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No title, but pride at stake at The Game

November 18, 2005 • 0
“Before I even came here, my parents had three books on my bookshelf about the rivalry.” — Defensive tackle Kirk Porter ’08 The mystique of Ivy League football has gradually diminished in the last few decades. Ancient Eight teams no longer compete for national championships, nor their players for the Heisman Trophy. But each year, »
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Elis ready for Game time ’05

November 18, 2005 • 0
With one thunderous hit on an unsuspecting 165-pound Princeton receiver last Saturday, Brendan Sponheimer ’07 added meaning to tomorrow’s 122nd edition of The Game. After Sponheimer’s forced fumble helped the Bulldogs secure their victory over the Tigers, Yale’s (4-5, 4-2 Ivy) battle with Harvard (6-3, 4-2) this weekend became a contest in which the rivals »
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Butler ’06 looks to corner Cantab WRs

November 18, 2005 • 0
Smart, handsome and Yale-educated, Andrew Butler ’06 was asked to be something even more exceptional at the start of the 2005 season: marquee cover-corner. “I realized the team and the coaches were going to look to me to lock down some of the better receivers in the Ivy League,” he said. “I definitely felt the »
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Game brings transfer issue to the forefront

November 18, 2005 • 0
In a Division I-AA quarterfinal game last December, James Madison defeated Furman, 14-13. The quarterbacks who squared off that day, Justin Rascati and Ingle Martin, had been on their respective campuses for only a few months. The vaunted signal-callers were not freshmen. Instead, like Harvard All-American tailback Clifton Dawson, Rascati, an ex-Louisville Cardinal and Martin, »
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Football stages epic comeback

November 14, 2005 • 0
With 60 minutes of defense and one of magic, Yale (4-5, 4-2 Ivy) stole Saturday’s game from Princeton (6-3, 4-2), 21-14. By the time the clock had reached its final 1:14, beleaguered Eli captain Jeff Mroz ’06 had had a long day. There were the two interceptions, the three straight incompletions just thrown, and the »
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Elis rally to top Tigers

November 13, 2005 • 0
With 60 minutes of defense and one of magic, Yale (4-5, 4-2 Ivy) stole Saturday’s game from Princeton (6-3, 4-2), 21-14. By the time the game had reached its final 1:14, the beleaguered Eli captain had had a long day. There were the two interceptions, the three straight incompletions just thrown, and the fact that »
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Elis hope to dethrone Tigers

November 11, 2005 • 0
There was a day not long ago when the summer sun still cast its rays over New Haven and shed light on the Yale football season. It was Sept. 3, when Princeton (6-2, 4-1 Ivy) visited the Yale Bowl for the annual preseason scrimmage. The Elis (3-5, 3-2) trounced the Tigers, 31-10. That day is »
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Bears kill football’s title run

November 7, 2005 • 0
The late-season championship tease, it now seems, was nothing more than a function of scheduling. The Bulldogs, under .500 since Oct. 15, had only beaten the Ivy League’s three worst teams, and were thus a curious member of the quartet tied atop the Ancient Eight — a lottery winner among old-money elite. Brown (7-1, 4-1 »
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Elis host key Ivy matchup

November 5, 2005 • 0
The leaves have changed, the temperature has dropped and the calendar has reached November. And Yale is still playing meaningful football games. The Bulldogs have made it this far with victories against the three worst teams in the Ivy League, but now the schedule turns as cruel as the weather. The Elis (3-4, 3-1 Ivy) »
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Elis win blowout in NYC

October 31, 2005 • 0
It’s been a difficult October for Yale (3-4. 3-1 Ivy). Aside from a Parent’s Weekend shutout of Dartmouth, the Bulldogs have fallen to Holy Cross, Lehigh and Penn, and have suffered an even greater loss with the recent passing of 960 AM WELI play-by-play man Dick Galiette. Finally, a long-overdue dose of good karma arrived »
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Elis look to recover in NYC

October 28, 2005 • 0
Yale has not lost the season — only the margin for error. Though they were destroyed by Penn, 38-21, last weekend, the members of the football team managed to leave Philadelphia with their Ivy League title hopes still somewhat intact. Now Yale (2-4, 2-1 Ivy), treading water, has been thrown a life preserver — Ancient »
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Sportscaster Dick Galiette dies at age 72

October 24, 2005 • 0
Saturday in Philadelphia, in the Yale football team’s worst game in recent memory, there was something conspicuously absent – and it had nothing to do with yards or points or turnovers. Dick Galiette, the legendary voice of Yale football on 960-AM WELI, died Friday night at St. Raphael’s Hospital. He was 72. Galiette called Yale’s »