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Football

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.

Murphy's Law
Football

Current and Former Players Laud Harvard Football Legend Tim Murphy as Phenomenal Coach and Leader

Murphy’s retirement leaves a deep mark on a Crimson program that has amassed the sixth-best winning percentage in all of Division I football since 2000 and cements his legacy as arguably the greatest coach in school history.

Harverd Dropout
2023 Harvard Yale Supplement

Dueling Columns: Crimson Victory - Automatic, Still Is

Harvard's roast of Yale in The Harvard Crimson's annual dueling column with the Yale Daily News.

AB TD
Football

NFL Dreams Remain in Sight for Harvard Football's Truman Jones and Aidan Borguet

After four years of being called to step up for Harvard football on Saturdays, Truman Jones ’22 and senior Aidan Borguet were hoping to hear their names called in a different way last month so that they might play football on Sundays instead.

Mole that Means More
Features

Ahead of 5th Annual Fundraiser at El Jefe’s, Ben Abercrombie Continues ‘Inspirational’ Recovery

The routine tackle left Ben Abercrombie ’21-’23 paralyzed from the neck down. But five years later, Abercrombie is slowly but surely making progress, with a wide coalition of allies by his side. That coalition includes his parents Marty and Sherri, who live with him in his Winthrop House suite, his teammates, as well as an unlikely source — El Jefe’s Taqueria.

Harvard-Yale: Jackson Hawes Touchdown
Football

Yale Beats Harvard, 19-14, in 138th Rendition of The Game

The Harvard football team’s Ivy League title hopes were squashed by its arch rival Saturday as the Crimson fell to Yale, 19-14, in the 138th rendition of The Game.

Crimson Wave
Yale

To Be or Not To Be a Pretentious Eli

Dear Elis, we have a message we must advise: Get the hell out of Cambridge real quick.

Parting the Red Sea

‘We Did It, Coach!’: An Oral History of Harvard's Game-Winning Drive to Stun the Yale Bowl, 2021

The Crimson had the ball back, with what appeared to be one final chance to stun the raucous crowd that had turned up to New Haven, Connecticut, and secure head coach Tim Murphy his 20th victory over Yale.

7-Up
Football

In ‘Game of Inches,’ Harvard Football Drops 21-20 Contest to Columbia; All But Mathematically Eliminated From Ivy League Contention

According to Harvard head coach Tim Murphy, football is a "game of inches". During Saturday’s game between Harvard (5-3, 3-2) and Columbia (4-4, 1-4), the Crimson needed just a few more inches. After opting to kick a 42-yard field goal down by one on fourth and one with just over a minute remaining, Murphy’s faith in his senior kicker, Jonah Lipel, was not rewarded. Instead, a Lions defender got a fingertip on the football, which veered left and clanked off the left upright, shattering the hopes of Harvard’s players and the hearts of the fans who had gathered on a balmy fall afternoon to watch the team play. The 21-20 victory was Columbia’s first at Harvard Stadium since a 28-24 win on Sept. 16, 1995.

Leading Mane
Previews

Preview: Harvard Football Seeks to Protect the Den Against Hungry Columbia Lions

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.

Him-Berly
Football

Preview: After Consequential Defeat, Harvard Football Hopes for Redemption With Road Clash at Dartmouth

Coming off its most lopsided defeat in more than five years, it is crunch time for Harvard football (4-2, 2-1). Sitting in third alongside Yale in the Ivy League standings, the Crimson likely must win each of its last four games to have a chance to win its ninth conference title this century. Harvard’s gauntlet starts this Saturday, when it will travel to Hanover, N.H., for a 1:30 p.m. clash against Dartmouth (2-4, 1-2).

Chuck it Downfield
Football

Five Weeks In, Harvard Football Has Benefitted From Timely Play and Star Power

Preparing for a major battle against Ivy League rival Princeton (5-0, 2-0) on Friday night, Harvard (4-1, 2-0) football has relied on the star power of senior running back Aidan Borguet and senior wide receiver Kym Wimberly, each of whom are having brilliant seasons for a Crimson team that entered the fall with high expectations.

Into the Woods
Football

Exhibiting Tenacity, Harvard Football Claims 35-28 Victory Over Cornell, Improves to 2-0 in Ivy League

Harvard’s (3-1, 2-0) status as Ivy League co-favorite was cemented before it kicked off for a Friday night matchup against Cornell (2-2, 0-2) in Ithaca, N.Y. On the field, Harvard looked the part, relying on a strong offensive performance in the second half and a special-teams touchdown in a 35-28 win.

Lean on Me, AB!
Previews

Preview: Football Prepares for Nationally Televised Conference Matchup Against Cornell

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).

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