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From the original cover in 1997: John Dockery ’66, the only alumnus to earn a Super Bowl ring (click the white arrow on the right to see full image), displays mementos of his varsity sport. Such three-letter men have given way to single-sport stars like Naomi Miller ’99, a striker on the women’s soccer team. Updated 6/26/19: In 2013, Matt Birk ’98 became the second alumnus to earn a Super Bowl ring, playing for the Baltimore Ravens.

Sports

The rise of specialization, year-round competition, proprietary training, and recruiting in student athletics

6.28.19

Click arrow for full image: Kieran Tuntivate ’20, shoeless and in the lead

Photograph by Gavin Baker/Sideline Photos

7,700 meters of grit and pain

May-June 2019

Tommy Amaker identifies Justin Bassey ’20 (shown here against North Carolina) as the team's most valuable player.
Photograph by Tim Cowie/Harvard Athletics Communications

Junior guard Justin Bassey

3.8.19

A.J. Mleczko interviews Buffalo Sabre Jason Pominville before a November game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Her broadcasting career began in 2005 with a cold call from NBC.

Photograph by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images

Hockey champion A.J. Mleczko in the broadcast booth

March-April 2019

Kathy Delaney-Smith Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

Coach Kathy Delaney-Smith and basketball alumnae on gender, leadership, and sports: a Harvard Magazine panel

2.7.19

Kathy Delaney-Smith (shown here during the January 19 win over Dartmouth) has helped her players navigate many off-court challenges.

Kathy Delaney-Smith (shown here during the January 19 win over Dartmouth) has helped her players navigate many off-court challenges.

Photograph by Gil Talbot/Harvard Athletic Communications

Basketball coach Kathy Delaney-Smith navigates players’ gender and sexual identity, mental health, and other challenging social issues.

2.5.19

Injured during his senior Harvard campaign, the star receiver will pursue a postgraduate football season.

Photograph by Gil Talbot/Courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

The Harvard football receiver and kick-returner will continue his football career next season at Vanderbilt. 

1.30.19

Tubing at Nashoba Valley Ski Area

Photograph courtesy of Nashoba Valley Ski Area

Best snow-tubing spots around Greater Boston

January-February 2019

Cook’s tour: Harvard wideout Jack Cook leaves Yale’s Deonte Henson in the dust on a third-quarter, 15-yard touchdown. The score gave the Crimson a 28-24 lead, which it would not surrender. 

Photograph by Tim O’Meara/The Harvard Crimson

A resilient, crowd-pleasing football season, with talented sophomores surfacing

January-February 2019

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