Harvard Four Down Preview: Harvard Crimson (2-1) at Cornell Big Red (2-1)

October 7, 2022

Kickoff: The Crimson will look to bounce back after last week’s loss to Holy Cross. The Crimson have two in a row against the Big Red although the last time they were in Ithaca was 2018 and the Big Red won that meeting 28-24. Four Downs ( Four keys to the game.) 1st Down: Get off to a good start: Harvard did that against Brown but not Merrimack and Holy…


Harvard: Crimson survive scare at Brown 35-28

September 25, 2022

PROVIDENCE- The Harvard Football team has been living on the edge the first two weeks of the season. They had to come from behind to beat Merrimack in overtime last week and they had to stave off a feisty Brown team in a 35-28 win on Saturday. The Crimson jumped out to an early 7-0 lead thanks to quarterback Charlie Dean (20/29 282 yards, 4 TD’s) and wide receiver Kym…


Harvard: 10 takeaways from Crimson camp

August 25, 2022

We took a quick trip over to North Allston (I always thought it was Cambridge) on Wednesday to check in with head coach Tim Murphy and the Crimson as they ramp up their practices. Wednesday was the first “live” day for Harvard with pads as they begin preparation for the opener against Merrimack on September 16. Here’s what stood out after watching the guys compete for a little over two…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…