During a fall in which so-called “locker room talk” dominated national discourse, Harvard had its own story on the thread: the men's soccer team's annual lewd “scouting reports,” which ultimately led to the cancellation of their season.
Vice Provost Mark Elliott applauded University President Drew G. Faust for asking the Office of the General Counsel to review the men’s soccer team, whose actions he called “scandalous.”
Director of Athletics Robert L. Scalise cancelled his trip to China with the men's basketball team "in part because" of Harvard's cancelling of the men's soccer team's season.
Harvard cancelled the men’s soccer team’s season after an Office of General Counsel review found that the team continued to produce vulgar and sexually explicit documents about the freshmen women's soccer recruits.
Some students and athletes expressed support for the University’s decision to cancel the men’s soccer team’s season in the immediate aftermath of a review from the Office of the General Counsel.
Apart from the Office of the General Counsel review, University Title IX Officer Mia Karvonides is working with the College’s Title IX office to respond to the 2012 men's soccer team's “scouting report.”
Before an Office of the General Counsel review into vulgar “scouting reports” produced by the men’s soccer team over the past several years resulted in the cancellation of their season, the 2016 team sat atop the Ivy League.
Entering its penultimate regular season matchup with a three-point lead in the Ivy League table, the Harvard men’s soccer team has the opportunity to clinch its first Ancient Eight title since 2009 with a win at Jordan Field on Saturday against visiting Columbia.
While freshman Bente van Vlijmen took home Athlete of the Week honors after leading the field hockey team to an Ivy League-clinching victory over the weekend, three other Crimson student-athletes had especially notable performances, earning this week’s Athlete of the Week runners-up honors.