Jumping into the Record Books

Jumping into the Record Books Simi leaps up a storm at the Indoor Championships in Birmingham, AL By ELIZABETH GUMMER   Simi Fajemisin took down both competitors and records as she hopped, skipped, and jumped her way to the NCAA Indoor Championships at Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama this Saturday. The Oxford native triple jumper joined the Crimson team in 2016 and has been crushing records since her arrival. Originally a long jumper, Fajemisin had never focused on the triple jump before coming to Harvard. In her first season as a triple jumper, Simi took down a 16 year old …

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Courtside Reflection

Courtside Reflection A Spotlight on Women’s Basketball Captain Madeline Raster By ELIZABETH GUMMER   Senior Basketball Captain Madeline Raster took to the court at Lavietes Pavilion for her last home game as a Harvard athlete. For seniors, their final home game is deemed Senior Night, and the matchup featured a starting lineup highlighting Raster and her 3 other senior classmates. Playing for 31 minutes of the 40 minute game, Raster scored a double-digit 14 points, sinking two 3-pointers and recorded 11 rebounds. Raster’s career began in her hometown of South Bend, Indiana, where she joined a team in the 5th …

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A Successful Split

A Successful Split Women’s Water Polo take on the Harvard Invite By JP VIERIA   Coming from a successful Bison Invite, where the Harvard women’s Water Polo team went undefeated, expectations were high for the Harvard Invite in Cambridge. The women’s water polo team was off to an unprecedented start, the best in the school’s history at 9-0. The first game on their schedule was against Brown, on Friday March 1st. This would be their first Ivy League match of the season and the Crimson were more than ready for it. After a relatively uneventful first period, sophomore attacker Quinne …

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Nearing the Finish Line

Nearing the Finish Line Weekend of Wins for Harvard Men’s Basketball By ELIZABETH GUMMER   The Harvard Crimson showed the Quakers and the Tigers whose house they were playing in this weekend at Lavietes Pavilion, playing at home for the last time this season. Closing out with two wins — and the top ranking in the Ivy League — Harvard is set for success at the Ivy League tournament at Yale on March 16th. Game one started slow on Friday night. With a score of 0-0 and six missed shots in the first two minutes, students patiently gnawed at free …

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Harvard Men’s Basketball Review

Harvard Men’s Basketball Review Aiken Leads in Tough Wins Against Columbia and Penn By ELIZABETH GUMMER   With 6 wins and 2 losses in their conference season thus far, the Harvard Men’s Basketball team has its sights set on making the NCAA March Madness Tournament this year. The team missed the tournament by a disappointing 3 points (68-65) in the 2017-2018 season, in which they were nudged out by the University of Pennsylvania in the final game of the Ivy League Conference Championships. Harvard has matched up against the nation’s 68 best only 5 times since the first NCAA men’s …

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Harvard Women’s Water Polo Team Builds on Historic Start

Harvard Women’s Water Polo Team Builds on Historic Start The Crimson kick off their season with a historic 9-0 record By JP VIEIRA   Harvard women’s water polo team is off to an incredible 9-0 start to the season, best in school history. The team, ranked No. 17, began the Bucknell Bison Invite on February 9th with two straight victories over Gannon (by a score of 18-5) and Salem (by a score of 11-5). The game against Gannon seemed close after the first quarter, with the Crimson leading Gannon by a score of 4-2. Led by freshman Evan Tingler and …

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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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