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Harvard Athletics overhauls coaches’ compensation. 


Pouncing Crimson: Defensive tackle Richie Ryan (50) falls on a fumble by Georgetown quarterback Clay Norris. The recovery blunted a first-quarter Hoya drive.
Photograph by Rafael Suanes/Courtesy of Georgtown University Athletics Department

A steamrolling at RFK Stadium


Running back Charlie Booker III (21) proved too hard for Brown’s Connor Coughlin and the rest of the Bruins to handle, blasting for 77 yards and two touchdowns.
Photograph by Tim O'Meara/The Harvard Crimson

Harvard cruises in its home opener.


Crimson tide: Senior defensive back Tobe Eziokoli (26), senior quarterback Joe Viviano (4), junior defensive tackle Scott Garrison (74), senior offensive lineman DJ Mott (71) and junior running back Noah Reimers (24) got a running start on Harvard's 144th football season.
Photograph by Gil Talbot/Harvard Athletic Communications

The Crimson drops its first season opener since 2011.


<p class="caption">Frustrated in regulation by Princeton defenders such as Luke Catarius, Harvard&rsquo;s quarterback Joe Viviano prevailed in overtime, diving for a one-yard touchdown that gave the Crimson a 23-20 victory.</p>
<p class="credit">Matthew Deshaw/The Harvard Crimson</p>

After living on the edge, the football team confronts a shocking season-ending upset.

January-February 2017

The football team's faculty cheering section: Roger Porter (left) and Eric Nelson

Photograph by Harvard Magazine/LG

Watching The Game from the sidelines with Harvard football’s faculty fellows


Book it! With quarterback Joe Viviano (4) signaling, Charlie Booker headed for the end zone. The 27-yard bolt gave the Crimson a 7-0 lead.
Photograph by Gil Talbot/Harvard Athletic Communications

 “This is something we haven’t experienced in a long time.”


Joseph Foster gathers in the pass from quarterback Joe Viviano that pulled the Crimson to within two points of Penn, 14-12, late in the fourth quarter. Moments later, a two-point conversion pass from Justice Shelton-Mosley to Viviano tied the game.
Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

“Too many mistakes against a really good team”


On his way: Having caught a toss from quarterback Joe Viviano, Adam Scott heads goalward for the touchdown that gave Harvard a 28-14 lead.
Photograph by Tim O'Meara/The Harvard Crimson

After a rocky first half, Harvard holds off a Lions upset.


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