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A panel of seven professional athletes, including two active NFL quarterbacks, agreed that technology will play an increasingly larger role in sports at a discussion at the Harvard Innovation Lab Thursday.
In conjunction with Harvard’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal, Harvard Athletics facilities have been replacing their dimmer fluorescent lightbulbs with energy-saving LED bulbs to create brighter and more cost-efficient arenas for athletic practice and competition.
Jack Reardon ’60 announced last week that he will step down from his position as Harvard Alumni Association executive director next year.
Scores of veteran Harvard affiliates are celebrating the long career of John P. “Jack” Reardon ’60 after Reardon announced last week that he will step down next year from the executive directorship of the Harvard Alumni Association.
With the Harvard-Yale game fast approaching, it’s a good time to reflect back on all that Harvard athletes have accomplished since the school’s first intercollegiate competition in 1852.
Since the formation of the Ivy League 59 years ago, the Ancient Eight have consistently struggled to balance athletic success and its impact on academics. These critics raise a question: Has Harvard overstepped the line?
Currently, five players on the Olympics-headed national women's ice hockey team are either current or former members of the Harvard team. The Harvard women’s hockey team is one of the most successful teams on campus but struggles to maintain fan attendance levels.
According to NCAA bylaw 22.214.171.124, a student-athlete begins a season of eligibility as soon as he engages in a contest against outside competition. This flow chart follows the path a student-athlete could have taken after being accused of collaboration in the Gov 1310 scandal.
Since resident deans were first made aware of the Gov 1310 cheating scandal in August 2012, the incident has been a central part to many lives at Harvard and affect the athletics teams.
Today, with many departed athletes now back on campus and with their teams, the spectre of Government 1310 no longer looms in quite the same way over Harvard’s athletic courts and fields, though the memory of the scandal remains fresh.
When student-athletes withdraw from Harvard, they generally either impact the retention or eligibility component of their team’s single-year APR score, depending on whether they leave before or after the study card deadline.
An NCAA rankings metric that assesses the academic performance of collegiate athletic programs recently gave six of Harvard’s varsity teams, including men’s basketball, scores.
An NCAA rankings metric that assesses the academic performance of collegiate athletic programs recently gave six of Harvard’s varsity teams, including men’s basketball, scores below the average for those programs at other private institutions.