Elis come up short in scoring barrage

April 17, 2008
The ailing men’s lacrosse team could not pull out a victory last night despite a second-half comeback in Hanover, N.H. The squad, which has yet to win a match against an Ancient Eight opponent, suffered a 17-14 loss to the Big Green in its penultimate conference competition. The Bulldogs trailed the home team, 4-9, in »

Lightweights just keep on winning

April 15, 2008
The men’s lightweight crew team is mowing down every opponent that crosses its path. In just two competitions in the spring season, the varsity boat has tasted only victory. With this past weekend’s sweep of the Joy Cup, the entire crew team has won a race. After overwhelming Georgetown and MIT in the pouring rain »

Heavyweights hold on to Olympic Axe

April 15, 2008
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. In its fifth year of competition, the Olympic Axe trophy has not yet left the Gilder Boathouse. The men’s heavyweight crew team ensured that the Axe would not make the nearly 200-mile trek to Hanover, N.H. as the Elis swept the Big Green »

Men’s crew sees mixed results on both coasts

April 8, 2008
The heavyweight crew team had mixed results against a literal sea of top-class opponents in San Diego’s Mission Bay over the weekend, while the lightweight team enjoyed a win in its first competition of the spring season. The heavyweight varsity boat headed to San Diego, Calif., to participate in the San Diego Classic. Meanwhile, back »

Elbow healing, pitcher looks west

April 2, 2008
It happens all the time. One day you have a 4-1 record, the next day you need Tommy John reconstructive surgery. For pitcher Chris Wietlispach ’08, his career-stalling elbow injury has become a blessing in disguise in his pursuit of the major leagues. Because the Ivy League does not allow its athletes to compete as »

Frosh win, but men’s eight falls to Brown

March 31, 2008
The freshman boats of the men’s heavyweight crew team stole the show on the Housatonic on Saturday. The freshman eight topped Brown by a slim 1.59 seconds, while one of the two fours grabbed a 13.6-second victory. The second split-squad freshman boat came in third to a Brown boat and its Yale teammates. The varsity »

From the Field: Dodgertown, USA: A special place to spend spring break

March 26, 2008
VERO BEACH, Fla. — I’m sitting in an Irish pub with the ghosts of Dodgers past. Shoved between the neon beer signs and flat-screen TVs at Bobby’s are signed pictures and balls from Dodger greats: Steve Yeager, pitcher Ron Perranoski and Tommy Lasorda. Perranoski — a Vero Beach, Flor. resident — is holding court in »

M. bball hopes to win to end season

March 7, 2008
The men’s basketball team closes out a mediocre season on the road against Dartmouth (10-16, 3-9 Ivy) before ending its schedule with a visit to rival Harvard (10-16, 3-9). The fifth-place Elis (11-15, 5-7) are coming off a four-game losing streak that was snapped on senior night with a win over Princeton. The Tigers are »

‘Little League’ brings hype and noise to amphitheater

March 5, 2008
It’s Friday night at 5:45 and the men’s soccer team is just finishing its off-season weight training. The players rush to change into baseball uniforms before grabbing a quick dinner and heading to the Lee Amphitheater for the men’s basketball game at seven. They arrive decked out in their “dress code” of a baseball jersey, »

Inconsistent m. hoops splits; Cornell clinches

March 3, 2008
While the Cornell men’s basketball team spent the weekend clinching the Ivy League title, the Yale men fought to hold on to fifth place in the conference with another split weekend. The two games with the Killer Ps this weekend typified the Elis’ troubles with consistency throughout the season. The roller coaster of a weekend »

M. hoops in search of a win

February 29, 2008
The men’s basketball team is looking to snap a three-game skid on senior weekend against the Killer P’s after a four-game road trip. “We play better at home than on the road,” Yale head coach James Jones said. “If we go out, the home crowd will give us a nice charge and the guys have »

Men’s hoops not looking ahead to next season yet

February 27, 2008
With a lineup featuring up to four seniors on any given night, the men’s basketball team is going through a period of transition. The departure of the team captain, the league leader in blocked shots and a set of twins will leave a large gap in the lineup for head coach James Jones to fill. »