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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

Seth Towns '20 (shown here in earlier action) led the Crimson with 26 points in a 73-69 loss at Princeton on Friday.
Seth Towns '20 (shown here in earlier action) led the Crimson with 26 points in a 73-69 loss at Princeton on Friday.
Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

 

Heading into the Ivy tournament, Harvard’s basketball teams fall to Princeton and Penn.

3.6.17

Seth Towns ’20 averaged 17 points and eight rebounds per game during the team’s sweep of Yale and Brown last weekend.

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

Harvard men’s basketball sweeps Yale and Brown.

2.27.17

Zena Edosomwan ’17 leaped over three teammates, all of whom are at least six-foot-nine, during the slam dunk contest at Crimson Madness.
Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

Zena Edosomwan's journey

2.22.17

Harvard women’s basketball coach Kathy Delaney-Smith, shown earlier this season, was honored during the team’s alumnae weekend.
Photograph by Jon Chase/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Alumnae weekend helps explain Harvard women’s enduring basketball success.

2.13.17

The right stuff: Freshman point guard Katie Benzan, shown shooting in the home opener against Maine, led the Harvard women’s basketball team in minutes played and points scored per game through January, helping to spark 16 consecutive wins—tying the longest such streak in Crimson basketball history and raising hopes for an Ivy League championship. 

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Basketball teams pursue Ivy League tournament titles. 

March-April 2017

Siyani Chambers ’16 (’17) led the Crimson in scoring in both games this past weekend. With six assists and no turnovers on Friday, he led Harvard to a 69-59 win over Penn.
Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

Harvard men’s basketball defeats Penn, falls to Princeton. 

2.5.17

In Harvard's 77-71 win at Cornell on Friday, Justin Bassey '20 (shown here in earlier action against Dartmouth) scored 16 points, including the go-ahead three with less than a minute remaining.
Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

On the road, Harvard men’s basketball defeats Cornell, falls to Columbia.

1.30.17

Senior co-captain Destiny Nunley (shown here in the home opener against Maine) is the Crimson’s second-leading scorer with 12.1 points per game.

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

An historic start for Harvard women’s basketball

1.24.17

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