Sports Administration


Harvard Athletics Director Search Advisory Committee Solicits Student-Athlete Feedback

A group of Harvard College athletes told members of the search advisory committee for the next Athletics Director they hope the committee’s pick will be responsive to athletes’ concerns and set high standards for the program in a meeting at the end of last month.


Athletics Director Scalise Says Student-Athletes Should Not Be Paid

Harvard Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise said he does not think student-athletes should be paid while at Harvard in an interview last month, joining in a national conversation about student-athlete compensation.


Senior Associate Athletics Director Patricia Henry To Retire After 40 Years

Senior Associate Director of Athletics Patricia Henry will retire June 30, bringing her 40-year tenure to a close, Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise announced in an email to Harvard affiliates Tuesday.


Students Cheer as Brady Secures Sixth Super Bowl Win

Eating mozzarella sticks, drinking beers, and cheering loudly for their teams, students crowded into common rooms and dining halls across campus to watch the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl Sunday.


Harvard Says Amnesty Policy Will Be In Effect at Harvard-Yale Game

The College’s amnesty policy — which grants intoxicated students under 21 exemption from punishment in certain cases — will be in effect during the Harvard-Yale football game at Fenway Park on Nov. 17.


Harvard Athletics Launches 23 New Workshops for Student-Athletes Under 'Crimson360'

Harvard Athletics has debuted 23 new initiatives for student-athletes as part of a program titled "Crimson360" and meant to reflect the department's revamped motto of "principled leadership, academic integration and competitive excellence."


Hundreds of Students Petition to Hold Tailgates On Campus Ahead of Harvard-Yale

More than 700 Harvard students and affiliates have signed a petition calling for the Harvard-Yale tailgate to be held in the athletics complex in the hours before The Game on Nov. 17, and not in a proposed space near Fenway Park.


Varsity Club Distributes Book Focused on Mental Health

The Harvard Varsity Club drew praise from student-athletes Wednesday after staff distributed copies of “What Made Maddy Run” to increase dialogue around mental health.


Athletics Implements Cultural Overhaul Following Controversies

Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise called last academic year "the best of times and the worst of times."


Athletics Department to Overhaul Complaints Process

The Athletics Department will create “a protocol for receiving and acting on complaints of gender inequities” and provide “conflict resolution training” for coaches and staff following a series of scandals last year.


'Unequal Treatment'

Members of the women's rugby team have penned letters to University President Drew G. Faust and sparked investigations into what they call an "intrinsic culture of sexism" in the Athletics Department.


Packing the House: Behind Harvard's Rising Sports Ticket Sales

Behind the scenes, Harvard’s athletics department is working to push its ticketing operations into the digital age and has quietly instigated a steady rise in attendance over the past five years, bucking trends that have set in at other schools.


Athletic Dept. Expects Increased Attention for Pro Day

Thursday is a big day for Harvard’s Athletic Department. ESPN will likely be on campus, as will NFL.com. A horde of scouts will start their day across the river at the athletic facilities at 9 a.m.—all for the football team’s “Pro Day.”


Athletics Holds Annual Season Ticket Holder Celebration

The event, which included a luncheon and raffle, preceded the Crimson’s afternoon game against Penn and drew alumni as far removed from their college days as Paul I. Lee ’46, who will be heading to New Haven for his 73rd Harvard-Yale game this fall.


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