Sports Administration


Athletics Department Review Finds Disconnect Between Department and Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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.


Former Harvard Men’s Basketball Player Seth Towns ’20 Detained at George Floyd Protest

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

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.


Scalise at 136th Game

At the 136th rendition of The Game, Yale's Director of Athletics, Victoria M. Chun, honored her Harvard counterpart, Robert L. Scalise, with a piece of the original Yale Bowl.


Scalise at Freshman Parent's Weekend

Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise announced in October 2019 his intent to retire in June 2020, after nearly 50 years at Harvard serving in a variety of roles including coach and Business School associate dean.


Many Harvard Athletes Will Forego Post-Grad Play Opportunity as Coronavirus Cancels Season

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.


Harvard Athletes May Not Take Spring Off for Coronavirus Eligibility Relief

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.


Ivy League Will Not Allow Athletes to Compete as Grad Students Despite Shortened Spring Season

The Ivy League will not change its policies to allow graduate students to compete in varsity athletics despite the spring athletic season being cut short due to coronavirus, the athletic conference ruled Thursday afternoon.


After Spring Season Canceled, NCAA Says Eligibility Relief ‘Appropriate’ for Athletes

Harvard athletes who were sidelined by the Ivy League’s decision to ax the spring athletics season due to coronavirus will likely receive another year of eligibility, according to a statement put out by the National Collegiate Athletic Association last week.


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.


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