The real story at SochiIn some of my previous columns, I argued that sports ultimately are entertainment businesses designed to, well, entertain people.
The "N-word" and the NFLLast week, the National Football League struck up the conversation when it proposed a 15-yard penalty for the use of the “N-word” on the field, with a possibility of ejection upon subsequent use.
HE: Athletes are not role modelsAs spectators, we expect our athletes to show grace whether they win or lose, forgetting that the athletes have put a lifetime of work, and often their physical and mental health, on the line for our amusement.
Onorato: Being a good sportThere is a good argument to be made that sports are just another form of entertainment in our society.
MEN'S HOCKEY: Bulldogs to take on Crimson at IngallsThis series carries widespread implications as the No. 16 Bulldogs look to keep their hopes of an NCAA Tournament bid alive.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Last homestand for Bulldogs
The women’s basketball team will be facing the top dogs in the Ivy League this weekend, suiting up against Princeton on Friday night and Penn on Saturday night.
MEN’S HOCKEY: Elis host ECAC leader
The No. 15 men’s hockey team plays its final two games this weekend at Ingalls hoping to finish off the year with its first weekend sweep.
SWIMMING & DIVING: Bulldogs head to Cambridge for Ivies
The Yale men’s swimming and diving team will head to Cambridge this weekend for the Ivy League Championships, the last meet of the school year.
Losing for the future
The 2013-’14 season will also have another, less attractive label: the Year of the Tank.
BASEBALL: first pitch imminent for Elis
A respectable 10–10 finish in the Ivy League headlined by a season-ending sweep of Brown gives the Bulldogs reason to look forward to this season.
SQUAS: Elis to compete for individual championships
Yale’s top five men’s and women’s squash players will travel south to Penn this weekend to compete in the College Squash Association’s Individual Championships.
MEN’S LACROSSE: Elis head to RI
The No. 12 men’s lacrosse team hits the road this weekend looking to pick up a win in the team’s first of three trips to Rhode Island this season.
GYMNASTICS: Sooksengdao ’16 shines on beam
Brittney Sooksengdao ’16 placed third on the beam in this past weekend’s Ivy Classic.
WOMEN’S TENNIS: Elis fall at Blue Gray Classic
The No. 36 women’s tennis team defeated No. 75 Tulane at the Blue Gray Classic on Sunday.
MEN’S BASKETBALL: Sears sizzles in Ivy play
Amidst the tension and drama of title hunting for teams across the Ancient Eight, the impending conclusion of the Ivy League men’s basketball season inevitably sparks discussion about the various individual awards.
BASKETBALL: Sherrod ’15 named to Whiffs
Yale men’s basketball forward Brandon Sherrod ’15 was named a member of the Whiffenpoofs class of 2014-’15.
SOFTBALL: Bulldogs open season
For its first game of 2014, the Yale softball team traveled south this weekend to escape the snow and play in the Norfolk State Spartan Clash in Virginia Beach.