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Harvard Athletics Director Argues NCAA’s Name, Image, and Likeness Policy Aligns with Department’s Principles
Harvard Athletics Director Erin McDermott said in an interview Thursday that she believes the recent rule change to allow athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness helps to equalize student athletes and all other students at the College.
Attendees of all indoor athletic events will have to present proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test beginning Oct. 15, according to a new policy set by Harvard Athletics.
In the wake of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s new policy allowing student athletes to profit off their brand image, Harvard athletes are taking advantage by inking sponsorship deals with local and national brands.
Harvard will require its student athletes to undergo additional Covid-19 testing as the College resumes athletics competition this fall.
After more than a year without Ivy League athletics due to the coronavirus pandemic, the league is expected to resume a full competition schedule in fall 2021, the Ivy League Council of Presidents announced in a joint statement Tuesday.
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.
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.