RTH’s Chesler wins accolade

This weekend, the Eastern College Athletic Conference will honor Yale’s Senior Associate Athletic Director Barbara Chesler for her commitment to promoting women’s athletics both at Yale and across the country. Chesler will receive ECAC’s Katherine Ley Award at a dinner Sunday evening. A 23-year veteran of the Yale Athletics Department, Chesler has encouraged the competitiveness […]

Bowl to undergo upgrade

With the dust barely cleared from the last round of intensive renovations at the Yale Bowl, the cranes and construction crews are set to return to the historic facility at the end of the academic year. In late spring 2008, construction will begin on the Kenney Family Field Center and the Jensen Family Plaza, two […]

Facelift underway for tennis center

Yale athletics facilities from Tower Parkway to Derby Avenue will not escape the frenzy of construction projects during the 2007-’08 academic year. On Aug. 1, Yale broke ground on a project that will renovate and expand the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, one of the many initiatives Ray Tompkins House has embarked upon in recent years to […]

Restorations proceed for multiple facilities

By the time the current senior class returns for its third Harvard-Yale game as alumni, the recent graduates will barely recognize the grounds surrounding the hallowed stadium. The renovation of the Yale Bowl, which is set to begin its second phase in November after the Harvard-Yale game, is just one part of a comprehensive series […]

Nike van to make pit stop at PWG

If you want to find out what happens when, as Nike puts it, “the leading name in sports and the leading name in digital music team up to take on your workout,” be sure to check out Payne Whitney Gymnasium today. A Nike tour van will roll up to PWG today from 3:00-5:00 p.m., stocked […]

Netcasts of games to start today

There is good news for those who missed the excitement of Yale’s victory over Harvard last November. Starting today, a podcast of The Game will be available for free on iTunes. Yale will post an audio version the match, in which the Bulldog football team secured the Ivy League title. The Game, as well as […]

Bulldog alumnae kick off conference

A celebration of past and present female athletes begins Friday when Yale’s Women Intercollegiate Sports Endowment and Resources kicks off a weekend of events to encourage women to network with each other. “When talking about sports, people always refer to the Old Boys network,” Senior Associate Athletics Director Barbara Chesler said. “We hope this helps […]

Eli-turned-motivator nabs Kiputh

Sitting in his high-tech wheelchair on the stage of Yale Law School’s Levinson Auditorium on Wednesday, a man who once excelled in two varsity sports remained almost completely still. Motivational speaker and the 2007 Kiphuth Fellowship winner, Jim MacLaren ’85 DRA ’89 spoke to his audience about what can happen when life takes unexpected turns. […]

Gym snack bar to open Mon.

The latest addition to the lobby of Payne Whitney Gymnasium may seem a bit out of character underneath the ceiling’s Gothic arches, but administrators are betting that the “Convenience to the Third” (C-3) Express modular convenience store system will succeed where past efforts have failed. At 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Yale University Dining Services will […]

Club sports see growth

Director of Club Sports Tom Migdalski compared the growth of his program to a classic quote from the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams.” “If you build it, he will come,” he said. In the 45 years since the program’s inception, Yale has increased the number of club teams from seven to almost 50. Administrators and […]

IM Sects evaluate f. hockey

After last year’s poor turnout for women’s field hockey, intramural secretaries from all 12 colleges have been involved in ongoing discussions about changing the roster of IM sports. “It’s the students’ show,” said Director of Intramurals Carlos Pinela. “If they want to change something, that’s what we’re here for.” At the last bi-weekly meeting of […]

Recruits lured by academics, ambience

In light of Yale’s stringent academic demands and the absence of athletic scholarships, the Athletic Department must convince recruits that a world-class education and vibrant campus life will make their time at the University worth their while. Administrators and coaches said they seek to emphasize the same aspects of Yale — from the residential college […]