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.
SOFTBALL: Bulldogs ready to step up to the plate
After finishing second to last in the Ivy League last year with a 10–37 overall record, the Yale softball team will be looking for redemption in the 2014 season.
The Root ’14 of Yale’s success
Captain Jesse Root ’14 (No. 20) leads the Bulldogs with 17 assists and 26 total points this season.
WOMEN’S TENNIS: Elis strong at home
The women’s tennis team registered a dominant performance against Boston University on Sunday, defeating the Terriers 7–0 at home in New Haven.
MEN’S LACROSSE: Bulldogs top NESAC champs
The No. 13 men’s lacrosse team had its final tune-up before the regular season against Division III opponent Tufts in a scrimmage last Sunday.
MEN’S BASKETBALL: Yale tops Tigers in OT thriller
The basketball team survived another weekend doubleheader, sweeping Penn and Princeton at home to extend the winning streak to six.
MEN’S HOCKEY: Defense struggles as Bulldogs split
In a crucial home weekend for the No. 13 Yale men’s ice hockey team, the defense failed to step up as the Elis lost 4–0 to archrival No. 4 Quinnipiac before barely holding on against ECAC doormat Princeton, 7–5.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Elis make playoffs
The Tigers tallied three goals against the Yale women’s ice hockey team on Saturday night, but forward Jackie Raines ’15 single-handedly one-upped the entire Princeton roster.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Losses drop Elis .500
The women’s basketball team suffered its first weekend sweep with losses to Penn and Princeton on the road.
MEN’S SQUASH: Bulldogs finish third
The men’s squash team ended an intense season with a third-place national finish behind Harvard and Trinity.
Bulldogs triumph over Penn
Fresh off a resounding 69–54 victory over Penn, the Elis were unable to enjoy such an easy stroll to victory tonight.
Yale, QPac face off in national title rematch
In one of the most anticipated rivalry games in the country, No. 13 Yale battles rival No. 4 Quinnipiac in a rematch of the 2013 national championship game.
Admins deny pool proposal
Director of Athletics Tom Beckett said the University has decided the pool should remain in the Payne Whitney Gymnasium