Title IX: It’s about equal opportunity, not ability

On July 30, the Los Angeles Sparks’ Lisa Leslie slammed down the first dunk in WNBA history. Suddenly, the league and the press began to laud Leslie for giving her sport more credibility. But Leslie shouldn’t have to make a tomahawk jam to get respect for women’s basketball. Instead of muscling their way to the […]

Coliseum’s closing leaves Ninjas, Yale searching

With the closing of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the future of New Haven’s professional sports — and even Yale athletics — is uncertain. Of the two professional sports teams that called the Coliseum home, one — the United Hockey League’s New Haven Knights –has already disbanded. The other — arena football’s New Haven Ninjas — […]

Polo team co-hosts event with Harvard

The Harvard-Yale rivalry has produced many famous battles over the years. But this weekend, rather than fighting one another, polo players from the two schools came together to raise money for a good cause. The Yale Collegiate Polo Club and Harvard Polo and Equestrian Association met Saturday in the inaugural Harvard-Yale Polo Cup at the […]

Softball coach Reinalda inducted into Connecticut Hall of Fame

Yale’s assistant softball coach, Barbara Reinalda, was inducted into the Connecticut Scholastic and Collegiate Softball Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the Aqua Turf Club in Plainville, Conn. on Aug. 29. The honor comes just two years after Reinalda was inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame. “Words can’t explain what she […]

Frustrating Ivy finish for Bulldog softball

The softball team, which had high hopes for the 2002 season, finished its Ivy League schedule last Friday in a frustrating sixth place. Yale (22-22-1, 5-9 Ivy) ended its season yesterday with two wins over Quinnipiac (16-22). The sweep in the doubleheader came after the Bulldogs dropped both games of their final Ivy League twin […]

Only pride on line for softball against Brown

While the softball team is out of the hunt for an Ivy League title, putting together two strong wins in its last Ancient Eight doubleheader is still very much a goal. Yale (20-20-1, 5-7 Ivy) faces Brown (12-20, 4-8 Ivy) at 3 p.m. at Dewitt Family Field. Since Princeton has already clinched the 2002 Ivy […]

Three weekend losses end softball’s title hopes

With three losses this past weekend, the softball team is officially out of the race for the Ivy League title. Yale dropped both games of a doubleheader against Princeton, losing the first contest in extra innings 2-1 and the second 10-1. The Elis then split two games with Penn Sunday. The Quakers (13-32, 1-13 Ivy) […]

Make or break league weekend for softball

It’s crunch time for the softball team, and Yale is hoping that its bats will come alive to help the squad to victory. Heading into its last weekend of Ivy League play, the Bulldogs (18-16-1, 4-4 Ivy) need to sweep both Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania on the road to stay in contention for […]

Softball splits two with Connecticut

Playing in record temperatures Wednesday, the softball team battled Connecticut to a draw in an intra-Nutmeg State showdown. The Bulldogs (18-16-1, 4-4 Ivy) split an afternoon doubleheader with the Huskies (9-26) in Storrs. UConn grabbed the first game, 2-0, behind a one-hitter from their pitching ace, Barb Cook. Yale then rallied to take the second […]

After revotes, Smear elected w. hoops captain

After a tense and drawn-out election, the women’s basketball team voted Maria Smear ’03 captain for the 2002-03 season. The team elected Smear after confusion over the electoral process and ties among candidates forced the players to vote three times. Smear, a junior guard, missed much of the 2001-02 season with an injury, but led […]

Softball takes 3 of 4 Ivy League games

This past weekend brought three much-needed victories for the Yale softball team. Yale (17-15-1, 4-4 Ivy) went 3-1, sweeping Columbia, 3-2 and 3-0, Saturday, and splitting its doubleheader with Cornell Sunday. The Bulldogs lost the first game, 2-0, before Shayna Filson ’04 hit a grand slam in the second game that helped Yale to a […]

After lapses, softball intent on improving defense

With several frustrating performances over the last week, the softball team will look to regroup this weekend. Yale (14-14-1, 1-3 Ivy) will face Columbia (17-11, 2-2 Ivy) and Cornell (17-13, 2-2 Ivy) this weekend at Dewitt Family Field. The Lions travel to New Haven Saturday for a doubleheader, followed by the Big Red on Sunday. […]