Sports

Harvard Football in the Spotlight as 2022 Season Approaches

After narrowly missing out on an Ivy League title in 2021 with an 8-2 campaign, a season of redemption soon begins for Harvard football. In just over a month, the Crimson will return to the field for a Sept. 16 clash at Harvard Stadium against Merrimack. Expectations for the coming season are sky-high; in the 2022 Ivy League Football Preseason Media Poll, Harvard was tabbed to win the conference, tied with Dartmouth with 108 points.

Don't see your sport? See all sports coverage.

Columns

See All

Current Columns

The Back Page

Foiling the Competition: Lauren Scruggs, Female Rookie of the Year

First-year Lauren Scruggs made her presence known from the moment she joined Harvard's fencing roster. At 19-years-old, she has amassed four gold medals at Junior Championships, a first-place finish at the North American Cup National Championships, a second-place team finish at the NCAA National Championships, and second team All-America standing.

Parting Shot: Finding A Place for Sports Amidst the Apathy

"In my final days here, and in my final story for this newspaper, I am filled with an immense amount of gratitude for the people with whom I have gotten to share Sports. I am thankful to the athletes and coaches who have committed themselves so deeply to sports at Harvard, and to all of those who have read along these past four and a half years."

The Call that Changed a Season: Football v. Princeton, Heartbreak of the Year

Harvard appeared to have won the Oct. 23, 2021 matchup against Princeton, but a delayed timeout call by the referees negated what would've been a game-winning conversion to junior wide receiver Kym Wimberly. The Tigers went on to win the contest, 18-16, in five overtimes, and edged the Crimson out by a game for the Ivy League title.

Women's Water Polo Returns with Championship Appearance

“We did things that I don’t think anyone thought we would be able to do when we first started this journey in the fall, except for our group."

Game-Winner Secures Beanpot Title: Becca Gilmore, Female Performance of the Year

Senior forward Becca Gilmore had a stunning performance in this year's Beanpot Tournament. In a match that will surely go into the history books as one of the most intense and competitive played in the Beanpot, Gilmore scored the game-winning goal after a 4-4 stalemate in the final period.

Stealing the Show: Mitchell Gibson and Matthew Coronato, Male Performance of the Year

Junior goalkeeper Mitchell Gibson and first-year forward Matthew Coronato had a stellar dual performance in the ECAC Championship. Between Gibson's career-high 47 saves and Coronato's game-winning goal in overtime, the duo led the Crimson to victory.

Men's Lacrosse Ends Season with 19-9 Loss to No. 6 Rutgers in NCAA Tournament

On Sunday, May 15, the men's lacrosse team battled for the NCAA Tournament title for the first time since 2014. However, the young Crimson squad was unable to advance past the first round, falling to sixth-seeded Rutgers, 19-9.

Parting Shot: My Greatest Achievement at Harvard

While my dual interest in sports and writing is the reason I joined Crimson Sports, it’s not the reason I stayed. To this day, some of my best friends at Harvard come from Crimson Sports — and one of my proudest achievements is leading the organization as co-chair.

A Fade Not Forgotten: Football v. Yale, Game of the Year

The 137th installment of The Game featured three lead changes, junior kicker Jonah Lipel breaking the Ivy League single season field goal record, a blocked punt returned for a touchdown, and a 66-yard, 59-second drive by the Crimson to secure a wild victory. It was junior wide receiver Kym Wimberly who came down with the winning score, a 12-yard fade from junior quarterback Luke Emge.

A Dynamic Distance Duo: Matthew Pereira and Acer Iverson Star in Track and Cross Country

Harvard's track and field and cross country teams were led by sophomore Acer Iverson and senior Matthew Pereira, who finished first and second in the 10k race at the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships on May 7-8 and earned All-American honors during the cross country season.