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From the original cover in 1997: John Dockery ’66, the only alumnus to earn a Super Bowl ring (click the white arrow on the right to see full image), displays mementos of his varsity sport. Such three-letter men have given way to single-sport stars like Naomi Miller ’99, a striker on the women’s soccer team. Updated 6/26/19: In 2013, Matt Birk ’98 became the second alumnus to earn a Super Bowl ring, playing for the Baltimore Ravens.

Sports

The rise of specialization, year-round competition, proprietary training, and recruiting in student athletics

6.28.19

Eyes on the prize: Harvard wide receiver Jack Cook and Princeton defensive back TJ Floyd await this pass from the Crimson's Henry Taylor. When it came down, Floyd snared it to snuff out a Harvard drive.
Photograph by Tim O’Meara/The Harvard Crimson

Harvard gives the Tigers a good game. 

10.20.18

Happy campers: For their team photo, a day or two after The Game, the Crimson wore practice jerseys, giving them rather a raffish look.

Happy campers: For their team photo, a day or two after The Game, the Crimson wore practice jerseys, giving them rather a raffish look.

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

How the Crimson squad from the immortal ’68 Game revealed a transforming Harvard

November-December 2018

On tippytoes: Harvard’s Justice Shelton-Mosley performs a sideline balancing act after one of his game-high 10 catches against Rhode Island. The senior wideout suffered a severe leg injury against Cornell a week later.

Photograph by Tim O’Meara/The Harvard Crimson

The early season holds no easy wins for Harvard football.

November-December 2018

One hand, two points: Tight end Adam West fended off Holy Cross’s Cullen Honohan with his right hand and caught the ball with his left for a conversion catch that made the list of Top 10 plays on ESPN’s SportsCenter.
Photograph by Tim O’Meara/The Harvard Crimson

A loss turns into a win—just in the kick of time.

10.14.18

Crimson streak: Aaron Shampklin sails past Cornell defenders on a 47-yard touchdown jaunt that gave the Crimson a 7-0 lead. The sophomore sensation finished with a career-high 191 yards.

Photograph by Tim O’Meara/The Harvard Crimson

A galling defeat

10.7.18

On tippytoes: Harvard’s Justice Shelton-Mosley performs a sideline balancing act after one of his game-high 10 catches. The senior wideout moved into third place on the career receptions list.
Photograph by Tim O’Meara/The Harvard Crimson

 

A quick and aggressive opponent makes the Crimson look sluggish.

9.29.18

Turnover: Having intercepted a Brown pass, Harvard senior defensive back Wesley Ogsbury (1) wends his way upfield on a 21-yard return that led to a Crimson field goal.
Photograph by Gil Talbot/Harvard Athletic Communications

An unexpectedly tough win in Providence

9.22.18

We have handoff: After receiving the ball from quarterback and classmate Jake Smith, Harvard sophomore running back Aaron Shampklin scanned the line for an opening—the kind that he ran through all afternoon.
Photograph by Gil Talbot/Courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

A strong start, and for Crimson running back Aaron Shampklin, a breakout day

9.16.18

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