- $12 for one adult ticket ($20 value)
- Kids 12 or younger can enter free
- When: Saturday, September 26, at 7 p.m.
- Seating: section 33 or 35
- Opponent: Brown University
- Click to see the seating chart
The Scouting Report
When Harvard played Yale at the end of last season—in an annual matchup that has come to be known, after 131 iterations, simply as “The Game”—it capped off a perfect 10–0 season for the Crimson and sealed its second straight Ivy League championship. This year, head coach Tim Murphy will be seeking that high-water mark again, albeit without a few key players from last year, namely starting quarterback Connor Hempel and linebacker Conner Sheehan. However, a full 14 starters—seven on offense and seven on D—are returning, so the guys who step in to fill those spots and sleep in their old lockers should have plenty of veteran support around them. In the home opener at Harvard Stadium, this game against another Ivy League rival, Brown, could be the first step toward claiming that third conference title.
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.