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…


NFL Draft: Dartmouth’s Mermigas has gone from a single Division 1 offer to possible NFL Draft pick

March 9, 2022

Growing up, Dartmouth safety Niko Mermigas attended Marshall Middle School in Wexford, PA just north of Pittsburgh. The youngster was bored with baseball’s slow pace and he was too aggressive to play soccer. Football was an obvious choice to keep him active, but with his mother being a nurse and witnessing countless football injuries at the hospital, there was hesitancy to let him play. After growing a little more and…


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….


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…


Harvard Preview: Harvard Crimson (5-0) at Princeton Tigers (5-0)

October 23, 2021

The Crimson head down to New Jersey to take on the Princeton this afternoon in a huge Ivy League match up. Both teams are 5-0 and in contention to win the league. After Columbia’s upset win over Dartmouth last night, the Ivy League is up for grabs and ripe for the taking. Here are three offensive and defensive keys for the Crimson if they are to win today. 3 Offensive…


Granite Bowl: Dartmouth boulders past No. 23 UNH, 38-21

October 17, 2021

Image courtesy of Foley Photography By Ryan Barry (@TheRealRBarry) A 97-mile journey is all that separates the campuses of New Hampshire’s only division one football programs. While it doesn’t get the same hype as other traditional college football rivalries, Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire means something to those living in the White Mountain State, as 15,394 fans came out to Wildcat Stadium on Saturday afternoon. In the…