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Jack Stockless

Jack Stockless '19 is a Sports Chair for the 145th Guard. He is in his third season as a football beat writer.

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A Well-Protected Front

Football Readies Itself for Formidable No. 20/22 Rhode Island

On Friday night, the University of Rhode Island will make the trek up from Kingston, marking the second game in a row that Harvard will play under the lights. The No. 20/22 Rams (2-1, 2-0 CAA) are a juggernaut, replete with size, physicality, and athleticism.

In the Hunt?

Time for Ivy League to Consider Playoff Football?

The conference’s reluctance to add its own playoff or to allow its teams to compete for an FCS championship seems to stem mostly from tradition. However, that tradition has not been part and parcel of the league for its entire existence.

Eyes on the Prize

Harvard Lights Up Brown in First Ivy League Contest

In the 118th matchup between Harvard and Brown, the Crimson bested its opponent, 31-17, to kick off its Ivy League schedule.

I Scream You Scream

Ivy League Squads Rock and Roll Into Week Two

In the spirit of sports gambling nearing complete legalization in the United States, we here at The Crimson have adapted. We’re giving you, the readers, a pick and a point spread on each of these games as opposed to an exact score prediction (which, let’s face it, was a complete shot in the dark anyway). Read our picks for the week.

Own the Trenches

NOTEBOOK: Front Lines Fuel Football's Victory over San Diego

The offensive line paved the way for a punishing ground game and gave sophomore quarterback Jake Smith tons of time to go through his progressions in the pocket. The defensive line stunted much of the Toreros’ running progress and hurried quarterback Anthony Lawrence 14 times.

Missing Pieces

Football Looks To Start Season Strong Against Formidable Opponent In San Diego

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.

Justice For Helmet Penalties?

COLUMN: NFL's New Rule Changes Are Geared Towards Player Safety, Despite Fan Resistance

In March, the NFL approved a change to its policy on hits to the head. There is still no targeting rule in place, which in the college game results in an automatic ejection for any player who is deemed to have led with his helmet in making a hit. However, it appears as though the NFL is trending in that direction.

Long Arm of the Law
Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball Places Second at Fairfield Invitational

This weekend at the Fairfield Invitational, Harvard bookended a shutout loss with victories over Central Connecticut State on Friday and host Fairfield Saturday evening.

Final Season for 17

A Positional Look at Football’s Freshman Class

For a team that relied heavily on a deep senior class on the defensive end in 2017, Harvard football brought in a bevy of recruits to replenish its defense heading into 2018. The class is comprised of 12 offensive players, 14 on the defensive side, one kicker, and one punter.

The Chase Begins

Football Places Third in Preseason Media Poll, Well Behind Yale

Garnering one first-place vote, the Crimson tallied 99 votes overall, just behind Princeton’s 104 and in a distant third below Yale’s 129.

First Up

Born to Play Softball: Female Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up

As soon as she set foot on Harvard’s campus, Rhianna Rich established herself as the softball team’s starting shortstop. Now in the spring of her junior year, Rich has been a model of consistency for three straight seasons.

Sweet Spot

Covering All the Bases: Female Comeback Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up

Coming off an ACL injury which held her out of the 2017 season, junior second baseman Meagan Lantz is right back in the mix as one of Harvard softball's key contributors.


BRIEF: Softball Eliminated from NCAA Regionals

This weekend, Harvard softball traveled to Athens, Ga., to participate in NCAA Regionals after winning the Ivy League Championship Series over Dartmouth. The Crimson’s playoff trip was its first since 2012.

No Doubter

Softball Wins Championship Series, Advances to NCAA Regionals

After losing the Ivy League Championship Series in 2016 and 2017 against Princeton, maybe all Harvard softball needed was a change in scenery. The Crimson traveled to Hanover, N.H., where it bested Dartmouth in two games to claim the Ancient Eight title and advance to the NCAA Regionals.

Protect This House

Softball Preps to Battle Dartmouth in Ivy League Title Match

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.