M. BASKETBALL | Back in the hunt

February 6, 2009
Sometimes in sports all you need is a confidence booster to get your team back on a winning streak. The Bulldogs will be looking for their confidence boosters this weekend against two Ivy League rivals. The men’s basketball team (7-11, 2-2 Ivy) heads back on the road this weekend with a trip north to face »

M. BASKETBALL | Analysis: The art of Ivy League recruiting

February 4, 2009
All’s fair in love and recruiting. While many fans may think that games are won on the basketball court, in college basketball, they are often won during the dog days of summer when coaches scour the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) circuit and try to schmooze impressionable young high school players. Whether a small school or »

M. BASKETBALL | Two losses end winning streak

February 2, 2009
What goes up must come down. After winning five games in a row, the men’s basketball team (7-11, 2-2 Ivy) returned to Earth this weekend with a pair of losses that marked their worst scoring performances of the season. The offensive ineptitude began with a 53-42 defeat on Friday at Columbia (7-11, 2-2) and continued »

BASKETBALL | Analysis: A new line on court leaves fans seeing triple

January 28, 2009
The rules of the game have changed. Most Bulldog fans have already noticed something different on the basketball court in John J. Lee Amphitheater this season. They aren’t seeing double vision at the three-point line, but rather a new line on the court, representing the new men’s three-point distance as decided by the NCAA Playing »

M. BASKETBALL | Analysis: Basketball numerology

January 21, 2009
Because of the sometimes dubious nature of college basketball statistics, the men’s basketball team’s 6-9 record may not be its most important statistic. With the Bulldogs non-conference slate over and the team one game into its Ivy League schedule, it is appropriate to ask among Eli fans what should be expected from the team this »

M. BASKETBALL | Mixed results for Elis

December 1, 2008
The good stuff was indeed in the middle for the Bulldogs during their three-game swing over Thanksgiving. The Bulldogs (1-4, 0-0 Ivy) started off their Thanksgiving road trip on Nov. 21, losing in blowout fashion, 77-58, to Portland (4-1). The Elis then won their first game of the season in a 53-52 upset win over »

M. BASKETBALL | Bulldogs to take Oregon Trail

November 21, 2008
As many Yale students travel Cambridge today, the men’s basketball team (0-2, 0-0 Ivy) finds itself playing on the road across the country. Playing in Oregon for the first time since 1968, the Bulldogs will look to shake off the struggles from their 31-point blowout at Vermont on Tuesday night against two new opponents. The »

M. BASKETBALL | Loss in Vt. hurts winless Elis

November 19, 2008
Can the real men’s basketball team please stand up? After a competitive contest against Stanford at home on Friday, the Bulldogs took a step back with an 89-58 defeat against Vermont last night in Burlington, Vt. The game was tied at 10 with 14:51 left in the first half, but it was all Catamounts after »

M. BASKETBALL | Analysis: Post play a must in new basketball season

November 18, 2008
Déjà vu? With 5:29 left in the game in Palo Alto, Calif., on Nov. 20, 2007, the men’s basketball team was down five points to Stanford. Forward Ross Morin ’09 had just dunked to cap a 5-0 run by the Elis, winnowing down 10-point Cardinal lead in a little over a minute. Stanford responded quickly »

W. BASKETBALL | Season preview

November 13, 2008
Is the glass half full or half empty? At first glance, the women’s basketball team’s 2007-’08 season would seem to be nothing special. The Bulldogs finished in fourth place out of eight teams in the Ivy League with a lowly 9-18 record overall. But such an analysis would miss out on the tremendous strides made »

M. BASKETBALL | Season preview

November 13, 2008
Out of disappointment last season, the Yale men’s basketball team now seeks redemption on the court. Coming into the 2007-’08 season, the Bulldogs looked poised to make a strong bid for the school’s first NCAA tournament appearance since 1962. The conference mainstays Penn and Princeton, who had won a share of every Ivy League title »

W. GOLF | Golf gives way on final day

October 29, 2008
After one step forward in their last tournament, it was one step back for the women’s golf team this weekend. The Bulldogs finished fifth at the Ross Resorts Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, falling from the second place position they held after Monday’s two rounds. The Elis shot 948 for the weekend, 19 shots behind »