The first stop on the Crimson’s road to improve its fortunes is a tough one. Harvard will kick off its season by hosting the University of San Diego. The Toreros already have two games under their belts — the first a 38-9 drubbing of Western New Mexico and the second a 54-21 loss to UC Davis, which received 29 votes in the Coaches Poll.
The women’s soccer team saw its matchup against Boston College on Wednesday night called off due to scheduling complications related to Hurricane Florence. With steady rainfall throughout the day and a trip to North Carolina looming for the Eagles this weekend, school officials agreed to postpone the game indefinitely.
This weekend, Dartmouth softball handily swept Brown to finish 16-5 in conference play. In doing so, the Big Green clinched home field advantage in the Ivy League Championship Series and will host Harvard in next weekend's best-of-three set.
Last season, the Crimson’s impressive five-year reign atop the conference came to an end when Princeton took home the title in dominating fashion. This season, Harvard will travel to Metedeconk National Golf Club in the Tigers’ home state of New Jersey in an attempt to return the trophy to Cambridge.
Harvard is one of the four teams that will be descending on Fairfax, Va., in an effort to grab the EIVA tournament trophy and punch it’s ticket to the national bracket. Seeded third, the Crimson will square up against No. 2 seeded Penn State in the semi-final match Thursday.
This weekend, all four of Harvard’s crews will take to the water to battle opponents in a full slate of competitive racing. It will mark the first time this year that all four are on the water in competitive atmospheres.
Coming off a three-game sweep of Princeton, the Crimson will travel to New York to face off against another Ivy South Division opponent this coming weekend. This time, Harvard battles an upstart Columbia program.
From New Mexico to Alabama and South Carolina, the Harvard baseball team has played seemingly everywhere besides its home turf, O’Donnell field. However, with Ivy league play on deck for the team, long flights and unfamiliar teams will be replaced with games in the cold northeastern spring against familiar foes.
On Friday night, the No. 4 seed Crimson will battle No. 3 seed Clarkson for a spot in the conference final the following evening. To punch its ticket to the 16-team nationwide tournament for a fourth straight season, Harvard all but needs an ECAC crown.
Harvard is set to host Marist and Providence on Saturday. Coming off consecutive 6-1 losses, the team looks to get back on track near the midpoint of its spring season.
Over spring break, the Harvard softball team is heading out west to Southern California to compete in the Loyola Marymount and UC Riverside Invitationals. The team will play seven games in five days.
Four Ivy League men’s basketball teams—Harvard, Yale, Cornell, and host Penn—will descend on The Palestra in Philadelphia, Pa., this weekend. By Sunday afternoon, only one program will remain as the Ancient Eight’s sole representative in the NCAA Tournament.
With the unenviable task of taking on host team Penn on Saturday night, Harvard women's basketball will head to Philadelphia this weekend with an eye toward securing the title of the second annual Ivy League Tournament.