New era at Harvard officially begins with introduction of Aurich

February 15, 2024

The Murr Center just steps away from Harvard Stadium was buzzing on Thursday afternoon. A new era in the football program’s history has officially begun as Andrew Aurich was formally introduced as Tim Murphy’s successor in a press conference with dozens of alumni and a few media members in attendance, as well as Aurich’s wife Michelle, who is a former Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader. Filling the shoes of a legend like…


Harvard names Andrew Aurich as new head coach

February 12, 2024

In a surprising move, Harvard has gone with an outsider to replace legend Tim Murphy. On Monday morning, the Crimson officially announced Andrew Aurich – who has been coaching multiple offensive positions the last few years at Rutgers – as just the fifth coach in program history since the Ivy League began playing football in 1956. “I am excited to welcome Andy Aurich as The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach…


One month into 2024, the New England football scene looks much different

February 1, 2024

We often tell people there is no offseason with New England Football Journal, but even we can’t believe how much has already happened in the last four weeks or so. We’re 31 days into 2024 and things have completely turned upside down. First, Holy Cross head coach Bob Chesney leaves after an incredible run with the program, winning five straight Patriot League titles and restoring the pride back in the…


Despite loss, Dream Japan Bowl trip a life-changing experience for Ivy Leaguers

January 21, 2024

Image Courtesy of John Gunning, The Japan Times All week long, a team of Ivy League All Stars got the experience of a lifetime in Japan. The Dream Japan Bowl was the reason why, an all star game of American players against players from the Japan National Football Association. Cultural activities and history lessons were plentiful, and it was a unique oppruntity shared amongst guys that competed against each other…


After 30 years at Harvard, Murphy announces retirement

January 17, 2024

Image courtesy of The Harvard Gazette While the introduction of Jerod Mayo as the next Patriots head coach was a taking up most of the attention from New England football fans on Wednesday, Harvard dropped a bombshell in the morning. Around 10 a.m., the school announced that longtime head coach Tim Murphy is retiring. Just about two months after becoming the Ivy League’s all-time winningest coach and clinching an Ivy…


Top 10 New England football storylines in 2024

January 1, 2024

As we start 2024, the football season will officially end when the Pats close things out against the Jets next Sunday at Gillette. We thought we’d start to look ahead to the top storylines locally for the upcoming season with Pro Days and combines right around the corner. Heck, it’ll be time for high school and college training camps before you know it! 1. The future of the Patriots This…


Yale 23, No. 19 Harvard 18 – Bulldogs force three way tie atop Ivy League with dramatic win in ‘The Game’

November 18, 2023

By Jake Hamilton NEFJ Correspondent NEW HAVEN, CT – It was a low-scoring, old-school affair Saturday afternoon in the 139th edition of ‘The Game’ between Harvard University and Yale University. The Bulldogs took down the 19th-ranked Crimson 23-18 for a second straight win in the rivalry game and more importantly, the Bulldogs also claimed their stake in the Ivy League title. “The team from the North is a good team,”…


139th edition of ‘The Game’ should be another classic

November 17, 2023

Image courtesy of Harvard University Having experienced Harvard-Yale for the first time last season, I can unequivocally say it’s no overstatement to call it one of the best atmospheres for any athletic event here in New England. I’ve been to AFC Championship games and Game 7’s, the Harvard-Yale atmosphere inside Harvard Stadium matched them. From the time Yale and Harvard players jawed back and forth and had to be separated…


Harvard’s Craig, Yale’s Vaughn & Brown’s Rockett win weekly Ivy League honors

November 13, 2023

As we head into the final weekend of the 2023 Ivy League season, three New England Ivies were once again well represented with weekly awards on Monday morning. With another edition of ‘The Game’ looming, Harvard QB Jaden Craig was named the Offensive Player of the Week while Yale linebacker Joseph Vaugh took home Defensive Player of the Week. Brown’s star wideout Wes Rockett took home a rare Special Teams…


(19) Harvard 25, Penn 23 (3 OT) – Crimson claim share of Ivy League title in wild win

November 11, 2023

By Jake Hamilton NEFJ Correspondent CAMBRIDGE — Fans were treated to a thrilling triple overtime senior sendoff at Harvard Stadium as the Crimson took down the Penn Quakers 25-23 Saturday afternoon. The Crimson’s late-season win lifts them to the sole position atop the Ivy League standings at 8-1 and their share of the Ivy League title. After stopping the Quakers in the third overtime, Harvard’s offense took the field with…