Elis’ last stand in quest for crown

This weekend, fans across New England will have a chance to witness one of the greatest and longest-standing rivalries in sports, complete with an unequaled tradition, uncompromising loyalties and unparalleled intensity. The difference this year: The Game actually matters. In the 123rd meeting of these hallowed institutions, Harvard (7-2, 4-2 Ivy) and Yale (7-2, 5-1 […]

Elis collapse vs. Princeton

And then there were two — again. After enjoying sole possession of the number one spot in the Ivy League for the past two weeks, the Yale football team (7-2, 5-1 Ivy) dropped back into a tie with Princeton (8-1, 5-1) after Saturday’s painful loss. Combined with Harvard’s loss to Penn, a Yale victory would […]

Deja vu: Elis throw away 14-point lead vs Princeton, stunning 43,000 at Bowl

In a scenario eerily reminiscent of last year’s late game collapse against Harvard, the Yale football team (7-2, 5-1 Ivy) relinquished a two touchdown lead in the final quarter to lose its first Ivy League game this season to Princeton (8-1, 5-1 Ivy), 34-31. Mike McLeod ’09 had one of the most prolific scoring halves […]


Yale-Princeton: The New Game

The Game isn’t until next week, but for all intents and purposes, it might as well be tomorrow when second-place Princeton rolls into town. In perhaps the biggest game the Yale Bowl has seen in years, the Bulldogs (7-1, 5-0 Ivy) play this weekend for a chance to clinch at least a share of their […]

Elis stand one win away

Much to the dismay of the rest of the Ivy League, the Yale football team proved once again this week why it is still the team to beat, racking up its seventh consecutive victory by defeating defending champion Brown. With the win, the Bulldogs maintain their solitary grip on the league’s top spot and inch […]

Eli barrel into Providence

The Yale football team finds itself entering the second half of the season undefeated in the Ivies for the first time since 1989. But for all the hype, there are still miles to go. However impressive the team has been thus far, the Elis will have to match the perseverance, intensity and resolve they displayed […]

Yale sits alone in first

And then there was one. For the second straight game, the Yale football team entered the weekend attempting to distance itself from its rivals with perfect Ivy League records, and for the second straight game, it succeeded. The difference this week: Yale was the only team that did. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”14985″ ] With last week’s being […]

Columbia up next to test Yale streak

If the football team’s goal this past weekend was to do anything possible to reverse the recent history of the Yale-Penn matchup, this Saturday’s aim will be to do everything in its power to maintain its dominance over Columbia. Yale (5-1, 3-0 Ivy) will attempt to defend its untarnished Ivy League record when it takes […]

At 3-0, Elis remains cautious

Twenty-six national championships, 13 Ivy League titles and over 800 wins in school history. Despite the immensely rich history of Yale’s football program, even the most devoted Eli fan may need a refresher from time to time, considering the school’s recent lack of trophy production. The Bulldogs have not recorded an Ivy League title since […]

Elis stun Penn, jet to best start since 1989

And then there were two. Four teams entered this weekend’s play with untarnished Ivy records at risk, but only Yale and Princeton emerged victorious, tied atop the standings and one step closer to the most coveted prize in the Ancient Eight. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”15026″ ] For the Bulldogs (5-1, 3-0 Ivy), the 17-14 overtime triumph over […]

Elis face momentous test

In the long and grueling football season, not every weekend presents a legacy-defining game. But the Yale football team will have an opportunity to take part in such a contest this Saturday when Penn rolls into town. As impressively as the Bulldogs (4-1, 2-0 Ivy) have played lately and as much as they have improved […]

McLeod catalyzes Eli streak

There are players that do precisely what is asked of them, stepping up and filling their roles to bring their team to new heights. Then there are players who simply exceed all expectations. The astounding play of running back Mike McLeod ’09 over the past four games would put him undisputedly in the latter category. […]