Briefly Noted| 11/23/09 11:00pm
The No. 10 Harvard men's soccer team bowed out of the NCAA tournament in the Sweet Sixteen after suffering a 2-0 loss to the University of Maryland on Sunday. The Ivy League champions earned a first-round bye and moved past the second round after defeating Monmouth University, 3-0. The Crimson was the only Ivy League team to make it this far into this year's tournament, as Dartmouth crashed out in the second period of overtime in the first round to Boston College, 2-1, Princeton fell in the first round to Bucknell University, 1-0, and Brown was stopped in the second round after a 2-0 loss to the University of North Carolina.
Northeastern University's football program has been terminated after 74 years and its sixth consecutive losing season with a record of 3-8, according to ESPN.com. Although the team won its final two games, including a 33-27 victory over the University of Rhode Island, Northeastern has dropped the sport due to high cost of maintaining the program, The Boston Globe reported. The football program, which began in 1933, will end with a total record of 289-364-17. Northeastern is not be the first school to drop football at the Football Championship Subdivision level, as Boston University cut its own football program in 1997. The Northeastern program consisted of 87 players and 10 coaches.