Harvard prepares to defend Ivy title in 2016

(STATS) - Ivy League co-champ Harvard announced its 2016 schedule Monday, which features five matchups at home and the 133rd playing of "The Game" against Yale.

Harvard went 9-1 and earned a share of its third straight Ivy title this past season.

The Crimson will host Rhode Island (Sept. 16) and Georgetown (Sept. 30) in non-league games. Within the Ivy League, Cornell (Oct. 8) and Columbia (Nov. 5) visit Harvard Stadium before Yale arrives Nov. 19 for the annual season-ending matchup. The Crimson have defeated their archrival a series-record nine straight times.

In October, coach Tim Murphy's squad will play three straight road games for the first time in the Ivy League era (since 1956).


2016 Harvard Schedule

Sept. 16, Rhode Island

Sept. 24, at Brown*

Sept. 30, Georgetown

Oct. 8, Cornell*

Oct. 15, at Holy Cross

Oct. 22, at Princeton*

Oct. 29, at Dartmouth*

Nov. 5, Columbia*

Nov. 12, at Penn*

Nov. 19, Yale*

* - Ivy League game

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