SWIMMING & DIVING: Kiphuth Pool renovation moving slowly
While Yale athletics administrators and Kristin Krebs-Dick ’93, president of the Yale Swimming and Diving Association, are encouraged by recent momentum in fundraising for a new aquatic center, their $47 million requirement is proving a difficult number to reach.
With expansion, changes to recruitment policy unclear
With the opening of two new residential colleges in the fall of 2017 will come an increase in the undergraduate student body by 15 percent. Among the 800 new students will be singers, engineers and poets. But whether or not this figure will include additional student-athletes has yet to be determined.
FOOTBALL: Columbia names familiar face as head coach
After competing against Al Bagnoli on the opposite sideline as the Penn football team’s head coach for the last 23 years, Yale would not have been surprised to see him again come fall. Yet in 2015, Bagnoli will trade in his Quaker blue for Columbia blue.
FOOTBALL: Injury limits Varga at Combine
Amid the main storylines that highlighted this weekend’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Yale fans may have noticed that one piece was missing: running back Tyler Varga ’15.
TRACK AND FIELD: Eli runners set many PRs
A week before the historic Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet in Cambridge, the Bulldogs got one last chance to test themselves at the Coxe Cage in the annual Giegengack Invitational Meet this past weekend.
FOOTBALL: Reno recruits for Team 143
Although yesterday was National Signing Day for NCAA football, Ivy League-recruited athletes do not sign a National Letter of Intent. Despite the absence of letters, the list of football players headed to Yale next fall is nearly complete.
Breaking down Yale Athletics’ budget
Yale spent close to $38 million on athletics in the 2014 fiscal year, the second-highest total in the Ivy League. That total, though, may be somewhat deceptive.
Alumni fund new polo arena
The intercollegiate teams of the Yale Polo Club started off 2015 with mixed results this past weekend, as the men’s squad rode to an easy victory over Brown, but the women’s team faltered on its home arena against Skidmore. For members of the Yale teams, though, the opening games were not nearly as important as the venue the matches were played in.
FOOTBALL: Varga shines in Senior Bowl
Saturday night in the fourth quarter of the Reese’s Senior Bowl, NFL Network commentator Mike Mayock and his crew could be heard singing the Yale fight song on national television. The reason? Tyler Varga ’15, Yale football running back and now a serious NFL prospect, was taking over the game.
TENNIS: Spring season set to start
After nearly three months of offseason training, the Yale men’s and women’s tennis teams are within two days of their first official matches in 2015. And with just four seniors lost to graduation across the two teams last season, both squads head into the spring with high expectations.