I know the date because I was playing close attention. You see, Justin Watson holds a special place in my memory. He fits into a larger pantheon of characters that I have encountered through the Sports Board. Gabby Thomas. Matt Koran. The Seventh Floor Crew. Bryan Hu ordering pizza. Spencer Morris playing “School Spirit.” Troy Boccelli playing the HPR. You get the point. In different ways, all stand above the drabness of daily experience. They are unique and colorful.
Cathartic. Nerve-wracking. Decisive. Shocking. Necessary. Pick any adjective you want—Harvard football’s win over Dartmouth deserved all of them.
Harvard football coach Tim Murphy has spent a decade preaching about the parity of the Ivy League. It’s time for us to listen.
On Saturday, Harvard football played at Rhode Island. The most significant outcome had nothing to do with the final score.
The women’s basketball team can’t lose. Since Nov. 12, 2016, the Crimson has ripped off 14 straight victories, the second-longest streak in school history.