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Griffin Wong

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Friday Night Lights
Previews

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.

Wild West
Football

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.

Huddle Up
Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball Drops Weekend Trio of Matches, Looks to Rebound in D.C.

Last weekend saw Harvard women’s volleyball compete in the Northeastern Tournament, the middle trio of the Crimson’s non-conference slate before Ivy League play begins on  Sept. 24 at Dartmouth. The Crimson rallied from straight-set losses to Bryant University (5-5, 0-0 NEC) and Villanova University (6-3, 0-0 Big East) to win two sets in a narrow defeat to the tournament hosts, who improved to 4-6 (0-0 CAA) with the win. Harvard’s three setbacks dropped the team’s record to 1-5 as it prepares for the Howard Invitational on Sept. 17-18 in Washington, D.C.

Way Up
Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball Rebounds in Finale of Weekend Triple Header

In vital tune-ups before the Ivy League regular season begins on Sept. 24 at Dartmouth, the Crimson (1-2, 0-0 Ivy) bounced back from losses against Marist College and Austin Peay State University to claim victory against Merrimack College in its final game of the tournament.

Love1
Football

'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.”

Welcome to the Lion's Den
Women's Ice Hockey

A Player’s Coach: Dom Petrie Stays Connected to the Game and Mentors the Next Generation of Girls

When she moved to Southern California at the age of ten, there were only one or two girls’ hockey teams in the region. Instead, she played — and starred — for boys’ teams throughout her hockey career, often alongside her older brother.

Going Yard?
Baseball

A Whole New Ballgame

For Jaren Zinn ‘21, it is all about maximizing the opportunities that he has. That is why the 6’4” right-handed pitcher is taking a leave of absence this semester, choosing instead to live and train in Allston, Mass., with a few of his teammates. Zinn hopes that by focusing on baseball this semester, he can make the most of his remaining two years of eligibility with Harvard Baseball.

Marathon Fundraiser
Women's Crew

Marathon with a Meaning

A lot of people planned to use quarantine as an opportunity to work out every day and improve their health, or to focus themselves on aiding the fight against the novel coronavirus. Some of those people fell short of their lofty ambitions. But women’s heavyweight rower Heidi Jacobsen ‘24 managed to do both at the same time, undertaking the challenge of walking a marathon while in the process making a huge difference in her community.

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