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A brief history


In the 1980s, future U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan ’86 and future Stemberg Family Coach Tommy Amaker faced off on the basketball court, Amaker as a Duke point guard and Duncan as a Harvard forward. This image of the two greeted attendees at a Kennedy School Forum event with Duncan.
Photograph courtesy of David Tannenwald

Arne Duncan ’86 discusses education, politics, and Harvard basketball at the Institute of Politics.


(Click arrow to see full image) The Game, 1911, ending in a less glamorous tie score than in the 1968 version

Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress

Boosting the game, and The Game

September-October 2018

Arguably the Ivy League’s most dangerous offensive weapon, the Crimson’s return man and wideout Justice Shelton-Mosley ‘19 is a threat to score every time he touches the ball.

Photograph by Gil Talbot/Courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

Justice Shelton-Mosley needs only the tiniest bit of space to go the distance.

September-October 2018

Harvard Athletics overhauls coaches’ compensation. 


Cyclists at the Harvest River Bridge, which opened last year on the newest section of the trail

Photograph by Jessica Mink

Cycling the Neponset River Greenway

May-June 2018

Harvard sprinter Gabby Thomas ’19

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

Late winter and early spring highlights

May-June 2018

Seth Towns ’20, the Ivy League Player of the Year, scored a game-high 24 points in the Crimson’s 74-55 victory over Cornell in the Ivy tournament semifinals.

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

The basketball teams fall short of the NCAAs.

May-June 2018

The son and nephew of MLB players, Quinn Hoffman ’20 has played the game for as long as he can remember.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

For Quinn Hoffman, baseball is the family business.

May-June 2018

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