Recruitment caps strain teams

January 27, 2011
The men’s and women’s track teams have traditionally had smaller rosters than their Ivy League competitors. The Yale men’s team has 45 athletes on their roster this year, while Dartmouth and Princeton have 69 and 64, respectively. On the women’s side, the Bulldogs have 49 on the roster, while the Big Green have 69, and »

Alum coaches see success

January 20, 2011
When Keith Allain ’80 returned to Yale to coach the men’s hockey team in 2006, he led a team that had a 337–433–55 record in its previous 28 years. After just five seasons, Allain is now at the helm of the number one hockey team in the country and has accumulated a record of 86–50–12, »

TRACK | Underclassmen impress in meet

January 19, 2011
After going six weeks without facing a single foe, the men’s and women’s track and field teams returned to Coxe Cage on Saturday to host more than a dozen schools for the College Invitational. While the meet went unscored and did not include any other Ivy League teams, the Bulldogs placed strongly in multiple events, »

Williams not Stanford’s selection

January 14, 2011
Tom Williams is staying at Yale. The Stanford Athletics Department announced Thursday that it had selected David Shaw, its offensive coordinator, to lead their football team. The university’s Athletic Director, Bob Bowlsby, interviewed two other Cardinal coaches, as well as Yale head coach and Stanford alumnus Tom Williams, before making the decision. Shaw’s ties to »

Williams in talks with Stanford

January 13, 2011
When Tom Williams was introduced as Yale’s sixteenth head football coach in 2009, he named two major goals for the program: an Ivy League title and a win over Harvard. He might be out the door before accomplishing either. Tom Williams confirmed Wednesday night that he has spoken to Stanford Athletic Director Bob Bowlsby about »

Self-imposed blackout

December 2, 2010
When the Yale Bowl opened on November 21, 1914 for The Game, it was at the cutting edge of football stadium architecture as the first stadium with seating completely surrounding the field. But nearly 100 years later, The Bowl and Yale football are revered more for their tradition than for recent innovations. Even as most »

The Elis who broke the 0–3 streak

November 18, 2010
Trust in your teammates, trust in yourself, and play with all your heart — those, say alumni of the Yale teams of 1967, 1998 and 2006, are the keys to breaking long losing streaks against Harvard. And they have the results to back it up, for these teams did just that. If the Yale football »

Controversy arises in the Tyng Cup

November 17, 2010
Dreams of winning the Tyng Cup may have been shattered after a committee found four residential colleges guilty of using ineligible club table tennis players during the fall IM table tennis season. Timothy Dwight accused Berkeley last month of competing with club table tennis players on its intramural roster, leading to a flurry of similar »

Battle for the bus

November 10, 2010
For John Ettinger ’12, Saybrook IM Secretary, the competition for the Tyng Cup begins the second the IM Bus shuttle arrives at Payne Whitney gym. “It’s tactical,” Ettinger said. “When the bus pulls up, you want to make sure everyone from your college gets on. If not everyone from your college gets on, your college »

Two-sport athletes a rarity

November 4, 2010
When head squash coach David Talbott came to Yale in 1983, he had six players on his roster who also played another sport. This year he only has two. Talbott’s case isn’t unusual — athlete specialization has become a national trend according to coaches interviewed. While Director of Athletics, Tom Beckett, said that the school »

NHL draft picks focused on Yale

October 28, 2010
In recent years, the No. 5 men’s hockey team has had a reputation as a small, quick team that can skate past bigger teams. They proved it last spring during the NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals when the Elis defeated North Dakota, a team with 16 players who had already been drafted by NHL teams. That »

W. GOLF | MOON ’14 hits ace — again

October 26, 2010
Golfers can go their entire careers without ever sinking a hole-in-one. Seo Hee Moon ’14 was able to check that feat off her bucket list on October 17. Then, eight days later, she did it again. Moon won her fourth individual title of the year as the women’s golf team ran away with victory on »