Harvard: Crimson hopes a strong ground game and defense leads them to an Ivy League title

September 16, 2021

Sophomore Aiden Borguet will spearhead a strong Crimson running game. It is hard to believe that Tim Murphy is entering his 28th season the helm of the Crimson football program. The soon to be 65 year old is 11 wins away from surpassing Carm Cozza for most wins in school history. Murphy has been a constant in Cambridge, building one of the top programs in the FCS and an Ivy…


College: New England College Football Week Two Recap

September 14, 2021

Boston College ran past UMass on Saturday in a competitive game. (Photo courtesy of Michael Dwyer.) Week two featured a tighter than expected game between Boston College and UMass and an upset when Merrimack beat Holy Cross. Here are my thoughts in the weekend that was in college football in New England. 1. No one thought UMass would hang with Boston College. While you never got the sense the Minutemen…


College: The Ivy League panicked in cancelling the 2020 season

July 10, 2020

The Ivy League announced on Wednesday that they are cancelling the 2020 Fall Sports season. No announcement was made as to whether or not the league was planning on playing in the spring. The announcement has been speculated for weeks and while it is no surprise, it is still disappointing. All of the schools in the Ivy League are in the Northeast. The Northeast has seen a dramatic decrease in…


Harvard Preview: Harvard Crimson (4-5) at Yale Bulldogs (8-1)

November 23, 2019

It is the 2019 edition of “The Game” as Harvard travels to Yale to battle the Bulldogs in the 136th meeting between the two long time Ivy League rivals. Harvard has had a disappointing season but the Crimson can make a lot of that disappointment go away with a win. There is a lot at stake in this one for Yale. With a win and a Dartmouth loss at Brown,…


Harvard Preview: Penn Quakers (4-4) at Harvard Crimson (4-4)

November 16, 2019

Harvard will look to bounce back from a tough loss last week at Columbia. The Crimson offense in particular has struggled of late and those struggles have come to the forefront in their last two losses. Here are three keys to the game for the Crimson. 1. Get the running game back on track: Harvard needs to find a way to get their ground game going. It is the catalyst…


College: Ten Thoughts on the week that was in D1 football in New England

November 14, 2019

Dartmouth’s upset win over Princeton all but locked up the Ivy League title for the Big Green. 1. While Steve Addazio‘s seat is getting warmer at the Heights after Saturday’s loss to Florida State, the Eagles still have a shot at going 6-6 or 7-5 (long shot) and gaining a bowl bid. It will be a fascinating three weeks in Chestnut Hill. 2. Harvard suffered a terrible 17-10 loss in…


Harvard: Harvard Crimson (4-3) at Columbia Lions (2-5)

November 9, 2019

Harvard will look to bounce back from a tough 14-13 loss to Dartmouth last week. The Crimson deserved a better fate than losing on the last play of the game. It has been an up and down season for the Crimson so Columbia allows them to steady the ship and get the offense back on track. Here are three keys to the game. 1. Get the offense going again: The Harvard…


Harvard: Harvard Crimson (4-1) at Princeton Tigers (5-0)

October 26, 2019

If Harvard is going to contend for an Ivy League title, then they are going to have to go on the road and beat an undefeated Princeton team. It will be a tall task as the Tigers have one of the most potent offenses in the country. They will challenge the Crimson’s young but talented defense. Here are three keys to this game for the Crimson. 1. Ball control: Harvard…


Harvard: Harvard Crimson (3-1) at Holy Cross Crusaders (3-3)

October 19, 2019

Harvard will look for their fourth win of the season as they visit Worcester to battle a much improved Holy Cross team that is coming off of their highest offensive output of the season after beating Brown 47-31 last weekend. Here are three keys to this game for the Crimson. 1. Set a physical tone early: Holy Cross’ defense is undersized but fast. They can really pursue and they are well…


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

October 12, 2019

Harvard’s defense looks to lead the charge today against Cornell. The Crimson will look to make it three straight home wins when Cornell visits Cambridge today. The weather is going to be cold, raw and rainy. Perfect weather to run the football. Here three keys to the game for Harvard. 1. Pound the Rock: The Crimson have run the ball well the last two games and today is the perfect…