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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

Sofie Fella

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Rugby’s freshman scorer Sofie Fella

July-August 2019

Frank Doyle, in full ref attire, is fluent in Newton’s laws of motion—and the laws of the game.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

On the weekends, SEAS dean Frank Doyle steps out of his office and onto the pitch.

July-August 2019

Red Rocks Conservation Area, in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Photograph by Vladislav Sevostianov

Rock climbing in Greater Boston—and beyond

May-June 2019

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

May-June 2019

Noah Kirkwood ’22, the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, emerged as one of Harvard’s top offensive threats.

Photograph by Gavin Baker/Sideline Photos

Basketball teams fall short of NCAAs again.

May-June 2019

After missing the first few games of the 2019 season with a concussion, Skinner has been among the Ivy League leaders in on-base percentage.

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

 

For speedy center fielder Ben Skinner, slowing down is key.

May-June 2019

A brief history

3.15.19

This year's Ivy League basketball tournaments will be played this weekend at Yale's John J. Lee Amphitheater, which seats 2,800 and was the site of a thrilling playoff game between the Harvard and Princeton men in 2011. Photograph by David Silverman/Yale Athletics

Inside the debate over where to play the Ivy League basketball tournament

3.15.19

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