Cornell releases details of lacrosse team's alcohol-related hazing

By Travis Eldridge

Cornell releases details of lacrosse team's alcohol-related hazing

September 22, 2013 Updated Sep 22, 2013 at 11:37 PM EST

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton)  The Cornell men's lacrosse team had its fall season canceled due to a hazing violation, and Sunday the school released details about the incident.

On its website, dedicated to publishing all hazing violations that occur in groups associated with the university, Cornell detailed the reasons why the lacrosse team's will not be allowed to compete in its two scheduled fall tournaments this year.
 
The web post describes there being a culture of "treating new members as less than equals on the team."
 
That culture led to an event where underage freshman were tied together by a string through their belt loops, and challenged to drink a large amount of beer, according to the website.
 
Members drank until multiple players vomited from consuming so much.
 
Originally the team had been suspended, until Thursday when the school allowed them to return to practicing and training.
 
According to the Cornell University incident report online, the team will participate in anti-hazing education programs. Players that were hazed will be provided support.
 
A spokesperson with the university said on Thursday there will be no further consequences for the lacrosse team moving forward into their spring regular season.
 
The Big Red is the defending Ivy League regular season champions, and the team reached the NCAA Final Four last season.