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Competing Equally at Last: 50 Years of the Harvard-Radcliffe Athletics Merger

Harvard University and Radcliffe College merged in 1974 in a decision that came on the heels of the passage of Title IX and carried major implications for the future of athletics at Harvard.

Guo the Greatest
Year in Sports

Precocious on the Piste: Fencer Jessica Guo Wins Female Rookie of the Year

Despite being just 18 years old, freshman fencer Jessica Guo is no stranger to competitive glory on the piste.

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The Early Days of YouTube

YouTube wasn’t a public part of my personality — it was more of a shameful love affair.

Sabre Saron

‘A Dream Come True’: Former Crimson Fencer Excited to Compete on the World’s Highest Stage

Dominant Harvard fencer Mitchell Saron ’23, who was a three-season standout for the men’s fencing team, is set to compete for the U.S. at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Can't Foil Me

Mitchell Saron '23-'24 to Compete for Fencing USA at 2024 Paris Olympics

Dominant Harvard fencer Mitchell Saron ’23, who was a three-season standout for the men’s fencing team, is set to compete for The United States at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Can't Foil Me

Harvard’s Lauren Scruggs To Represent Team USA at 2024 Paris Olympics

Junior foil Lauren Scruggs, a standout member of the Harvard women’s fencing team the past three seasons, has clinched a spot fencing for the U.S. National Team at the 2024 Olympics.

Women's Fencing v. NYU

Jessica Guo, Freshman Fencing Phenom, Set to Compete for Canada at 2024 Paris Olympics

Phenom freshman foil fencer Jessica Guo, who has proved herself to be a standout addition to the Harvard women’s fencing team this season, is set to compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics for her home country of Canada.

Sophia Montgomery at Asian Sailing Championships and Asian Olympic Qualifier for 2024 Olympic Games

Junior Harvard Sailor to Represent Thailand at 2024 Paris Olympic Games

Junior Harvard sailor Sophia Montgomery will represent Thailand at the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics after securing a fourth place finish at the Asian Sailing Championships earlier this month.

The Harvard Foot Ball Club

150 Years of Harvard Football

When thinking of classic American sports, baseball usually comes to mind. But only 10 years after professional baseball was brought to the states, before the sport of basketball was even a thought in its creators head and a year before the first indoor hockey game was played (Hockey Hall of fame), the annals of football were being written by the Harvard Football Club.

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Head of the Charles 2023

The Reward Worth All of the Work: What It’s Like Walking on to Harvard Rowing

One of the most unique parts of Harvard Crew is a culture of walk ons. There are very few sports where athletes are encouraged to start anew in college, and join a varsity team in a sport they’ve never played before. Rowing is one of those sports. Many of the first-year class are encouraged to join the “novice” program, and commit to weeks of grueling workouts with the hopes of joining the team.

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Men's Swimming

Men's Swim and Dive Captures Sixth Straight Ivy Title, Women's Swim and Dive Finishes Second

This year at the Ivy League Swim and Dive Championships, the Harvard women's swim and dive team (6-2, 5-2 Ivy League) took home the silver, while Harvard men’s swim and dive team (7-0) was able to win the tournament. For the women’s team, the trip to Providence, R.I. offered the chance to win the tournament in back-to-back years, while the men headed to Princeton, N.J. looking for a sixth-straight conference title.

Men's Swimming

Men's Swim and Dive Captures HYP Title, Women's Swim and Dive Places Third In Preparation for Ivy Championship

Last weekend the hot, humid atmosphere of Blodgett Pool was especially active as both the Men’s and Women’s Swim and Dive teams competed in the Harvard-Yale-Princeton Meet.

Crimson Wave

2018: When Harvard Beat the Bulldogs in a Ballpark

On Nov. 17, 2018, Harvard football took on Yale in the 135th iteration of The Game. But for the first time since 1894, The Game was played in neither Cambridge nor New Haven. Instead, it was played at historic Fenway Park.

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Women's Swimming

Making a Splash In and Out of the Pool: Harvard Swimmer Abby Carr Fights For Athletes' Voices on HUA

Sophomore butterfly/backstroke swimmer Abby Carr has proven herself in the pool. But the Maryland native wanted to serve as an example that athletes can compete off of the field, too. Her longing for an athlete’s perspective in student government inspired her to run in the HUA’s inaugural elections in April. In her campaign, she committed to prioritizing issues pertinent to Harvard’s student-athlete community. Then, during the election, she earned the most votes in the HUA’s ranked-choice voting system, becoming one of the initial members of the organization’s nine-person leadership.

We Owen Them
Men's Lacrosse

No. 12 Men's Lacrosse Set for Suspenseful Final Weekend After 19-16 Comeback over No. 3 Princeton

On Saturday, April 25, Jordan Field was electrified by the presence of over 2,400 fans as the No. 12 men's lacrosse team toppled the No. 3 Princeton Tigers, 19-16. The win catapulted Harvard into a five-way tie with Yale, Brown, Princeton and Cornell for first place in the Ivy League and set the stage for a pivotal game against the Bulldogs this upcoming weekend.