Cambridge, Mass. – Coming off one of the most successful freshman campaigns as a thrower for the Harvard track and field team, Nikki Okwelogu spent her summer competing, and excelling, at various international events, representing Nigeria. Earning Nigerian national champion honors in the shot, as well as runner-up accolades in the discus, Okwelogu garnered the opportunity to compete in the Commonwealth Games and the African Athletics Championships. Her discus toss of 53.31m (174-11) at the Nigerian Games also set a new Ivy League standard. She would go on to finish ninth in the shot put at the Commonwealth Games before taking fourth at the African Championships. Her top finish at the African Championships was a silver medal in the discus, marking her first international medal. Watch the interview above, as Okwelogu describes her international experiences over the summer, as well as what she is looking to accomplish in her second year with the Crimson.
It took two overtimes, but the Harvard women’s soccer team escaped from New Hampshire with a victory thanks to a Brooke Dickens’ header in the 102nd minute to clinch the win. The Crimson moves to 4-2 on the year with its 1-0 win on the road, while the Wildcats drop to 2-4.
Fresh off a thrilling overtime victory over Boston College, the Harvard men’s soccer team continues its four-game homestand this weekend. The Crimson (1-3) is set to host Hartford (3-1-1) on Friday and Manhattan (1-2) on Sunday.
The Harvard field hockey team returns to the friendly confines of Jordan Field this weekend, opening up the Ivy League portion of its schedule with a visit from the Yale Bulldogs on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. The Crimson enters the matchup atop the conference standings at 4-0, while Yale is 1-3.
The Harvard men’s tennis team continues its fall schedule with tournaments on both coasts, competing at the Napa Valley Classic and Farnsworth Ivy Plus Tournament.
After a promising opening weekend on the water, Harvard sailing returns to action in four regattas Sept. 20-21.
The Harvard men’s water polo team has moved to No. 14 in the most recent CWPA poll.
In the upcoming season, Harvard’s women’s volleyball and field hockey and men’s water polo teams will be the ones to watch.
The No. 16 Harvard men's lacrosse team did what no other Crimson team had done in 24 years on Saturday, as it clinched the program's first Ivy League championship since 1990 with an 11-10 win at No. 13 Yale.
Harvard men's basketball head coach Tommy Amaker has been named a finalist for the 2014 Ben Jobe Award, presented annually to the top minority coach in Division I men's basketball. The winner will be announced on April 4.
In its first multievent weekend (March 22-23) of the spring season, the No. 17 Harvard coed sailing team turned in two top-five performances in two teams races. The Crimson claimed fourth at the Team Race Invitational and took fifth at the 54th Jan T. Friis Trophy.
Twelfth-seeded Harvard men's basketball team had a 61-57 win over fifth-seeded Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday. It faces Michigan State on Saturday.
The Harvard men's basketball team received a 12 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament and will face 5th-seeded Cincinnati in the second round Thursday at 2:10 p.m. The game will be televised live on TNT.
The Harvard men's basketball team became the first team in the nation to punch its ticket into the NCAA tournament with a 70-58 victory at Yale on Friday night.
Harvard women's basketball head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith earned career win No. 515 on Friday to become the all-time winning Ivy League head coach with a 69-65 victory over Yale at Lavietes Pavilion.
Harvard's head basketball coach Kathy Delaney-Smith earned career win No. 514 to tie Pete Carril for the most wins by an Ivy League coach. Women's basketball goes up against Yale on March 7 at 7 p.m.
For the fourth consecutive season, the Harvard men's basketball team has clinched at least a share of the Ivy League title, as the Crimson topped Columbia, 80-47, before a sold-out crowd at Lavietes Pavilion this evening.
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Despite 18 points from senior captain Christine Clark, Harvard women's basketball (17-6, 7-2) had a 21-game home winning streak halted against Penn, 63-50, Friday night at Lavietes Pavilion.
Harvard is well represented on the U.S. women's hockey team competing for gold at the Sochi Olympics. Includes the video "Playing for Coach Stone" and a photo gallery of Harvard's players.
The Harvard men's basketball team used a 16-2 run to pull away in the second half as it opened the "14-Game Tournament" with a 61-45 win over Dartmouth Saturday at Harvard’s Lavietes Pavilion. The Crimson will host Princeton and Penn on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
The Harvard Cricket Club has made impressive strides since its revival in 2011, and is aiming for a Final Four finish in national competition over spring break.
In the 130th playing of The Game on Saturday, the Harvard football team —with the help of sophomore Paul Stanton Jr.'s four total touchdowns — out-muscled Yale, 34-7, to claim its seventh consecutive win against its archrival at the Yale Bowl.
It was pretty much the opposite of a quiet Saturday morning brunch, a rough-and-tumble rugby match in which 15 fierce and brawny Harvard women relentlessly tackled Princeton’s players to move the ball up the pitch and score.
Capturing its 11th Ivy League title, and fourth over the past six years, Harvard women's soccer beat Dartmouth, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
Junior Wesley Saunders has been named to the 2013 Lou Henson Preseason All-America Team, as announced Wednesday by the award committee.
"We are off to a solid start at 2-0, but we have a great deal of room for improvement ...," said a cautious head football coach Tim Murphy after the win over Brown University on Sept. 28. Harvard goes up against Holy Cross on Oct. 5. It won't have another home game until Oct. 19.
The 103rd season of Harvard basketball opens Nov. 10 against Holy Cross as part of a tripleheader at TD Garden.