More than one million fans, including several Harvard students, flocked to downtown Boston Tuesday to welcome home their Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots. Many of them skipped classes and put their studies on hold in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the Patriots players.
Eating mozzarella sticks, drinking beers, and cheering loudly for their teams, students crowded into common rooms and dining halls across campus to watch the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl Sunday.
And while Shelton-Mosley and Stewart are prepping for moves to the SEC and Conference USA, some of their teammates will be gearing up for a shot at the NFL. Among those eyeing the next level are defensive tackles Stone Hart and Richie Ryan, wide receiver Adam Scott, and offensive lineman Larry Allen, Jr., son of Hall of Fame lineman Larry Allen, Sr.
This weekend, Harvard beat Yale for the first time since 2015. Rather than Harvard Stadium or the Yale Bowl, the 45-27 Crimson win in the 135th rendition of The Game was hosted by Fenway Park as Harvard Stadium was reported to be under construction. The move represented the first time in 106 years that the rivalry — the second oldest in college football — has been played somewhere other than the stadiums of the two hosts. The contest brought the largest attendance of any game this season to the sold out ballpark for a game with no Ivy League title ramifications, and a challenge simply for the pride of victory.
Harvard's commanding 45-27 victory over Yale in the 135th iteration of The Game delighted College students who had witnessed back-to-back losses to Harvard's New Haven rival the past two years.