Sunday Night Football or Wednesday Nine to Five? Why Not Both?

Sunday Night Football or Wednesday Nine to Five? Why Not Both? By TUSHAR DWIVEDI   Sports betting has raced to a fast start in the United States, with valuations of the industry ranging from tens to hundreds of billions of dollars. Among the various legalized states, Delaware and New Jersey were some of the earliest to jump on the opportunity, officially establishing a legal sports gambling culture outside of Nevada. Being located in what may be one of the greatest and most passionate sporting cities and states in the country, it is no wonder that Bostonians find both potential and danger …

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Harvard Comes Up Short in Beanpot Championship

Harvard Comes Up Short in Beanpot Championship By JP VIEIRA   After convincingly defeating the Boston College Eagles 4-1 on Tuesday, February 5th, the Harvard women’s hockey hosted the Beanpot Championship Game in which they played the Boston University Terriers. History was on our side as Harvard was previously 18-3-1 in Beanpot games against the Terriers. Harvard fans expected an exciting game as the Crimson were on a 5-game win-streak and BU was undefeated in their last 10. Despite an entertaining and close game, Harvard fell short to the Terriers in overtime and ended the game 3-2. Out of the …

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Harvard Squash Squashes Opponents (again…)

Harvard Squash Squashes Opponents (again…) By JASPER FU This weekend was a good one for the Crimson squash teams, with both the men’s and women’s teams snatching dominating victories from the University of Pennsylvania. Harvard’s women’s squash (5-0 in the Ivy League, and 7-0 overall), pulled off a flawless victory in Philadelphia, 9 – 0 against Penn. The No. 5 ranked Quakers (7 – 3, 1 – 2 Ivy) went into the weekend just after facing off unsuccessfully against No. 1 Princeton, in a 8 – 1 defeat, but were unable to eke out a victory, losing two back-to-back Ivy …

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Harvard Defeats BC 4-1 in Beanpot Semi-Finals

Harvard Defeats BC 4-1 in Beanpot Semi-Finals By JILLY CRONIN On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, the Women’s Hockey Team took on the Boston College in the semi-finals for this year’s Beanpot. BC’s Makenna Newkirk (#10) stole the first goal at 19:18, earning the Eagles a 1-0 lead going into the second period. The Crimson quickly adjusted their play, with the Crimson’s Brooke Jovanovich ’21 (#2) and Dominique Petrie ’22 (#5) scoring goals at 8:10 and 13:44, respectively. The Crimson kept up a strong defense and ended the second period with a 2-1 lead over BC. In the third and final …

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Crashing the Boards: Women’s Basketball

By JP VIEIRA Coming in on a 2-game win streak, the Harvard women’s basketball team was hoping for a hat trick in their home game this week against Quinnipiac. In an extremely close game, which saw both teams playing in double overtime, Harvard led Quinnipiac 32-30 at the end of the first half. As the second half began, Harvard tried to pull away multiple times, but Quinnipiac stayed in the game. Down the final stretch, Harvard gave up their lead, but managed to send the game to overtime with a buzzer-beating shot from captain Madeline Raster. The first overtime almost …

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What’s really at stake

By Tushar Dwivedi   In the modern day era, sports events oftentimes incite a wide variety of journalistic pieces, ranging from ESPN’s live, explicitly factual injury and score updates to reactions and commentary both in and post-game on major media outlets. Simultaneously, social media provides an open and widespread outlet for any individual to entertain others while gathering and spreading information. This exchange of information, however, is oftentimes immediate and reactionary, appealing to those who want to comment on events that happen live, and contains little proof or verification. Speculation, gossip, misinformation and prediction are rampant across platforms such as …

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In case you never made it….

  By Graham Walter Harvard’s late rise in the Game this year reminded many of the late comeback made 50 years ago in 1968 to tie the score. The historical significance of that game is one many at Harvard take for granted, but it was no doubt the main event going on for all of Cambridge back in the day. Between Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and the unrest from Yale admitting their first class of women, the nationally ranked Yale team and the undefeated Harvard had plenty of distractions outside the field.   …

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March Madness comes Early!

