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Amir Mamdani

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Bigger than Basketball

Why Shutting Up and Dribbling Isn’t an Option

It started as a series of tweets. Journalists began reporting just before 4:00 p.m. that none of the players from the Milwaukee Bucks had taken the floor for warm-ups in advance of their Game 5 playoff tilt against the Orlando Magic. The actions taken in the ensuing hours, amongst NBA players and across the sports world, ensured that August 26, 2020 will be a date that serves as a watershed moment in the intersection of sports and society.

One More Season
Men's Basketball

Going Home: Bryce Aiken Announces Transfer to Seton Hall

Aiken will play next season as a graduate transfer for the Seton Hall Pirates, a decision he announced this afternoon on his Instagram page.

Return of 33
Men's Basketball

The Long Road Back: Reed Farley's Return to Men's Basketball

It had been 755 days — 2 years and 25 days — since Reed Farley last played in a game for Harvard men’s basketball.

Home at Last
Men's Basketball

Mamdani's Musings: Harvard Basketball Finally Returns Home

Amir Mamdani takes a look at every game in the Ivy League this weekend as the Crimson will return home and look to make up ground in the standings.

Baker's Business
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball's Baker Excels After Summer at NBA

And while Baker’s future may one day lead him to the NBA League offices once again, or perhaps the front office of an NBA franchise, those are opportunities to consider on another day. But three seasons and three Ivy League tournaments have left the Crimson’s seniors, at one time ranked as a top 10 recruiting class nationally, without a single, ever so elusive, NCAA Tournament appearance.

Men's Basketball

Lewis' Senior Surge for Men's Basketball

With fellow senior Bryce Aiken exiting the first game of the trip with a sprained foot, Lewis calmly stepped into the spotlight, leading Harvard to a flawless 4-0 road trip before returning home to beat UC Irvine.

Juz Back in Charge
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Preserves Win Streak in Perfect West Coast Trip

With one final non-conference game looming in the form of a visit from UC Irvine this Saturday, Harvard has a very real possibility of entering Ivy League play with a six-game winning streak intact.

Follow My Lead
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Unable to Withstand Second-Half Surge in Loss to Buffalo

But despite the first appearance of the season for senior guard Bryce Aiken, Harvard was swept away by a second half barrage from beyond the arc by the Buffalo Bulls.

Toronto is Home 1
Men's Basketball

As Men’s Basketball Heads North, Two Journeys Come Full-Circle

But for Djuricic and Sakota, their relationship runs far deeper than merely sharing nearby Toronto as home.

Still Elusive Dance
Men's Basketball

High Expectations: 2019-20 Harvard Men's Basketball Preview

In some ways, the seniors have fulfilled all of the expectations that were placed on the group, which 247 Sports’ Composite Team Rankings regarded as the 25th-best recruiting class in the nation. They have won at least a share of the Ivy League title in consecutive years and last season advanced to the second round of the NIT for the first time in program history. But one achievement is missing: an NCAA Tournament appearance.

The Elder One

Triple Play: Harvard Baseball's Stone Brothers

From helping all three play at a young age to supporting them throughout the long summers of baseball, family is a thread that has always been present for the Stones.

Men's Basketball

Double-Clutch: Harvard Men's Basketball vs. Columbia, Game of the Year

The shot became a bigger story than the eventual victory itself, as Aiken’s play was the opening highlight on Friday night’s 11:00 pm SportsCenter, and earned ESPN’s Top Play of The Night.

Pile Up

Baseball Wins Ivy Championship, Advances to NCAA Tournament for First Time Since 2005

For the first time since the 2005 season, Harvard baseball won the Ivy League Playoff Series, defeating Columbia by an 8-6 score in a pulse-racing 11-inning affair and advancing to the Regional round of the NCAA Tournament.

Champions of Cambridge

Baseball Wins First Regular Season Ivy League Championship Since 2005

A 7-2 victory over Brown in Providence on Monday guaranteed Harvard its first regular season Ivy League championship since 2005, and the right to host Columbia in the Championship Series on May 18 and 19.

Saving the Day

Shaw Sets Ivy League Saves Record

The junior closer secured his 12th save of the season against Dartmouth last weekend, setting an Ancient Eight mark.