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Tyler J.H. Ory

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Ramsden Races
Track and Cross Country

18 Harvard Athletes Compete in Record-Breaking NCAA Outdoor Championships

Maia T. B. Ramsden ’24 won the 1,500m title for the second year in a row at the NCAA Outdoor Championships last week, becoming the first Harvard athlete to win three NCAA national championships.

Harvard Athletics Building
Student Life

‘Taxation Without Representation’: What the NCAA’s $2.8 Billion Settlement Means for Harvard

A nearly $2.8 billion settlement proposed by the National College Athletics Association and the Power Five Conferences will allow collegiate athletes to be paid by their universities — a historic shift that may leave Harvard Athletics bleeding.

Murr Center

‘I Knew What I Signed Up For’: Elite Harvard Athletes Navigate a Delicate Balancing Act

Several athletes at Harvard compete in their sport on a national or international stage. While many of these athletes said they feel satisfied with Harvard’s support of their sporting endeavors, they also pointed out the challenges of this balancing act.

Erin McDermott Interview

‘Early to Call It Doomsday’: Athletic Director Says Lack of NIL Collective Won’t Hurt Harvard Athletics

Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott pushed back against concerns that Harvard’s lack of a name, image, and likeness collective could make it fall behind other programs competitively in an interview Thursday.

Erin McDermott

McDermott Defends Aurich Hiring, Acknowledges Chance of Donor Backlash

Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott acknowledged the possibility of some alumni pulling financial support for Harvard’s football program over the hiring of new Head Coach Andrew Aurich in an interview Thursday.

NIL Base Pay Graphic
Student Life

As NIL Collectives Change Collegiate Sports, Harvard Lags Behind

As colleges and universities across the country have embraced name, image, or likeness collectives and supported alumni-led efforts to provide financial support for players, Harvard and its fellow Ivy League schools have refused to follow suit.

Harvard Footbal Head Coach Andrew Aurich and Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott

Andrew Aurich Introduced as 31st Head Coach of Harvard Football

Athletic Director Erin McDermott officially introduced Andrew Aurich as the next head coach for Harvard Football at a press conference on Thursday.

McDermott Portrait

Harvard Hasn’t Announced Its New Head Football Coach. The Hiring Is Already Under Fire.

Andrew Aurich, a tight ends coach at Rutgers University, is expected to be announced as Harvard football head coach next week. But in interviews with The Crimson, 10 players and alumni said they were upset with the search process, with some privately lobbying Athletics Director Erin McDermott to make a last-minute reversal and not proceed with Aurich’s hiring.

Listen Up

Andrew Aurich, Tight Ends Coach at Rutgers, to Serve as Next Harvard Football Head Coach

Andrew Aurich, a tight ends coach at Rutgers University, will serve as Harvard football’s next head coach, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.

Listen Up
College Life

Harvard Football Head Coach Search Down to 4 Finalists

Harvard Athletics has narrowed its search for a new head football coach down to four candidates, according to four people familiar with the situation.

Harvard Athletics

Diane Metcalf Appointed as Director of Development for Harvard Athletics

Diane Metcalf will lead Harvard Athletics’ future fundraising initiatives as the department’s next director of development, Athletics Director Erin McDermott announced on Monday.

Coach Murphy Harvard Cornell

Harvard Athletics Begins National Search for New Football Head Coach

Harvard Athletics has begun a “national search” for the 31st head football coach in the team’s history following the retirement of Tim Murphy last week.

Harvard Alumni Association Office

Harvard Alumni Split Over Claudine Gay’s Resignation Amid Controversy

Harvard alumni were split over former Harvard President Claudine Gay’s resignation, with some expressing concerns about the influence of conservative activists and politicians while others embraced her decision to step down after a brief, controversy-ridden tenure.

Primal Scream Graphic

Undressed for Success: Primal Screamers Streak Through Yard on Rainy Eve of Finals Period

Enduring rain and muddy conditions, undergraduates screamed and stripped for a naked sprint around Harvard Yard to relieve the stress of finals period.

Winthrop Exterior

Harvard College Class of 2027 Less Likely to Support Proposals to Dename Campus Buildings

Roughly a third of the Harvard College Class of 2027 said they support proposals to dename campus buildings because of their controversial namesakes, according to The Crimson’s fall survey of the freshman class.