By JP Vieira   Coming off an incredible year, in which Harvard Men’s Basketball won their sixth Ivy League championship in program history, expectations were high for the upcoming season. Last Tuesday, November 2nd, college basketball started off the new season around the country. For Harvard’s first match-up, they hosted their Cambridge neighbors: MIT. By no means was this meant to be an easy game,  as Harvard had a lot to prove coming off of an astounding 2017-2018 season. Harvard played well in the first half, as did MIT…the score at the end of the first half was 40-39 in …

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Sports Briefs

Field Hockey         The Harvard Field hockey team clinched its fifth Ivy League title in their 6-0 victory over Dartmouth, keeping their Ivy League record at 6 wins and 0 losses. This ensures their spot in the NCAA tournament; the team is 15 and 1 on the year and will play their final game of the season against Columbia.   Dartmouth was outpaced from the very beginning as it did not take long for the Crimson to get on the board. Casey Allen made a fantastic effort off a rebounded penalty corner. Not long after, Maddie Earle made another great …

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Harvard Overflows with HOCR

By JASPER FU As the weekend of the 54th annual Head of the Charles Regatta dawned, thousands of rowers, and hundreds of thousands of spectators, prepared for an intense two days. The regatta — often shortened to the HOCR — has been held in Boston since 1965. The race course begins at Boston University’s DeWolfe boathouse and winds down an infamously challenging three-mile distance to the end. The Charles river becomes crowded as more than ten thousand rowers over two thousand boats make their way down the river. A quarter of a million people fly, drive, or bus into Boston, …

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Sports Briefs: 10.19.18

By JASPER FU Staying Comfortably Afloat Harvard Men’s Water Polo hosted the Harvard Invite this weekend at Cambridge, picking up two out of its three games. At Harvard’s own Blodgett Pool, the initially 13-4 and 10th ranked Crimson team first faced off against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at the kickoff of the event. Led by junior Austin Sechrest, scoring the first goal, followed shortly by junior Charlie Owens, Harvard took a 2 – 0 lead. Although the Stags managed to pull out a further three points, Harvard scored five more, including a second from Sechrest followed by shots from Bruno Snow, Jackson Enright, …

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The Games We Play

Prime Time Fantasy Football Season By TUSHAR DWIVEDI   I’ll be frank; I do a poor job keeping in touch with my high school friends. The things that brought us together seemed to be more a function of proximity and face-to-face interaction, which sometimes, simply can’t be replicated over thousands of miles. Sports have a certain power to unite; standing amongst the crowd at Fenway or Wrigley, on your feet as a walk-off homerun departs the stadium, thriving off the energy of those around you, you feel alive. Not many have the skill to play, and few have the time …

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Sports Briefs

In an Ivy League battle, Cornell manages to defeat Harvard in Cambridge By JASPER FU Coming in at 3-6 (1-0 in the Ivy League), Harvard men’s soccer team looked to make a statement in defeating Cornell’s 24th-ranked team in the nation. Cornell set the pace early with a goal by Charles Touche at the 10th minute. However, Harvard was not to be discouraged and stepped up their game, tying the match at the 38th minute with a nice left foot shot by Nico Garcia-Morillo, his first career goal, as the keeper ran out to smother him. Having tied Cornell in …

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Harvard Soccer Scores Twice, Wins Twice

By JASPER FU This weekend two games between Harvard and Yale both ended in Crimson victories. Harvard’s own Jordan Field hosted two home games, both men’s and women’s soccer. The men’s team won its second game in a row after a 2-1 OT victory against Boston University, after a string of 4 consecutive defeats. The Crimson’s 1-0 shutout victory came after a tough game that saw Yale holding possession for most of the day. After the first half, however, Harvard started to pick up momentum as the Crimson team started to pick up the ball, sending two quick shots on …

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