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Department of Athletics

Harvard Athletics Director McDermott Rules Out Local Non-Conference Play Before Fall Semester

Harvard varsity sports teams will not participate in any organized competition — including local non-conference competition — before the fall semester, Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott said in an interview Wednesday.

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College Administration

Following Ivy League Policy Shift, Harvard Athletics Helps Athletes Navigate Grad School Admissions Process

In light of the Ivy League’s sudden policy change allowing senior student athletes to compete next year as graduate students, Harvard Athletics is supporting interested athletes by answering informational questions and writing recommendation letters, according to Athletics Director Erin McDermott.

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Ivy League

Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott Says Fall Competition Likely, Outlines Possible Scenarios

In an interview Wednesday, Harvard Director of Athletics Erin McDermott laid out three possible scenarios for the fall 2021 athletics season: conference-only competition, expanded Ivy League and regional competition, or full competition including long-distance, non-conference play.

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Department of Athletics

Bacow, Gay Weigh In On Ivy League Decisions and Fall Athletics Planning in Webinar with Student Athletes

University President Lawrence S. Bacow and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay explained Ivy League decisions regarding athletics competition amid the coronavirus pandemic to Harvard student athletes in a Zoom webinar Tuesday.

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Ivy League

‘Too Little, Too Late’: Ivy League Decision Allowing Senior Student Athletes to Compete as Grad Students Draws Mixed Reactions

Harvard College student athletes reacted with surprise, gratitude, and skepticism to the Ivy League’s decision Thursday to allow current senior student athletes to compete as graduate students next year, in a reversal of a longstanding League policy barring graduate students from competition.

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College

As Harvard Presses Ahead With Campus Reopening, Student Athletes Resume Training

Student athletes residing on campus were allowed to begin strength and conditioning workouts and sport-specific training Monday as Harvard proceeded to the next phase of its campus reopening.

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Student Life

‘A No-Brainer’: Harvard Student Athletes Explore Post-Grad Education and Competition at Other Schools

Some student athletes whose seasons were canceled by the pandemic plan to use their final year of collegiate athletics eligibility at other universities after obtaining their Harvard degrees.

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College

Harvard Will Not Permit Athletes Living Off-Campus To Train On Campus in the Spring

Harvard announced Friday that it will not allow student-athletes living off campus to participate in athletics training on-campus next semester, marking the University’s latest effort to regulate life on campus during the coronavirus crisis.

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Harvard Athletes Meet Ivy League Decision to Cancel Winter Season With Disappointment

Several athletes on Harvard’s varsity winter sports teams said they were disappointed — if somewhat unsurprised — at the Ivy League’s decision to cancel the winter athletics season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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College

Feds. Charge Former Harvard Fencing Coach, Parent With Bribery

The former fencing coach and Harvard College parent at the heart of an admissions scandal which embroiled Harvard Athletics in spring 2019 were arrested on Monday and charged with bribery, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts.

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Student Life

Ivy League Cancels Winter Sports Season as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Harvard and the seven other Ivy League institutions have canceled the winter sports season as the number of coronavirus cases climbs in Massachusetts and across the nation, according to Director of Harvard Athletics Erin McDermott.

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Sports Administration

Harvard Stadium

Signs posted outside Harvard Stadium announce that all recreational facilities are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Student Life

Despite Financial Strain, Harvard Not Considering Varsity Athletic Team Cuts

Harvard Athletics has spared its personnel and 42 NCAA Division I programs from cuts as it drastically reduces operations in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Director of Athletics Erin McDermott said in a Tuesday interview.

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College

Athletes on Campus Begin In-Person, Sport-Specific Training Amid Pandemic Precautions

Student-athletes living on campus began sport-specific training on Monday as Harvard Athletics entered the next phase of bringing Crimson sports back to Cambridge amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Central Administration

Harvard, Local Universities Oppose College Sports Gambling in Letter to State House

Harvard and six other local colleges and universities opposed a bill that would legalize college sports betting in a Friday letter to Massachusetts state legislators.

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