M. golf looking forward to success and sunshine

After weeks of practicing in the rain and cold, the men’s golf team is anxious for the sunny skies and warm weather of California. The team departs Saturday for The Prestige at the La Quinta Resort Mountain Course in La Quinta, Calif., to play Yale’s final fall tournament. The five-man squad will compete against some […]

M. bball drills for Nov. 9 scrimmage

For the men’s basketball team, practice has not made perfect just yet. Since practice officially began a little over two weeks ago, head coach James Jones has trained his players five days a week — including 6:30 a.m. practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays — but neither the coaches nor the players are completely satisfied with […]

Lasorda reflects on baseball, life

He has won eight division titles, two World Series and an Olympic gold medal, but former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda isn’t all about baseball. The 75-year-old Baseball Hall of Famer entertained a crowd of approximately 80 people at a Morse College Master’s Tea Tuesday evening. Rather than reflecting on the game he has […]


Playoff finalizes m. golf traveling team

All the men’s golf team wants is a little bit of prestige. The squad’s final tournament of the fall season — The Prestige in La Quinta, Calif. — will take place on Nov. 4 and 5. Five members of the traveling roster have braved rain and cold to get in gear for one of the […]

Men’s basketball nabs new recruits

Even without playing a game yet this season, the men’s basketball team is already improving. Local New Haven high school star Casey Hughes and Arizona native John Shumate have agreed to attend Yale as members of the Class of 2007. They join Worcester Academy’s Sam Kaplan and Princeton transfer Dominick Martin ’05 as new additions […]

In the West, it’s all about the Lakers

It’s no secret that the NBA’s brightest stars play in the West. Shaq. Kobe. Duncan. Webber. Garnett. And now, Yugoslavia too. That’s right, the whole team has relocated to the western half of the United States to show off their gold medals. Seriously, seven members from the country’s gold medal-winning team are playing in Western […]

NCAA rules limit men’s golf fall tourney schedule

The men’s golf team is taking an extra two weeks off. Due to NCAA limitations on the number of days a team is allowed to compete, Yale will not compete in the Tillinghast, a tournament hosted by St. John’s University from Oct. 21 to 22. Steve Gray ’05 said the team dropped the Tillinghast from […]

Yale’s first Midnight Madness draws 1,500

For the first time in Yale history, the basketball programs squeezed Midnight Madness between Friday and Saturday. And Yale was not alone. Midnight Madness is traditionally celebrated across the country by top basketball programs as a homecoming for all students marking the moment NCAA rules officially allow basketball practice to begin. But with strobe lights […]

Strong finish not enough for m. golf

The men’s golf team rallied Wednesday to improve on its disappointing first round score at the Adams Cup in Newport, R.I., but their late effort could not save them from the bottom of the standings. Forced to hit the greens at 7 a.m. because of the previous day’s premature stoppage of play, the Bulldogs completed […]

M. golf falters on Adams Cup first day

Darkness could not come soon enough for the men’s golf team Tuesday. Play was suspended at 6:30 p.m. at the ninth annual Adams Cup with most players having completed only 34 of the first day’s 36 holes. Yale found itself in a deep hole, ranked 14th out of 18 teams after the first round in […]

In the paint: NBA Eastern Conference picks

Training camps around the NBA began Tuesday and already players are getting arrested and not telling their teams about a broken hand here and there. And that’s just the Knicks. Elsewhere, Gary Payton isn’t showing for practice, the Lakers have forgotten the regular season (they’re talking about the 2004 Olympics), and Michael Jordan has announced […]

Ewing not deserving of spot on list of NBA greats

I was watching the Orlando Magic on television sometime in the middle of last season, shaking my head at how good Tracy McGrady had become. He was sinking unbelievable jumpers with defenders’ hands in his face and dunking hard on 7-footers. But the Magic — as it did the whole season — failed to capitalize […]