Sports at Harvard University
Harvard is one of the most prestigious Universities in the world, their students are welcomed in and sphere of life. This huge university has and one of the best sports programs. The athletic teams of the Harvard University are the Harvard Crimson, teams are competing in the NCAA (Division 1) championship.
At this University are supported many sports, for men, and women, of course. Their winnings are impressive, so they won championships in golf, six times, men’s ice hockey once, women’s lacrosse once, men’s football twelve times, fencing once, men’s individual wrestling three times, men’s soccer four times and women’s rowing once.
Because this is a very old university, teams are also old, so, baseball team dates from 1865, football 1873, golf 1898 and so on. Basketball coach is Tommy Amaker. They are competing in the Ivy League in Division of the NCAA. Games at home are played at the Lavietes Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts. In the fencing things are successful also.
They won NCAA championship 2006 and, one of the Harvard’s athletes, Benjamin Ungar, was named Harvard athlete of the year. The success in football is also impressive. They won ten championships in the early FBS championships. Their matches with the Yale is known as ‘’The Game’’. Sixteen former players have been included in the College football hall of fame.
In golf, they won six championships in the years: 1898, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1903 and 1904. James Curtis, Halstead Lindsley, A. L. White), Chandler Egan, Edward Allis, F. C. Davison, and J. W. Hubbell were crowned as eight national champions.