Department of Athletics

McDermott Portrait

With Admissions Under Scrutiny, Harvard Athletic Director McDermott Says Athlete Recruitment Will Remain Unchanged

Despite seismic changes to the landscape of college admissions, Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott said in an interview Friday that the department’s recruiting practices will remain much the same.

Bellamy Minnesota
Women's Ice Hockey

Laura Bellamy ’13 Named Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey Coach, Succeeding Embattled Ex-Coach Katey Stone

Harvard Athletics has tapped Laura Bellamy ’13 as head coach of the Harvard women’s ice hockey team, the department announced Thursday.

Bright Landry Hockey Center
Department of Athletics

Harvard Athletic Director Says No ‘Culture of Hazing’ Found by Women’s Ice Hockey Investigation

Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott responded to an investigation into the women’s ice hockey team and announced upcoming changes to the department in an email to Harvard Athletics affiliates Tuesday morning.

Women's Ice Hockey Coach Katey Stone
Department of Athletics

Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey Coach Announces Retirement Amid Allegations of Abusive Behavior

Ahead of the public release of an investigation into allegations of abusive and racist behavior towards her players, Harvard Women’s Hockey Coach Katey Stone has announced her resignation.

Athletic Retention Graphic

Hanging Up the Harvard Jersey

Approximately one in four students who played on a varsity sports team in the 2019-20 season left their team before the 2022-23 season. Interviews with nearly a dozen former Harvard athletes suggested that time commitments, battles with injuries, and balancing a beloved sport and the desire for a more well-rounded Harvard experience contributed to decisions to step away.

Weld Boathouse Renovated
Women's Crew

‘The Spirit of Radcliffe’: Weld Boathouse Reopens to a New Generation of Rowers

The Weld Boathouse, one of Harvard’s two crew boathouses, welcomed rowers back to its historic space last week after more than a year of renovations.

Harvard Stadium Broadcast Booth

‘Not Just Pointing a Camera’: Behind the Broadcasting of Harvard Sports Games

Today, nearly every Harvard varsity sports home game is televised and streamed on screens around the world — but it wasn’t always this way.

Stone and Staff at Bench
Women's Ice Hockey

Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey to Undergo External Investigation Amid Allegations Against Coach

Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott announced in a March 14 email that Harvard Athletics will conduct an independent, external review of the women’s ice hockey program following allegations of abuse leveled against the program and head coach Katey Stone.

McDermott Portrait
Women's Ice Hockey

Silent on Allegations Against Harvard Hockey Coach, Athletic Director Shares Inclusion and Feedback Plans

Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott declined to comment on recent allegations of emotional abuse levied by women’s ice hockey athletes against head coach Katey Stone but affirmed the importance of the department’s ongoing diversity and inclusion initiatives in an interview Friday.

Women's Ice Hockey Coach Katey Stone

Longtime Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey Coach Faces Allegations of Abusive Behavior

Harvard has not publicly responded to allegations of abusive behavior by Harvard women’s ice hockey head coach Katey Stone reported in a Boston Globe investigation published Friday.

Brand Trial

Ex-Harvard Fencing Coach Wanted $7.5 Million as Admissions Bribe, Witness Says

Shortly after the son of a wealthy Maryland businessman received a likely letter from Harvard College in 2013, Peter Brand, the school’s longtime fencing coach, had a question, a government witness told a federal jury Thursday: Where’s my $7.5 million?

Jie “Jack” Zhao

‘Middleman’ in Harvard Fencing Coach Bribery Scandal Details Alleged Payment Schemes at Day 2 of Trial

A key government witness in the federal bribery trial of former Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand laid out new details on Tuesday about how he helped a wealthy Maryland businessman funnel money via nonprofits to the coach in exchange for recruiting spots for his sons.

Peter Brand

In Opening Day of Trial, Prosecutors Say Ex-Harvard Fencing Coach Traded Recruiting Spots for Payments as Part of a ‘Stream of Bribes’

Federal prosecutors on Monday told a jury that Harvard’s former longtime fencing coach, Peter Brand, leveraged his team’s recruiting spots for more than $1.5 million in bribes from a wealthy Maryland businessman who was desperate to get his sons admitted to the College.

Fly Away, Borguet

Harvard Students Travel to Providence for Football Game Against Brown

Harvard’s football team faced off against Brown last week, bringing home a win 35-28. Droves of Harvard students traveled by train to party at tailgates, watch the football game, and visit friends in Providence, R.I.

Newell Boathouse
Men's Crew

Harvard’s Century-Old Boathouses to Undergo Renovations

Harvard will commence renovations on its historic Weld and Newell Boathouses this year in what is planned to be the most significant update to the buildings since their construction more than a century ago.