Sports Features

Sports Features



Men's Crew

Six Weeks After Cancer Diagnosis, Coach Runs Boston

For Muri, the ‘Boston Strong’ slogan seemed especially applicable.

Eating Pressures
Sports Features

Eating Pressures

Eating Pressures
Front Feature

Disorderly Conduct

Pressure is nothing new for collegiate athletes. However, certain dietary demands inherent in sports exacerbate these pressures, leading to unhealthy eating practices that toe the line with medically diagnosible disordered eating.

Court King
Men's Tennis

600 Wins In, Fish Continues to Build Harvard Legacy

In his 38th season as a Harvard head coach, Dave Fish '72 is the brains behind an Ivy League tennis dynasty.

For The Boys
Men's Basketball

Taking Their Talents to the Ivies

John Carroll has been at the helm of NMH’s program since 2001, and in this time he has built a dynasty with rosters that have included NCAA champions, McDonald’s All-American Nominees and Academic All-Americans. His players are known for entering Division I basketball programs and being ready to compete on the hardwood from move-in day.


Harvard Beats Princeton, 20-19

On a windy day in April 2013, the Harvard baseball team took the field against Princeton in the rubber game of a doubleheader. The Crimson had decisively lost the first contest to the Tigers, 13-1, and was looking to bounce back to split the series at O’Donnell Field. What ensued was wilder than anyone could have imagined.


Softball Juggles Pitching Rotation

Last season, then-freshman pitcher Morgan Groom started 19 games, posted the third-best ERA in the Ivy League at 2.58, and finished in the league’s top five with 96 strikeouts. Despite those electric numbers, Groom has gone from the number one option in the circle to the third for the Harvard softball team.

Good Eye

Decker Ushers in New Era

When Harvard hosts Penn at O’Donnell Field this Saturday, the Crimson will compete at home for the first time all season. If Coach Bill Decker has his way, in a few years, the trip to Cambridge will not be one that opponents enjoy making.

The Goal
Men's Ice Hockey

Harvard Hockey 1989: A Championship in Perspective

On a fateful night in Minnesota 25 years ago, the Harvard men's hockey team accomplished something no other Crimson program had done before.

Assembling the Team

Recruiting A Dynasty

To create a league power, Tommy Amaker had to navigate league rules to pry kids from the major programs who could offer them scholarships and automatic admissions. This process began in living rooms rather than locker rooms, with pitches to top high school players who could help redefine what it meant to be a Harvard basketball player. In order to create “a program worthy of the Harvard brand,” Amaker has maneuvered the complicated Ivy League system with creative tactics, some of which have incited criticisms.

Men's Water Polo

Former Water Polo Player Steps From Pool to Desert

Seniors Nathan Clement and Alex Velez-Green put off their last fall semester to travel from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa.

Women's Rugby

Men’s and Women’s Rugby Teams Growing Together

In rugby, the men’s and women’s teams play exactly the same game. There are the same rules, the same setup, and the same plays for both teams despite the gender differences.

Women's Ice Hockey

Noble Freshmen Adjust to New Roles

The typical incoming freshmen have little idea of what to expect from college. But Harvard freshmen Brianna Laing, Natasha Rachlin, and Robyn White are not typical.

Men's Swimming

Brothers Keep the Legacy Swimming

For brothers Chris, Tim, and Sean Satterthwaite, going Ivy wasn’t enough of a feat. Instead, they decided to add walking on to Division I swim teams to their list of accomplishments.