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.
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.
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.
To kickoff its 150th season, the Harvard football team will face the St. Thomas Tommies (1-1) at Harvard Stadium this Saturday. The Crimson have had previous luck with its season openers, remaining undefeated the previous 11 seasons against opponents at home. Harvard heads into the 2023 season ranked fourth in the preseason poll by the Ivy League. Yale collected the number one spot, with Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) ranked third and fourth, respectively.
“We've shown many times this year that we're a team that's not gonna go away. Whether we're down a doubles point, we're down two sets in matches, we've come back to win,” junior Ronan Jachuck said. “I can look around, even if we've lost the first set, and know that my teammates aren't going to go away and that the second set is gonna be a battle.”
While the majority of Harvard students are hitting the books in preparation for finals, Harvard golf will be playing in its biggest tournament of the year at the Ivy League Championships this weekend. The stakes of the tournament are high — not only is an Ivy League crown on the table, but a trip to NCAA regionals is as well.
At this past weekend’s EIWA Championships, Harvard wrestling saw four members of its squad qualify for the NCAA Tournament. The Crimson had an exciting weekend, featuring five podium places and earning 63 team points good enough for an eighth-place finish. The crew, which will compete at NCAA Tournament in Tulsa, Okla. is made up of sophomore Diego Sotelo, juniors Philip Conigliaro and Joshua Kim, and senior captain Yaraslau Slavikouski.
Harvard track and field is set to take the stage at the 2023 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships for Track and Field this weekend following a season of record-breaking victory. It will only send six athletes, of whom qualified for the tournament based on the top-16 standings.
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.
363 days after that a controversial, heartbreaking loss, the Crimson (4-1, 2-0) will have a chance at redemption when the No. 23 Tigers (5-0, 2-0) travel to Cambridge for a Friday night battle. The two teams, which are tied with Penn (5-0, 2-0) and Yale (4-1, 2-0) for first place in the Ivy League, will clash at Harvard Stadium at 7 p.m.
In just a few days, the banks of the Charles River will be filled with rowers, coaches, and spectators alike for the world’s largest three-day rowing event: the Head of the Charles Regatta. Since its inauguration, the event has grown to 55 different events, featuring over 11,000 rowers from all around the world. Winners of each race receive the honorary title, “Head of the Charles.”
Preview: Harvard Football Heads to Washington D.C.'s Audi Field for Truth and Service Classic Against Howard
Harvard football (3-1, 2-0) will face the Bison at 4 p.m. at Audi Field in Washington D.C., which hosts Major League Soccer (MLS) side D.C. United and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)’s Washington Spirit. It will be the second of Harvard’s three consecutive nationally televised games, as the contest will be aired live on ESPN3. The game is the marquee event of the second annual Truth and Service Classic, a collaboration between Howard and Audi Field and a two-day celebration of community service and sports at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Following a historic 2021-22 campaign that featured the first Beanpot title and NCAA tournament berth since 2015, the No. 13/13 Harvard women’s ice hockey team begins the season in the midst of a transition. In addition to the new threads that the Crimson will wear this season, the team will feature many new faces when it kicks off its season at Bright-Landry Hockey Center on Oct. 15 versus Quinnipiac.