1. Harvard-Yale Rivalry
Harvard-Yale is one of the most famous rivalries in college sports. While the football game may get the majority of the press, there is lots of bad blood between these longtime rivals on the court as well. A Harvard-Yale game should be on the bucket list of any college sports fan, so make sure to get your tickets to Harvard-Yale.
2. Team Photos
In the lobby are photos of every Crimson men’s and women’s basketball team. Stop by and see the photos to remember all of your favorite Harvard basketball players of the past.
3. Pep Band
The pep band is a big part of any Harvard basketball game as they provide the majority of the atmosphere inside Lavietes Pavilion. The band plays a variety of school songs and pop songs, so enjoy their performance during the game.
4. Harvard-Princeton Rivalry
The hatred between Harvard and Princeton may not be as strong as it is between Harvard and Yale, but the Crimson’s recent success on the court has made Harvard-Princeton one of the best matchups in the league. If you want to see a hard-fought contest at Lavietes Pavilion, then a Harvard-Princeton game is a must-see.
5. Student Section
No one gets behind the Crimson like the student section. No matter what the score, the student section will be on their feet and cheering on the team making them one of the best parts of any Crimson game.
The banners hanging above the court celebrate the Crimson’s Ivy League titles, NCAA Tournament appearances, and NIT appearances. Check them out during your visit to remember all of your fondest Harvard basketball memories.
7. Cheer and Dance Squads
Don’t miss the performances of the Harvard cheer and dance squads during your trip to Lavietes Pavilion. The spirit squads put on impressive routines and will keep you entertained during stoppages in play, so make sure to enjoy the show.
8. Harvard-Boston College Rivalry
Harvard and Boston College are two of the most prominent colleges in the Boston area and have developed a healthy rivalry over the years. The Eagles usually get the best of the Crimson, but that doesn’t mean you won’t witness an intense game of basketball when attending a Harvard-Boston College game.