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Friday Night Lights
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Friday Night Lights

Senior quarterback Jake Smith drives the ball downfield in Harvard's last home opener, also against Brown, a 42-7 victory.

Friday Night Lights
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Preview: Football Set to Open Ivy League Season in Rivalry Game against Brown

There is a common adage that history is bound to repeat itself. If history repeats itself Friday, the Harvard-Brown football rivalry will end with a Crimson victory. In a game that traditionally marks Harvard’s start to the Ivy League season, the Crimson has dominated the all-time series, 87-30-2, including its last nine overall and the last ten home games. The last time these two teams met on the gridiron, it was no contest, with Harvard running away in the second half in a 42-7 trouncing in 2019.

Playa Bowls
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Following NCAA Ruling, Harvard Student Athletes Secure Sponsorship Deals

In the wake of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s new policy allowing student athletes to profit off their brand image, Harvard athletes are taking advantage by inking sponsorship deals with local and national brands.

Wild West
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Wild West

Senior tight end Adam West skies above the Hoyas defender to pull down a touchdown grab, giving the Crimson a 37-9 lead en route to a 44-9 final score.

Leading Rusher
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Leading Rusher

Junior running back Aaron Shampklin, Saturday's leading rusher with 183 yards and two touchdowns, rushes in 2018's Harvard-Yale game at Fenway Park.

Picking Up Where He Left Off
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Picking Up Where He Left Off

Sophomore running back Aidan Borguet, pictured above in 2019 against Yale, opened the Crimson's scoring attack on Saturday. Borguet posted a whopping 269 yards and four touchdowns in that Yale game, and against Georgetown, he earned 85 yards and a touchdown on seven carries.

Wild West
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Football Cruises to 44-9 Victory over Georgetown in First Game in Nearly Two Years

For the first time since its 50-45 double-overtime loss to Yale on Nov. 23, 2019, Harvard suited up again in its long-anticipated return to the football field. It did not disappoint in its early-season action, putting the rest of the Ivy League on notice with a 44-9 blowout victory over Georgetown University at Cooper Field in Washington, D.C. The Crimson (1-0, 0-0 Ivy) has now won 16 of its last 20 season openers and improved to 120-25-2 (.823) all-time in debut games.

Love1
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'Love First': How RuQuan Brown Bounces Back and Makes a Difference

"Studying love is an everyday experience. When you study love, you’ll realize what you need to put first. If I could share anything, if there’s any lesson, if there’s anything about me, it’s one love.”

Love1
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Love1

First-year RuQuan Brown showcases his Love1 clothing line as part of his high school graduation festivities. Proceeds from the clothing line help cover the funeral costs for victims of gun violence.

Multi-Positional Star
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Multi-Positional Star

Brown takes the field for Roosevelt High School, where he starred for three years prior to coming to Harvard.

The River Rundown Podcast Ep 5

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Podcast: The River Rundown Ep. 5 with Tennessee Titans TE Anthony Firkser '17

In Episode 5 of The River Rundown, we talk with Tennessee Titans tight end Anthony Firkser '17 about his career in Cambridge, his difficult journey to make an NFL roster, and his success with the Titans so far these last three years. We touch on Firk's memorable individual performance against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the playoffs, and the Harvard football fraternity in the NFL.

Born in the Darkness
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Born in the Darkness

Yale celebrated an instant classic over Harvard under the cover of darkness, the lack of light perhaps signaling the lost season to come.

Born in the Darkness
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Around the Ivies: One Last Time

Maybe it’s just the graduation goggles, but I realized that I don’t need football to do one of my favorite things as a Crimson reporter: write my Around the Ivies column. Although it may be harder to berate the Brown football program — don’t worry, I still will — the Ancient Eight is still alive even without sports. So without further ado, let’s take one last trip Around the Ivies.

3 TDs in 3 OTs
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3 TDs in 3 OTs

Tight end and long snapper Tyler Ott ’14 heads for the end zone on Harvard’s home turf against Princeton. Despite eventually falling to the Tigers 51-48 in this triple-overtime thriller on October 26, 2013—the Crimson’s only loss of Ott’s senior season—Ott finished the game with three touchdowns, tying the program record for single-game touchdown receptions.

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