His Airness will be grounded in return

He averaged 41 points as he buried the Phoenix Suns in the 1993 NBA Finals — and then claimed baseball was his true love. He discarded Bryon Russell and the Utah Jazz with a surreptitious left-hand nudge in the1996 Finals — and then said he was “99.9 percent certain” he would never play again. I […]

Volleyball wins two, but drops Ivy opener

The volleyball team (5-2, 0-1 Ivy) never thought one bear could be so dangerous. That is, until it confronted Brown volleyball co-captain Corre Meyer ’02. The lighting-quick setter bore her teeth and helped Brown (4-4, 1-0 Ivy) rip into the competition this weekend at the Yale Classic. Meyer coordinated the movements of Brown’s speedy offense […]

Volleyball squeaks past Quinnipiac 3-2

The Yale women’s volleyball team resumed play last night against Quinnipiac after last week’s matches were canceled because of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. The layoff had a noticeable effect on the Bulldogs, whose erratic play and many unforced errors turned what could have been a three-game win into a five-game struggle. But a […]

Volleyball posts two wins at Yale Invitational

Since the opening days of preseason, the Yale women’s volleyball team had anxiously awaited this weekend’s Yale Invitational at the Payne Whitney Gymnasium. After all the training and practices, the round-robin tournament would finally show just how potent the Elis’ 2001 squad is in real-game situations. Now with three matches under its belt, Yale (2-1) […]

Volleyball to open season at Yale Invitational

The Yale women’s volleyball team is set to begin its season Friday on its home court at the Yale Invitational. Backed by a talented crew of returning players, the Elis plan to improve upon last season’s bittersweet ending and make a legitimate bid for the Ancient Eight championship. Last year, Yale finished 18-8 with a […]

Former Yale golfer, coach wins her first LPGA event

As she teed off the par-5 18th hole on the final day of the First Union Betsy King Classic, Heather Daly-Donofrio ’91 was certain she would need at least a birdie to protect her precarious one-stroke advantage and win the tournament outright. So when she sliced the ball into the woods and managed only par, […]

Women’s tennis slams Dartmouth, Harvard

With a pair of victories over Dartmouth and Harvard last weekend, the women’s tennis team secured second place in the Ivy League behind the University of Pennsylvania. But following the victories, the Elis suffered a huge loss Monday when head coach Meghan McMahon resigned. The Bulldogs (12-5, 6-1 Ivy) defeated Dartmouth (7-11, 2-4) 5-2 Sunday […]

W. tennis head coach McMahon resigns

Two days after the women’s tennis team finished its most successful season in 12 years, Meghan McMahon ’87 resigned from her position as Yale’s head coach Monday. She cited her responsibilities to her two young children and her desire to spend more time with them as the motivation behind her decision. “I hope the team […]

W. tennis topples Brown for 4th straight Ivy win

Very little has slowed the women’s tennis team since its initial misstep against Pennsylvania April 6. Since that first Ivy loss, Yale has dealt mercilessly with its opponents, reeling off a string of victories. Brown (7-11, 1-4 Ivy) became Yale’s fourth straight Ivy League victim Tuesday, when the Bulldogs defeated the Bears 4-3 in a […]

Women’s tennis slams Columbia, Cornell to remain among Ivy elite

Poor playing conditions and stiff competition did not deter the women’s tennis team this weekend, as Yale easily defeated two Ivy foes in New Haven, setting itself up as a team to beat in Ancient Eight league play. The Bulldogs (9-5, 3-1), who were coming off a huge 4-3 win over Princeton last week, went […]

Student managers provide key support

Each day, they trudge out to the gridiron, weighed down by unwieldy equipment and serious contemplation of the tasks ahead. They have a common goal — the Ivy League football championship — and they know the only way to attain it is through teamwork and tireless dedication. But these team members are more likely to […]

Women’s tennis splits Ivy weekend

It was a wild first week of Ivy action for the women’s tennis team. The Bulldogs walked dejectedly off the courts after a stunning loss Friday, only to storm the courts in celebration of one of their biggest wins in recent memory Saturday. Yale (7-5, 1-1) returned from its weekend road trip having endured the […]