Watching football is a weekend tradition, like eating an old fish so that you get sick and don't have to go to work. Enjoy game day with this GrouponLive deal to see a Harvard Crimson football game at Harvard Stadium. For $20, you get two tickets for Harvard-side seating in section 33 (a $40 value). Choose between the following games:
- Against University of San Diego on Saturday, September 15, at 12:30 p.m.
- Against Cornell University on Saturday, October 6, at 1 p.m.
Gates open two hours before kickoff.
Entering their 139th season of football this fall, the Crimson also seek to claim their fourth Ivy League title in six years. Head coach Tim Murphy, who has led Harvard to a 92–27 record over the past 12 seasons, continues his effort to make the team's trophy case contain as much brass as a tuba filled with doorknobs. Stepping into the starting role in 2012 after throwing 12 TDs in only four starts last year, quarterback Colton Chapple faces a potent rival in last year's Ivy League offensive player of the year, Cornell quarterback Jeff Mathews.
Both games take place in Harvard Stadium, where more than 30,000 seats make for chaotic games of musical chairs between downs. Built in 1903, the stadium has witnessed myriad milestones in the history of Harvard football, from the team's four national championships in the 1910s to the dazzling play of William Lewis, the first African American to play college football.
Championships and distinguished alumni are both part of Harvard's 150-year athletic tradition that traces back to a wrestling match between sophomores and freshmen in 1780. Beyond their four NCAA championships in men's hockey, women's lacrosse, women's rowing, and fencing, Harvard has produced 141 national team championships and numerous Olympians who have faced off against elite competition and in almost every time zone. In addition to winning three conference titles in a row, the men's football team went 9–1 last year, and has won at least seven games in each of the past 15 years, an Ivy League record. The Harvard Crimson women's tennis program accounts for 18 ivy league championships, laying claim to five of them in the past 12 years.