Melted Dreams

BY PEYTON FINE The Crimson fall to Nebraska-Omaha in NCAA tournament play.  Harvard entered the NCAA tournament on a roll. They had just won the grueling ECAC tournament to earn a spot in the tournament and were poised to make another run in the NCAA tournament. The road before them looked easy as the Crimson watched the first seed in their region lose just minutes before the puck dropped in their first NCAA tournament game since 2006. Standing in front of Harvard’s trip to the quarterfinals was the University of Nebraska-Omaha, a team that had only won two of their … Continue reading Melted Dreams

Sticks, Balls, Bubbles

BY CAROLINE CRONIN Harvard Lacrosse prepares for season openers. As the snow continues to fall and the wind blows ceaselessly, the majestic bubble looms unmoved in Soldiers Field Stadium. It is there that the Harvard Lacrosse teams have been drilling, scrimmaging, and conditioning to prepare for their highly anticipated upcoming seasons. As this shortened week comes to a close, the season opening games draw near. The women will kick off their season first this Saturday by challenging Hofstra at noon under the bubble. The men’s lacrosse team will be playing immediately after and taking on University of Massachusetts at 3pm. … Continue reading Sticks, Balls, Bubbles

The End of the Line

BY CAROLINE CRONIN Squash comes to the end of their season. The squash team this year has had quite the season. Both teams, the men and women, worked terribly hard and saw their fair share of ups and downs. A few upsets, one or two disappointing losses, and a team trip to the Cayman Islands brought the players together and better equipped to handle the challenges as a team. And so with the never-ending snow comes the College Squash Association (CSA) team Nationals this weekend. The women will be hosting the competition at our very own home courts starting Friday … Continue reading The End of the Line

The Dutchmen of Union Upset Harvard

BY PEYTON FINE Without McNally, the Crimson struggle to keep Union off the scoreboard. By the looks of the game on paper, Harvard should have easily beaten Union last Friday night. Union, the defending national champion, has had a down year by their standards, as they came into the game unranked and sitting almost at the bottom of the ECAC standings. Harvard is in the midst of one of its best seasons in recent memory and came into the game second in the conference and fourth in the country. However, as the old saying goes, “the game is not played … Continue reading The Dutchmen of Union Upset Harvard

Travelling Crimson

BY CAROLINE CRONIN How the athletes spent their break. Winter break for Harvard students presents over a month of endless opportunities. Some returned to their corners of the world to revel in the glory of homemade cooking and doting family. Other bright students were abroad studying foreign concepts, working in prestigious employments, or helping those less fortunate than they. With the sprinkling of Harvard students all over the globe during the winter recess, there were also a few specific groups who travelled in the name of athletic excellence. Team training trips are popular at all levels because they encourage team … Continue reading Travelling Crimson

A Super Duper Bowl

BY ANDREW ADLER The Indy recaps Super Bowl XLIX. What a game! Was Super Bowl XLIX better than the previous XLVII Super Bowls? I think so. Here a few of my many takeaways from the showdown in Glendale, Arizona. Some players probably won’t get the recognition they deserve. Extra points don’t come easy especially during the Super Bowl, but Patriots placekicker Stephen Gostowski, managed to make four out of four field goals. That’s incredible! Great work Stephen. Patriot’s linebacker Dont’a Hightower also should be recognized for his tackle on the Seahawk’s Marshawn Lynch at the one-yard line saved a sure … Continue reading A Super Duper Bowl

Playing the Field

BY PEYTON FINE Your guide to guys at The Game. For many of Harvard students, Harvard-Yale is their only exposure to football of the year. Many of my friends don’t actually care about the nuances of the sport and instead ask me, “What should I know about the players? Like, can you tell me who is ok to date? I mean, The Game is home to the best after-parties, and you never know who might turn up.” So, here are some sever overgeneralizations of each position for your perusing pleasure. 1. Quarterback—He has the world on the string, the big … Continue reading Playing the Field

Not Just Football

BY CHRIS RILEY Other Crimson matchups against Yale. By CHRIS RILEY This week, Harvard students anxiously await “The Game,” and the excuse to use Harvard and Yale’s football teams as justification to pretend that they go to a normal college for one weekend. For the edification of those who have yet to leave Lamont for the first time this semester and didn’t even know Harvard had any varsity sports other than football, the Independent has put together a recap of Harvard-Yale matchups this fall. Disclaimer: we only counted head-to-head matchups, so sailing regattas, the Head of the Charles, and the … Continue reading Not Just Football