Versatile big man Kaplan commits to basketball Class of 2007

Sep. 26 — Score another victory for the Yale men’s basketball team over major conference opponents. After beating teams from the Big East and ACC on the court last season, the Bulldogs beat out schools from those same conferences Tuesday when sought-after forward Sam Kaplan made a verbal commitment to attend Yale. The 6-foot-7, 230-pound […]

Men’s golf pulls away from field at Hanover

The men’s golf team was not disappointed with a team score of 294 and a share of the lead after the first round of the Dartmouth Invitational Saturday. But Sunday’s sizzling total of 284 that left the competition in the dust was more of what they had in mind. For the second straight week, the […]

Union no match for Bulldogs in scrimmage

With a lineup of veterans looking for redemption and inexperienced skill players looking to make an impact, the Yale football team got what it needed most in Saturday’s scrimmage against Union — confidence. In a tuneup before the Sept. 21 opener against the University of San Diego, newly anointed starting quarterback Alvin Cowan ’04 broke […]

Princeton center transfers to Yale

In the spring of 2001, Yale men’s basketball coach James Jones did his best to convince Dominick Martin ’05, then a high school senior in North Carolina, that Yale was the place for him. In the spring of 2002, Martin, finishing his freshman year at Princeton, finally came to the same conclusion. Martin, a 6-10, […]

Top teams headline Bulldogs’ schedule

For Yale men’s basketball coach James Jones, the 2002-03 schedule was the hardest to put together in his four-year tenure. That can mean only one thing — the Bulldogs have arrived. Successful small-conference teams typically have difficulty finding competition that is willing to face them. Jones and company are now good enough to have that […]

Italy trip unites men’s basketball

The men’s basketball team visited Italy for 10 days this August, touring the country’s major cities while playing four Italian professional basketball teams. The sightseeing was more successful than the basketball, as the Elis dropped three of the four exhibition games against Italian competition. But players said the on-court problems can easily be fixed when […]

Players, coaches unhappy with Ivy changes

Addressing concerns about the quality of life of athletes in the Ivy League and the favored admission status athletes receive, the Council of Ivy Group Presidents adopted three changes to leaguewide athletic policy this summer. In its spring meeting on June 17, the council, made up of the presidents of the eight Ivy League schools, […]

The Game tops all other Yale contests

There is one game that defines the Yale athletic experience each year, and that is the Yale-Harvard football game. The parties begin the night before, as Yale undergraduates mix with their Cantab counterparts and flood the streets of New Haven or the corridors of Cambridge. The next morning, rows of tailgates offering everything from champagne […]

Steitz back from pros to graduate

Less than two seasons into his professional baseball career, Jon Steitz ’02 has already set himself apart — he is probably the only player in pro ball with a degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. After spending the spring semester of his senior year with the Beloit Snappers of the Single-A Pioneer League, the right-handed […]

W. lacrosse upset by Hofstra, awaits NCAA brackets

If the women’s lacrosse team makes it to the NCAA Tournament, it will be by detour rather than the direct route. For the second time in as many weeks, a furious Bulldog comeback in the final minutes was not enough to propel the team to victory, as No. 12 Yale fell to Hofstra, 9-8, in […]

Leanza elected m. hoops captain

Rarely does a team elect as its captain a player coming off a season in which he missed half his team’s games and averaged only 3.6 points per game off the bench. Then again, rarely does a team have a player like Chris Leanza ’03. Leanza, who has struggled through the effects of a shoulder […]

Strenski, w. lacrosse shut down Rutgers

If Wednesday was women’s lacrosse captain Megan Strenski’s ’02 curtain call at Johnson Field, it was certainly a fitting one. On Senior Day, the three-time All-Ivy defenseman directed a suffocating defensive effort as No. 9 Yale doubled up Rutgers 8-4 yesterday afternoon. With the win, the Bulldogs (11-4) move closer to earning the program’s first-ever […]