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.
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.
"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.
A memorial service for Harry Parker on Aug. 17 gathered the coach's family and former students. Parker passed away June 25 at the age of 77. He served as the Thomas Bolles Head Coach for Harvard Men's Heavyweight Crew for 51 seasons.
After dropping the first game of their doubleheader with Princeton, 4-1, on April 5, the Crimson came back to win the second, 11-3. They close out the week with back-to-back doubleheaders in a four-game set against Yale today and Saturday.
After dropping the doubles point, the Harvard women’s tennis team won five of the six singles matches to knock off crosstown rival Boston University, 5-2, on Friday at the Murr Center.
Harvard freshman Christina Gao is also a top-ranked figure skater, and is doing so well in competitions that she’s taking a leaving from school to train for the Olympics.
Co-captains Jillian Dempsey ’13 and Laura Bellamy ’13 showed their leadership with their play on the ice as they powered the women’s hockey team to a convincing 8-1 win over Providence College Dec. 7.
Harvard will create a varsity women's rugby team, to begin play in the 2013-14 season.
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The Harvard Polo Club, which dates to early in the 20th century, is enjoying a strong revival after a hiatus.
It's been an up-and-down season for the women's softball and men's baseball teams, both of which hope to cobble together late-season surges.
The men’s and women’s teams teach lessons to the community in the spring and fall to help fund their training trips in winter.
Extending what’s become a banner year for Harvard’s athletics, the men’s and women’s track and field teams have been breaking University records left and right.
Two high school friends brought an old-fashioned backyard tossing game with them when they entered Harvard, and now it’s an official club sport.
Crimson forward Victoria Lippert, set to pass the 1,000-point scoring milestone, has other interests too, ranging from volunteer work to crime-fighting technology.
Coach Tommy Amaker and his Harvard men’s basketball team began the second half of their breakout season with a 15-2 record and the University’s first national ranking in the sport. The passionate group of young men, led by captains Keith Wright ’12 and Oliver McNally ’12, has been playing in front of boisterous, sell-out crowds in Lavietes Pavilion.
The Crimson toppled Dartmouth and next take on George Washington University in a sold-out game on Jan. 14.
With both the men’s and women’s squash teams still undefeated, the teams look to capitalize on their momentum when the season resumes after winter break.
A top swimmer with hopes for a national title, Chuck Katis also oversees The Magic of Miracles, a nonprofit that entertains sick children.