Harvard: Five observations from the spring game

April 24, 2022

CAMBRIDGE – On a beautiful spring afternoon Saturday, the Harvard football team took the field inside the stadium one last time until camp in August. With finals rapidly approaching, members of the Crimson had one chance to hit some moving targets and apply what they’ve learned throughout the last month or so before hunkering down in a library or dorms to study. The mens lacrosse team earned a massive win…

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Harvard: Ahead of head coach Tim Murphy’s 28th season, Crimson fully committed to quest for an Ivy League title

April 5, 2022

CAMBRIDGE – As winds whipped around and the sun barely started to rise on Monday morning, there were loud echoes rolling throughout Harvard Stadium. It wasn’t the sound of 22,000, but the noise coming from the football team as they began the first padded practice of the spring could be heard all the way from Fenway. Just about every one of the 15 Division 1 teams in New England are…

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Harvard: 5 things to watch for as the Crimson open spring practice

April 3, 2022

The Harvard Crimson opened spring practice in Cambridge this week. Coming off of an 8-2 season in which Harvard finished third in the Ivy League, expectations are high as usual on campus. The Crimson must replace several key players on both sides of the ball, most notably running back Aaron Shampklin, quarterback Luke Emge and linebacker Jordan Hill. It won’t be easy but head coach Tim Murphy and his staff…

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NFL Draft: Harvard’s Shampklin hopes road from California to Cambridge leads to the NFL

March 24, 2022

Growing up, Harvard running back Aaron Shampklin dreamed of playing Division 1 football for an SEC or Pac-12 school. Living in California, playing football in the frigid Northeast never even crossed his mind, then life happened. “Growing up I actually envisioned myself playing at LSU or USC because those are the schools I loved to watch and wanted to be part of,” Shampklin told NEFJ following a very good Pro Day performance at…

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NFL Draft: Local talent on display for NFL scouts at Holy Cross Pro Day

March 23, 2022

WORCESTER – The talent pool in New England is deeper than ever before. If you need proof, it was on the campus of Holy Cross Tuesday afternoon. A group of 13 players from Brown, Harvard, Bridgewater State, Assumption, Anna Maria, Framingham State and the host Crusaders went through the vertical jump, bench press, broad jump, three-cone, short shuttle and 40-yard dash, as well as some individual drills at the Holy…

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High School: MHSFCA Coaches Clinic hosted by the Patriots a huge success

March 13, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – The game of football will be better off in 2022 and beyond because of the coaches that spent hours upon hours at Gillette Stadium this weekend. The Patriots hosted the annual MHSFCA Coaches Clinic Friday and Saturday, with 38 presentations from college and high school coaches and a phenomenal keynote speech from UMass head coach Don Brown on Friday night. Beyond the 38 presentations, everywhere you turned there…

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Harvard: Late game heroics push Harvard past Yale, 34-31

November 21, 2021

There’s a reason why “The Game” is a featured broadcast on ESPN every season. Aside from the historic significance that follows this storied matchup, the football itself is the anchor that makes this game so fun.  In the dying embers of the fourth quarter on Saturday afternoon it was Harvard (8-2) who’d add another incredible line to the story with a come-from-behind 34-31 win over Yale (5-5).  With 59 seconds…

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Harvard: Harvard Crimson (7-2) at Yale Bulldogs (5-4)

November 19, 2021

Amidst the disappointment of the cancelled 2020 Ivy League Football season was the loss of the conferences most esteemed matchup. “The Game”, as it’s commonly known, is an opportunity for the college football landscape to tune into one of the sport’s best rivalries that pits the Harvard Crimson (7-2, 4-2) against the Yale Bulldogs (5-4, 4-2). As disconnected as the average person can feel to the life of an Ivy…

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Harvard Preview: Penn Quakers (3-6) at Harvard Crimson (6-2)

November 13, 2021

The Crimson play their last home game of the season this afternoon when they host the Penn Quakers. Harvard is coming off of a big win against Columbia in which quarterback Luke Emgi threw for 311 yards and three touchdown passes. The Junior from Lancaster, Pennsylvania will get the start today and look to build off of last week’s performance. Here are three offensive and defensive keys for the Crimson….

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Harvard Preview: Harvard Crimson (5-2) at Columbia Lions (5-2)

November 6, 2021

The Crimson travel to the Bronx today to take on the Columbia Lions. The Lions have been a surprising 5-2 this season and we’re actually in the league title until last week’s loss to the Yale. The Crimson have lost two in a row to Princeton and Dartmouth. It’s been a tough stretch for Tim Murphy’s team and they will have another challenging game today. Here are is our preview…

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