Harvard student-athletes may receive compensation for the use of their name, image, and likeness for the first time, the Ivy League announced Thursday, changing its rules to align with a new interim policy from the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A review of the Harvard Athletics Department released Friday by Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay found that while the Department provides a strong sense of community, many staff and student-athletes feel a sense of removal from FAS as a whole.
Recent Harvard College graduate and former Harvard men’s basketball player Seth E. Towns ’20 was detained by local police in Columbus, Ohio Friday at a rally protesting the recent murder of George Floyd, a black man, by Minneapolis police.
Robert L. Scalise’s family, from left to right, includes son Michael K. Scalise ‘10, daughter Rosemary S. Scalise ‘19, Robert L. Scalise, son Matthew R. Scalise ‘15, sister-in-law RoAnn Costin ‘74, daughter-in-law Breck Scalise, wife Maura C. Scalise ‘80, and Alexis D’ Nicolia ‘16.
Varsity athletes whose spring seasons were canceled due to the coronavirus will not be able to use their extra year of National Collegiate Athletics Association eligibility at Harvard by taking a semester off, according to a Thursday email from Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise.
The Ivy League and Harvard recently announced they would not allow students an extra year of eligibility due to the coronavirus despite an NCAA allowance. But many Harvard athletes say they did not consider doing so in the first place.