FOOTBALL: What went wrong?
The Game 2014 is more than a battle for Ivy League supremacy — it is an opportunity for Yale to exorcise the ghosts of seven years futility on the gridiron. Here is a look back at what has gone wrong for more than half a decade.
FOOTBALL: The other games
The Game marks a time for Yalies to come together to celebrate the navy blue as they battle our rivals from the North. That said, Yale students have had many other opportunities to cheer against Cambridge this season in fall sports.
FOOTBALL: A brief history of The Game
As of last year, Yale leads the all-time series 65–57–8. However, the Bulldogs have fallen on rough times as of late — the Elis have not won since 2006, when they triumphed over the Cantabs 34–1.
FOOTBALL: Tyler Varga, one-of-a-kind running back
When one imagines a running back with a bodybuilder’s physique storming down the gridiron with the balance and agility of a downhill skier, one can get a sense of the nightmare Ivy League defenses have dealt with in preparing for running back Tyler Varga ’15 the past three seasons.
FOOTBALL: Roberts rips through playbook
Yale has leaned heavily on its offense all season en route to its current 8–1 record, and quarterback Morgan Roberts ’16 will look to lead the team’s most prolific offense in decades to victory this weekend.
GameDay host talks Harvard-Yale
With GameDay coming to Cambridge for the 131st edition of The Game, the News talked with Chris Fowler about Saturday and the related festivities.
The return and rise of Ciotti
Larry Ciotti was the first football coach Daniel Hand High School ever hired. In 1970, the Madison, Connecticut school hired Ciotti — then only four years removed from a college football career at Southern Connecticut State — to build its football program.
FOOTBALL: Tight ends healthy, ready for Harvard
As they march into the biggest weekend of their season, the Elis have more than just their eight wins, five-game winning streak and undefeated record on the road to give them momentum. They also have their two veteran tight ends back.
FOOTBALL: RC3 — a motivational force
The Yale football team’s offense has shown fans in its 8–1 start that if a team wants to put up 43.0 points a game and own the highest-gaining offense in the entire NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, it is going to need a diversity of weapons.
FOOTBALL: Yale’s “hardest hitter” on the rise
The Yale football team has enjoyed success this year largely due to its prolific offense, which ranks first in the Football Championship Subdivision in total yards per game and fourth in points per game.