NCAA Tournament | Professors’ predictions

The News asks professors and administrators for their best guess about how the Elis will fare this weekend.


As a former hockey player and youth hockey coach I am a loyal fan of Yale hockey and the NY Rangers. I fully expect the Yale team to have a winning weekend and move on in the tournament. I also believe the Rangers will make a run for the cup. Keep the faith!

James Perrotti, Chief, Yale Police Department


Yale vs VT: 3-1. Yale vs Michigan: 4-3. I’ll be there pulling for the Bulldogs, and I’ll be riding down on the train with 100s of Yalies.

Mary Miller, Dean, Yale College


Nothing but wins for the Bulldogs!

James Jones, Coach, Men’s Basketball


The stalwart young blades of Yale will cut a deep V in the ice this weekend. Rain or hail, Yale will prevail.

Robert Thompson, Master, Timothy Dwight College


Friday’s game against Vermont is hard-fought, and Yale wins 3-1 on excellent goal-tending by Alec and crisp team play on offense. A strategic decision by Coach Allain provides momentum toward victory. The weekend sweep is completed on Saturday night; the Bulldogs will outskate either of their possible opponents.

Peter Salovey, Provost


Bulldogs, Bulldogs, bow wow wow!

Mike Richter ’08, Former NHL goaltender


Bulldogs exhibit savage will to win. Like many Yalies of their generation, they are bound to end up in Washington, D.C.

Jeff Brenzel, dean of admissions


I predict victories at every turn. We are hot! Go Dogs!

Tom Williams, Head Coach, Yale Football


As a historian I don’t spend time on predictions. Instead, I deal in facts. And the fact of the matter is that this weekend Yale is going to run the tables, er, rink.

Jonathan Holloway, Master, Calhoun College


Dean Speth will be away from the office, returning March 30. If you need assistance please contact Assistant Dean Pilar Montalvo. Thank you.

Gus Speth, Dean, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies


Dean Speth stands by the fact that Yale will win, of course!

Pilar Montalvo, Assistant Dean, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

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