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January 25, 2006
Most Yalies probably didn’t know Mark Talbott left, much less who he is or his significance to the game of squash. I didn’t even realize we had the Michael Jordan of squash. But this weekend, Talbott, who guided the Bulldogs women’s squash team to an undefeated season and a national championship in 2004, was back »

Madness reigns on campus

March 30, 2005
When the top 65 teams in the land come to play, hometown allegiances die hard. Now, with only four teams remaining, Elis from Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and North Carolina own bragging rights. Some maintain their fanaticism to stay linked to home, but Peter Barkett ’07 has a different theory: “Secretly a part of us all »

Road losses pile up for Bulldogs

February 28, 2005
By Kate Crandall Staff reporter In some ways, the men’s basketball team going 0-2 at Harvard and Dartmouth should not come as a surprise. Like the 72-71 loss to Radford on Nov. 19, when a last-second attempt missed the mark, the season is winding down the same way it began — with a long, disappointing »

Elis aim to stop Brown’s Forte

February 22, 2005
For the third time in five nights, a senior Ivy League guard will lead his team into a hostile John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Bulldogs hope that reigning Ivy League Player of the Year Jason Forte, like Princeton’s Will Venable (0-for-5) and Penn’s Tim Begley (0-for-6), will hit nothing but rim. “It will be a »

Defensive-minded Elis surge

February 21, 2005
Sports cliches exist for a reason. They become the natural laws of sport, validated season after season. The same things can land last years’ champion in the league basement or flood the floor with fans after a huge upset of a previously-undefeated league rival. With a 56-43 Friday night win over 2003-2004 Ivy Champion Princeton »

Bulldogs rookies carry bball to wins

February 14, 2005
Triple trouble in the form of fouls, injury and fatigue surfaced for the Bulldog men’s basketball team this weekend, but the rookie trifecta of Eric Flato ’08 and Caleb and Nick Holmes ’08 provided the essential edge, leading the Elis over Dartmouth and Harvard, their first back-to-back home victories of the season. With Casey Hughes »

Even in loss, Bulldogs show promise

February 7, 2005
Despite a tough loss to Cornell Saturday night, things are finally looking up for the men’s basketball team. Between a 77-67 win at Columbia on Friday and a 87-82 double overtime loss at Cornell on Saturday, Edwin Draughan ’05 played to his potential, exploding with 45 points. As impressive was Caleb Holmes ’08 and Eric »

Men’s basketball seeks spark on the road

February 3, 2005
As the bus rolls across the Tappan Zee Bridge tomorrow en route to Columbia, the Bulldog men hope to be in a different state of mind. The men’s basketball team (4-12, 0-2 Ivy) has traveled a trying course thus far, playing 12 of their 16 games on the road, the most recent being a disheartening »

W. squash makes easy work of No. 3 Princeton

January 31, 2005
The women’s squash team made quick work of the previously-undefeated Princeton Tigers, winning a decisive 8-1 contest at the Brady Squash Center. The victory came on the heels of a week of enormous accomplishment for the Bulldogs (8-0, 4-0 Ivy), who dominated at the Constable Invitational Jan. 21-23 and knocked down perennial power No. 2 »

‘Old Ivy’ embodied in Penn’s storied Palestra

January 28, 2005
The Palestra, Penn’s basketball arena, has been one of the most challenging road venues in college basketball since the Quakers emerged as an Ivy League power in the 1970s by winning six straight titles between 1970 and 1975. With a capacity of 9,200, the Palestra was the largest indoor arena on the East Coast when »

Penn and Princeton compete in a league of their own

January 22, 2005
Imagine this: Your team has won every game of the conference season to this point — a pretty impressive feat considering most weekends feature two conference games, back-to-back, Friday and Saturday. But standing in the way of your team’s Ivy title aspirations is the same formidable pair: Penn and Princeton. In two successive nights, you »

Elis try to escape Bear trap

January 21, 2005
For last years’ Bears, the season had been bad news up until one key moment turned it around. Edwin Draughan’s 3-pointer attempt at the end of regulation spun off the rim, sending the conference opening game into overtime, which Brown won, 87-75. “I was thinking, ‘That shot looks good,'” recalled Bears’ guard Jason Forte. “But »