason play.

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
Men's Soccer

MALE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR RUNNER-UP: Rogers Emerges as Scoring Threat

Adjusting to playing any sport at the collegiate level can be a bumpy transition for a rookie. But freshman forward Brian Rogers was immediately at home on the soccer pitch, dominating in the offensive third in his first year on the Harvard squad.

Women's Swimming

SEASON RECAP: Stellar Racing Season Brings Two Runner-Up Finishes

At the outset of the 2009-10 season, expectations were high for Harvard women’s swimming and diving. The defending Ivy League champions had their eyes on a repeat performance.

Brian's Song
Men's Soccer

SEASON RECAP: Men's Soccer Takes Ivy Title

The lights had finally gone out on the Harvard men’s soccer team, and the Crimson had just suffered a season-ending defeat at the hands of Maryland. But even the darkest moment of Harvard’s season couldn’t stop the Crimson from shining.

Commencement 2010

PARTING SHOT: Sports Writer Learns Lessons on Writing, History, Friendship

It’s hard for me to pinpoint the exact moment when writing sports for The Crimson no longer had anything to do with sports. Maybe it never did.

Oscar Meyer
Men's Swimming

SEASON RECAP: Swimming Continues To Chase Tigers

Despite having a relatively young squad with only six seniors, the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team managed to make a big splash in the Ivy League this year.

How Sweet It Is
Men's Soccer

TEAM OF THE YEAR RUNNER-UP: Men's Soccer Has Best Showing in 22 Years

There were times when Ivy League men’s soccer seemed like anyone’s game. Harvard was hardly the only team with talent, and an Ivy title was never a sure thing.

Weeks Footbridge
Track and Cross Country

SEASON RECAP: Harvard Runners Reach New Heights in Ivy League

Although every team hopes to improve upon its past performances and to move up in the rankings, it’s a difficult feat to accomplish. But the cross-country and track teams did just that, recording many strong individual and team results this season.

Commencement 2010

PARTING SHOT: Dix’ Sporting Goods Still Calls Bama Home

Given the space in this section to say goodbye to my days at Harvard, The Crimson, and especially Crimson Sports, I would prefer to reflect on my hesitancy to say hello.

Men's Volleyball

SEASON RECAP: Injuries Plague Volleyball Program

There were times this past season when the injury-riddled Harvard men’s volleyball team was worried it would not have enough healthy players to field a six-person lineup.