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Brooms, Beaters, and Belief: The Harvard Horntails Fly to Glory in Quadball Championships

In late April, the Harvard Horntails, Harvard’s club quadball team, won the USQ Cup National Quadball Championship, finally breaking after finishing as the national runners-up the year prior. In an intense rematch against the reigning champions, the Crimson emerged victorious by a narrow margin of 160-140, securing the coveted championship trophy.

Craig’s List

Yale Defeats Harvard 23-18 to Win The Game; Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth to Share Ivy Title

The Yale Bulldogs defeated The Harvard Crimson 23-18 in the 139th edition of The Game on Saturday afternoon. Harvard had a chance to win the game with a final drive late in the fourth quarter, but quarterback Jaden Craig’s desperation heave on fourth-and-long fell incomplete, giving Yale a second consecutive victory in one of college football’s oldest rivalry games.

Back on Top of the Mountain

No. 19 Harvard Defeats Penn in Triple Overtime to Clinch Share of 2023 Ivy League Title

No. 19 Harvard football (8-1, 5-1) hosted Penn (6-3, 3-3) at home for a dramatic competition between two contenders for the 2023 Ivy League Championship. The Senior Day competition proved to be a close one through and through, with both the Crimson and the Quakers keeping a close score throughout the game. After three overtimes, Harvard was able to clinch at least a share of the Ivy League title with a score of 25-23.

Breaking the Plane

No. 19 Harvard Beats Columbia 38-24 to Win 900th game in Program History

No. 19 Harvard Football (7-1, 4-1) traveled to New York to take on Ivy League competitor Columbia (2-6, 0-5) and came out victorious. The Crimson defeated the Lions 38-24 to give the Harvard football program a 900th game win in its history.

Water Break

No. 23 Harvard Football Defeats Dartmouth at Home 17-9, Improves to 6-1

The No. 23 Harvard football team (6-1, 3-1) pulled out another Ivy win against Dartmouth (3-4, 2-2) this past Saturday at Harvard Stadium. With the win, the Crimson advanced to 6-1, its best seven-game record since 2016. Harvard also improved its Ivy League record for the year, going 3-2 for the second-straight season and only the second time since 2016.

On Patrol

No. 23 Harvard Falls to Princeton for First Loss of 2023

The No. 23 Harvard football team (5-1) (2-1) suffered its first loss of the 2023 season against the Princeton Tigers (3-3) (2-1) on Saturday by a score of 21-14, dropping their record to 5-1 and 2-1 in Ivy League play. The Crimson was formerly ranked 18th in the FCS before facing the Tigers.

Breaking Free

No. 17/18 Harvard Football Looks to Stay Unbeaten Against Princeton

No. 17/18 Harvard (5-0) (2-0) is primed to face off against Ivy League rival Princeton (2-3) (1-1) this Saturday at 1 p.m. ET. The Crimson enter this game as one of two undefeated teams in the FCS (No. 1 South Dakota State), and are looking to go 6-0 for the first time since 2015. With a win this weekend, head coach Tim Murphy would be in sole possession of the most Ivy league wins as a head coach. Murphy is currently tied for the lead with Yale’s Carm Cozza at 135.

Light a Fire Under It

On Four-Game Winning Streak, No. 18/19 Harvard Football Primed for Showdown with Howard

No. 18/19 Harvard — one of two remaining undefeated FCS teams (No. 1 South Dakota State) — will round out its non-conference play for the 2023 season this Saturday against the Howard Bison. Last week, the Crimson took down Ivy League rival Cornell by a final score of 41-23. Harvard enters the game 4-0, and looks to improve to 5-0 for the first time since 2021.

The Su-prima Pick

No. 19 Harvard Football to Face the Big Red on Friday

No. 19/21 Harvard — one of the three still-undefeated squads in the FCS — is gearing up to dive back into Ivy League play against Cornell this Friday night. Harvard’s impressive 38-28 win on the road against then-No. 5/6 Holy Cross last weekend was more than just a game for the Crimson. In addition to being Harvard’s first win against the No. 25/RV Crusaders since Oct. 2, 2021, it was also the Crimson’s highest ranked win since defeating No. 11 Yale on Nov. 17, 2007.

Big Game Shane

No. 24 Harvard Football Upsets No. 6 Holy Cross 38-28

In what was expected to be its toughest game of the year, Harvard football upset No. 6 Holy Cross on Crusader turf, 38-28. The team traveled westward to Polar Park, home of the Worcester Red Sox, to take on the well-known Massachusetts college and came out victorious. The Crimson improved its overall record to 3-0, defeating the Crusaders by 10 points. The team’s win marks the first time that Harvard has defeated a nationally ranked opponent since October 2, 2021, when they took down the Crusaders in the same stadium.

10,000 Men of Harvard

In Back-and-Forth Affair, No. 25 Harvard Football Opens Ivy League Play With 34-31 Win Over Brown

This past Friday, the No. 25 Harvard football team (2-0, 1-0 Ivy League) opened Ivy League play with a rivalry game against the Brown Bears (1-1) (0-1 Ivy League). The game ended in a victory for the Crimson, as it continued its 12-game winning streak against the Bears by a score of 34-31.

Get Ready

Harvard Football to Host Brown for 2023 Ivy Season Opener

Harvard football opened its season with a bang this past Saturday, defeating the St. Thomas Tommies 45-13 at home. The game earned Harvard a spot in the FCS Top 25 rankings, claiming the 25th spot. This week, the Crimson prepare to face off Brown at Harvard Stadium on Friday night.

10,000 Men of Harvard

No. 25 Harvard Football Wins Season Opener 45-13 Over St. Thomas

The Harvard football team (1-0) kicked off their 2023 season on Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium against the (1-2) St. Thomas Tommies. The game marked the official start of the Crimson’s 150th season, and Harvard came to play, starting off strong and scoring on its first three possessions. The Crimson finished with seven touchdowns in the 45-13 victory, Harvard’s 12th win in its season opener.

Jack Hammer
Track and Cross Country

Harvard Track and Field Leaves NCAAs with Three National Champions

The Harvard track and field team sent ten athletes to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship at the University of Austin in Texas from June 7th through June 10th. Over the course of the four-day competition, the team had three individual champions and broke five school records along the way.

Going the Distance
Track and Cross Country

Going the Distance: Graham Blanks, Male Performance of the Year

Harvard track and field has had a dominant three seasons this year, creating a powerhouse within its sprints and distance group. At the head of this distance dominance was sophomore Graham Blanks, a Georgia native who has taken Harvard and the Ivy League by storm.