Harvard men’s cross country team placed on ‘athletic probation’

Harvard Yard on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge.
Harvard Yard on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge. –CHARLIE MAHONEY/THE NEW YORK TIMES

The Harvard men’s cross country team was placed on “athletic probation” Friday night after a review by university lawyers found that members of the 2014 team made “crude and sexualized statements” in an online spreadsheet about that year’s women’s team.

The probation was announced in an e-mail from Harvard Athletic Director Robert L. Scalise sent to team members Friday night.

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