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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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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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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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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The Final Review?

Khurana, the USGSO, and student-athletes. By HAILEY NOVIS and CAROLINE CRONIN The week before Spring Break, the College and all its constituents operate on a last-leg mentality amidst a flurry of midterms, theses, meets and matches, and the panic-induced hysteria of finalizing summer internships and next term plans. Students of all years do their best to have fun with Housing Day and spring break trips while succeeding in all that is expected of them. It is in the middle of this chaotic rush that Dean Rakesh Khurana, of Cabot House, has dropped the “USGSO Implementation Committee Final Report” through a …

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