Billington ’04 injured in crew accident

Charlie Billington ’04, a member of heavyweight crew team, sustained serious injuries Friday afternoon when the boat he was in collided with another boat on the Housatonic River during crew practice. As of Sunday night, Billington was resting in the post-operation ward of Yale-New Haven Hospital and was expected to make a full recovery, heavyweight […]


Higgins eases into new NHL atmosphere

Derek Jeter he is not, but Chris Higgins ’06 has a story just as picture-perfect: a boy who dreamed of becoming a professional athlete gets drafted in the first round and signs with his favorite team. On May 22, Higgins, at the age of 19, inked a three-year contract with the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens, a […]

Scouring for surf: Yale’s surfers trace East Coast for waves

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. When an offshore hurricane brought 14-foot swells and Huntington Beach-like surf conditions to the Rhode Island coastline, Yale Surf Club member Mike Kai ’05 was not surprised. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”19329″ ] For 10 days, Kai, along with other members of the Yale Surf Club, […]

Men’s crew loses battle of heavyweights

The 138th rowing of the storied Harvard-Yale Regatta was one that the men’s heavyweight crew team would rather forget. On June 7 in New London, the nationally-ranked No. 1 Crimson (7-0) dominated the waters, sweeping the varsity, junior varsity and freshman races for the third consecutive year and securing the rowing version of the triple […]

Burnat-Grass Complex unveiled

Yale baseball will never forget two of its own. On April 27, the Athletics Department unveiled the Burnat-Grass Complex, a hitting facility, named in honor of Eli pitchers Kyle Burnat ’05 and Nicholas Grass ’05. Burnat and Grass were two of the four Yale students who died after their sports utility vehicle crashed into a […]


Kate O’Neill wins at Relays

Kate O’Neill ’03 is leaving Yale with a bang. The veteran distance runner continues to add laurels to her collegiate resume with just one regular season meet left. On April 24, O’Neill became the first Yale women’s track runner ever to win an individual title at the Penn Relays by taking the 5,000-meter championship. “It’s […]

Kellogg conquers cycling world

When Marissa Kellogg ’03 first came to Yale, she traveled around campus in her vehicle of choice: a nine-year-old mountain bike. Little did Kellogg know that three years later she would use a $1,000 Cannondale to win road races around the country. It was the Habitat Bicycling Challenge North 2000 that was responsible for introducing […]

Women’s track team maintains perfection

For the second week straight, the women’s outdoor track and field team suffered through a meet with scorekeeping problems. And for the second week straight, the Elis walked away with a resounding victory. With a 93-70 win over Harvard Saturday at Yale’s Dewitt Cuyler Field, the women’s outdoor track and field team (4-0) remains undefeated […]

Women’s track tops Penn, Princeton

Even sickness cannot stop the women’s outdoor track team this season. Although the Bulldogs were battling a team-wide cold bug, they trounced Princeton and Pennsylvania Saturday in their first home meet of the season. Yale won with 97 points, while Princeton and Penn earned 47.5 and 37.5 points, respectively. “I thought Princeton would be a […]

Women’s track begins home season

After winning two meets and qualifying two distance-runners for the NCAA championships in another, the women’s track team will get the opportunity to establish its dominance in the Ivy League as they host the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton this Saturday. “The girls are looking forward to starting our home season, even if it might […]

W. track earns ‘unexpected’ win at Colonial Relays

Much to its surprise, the women’s outdoor track team soared to first place at the 41st Annual William and Mary Colonial Relays this weekend. “The [team] win was sort of unexpected,” Katrina Svoboda ’05 said. “No one was really paying attention to the totals, so it was a pleasant surprise.” Receiving hefty contributions from all […]

Balancing act: athletics and academics in the Ivies

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. In mid-February, the Ivy League lost two men’s basketball first-team All-Ivy candidates. On Feb. 10, following a 72-68 loss to Yale, Harvard was deflated further when coach Frank Sullivan announced that senior point guard Patrick Harvey was academically ineligible to compete the rest […]