The real story at Sochi
In some of my previous columns, I argued that sports ultimately are entertainment businesses designed to, well, entertain people.
HE: Politics at the Olympics
Normally I don’t wake up on weekends until it’s absolutely necessary. But this Saturday, I broke my personal rule and got out of bed at 7:00 a.m. The Olympic showdown between the American and Russian men’s hockey teams was simply too good to pass on. And the game certainly did not disappoint. American goalie Jonathan »
HE: Puck luck
Now that the Super Bowl is over, let’s turn our attention to the one sport that every Yalie cares about: men’s hockey.
HE: Athletes are not role models
As spectators, we expect our athletes to show grace whether they win or lose, forgetting that the athletes have put a lifetime of work, and often their physical and mental health, on the line for our amusement.
HE: Fourth and a long shot
The Monday Night Football game between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers ended on a controversial note. Down 24–20 with just three seconds left on the clock, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was intercepted in the end zone on a pass that fell short of Rob Gronkowski, his intended target. There was just one »
M. HOCKEY | Bulldogs seek second straight sweep
Plenty is at stake for the men’s hockey team as it heads into the last two games of the regular season this weekend. Coming off their first winning streak since November, the Bulldogs (12–13–2, 9–10–1 ECAC) will try to keep their momentum rolling on the road against Princeton (8–13–6, 6–11–3) and Quinnipiac (16–11–5, 8–8–4) before »
M. HOCKEY | Elis blast Ivy foes
In the last regular season homestand of their career, the seniors of the men’s hockey team went out in high fashion. The Bulldogs (12–13–2, 9–10–1 ECAC) showcased the dynamic offense for which they are known. The team clinched a 5–3 win over Dartmouth (10–13–4, 7–10–3) on Friday night before throttling archrival Harvard (8–7–11, 6–4–9) 7–1 »
Reno builds his staff
A month after his introduction as the 34th head coach of the Yale football team, Tony Reno officially announced the members of his first coaching staff yesterday. Reno’s first set of staff members, all seven of whom hail from New England, includes three former Harvard assistant coaches and two of Reno’s colleagues during former Yale »
M. HOCKEY | Bulldogs drop two games on road
Sometimes, having an advantage in shots on goal does not translate into victory. In suffering back-to-back 4–2 losses against Colgate (17–10–3, 11–6–1) and No. 13 Cornell (13–6–6, 10–3–5) on the road, the men’s hockey team (10–13–2, 7–10–1 ECAC) learned this lesson the hard way this weekend. The Bulldogs outshot the Raiders 35–28 and the Big »
M. HOCKEY | Mixed results for Bulldogs
It was a tale of two teams for men’s hockey this weekend. After a frustrating 4–3 overtime loss to St. Lawrence (10–15–3, 6–9–1 ECAC) on Friday, the Bulldogs bounced back in a big way with a 5–1 thumping of Clarkson (13–12–5, 7–6–3) on Saturday. Center Andrew Miller ’13 said it was an important win for »
M. HOCKEY | North Country foes come to Ingalls
January was a cruel month for the Yale men’s hockey team. The Bulldogs notched just three victories in nine games, dropped to the bottom half of ECAC standings and lost their national ranking. But things may be looking up for the Elis. After a tough 4–3 loss to Harvard last Friday night, Yale rebounded in »