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The league becomes first in Division I to scrap fall competition.

7.8.20

Beds were set up for Spanish flu patients outside the Harvard-affiliated Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1918.
Photograph courtesy of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Archives

Fall semester interrupted, a century ago

6.23.20

With 2020 winter sports ending early and the spring collegiate season wiped out almost entirely, we look back at some Crimson highlights from past years. 

4.28.20

Alumnus Paul Lee ’46 carries the (replica) Little Red Flag at the 2012 Harvard-Yale game. Steve Goodhue ’51 is beside him; Spencer Ervin ’54 and Jeff Lee ’74 stand behind.

At his seventieth Harvard-Yale game, in 2012, Paul Lee ’46 proudly carried the replica Little Red Flag. Steve Goodhue ’51 is beside him; Spencer Ervin ’54 and Jeff Lee ’74 stand behind.

Photograph courtesy of Judy Goodhue

Are you eligible to carry the (replica) Little Red Flag?

March-April 2020

Drawing of Harvard and Oregon football players at the Rose Bowl, with the goalposts depicted at two long-stemmed red roses with a bar between them

Illustration by Mark Steele

Headlines from Harvard’s history

January-February 2020

Photograph: With Yale’s Melvin Rouse II in vain pursuit, Harvard’s Aidan Borguet heads for the goal line.

Four score: With Yale’s Melvin Rouse II in vain pursuit, Harvard’s Aidan Borguet heads for the goal line. Against the Elis, the Crimson freshman back rushed for a series single-game record 269 yards and amassed four touchdowns on only 11 carries, a performance that helped earn him the Ivy League Rookie of the Year award.
Photographs by Tim O’Meara/The Harvard Crimson

Dreadful defeats—and a heartbreaking Game—produced the Crimson’s first losing season of the century.

January-February 2020

Four score: With Yale's Melvin Rouse II in vain pursuit, Harvard's Aidan Borguet heads for the goal line. The Crimson freshman back rushed for a series single-game record 269 yards and amassed four touchdowns on only 11 carries.
Photograph by Tim O'Meara/The Harvard Crimson

Harvard falls to Yale in The Game 2019. 

11.24.19

Penn's kicker, Jake Haggard, punts the football.

Doink! Harassed by Harvard’s Adam Shepherd (86), Penn’s Jake Haggard punts the ball into the back of teammate Ben Padon. The kick traveled only seven yards and the Crimson turned the miscue into a field goal.
Photograph by Tim O’Meara/The Harvard Crimson

Another loss for the hapless Crimson

11.17.19

Batch Catch: Having beaten Columbia's Fara'ad McCombs, Crimson junior wide receiver James Batch prepares to reel in a first-quarter touchdown pass.

Photograph by Tim O'Meara/The Harvard Crimson

Another crushing defeat for Harvard.

11.10.19

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