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Cause for Celebration
Women's Soccer

‘A Unicorn Class’: Women's Soccer Welcomes Historic Recruiting Class

Harvard women’s soccer’s Class of 2024 recruiting class is arguably the best in program history, with an incoming eight-member group ranked No. 5 in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer. Among the recruits are three of the country’s top-12 prospects and six players with national team experience.

Lewis Slams
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Falls to Brown on Senior Night For First Home Loss

On senior night, it was Brown’s senior sharpshooter Zach Hunsaker who stole the show at Lavietes Pavilion, snapping the Crimson's six game winning streak and sending Harvard to its first home defeat of the season.

The New Main Man
Men's Basketball

Notebook: Men's Basketball Earns Mid-Atlantic Sweep To Close in on Ivy Tournament Berth

Harvard held serve at home, edging Princeton and then Penn in tight games to avenge losses at the stadiums of the southernmost Ancient Eight schools and improve to 7-3 in league play, two games ahead of the fifth-best Quakers. Here are some takeaways from a crucial home sweep.

A Tight Race
Men's Basketball

Ivy League Weekend Preview: What's at Stake for Men's Basketball

Five teams in the Ivy League are 5-3 or better. All five have reasonable hopes of challenging not only for a spot in the tournament but for at least a share of an Ancient Eight championship. Drama should abound these last three weeks, starting in Cambridge this weekend, where Harvard will welcome Penn and Princeton.

Captain Kirk
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Sneaks Past Columbia in 2OT as History Repeats Itself

Harvard again entered a home matchup against one-win Columbia as a substantial favorite. But as was the case in both meetings last year, this was the furthest thing from a walk in the park for Harvard, which edged past the Lions 77-73 in double overtime.

One Last Shot
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Survives Late Foul, Holds Off Yale 78-77

The free throw seemed like a formality, the next blow in what felt destined to become a crushing Harvard loss. But the Crimson’s streak of heartbreaking defeats would not reach three, as Azar Swain’s would-be game-tying free throw clanged off the front rim and out, allowing Harvard to escape Payne Whitney Gymnasium with a 78-77 victory on Friday evening.

Bassey's Ball
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Makes Late Comeback, Still Falls to Princeton 70-69

Chris Lewis blocked the first attempt. The second did not even reach the rim. But just when it seemed like Harvard might have improbably salvaged a weekend split, Princeton center Richmond Aririguzoh had other ideas.

Haskett Says No Basket
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball's Haskett, With Support From NBA's Iverson, Excels On and Off the Court

Anyone who has watched the Harvard men’s basketball team play over the last three years has probably quickly noticed Rio Haskett. While Haskett’s numbers rarely jump off the page, the 6’3” junior has been a key part of Coach Tommy Amaker’s rotation since the day he stepped on campus thanks to his knack for hounding opposing ball-handlers and providing a spark and some flair off the bench.

Baker the Maker
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Crushes Massachusetts 89-55, Entering Winter Break on a High

Harvard men’s basketball closed an up-and-down first month of its season in style, cruising past Massachusetts 89-55 at Lavietes Pavilion on Saturday in its last game for two weeks. Sophomore Noah Kirkwood and senior Robert Baker led the way with an efficient 19 points apiece.

Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball Ties Program Record in Opening Game Rout of MIT

Harvard men’s basketball crushed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 84-27 in its season opener Tuesday night, a margin of victory that tied a program record set in 1946 against Northeastern.

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.

Knocked Out
Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Shuts Out Dartmouth, Still Knocked Out of Championship Contention

Harvard women’s soccer, propelled by two early goals, defeated Dartmouth 2-0 on a chilly Saturday afternoon. But the league’s other fixtures did not go the Crimson’s way on Saturday, as the combination of Yale’s loss at Columbia and Brown’s controversial win over Penn in the dying moments of double-overtime allowed the Bears to clinch the Ivy League championship on the season’s second-to-last weekend.

Set to Score
Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Falls to Brown in Battle of Ivy League Unbeatens

Harvard women’s soccer dropped a crucial home game on Saturday afternoon, falling, 4-2, to Brown in a battle of the last two Ivy League teams with perfect division records. The loss snaps a seven game win streak for the Crimson.

Fantastic Freshman
Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Keeps Rolling, Opens Ivy League Season With Penn Win

Harvard women’s soccer opened Ivy League play with a big 1-0 win over reigning Ivy League co-champions Penn in front of an announced crowd of 1,456 that filled the bleachers at Ohiri Field.

Determined Dribbling
Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Starts Slowly, Has Three Game Winning Streak Snapped By San Francisco

Harvard women’s soccer’s season-opening three game home winning streak was snapped Friday afternoon, as a fantastic individual performance from San Francisco’s Miciah Madison stole the show at Ohiri Field and a slow start doomed the Crimson to a 3-1 defeat.