FOOTBALL | Third year the charm for Coach Williams?

Running back Alex Thomas ’12 came to preseason with a new biceps tattoo: his nickname, Train. Tattoos are not new for the Eli star, who had his initials inked on his arms a few years ago. But Thomas’ new tattoo is not his most original, wide receiver Gio Christodoulou ’12 joked after practice on Aug. […]

BOOLA BOOLA | Lavarnway ’09 makes Major League Baseball debut

In the seventh inning of a close game against the Columbus Clippers on Wednesday, Pawtucket Red Sox manager Arnie Beyeler pulled his best player out of the game. Ryan Lavarnway ’09 was not injured — he had just been promoted to the MLB. Lavarnway, 24, was called up from the Triple-A Pawtucket, Rhode Island Red […]

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BOOLA BOOLA | Yale football predicted to finish third in Ivy while NFL’s 49ers shuffle Eli alumni

Yale picked third in Ivy preseason poll The Ivy League’s annual media preseason poll predicted no surprises for the upcoming season, which kicks off September 17. Yale (5-2 in league play last year) was picked to finish third, behind defending champion Penn (7-0) and archrival Harvard (5-2). Brown (5-2) rounded out a top four that […]

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BOOLA BOOLA | Hockey’s Rondeau ’11 and Backman ’10 sign pro contracts

Four months after his last game in a Yale uniform, Ryan Rondeau ’11 has signed a one-year contract with the Laredo, Texas Bucks of the Central Hockey League. Rondeau posted some of college hockey’s best goaltending numbers last season, including a stingy 1.92 goals against average and .928 save percentage. His solid play in net […]

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BOOLA BOOLA | Haynes, Williams respond to new Ivy League football restrictions

Yale football head coach Tom Williams and captain Jordan Haynes ’12 both expressed support for the Ivy League’s new restrictions on contact in practices in emails to the News last week. The rules limit teams to two full-contact practices a week during the season, in addition to restrictions on spring practice and preseason. “Sure, more […]

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BOOLA BOOLA | Football’s McCarthy ’11 and Blohm ’11 head to NFL training camp

Tom McCarthy ’11 signs with Atlanta Falcons Tom McCarthy ’11 has a job. Last year’s football captain signed with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent on Tuesday, a day after the NFL lockout ended. He flew to Atlanta Tuesday night to begin training camp and his professional football career. The Falcons […]

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BOOLA BOOLA | Ivy League to reduce full-contact practices for football

The Ivy League announced on Wednesday that it will greatly reduce the number of full-contact practices its football teams can hold, in an effort to reduce concussions and other head injuries among its student-athletes. The rule change will be implemented this fall, and also includes guidelines for teaching proper tackling technique, the signs of a […]

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BOOLA BOOLA | Eight Elis are preseason All-Ivy picks

Seven seniors and one junior on the Yale football team have earned preseason All-Ivy status from Preview Magazine. Four of those student-athletes made the first team: quarterback Patrick Witt ’12, wide receiver Gio Christodoulou ’12 — who has chosen to take advantage of a fifth year of eligibility — linebacker and captain Jordan Haynes ’12, […]

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BOOLA BOOLA | Men’s hockey names new assistant coach, announces schedule

Men’s hockey names new assistant coach Men’s hockey head coach Keith Allain ’80 has found a new lieutenant. The Athletics Department announced on Thursday that former University of Massachusetts assistant coach Dennis “Red” Gendron will serve as hockey team’s associate head coach next year. “We are excited to have someone with [Gendron’s] experience on our […]

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BOOLA BOOLA | O’Gara ’16 and Sullivan ’16 selected in NHL entry draft

Two future Elis were selected in the NHL entry draft last week when defensemen Rob O’Gara and Colin Sullivan went 151st and 198th overall. Both blueliners attend Milford Academy in Massachusetts and are scheduled to enroll at Yale in the fall of 2012. O’Gara, who will captain Milford’s reigning New England Prep School Champion team […]

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BOOLA BOOLA | Hart ’11 and Elmore ’11 drafted by MLB teams

Two Eli baseball players will get their chance at The Show. Seniors Brook Hart ’11and Gant Elmore ’11 were selected in the 23rd and 49th round, respectively, of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft in early June. Both will head to the low levels of the minor leagues and try to follow in the footsteps […]

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BOOLA BOOLA | Higgins ’05 falls just short of Stanley Cup.

Former Yale hockey star Chris Higgins ’05 has finished one win short of lifting the Stanley Cup. Higgins and the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins, 4–0, in the deciding Game 7 of the NHL finals in Vancouver Wednesday night. The forward, who starred at Yale for two years before turning professional, registered a […]

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