M. SOCCER | Bulldogs look for first season win streak

Sitting in a three-way tie for fifth place in the Ivy League with three games remaining, the men’s soccer team is all but mathematically eliminated from Ivy League title contention. But that doesn’t mean the Bulldogs don’t have any fight left. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”5754″ ] The Elis (3–10–1, 1–3 Ivy) have won two of their last […]

Castillo: Don’t ignore special teams

Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships. That’s the motto in football. Then there are special teams, which aren’t treated all that special. Constant dissections of offenses and defenses are featured in the never-ending analysis on TV and the Web, while special teams play is the overlooked facet of each and every football game. To a […]

FOOTBALL | Elis face a QB quandary

Saturday’s scrimmage against Division III Union College at the Yale Bowl went as many would expect. The Bulldogs unofficially beat their opponents, 36-14, as coaches got to see the team compete against another squad two weeks before the Elis’ Sept. 19 opener. But the big question everyone is asking still has no answer. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”10316″ […]

FOOTBALL | A new beginning for the Bulldogs

After getting picked to win the Ivy League title before each of the last two seasons, the Yale football team will begin the Tom Williams era with lower expectations. Following the graduation of more than 30 seniors in May, the media has picked the Bulldogs to finish fourth in the conference. Not that Williams — […]

Bulldogs picked to finish fourth in Ivy League

After getting picked to win the Ivy League title before each of the last two seasons, the Yale football team will begin the Tom Williams era with lower expectations. Following the graduation of more than 30 seniors in May, the media picked the Bulldogs to finish fourth in the conference. Not that Williams cares. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline […]

University

After failed NFL bid, Abare turns to coaching

After an unsuccessful attempt to make it in the NFL, Bobby Abare ’09 has settled for the next best thing — coaching. Abare, an All-American linebacker and the football team’s 131st captain, will be trading in his helmet and shoulder pads for a clipboard and headset next season as the linebackers coach at Wagner College […]

FOOTBALL | Nebraska QB to transfer to Yale

Former Nebraska quarterback Patrick Witt, who decided to transfer prior to the start of spring practice in February, has officially chosen Yale as his destination. The Huskers’ backup signal caller last season, Witt was expected to battle for the starting job this summer in Lincoln, Neb. Instead, Witt chose to enroll as a sophomore at […]

FOOTBALL | Abare signs with Chiefs

While Yale students will be enduring the last moments of exam period, Bobby Abare ’09 has a different and rare challenge ahead of him next weekend — making an NFL team. The Bulldogs’ leading tackler each of the last three seasons and Yale’s 131st captain, Abare agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs after […]

SOFTBALL | Weekend sweep ends year

Coming into the season, the softball team didn’t know what to expect from senior pitcher Deanna DiBernardi ’09. The southpaw had a shoulder injury that could only be fixed with major surgery and was put on a 70-pitch limit for each of her starts — until a couple weeks ago, when the decision was made […]

SOFTBALL | Elis play last games

After having a midweek doubleheader at Wagner cancelled due to rain on Wednesday, the softball team finishes the season this weekend with four games against North Division rival Brown (11-21, 5-11 Ivy). Saturday’s doubleheader will be played in New Haven at the DeWitt Family Field and Sunday’s will take place in Providence, R.I. Last weekend’s […]

The Elis behind the team

One Saturday morning in September, Dave Fils-Aime ’10 was late for his first Yale men’s basketball practice of the year. He worried what the coaches would think as he walked into Payne Whitney Gymnasium tardy for the 8 a.m. start. “I wasn’t used to waking up that early on Saturdays,” he said laughing. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”10548″ […]

SOFTBALL | For Elis, pitching prevails

Following two consecutive Ivy League losses during the week, the Bulldogs knew this weekend’s pair of doubleheaders against first-place Dartmouth was going to be crucial to rising in the North Division standings. And although a split against a team of the Big Green’s caliber is usually a success, it most likely will not be enough […]