Harvard Senior Athletes Applying to Graduate Programs

Can a current Harvard senior athlete who wasn’t able to play tennis this year due to the pandemic compete for Harvard’s team next year as a graduate student? The answer is yes. Ivy League senior athletes who were not able to compete this past year in their respective sports due … 

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Ivy League Athletic Recruiting Post-Pandemic

While many college athletes are competing in their respective sports over the course of much of this pandemic, athletes in the Ivy League have been unable to do so since their seasons have been canceled. There has been no Ivy League football. Another season of Ivy League basketball has been … 

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Dartmouth Reinstates Eliminated Athletic Teams

We here at Ivy Coach are celebrating today as, in a dramatic turn of events, Dartmouth College has reinstated its men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams along with men’s and women’s golf, and men’s lightweight rowing. Yes, you read that correctly. These teams have all been reinstated. As our … 

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Dartmouth Women’s Swimming Kicks Back

The Dartmouth College women’s swimming and diving team will not go silently into the night. As our readers may remember, Dartmouth eliminated several varsity teams in the spring — including the men’s and women’s swimming and divings teams, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s lightweight rowing. But the Dartmouth swimming … 

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Brown Squash Players Hit Back

In recent months, during these tough economic times for universities across America, some elite universities have eliminated certain varsity athletic teams. We’ve reported on these cuts at Stanford, Brown, and Dartmouth, cuts that largely impacted — shall we say — country club sports like squash, swimming and diving, crew, golf, … 

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A Favorite Son of Georgetown

Regular readers of our college admissions blog know why we write about college basketball from time to time. As a general rule of thumb, the further a team advances in March Madness, the more applications the school tends to receive the subsequent admissions cycle. And so we would be remiss … 

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Swimming Adds Diversity to Colleges

A Wall Street Journal article out today shines a lantern on how many of America’s colleges have been cutting country club sports in recent weeks. And while some of these colleges are citing only budgetary constraints, other colleges are being more forthright in citing a combination of budgetary constraints and … 

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UPenn Will Not Cut Varsity Sports

With recent announcements by Stanford University, Dartmouth College, and Brown University that they each will be eliminating certain varsity athletic teams, the University of Pennsylvania has vowed not to cut any of their 33 varsity athletic teams anytime soon. While several college administrators and sports reporters have conjectured that many … 

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Stanford and Dartmouth Among Schools to Cut Varsity Teams

During these stressful economic times, universities with sizable endowments are tightening their purse strings. Stanford University recently announced the elimination of 11 varsity athletic teams, among them: men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling. Dartmouth College … 

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Brown Drops Some Varsity Teams

A few weeks back, Brown University announced the elimination of some of its varsity sports. The Providence, Rhode Island-based university boasts the third most varsity sports of any university in America. Yet Brown’s varsity teams are not exactly known for winning Ivy League championships. And so university administrators felt that … 

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