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Harvard junior Aaron Shampklin (20) singed Georgetown defenders such as Jonathan Honore for 186 yards and two touchdowns.

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Back in stride: After two years away, Harvard junior Aaron Shampklin (20) singed Georgetown defenders such as Jonathan Honore for 186 yards and two touchdowns.

Photograph by Art Pittman

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Harvard crushes Georgetown in the season opener.

9.19.21

Tommy Amaker identifies Justin Bassey ’20 (shown here against North Carolina) as the team's most valuable player.
Photograph by Tim Cowie/Harvard Athletics Communications

Junior guard Justin Bassey

3.8.19

Kathy Delaney-Smith Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

Coach Kathy Delaney-Smith and basketball alumnae on gender, leadership, and sports: a Harvard Magazine panel

2.7.19

Kathy Delaney-Smith (shown here during the January 19 win over Dartmouth) has helped her players navigate many off-court challenges.

Kathy Delaney-Smith (shown here during the January 19 win over Dartmouth) has helped her players navigate many off-court challenges.

Photograph by Gil Talbot/Harvard Athletic Communications

Basketball coach Kathy Delaney-Smith navigates players’ gender and sexual identity, mental health, and other challenging social issues.

2.5.19

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.

9.13.18

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

Seth Towns '20, the Ivy League Player of the Year, had a game-high 24 points in Harvard's semifinal win over Cornell; he'd scored 13 points in the championship game when a knee injury forced him to sit late in the second half.
Photograph by Gil Talbot/Harvard Athletic Communications

Men's and women's basketball teams eliminated from the Ivy League Tournament

3.12.18

Last year, in the last semifinal game of the Ivy League tournaments, the Harvard and Princeton women’s basketball teams played before a crowd significantly smaller than that for their male counterparts’ games earlier in the day. This contributed to the women’s coaches’ concern that the schedule of the tournament was inequitable.
Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

Women's basketball coaches challenge Ivy League tournament timing and schedule.

3.7.18

Stemberg coach Tommy Amaker captured his sixth conference title in 11 years at Harvard.
Photograph by Gil Talbot/Harvard Athletic Communications

Men’s basketball wins a share of the Ivy League trophy.

3.4.18

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