Golob: Yale sports’ charm

April 29, 2010
I have always felt a weird, magnetic draw toward sports, whether I was making some less-than-remarkable saves in goal for my high school soccer team or donning my blue and white L.A. cap once a week at Dodger games. That part of it always came naturally to me. What hasn’t been so natural is the »
The Bulldogs couldn’t get their offense going against Dartmouth on Monday, scoring just two runs in each of the two games in Hanover, N.H.

BASEBALL | Big Green complete sweep

April 20, 2010
It was a long, frustrating weekend for the baseball team. After getting out to a 10–10 start in regular season play, the baseball team lost four games to Dartmouth in two days, including two on Monday, dropping their Ivy League record to 3–9, the worst in the Ancient Eight. The Bulldogs completed the four-game series »

M. HOCKEY | Three more Elis look to keep skating

April 14, 2010
Two weeks after men’s hockey right winger Sean Backman ’10 signed a contract with the NHL’s Dallas Stars, three more Yale hockey seniors are getting nods from professional teams. Captain and left defenseman Ryan Donald ’10 has already played three games with the Springfield, Mass., Falcons, the AHL affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets, on »

Costas tough on NCAA

April 13, 2010
The foremost interviewer in sports broadcasting spent two hours last night on the other end of the microphone, fielding questions from an audience nearly 400 strong. NBC Sports broadcaster Bob Costas kept the wall-to-wall spectators in Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall rapt and laughing as he discussed the state of sports and the media, shared his experiences and »

M. HOCKEY | Experience key to NCAA win

March 31, 2010
At the end of last season, the men’s hockey team left the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn., with a taste of success, a record-making season and one disappointing defeat. This season, the hockey team left the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., with a historic victory and a valiant loss, on its way to »
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M. HOCKEY | Allain stuck with strategy

March 29, 2010
WORCESTER, Mass. — When Yale head coach Keith Allain ’80 was asked to comment on his goaltenders following his team’s 9–7 loss to No. 3 Boston College in the finals of the NCAA Hockey Northeast Regional on Sunday, his response was expectably nondescript. “No,” he said. Allain, a former Yale goaltender, had been notoriously tight-lipped »

Kearney siblings golden

March 4, 2010
HAMDEN — The sellout crowd at the men’s hockey game on Saturday night stood and clapped loudly for at least a minute, but not for either the Yale or Quinnipiac skaters. The 4,267 people in attendance were cheering after the public address announcer drew their attention to Olympic gold medalist moguls skier Hannah Kearney, sister »

Golob: Yale’s ‘Miracle on Ice’

February 23, 2010
With less than 12 minutes left in the third period of Saturday night’s men’s hockey game, things were not looking too good for the Bulldogs. No. 5 Yale was down 4–1, the Elis were tiring, and the atmosphere in Ingalls Rink was deflating as the ECAC bottom-dweller Clarkson squad continued to defuse Eli attempts to »
Aaron Fuchs ’10 hits a shot during the finals of the CSA Team Championship against Trinity at the Brady Squash Center on Sunday. The Elis fell to the 11-time defending national champion Bantams 6–3.

M. SQUASH | Trinity does it again

February 22, 2010
To conclude its unprecedented 224th consecutive win, the No. 1 Trinity squash team was crowned with its 12th straight national title — which came at the expense of the No. 2 Yale squad and not without some drama. The Bulldogs, who fell to the Bantams 8–1 in regular season play, lost 6–3 in the College »

Golob: Olympics matter to many

February 19, 2010
A year and a half ago, Michael Phelps became an international superstar, drawing the attention of the nation and anyone who watched the Summer Olympics in Beijing. He attracted the spotlight as he blew the competition away, winning eight swimming gold medals. On Saturday, Apolo Anton Ohno, possibly America’s most recognizable winter Olympian, quietly notched »

M. TENNIS | Ivy rivals sweep Bulldogs

February 16, 2010
While people on campus were pairing up to take part in Valentine’s Day festivities over the weekend, the men’s tennis team participated in a pair of tennis matches that did not have a lovely ending for the Bulldogs. A doubles victory from the duo Joel Samaha ’11 and Erik Blumenkranz ’12 for No. 70 Yale »
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Vancouver welcomes Yalies

February 11, 2010
Two weeks ago, Vancouver-area natives Jeff Anderson ’11, Brendan Mason ’11, and their men’s hockey teammates made a pit stop in Lake Placid, N.Y., en route to a pair of games in upstate New York. The team had the opportunity to train at the Herb Brooks 1980 Arena, where the 1980 United States Olympic hockey »