Branford initiation storms JE

Branford initiation Tuesday night involved secret speeches inside Harkness Tower, dozens of boxes of pizza and the college’s freshman directing obscenities at Jonathan Edwards as they ran through the rival college’s courtyard.


SAILING | Three third place finishes for sailors

In his first race on Sunday, Chris Segerblom ’14 finished dead last. Just three races were left at the Harry Anderson Trophy regatta, and he sat in fifth place in the regatta’s A division. But Segerblom finished fifth in the next race and then, with Heather May ’13 replacing Margot Benedict ’12 as his crew, […]

FOOTBALL | Yale wins tuneup for football opener

The Yale Bowl is not quite ready for football season: Weeds are growing among seats near the end zones, rows of broken benches have yet to be replaced and the main flagpole is missing its Stars and Stripes. But the Yale 11 looked almost ready for next weekend’s season opener as they shook off a […]

Brown hockey players save children

The Brown men’s hockey team might be the enemy every time it comes to Ingalls Rink, but some of the Bears deserve a little credit. Six members of the Brown team were at the beach in Rhode Island a week ago when they did something that might make us forgive their upset of Yale last […]


SAILING | Despite Irene damage, regatta will go on

Two weeks ago, the sailing team was surveying the damage Hurricane Irene wrought on its boathouse. On Saturday, the team will kick off its latest quest for the national championship from that very boathouse. Some of the top sailors on the No. 5 coed team will host 20 other schools on Saturday and Sunday in […]

Meet the Div School’s “Energizer bunny”

Like most serious athletes, Sabrina Moran DIV ’12 works out every day: She runs, lifts weights, bicycles and uses an elliptical machine. But the similarities end there. While most other athletes exercise in preparation for their next soccer game or tennis match, 25-year-old Moran trains for 24-hour races known as ultramarathons, during which she often […]


FOOTBALL | Oppenheimer ’14 has big shoes to fill

When All-Ivy center Jake Koury ’11 graduated last year, he left no one behind him on the depth chart. Head coach Tom Williams had to turn to his defense to find a replacement, and soon defensive lineman John Oppenheimer ’14 had been asked to switch sides of the ball. After studying the playbook through the […]

At Divinity School, sermons mix with soccer cleats

The graduate school’s reigning recreational soccer champion team has a center midfielder who teaches New Testament and a striker whose game socks say “Jesus Saves.” Its name — the Paracleats — comes from a Greek epithet for the Holy Spirit used in the Gospel of John. The Paracleats are part of a co-ed league of […]


FOOTBALL | Veteran Dunham ’12 anchors defense

When the opposing offense takes the field, free safety Geoff Dunham ’12 has some tough decisions to make. Tasked with predicting the team’s play in a matter of seconds, Dunham will call the signals for the secondary this year as he helps lead a crop of talented young cornerbacks this season as the team looks […]

Irene disrupts Elis’ return to campus

When Cameron McCulloch’s ’13 Saturday morning flight from Seattle to New York was cancelled because of Hurricane Irene, airline agents told him they could not rebook him until Sept. 4. So, unwilling to miss the first days of shopping period, McCulloch decided to drive the 3,000 miles to school. Many Elis have had to navigate […]


Wozniacki wins fourth consecutive New Haven Open

Not even Hurricane Irene could keep Caroline Wozniacki from winning in New Haven. Rain preceded, delayed and followed the women’s final of the New Haven Open, but the top-ranked Wozniacki made the most of the time she had, defeating qualifier Petra Cetkovska, 6–4, 6–1. The victory is Wozniacki’s fourth consecutive title in the Elm City, […]


BOOLA BOOLA | Wozniacki advances to finals of New Haven Open

Caroline Wozniacki might be a Danish citizen, but she seemed New Haven’s hometown hero as she advanced to the New Haven Open semifinals with a 7-6 (2), 6-3 victory over world No. 8 Francesca Schiavone on Friday. Fans cheered for her loudly as she took the court to start the game, and made their overwhelming […]