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Men's Tennis

Tennis Phenom Cooper Williams to Transfer to Duke

Star Harvard tennis player Cooper Williams, who went 14-9 in his first year in Cambridge and reached the round of 16 at the NCAA singles championships, will transfer to Duke next season, per an announcement on the Duke Athletics Instagram.

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

‘We’re Gonna Have a Ton of Success Here’: Andrew Aurich Ready to Keep Harvard Football Rolling

The last time Harvard had a new football coach, Bill Clinton was halfway into his first term. Mariah Carey had just released her first holiday album. And Andrew Aurich, the next Harvard football don, was just 10 years old.

The Cambridge Special
Year in Sports

‘A Game of Inches’: Football’s Thrilling Triple-OT Victory Against Penn Wins Game of the Year

In a year of sports brimming with standout performances and breakout stars, it’s not easy to coin a single contest as “Game of the Year.”

Ready to Roar

Letter From the Chairs: An Olympic Year in Sports

The 2023-2024 athletic year has been defined by one word: Olympic. Marked by a slew of national championships, Ivy League titles, and individual player honors, Harvard’s 42 Division I teams placed themselves firmly within a niche of excellence this past season. And that elite level of competition will only be heightened as the Crimson is set to be represented by a contingent of athletes at the highest level this summer: the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Cooper's Compositions

Cooper's Next Big Hit: The Harvard Mixtape

George Cooper is used to taking big swings. The junior outfielder is known for his free-swinging at the dish and his infectious presence in the dugout. But since arriving at Harvard, Cooper has also been immersing himself in another ultra-competitive environment with a high risk of failure: the music industry.

Oh Captain My Captain

‘Boom’: Harvard Captures Second Straight Series Win Against Dartmouth

Harvard blasted five home runs to take two-of-three from Dartmouth and put itself back in Ivy League contention. After narrowly dropping the middle game last Sunday 6-5, the Crimson rallied back to take the decider 13-5, the team’s second consecutive series victory after dropping its first seven.

Savvy Snopek

Harvard Claims First Ivy Series Win Against Princeton

With the Ivy League tournament only a few weeks away, the Harvard baseball team (8-20, 5-7 Ivy) traveled to New Jersey for a critical series against the Princeton Tigers (10-19, 6-6). With its sights set on its first Ivy League series win of the season, the team split the Saturday doubleheader and then blew out the Tigers in the decider, taking two of three on the weekend.

Forbes 30 Under 30
Women's Basketball

Former Harvard Basketball Star McKenzie Forbes ’23 Selected in WNBA Draft

Former Harvard women’s basketball star McKenzie Forbes ’23, who played two seasons for the Crimson before finishing her career at USC, was selected in the third round of the WNBA draft on Tuesday night. Forbes’ selection makes her the third Crimson player in school history to be selected in the draft, joining Temi Fagbenle ’15 and Alison Feaster ’98.

Snopek Swings

Harvard Loses to Boston College, Fails to Advance in Beanpot

The Harvard baseball team’s offense has scored more than eight runs three times this season. Its record in those three games is 0-3. Unfortunately for the Crimson (4-17, 2-4 Ivy), its loss to the Boston College Eagles (16-11, 5-7 ACC) on Tuesday — in the semifinal game of the 33rd Baseball Beanpot — solidified a puzzling trend for the team: when the offense is firing on all cylinders, its hitters seem to playing a constant game of catch-up. This time, the final score was 17-9.

Line It Up

Baseball Drops First Home Series to Brown

After dropping its Ivy League opener on the road at Columbia, the Harvard baseball team (4-16, 2-4 Ivy) returned to Massachusetts to face off against Brown (7-14, 2-4 Ivy) in the Crimson’s home opener last weekend. The team’s doubleheader on Saturday was moved to Boston College’s Pellagrini Diamond, where it took one-of-two, due to improper field conditions at Harvard’s O’Donnell Field. The Crimson returned to O’Donnell on Sunday for its official home opener and lost the rubber match to drop the series.

Uday's Day

Baseball Kicks Off Ivy League Play at Columbia, Wins One of Three

Coming off of a tough spring break trip, the Harvard baseball team (3-13, 1-2 Ivy) kicked off Ivy League play against Columbia (6-12, 2-1 Ivy). The Crimson, who swept the Lions in 2023, looked to start off on a strong note in conference play. The teams started off the series with a doubleheader on Friday, winning one of two before dropping the matinee on Sunday.

In the Firing Line
Men's Basketball

Baseball Continues Skid Over Spring Break, Now 2-11

There’s no place like home, and right now the Harvard baseball team (2-11, 0-0 Ivy) is painfully aware of it. With six losses in seven games over the spring recess, representing the end of the team’s 17-game, out-of-conference road schedule, the Crimson’s 2-11 record is tied for the second-worst start under Coach Bill Decker’s tenure, only beaten by last season’s 1-12 start. The team dropped its series to Penn State (11-7, 0-0 Big 10) and Western Carolina (10-9, 0-0 Southern), with a midweek loss to Eastern Tennessee State (14-6, 0-0 Southern) sandwiched in between.

In the Firing Line

Harvard Baseball Is Swept By Troy, Starts the Season 0-3

Harvard baseball traveled down to Alabama to battle against the Troy Trojans, but the result was the same as its last trip to the Crimson Tide state in 2020: a three-game skid to start the season.

The Truman Show

Harvard Football Represented on Both Super Bowl Teams for First Time Ever

History will be made on Sunday, when the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers square off in Las Vegas, as two Harvard football alums will meet in the Super Bowl for the first time in NFL history.

Harvard women's ice hockey skated against historic rival Yale during the 2022-2023 season
Women's Ice Hockey

Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey Drops Two Games to Ranked Opponents on New York Roadtrip

The Harvard women’s ice hockey team (4-17-2, 2-13-1 ECAC), who dropped games to No. 6 Cornell (17-5-1, 12-4-0) and No. 4 Colgate (23-3-1, 14-1-0) earlier in the season, was once again bested by its ranked N.Y. rivals this past weekend 7-2 and 10-1, respectively.