Harvard cancels men's soccer season over lewd rankings of women players

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Harvard University cancelled its men's soccer season after discovering that its players had for years maintained lewd rankings of incoming women players.

The Ivy League university said an investigation that began when it discovered a 2012 online "scouting report," in which male players ranked female players by attractiveness and suspected sexual preferences, determined that the practice had continued into this year.

"The decision to cancel a season is serious and consequential, and reflects Harvard's view that both the team's behavior and the failure to be forthcoming when initially questioned are completely unacceptable, have no place at Harvard, and run counter to the mutual respect that is a core value of our community," Drew Faust, the university's president, said in a statement.

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