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.
MEN’S LACROSSE: Men’s lax opens strong
Last Saturday, the No. 10 men’s lacrosse team began its season with scrimmages against the Stony Brook Seawolves and the Adelphi Panthers.
Ivy League Olympic Update
Though the Olympic Games may be only a few days old, a number of Ivy League athletes — including one Yale competitor — have already seen action in Sochi. On Saturday, Yale forward Phoebe Staenz ’17 took the ice for the Swiss Olympic Team in the nation’s first women’s ice hockey game of the Olympics. »
MEN’S BASKETBALL: Yale beats Crimson goliath
The men’s basketball team is tied with Harvard atop the conference standings thanks to huge road wins over Dartmouth and Harvard.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Bulldogs fall in heartbreaker to Cantabs
The women’s basketball team defeated Dartmouth on Friday night before falling to Harvard in the matchup between top Ivy League teams on Saturday.
MEN’S HOCKEY: Saturday defeat dulls overtime win
After a game-winning overtime goal led to a thrilling Friday finish against Rensselaer, the No. 13 Yale men’s ice hockey team blew a 2–1 lead and allowed three third-period goals to lose to No. 4 Union 5–3 on Saturday.
SQUASH: Bulldogs fall to Harvard
After losses to archrival Harvard at home, the men’s and women’s squash teams finished their Ivy seasons with victories against Dartmouth yesterday.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Elis struggle at home
The Yale women’s hockey team came out of a key weekend of ECAC play with just one point after falling to Union and tying Rensselaer at home.
Yalie Headed to Sochi
This week, one lucky Yalie left New Haven behind for the adventure of a lifetime. In early January, Phoebe Stanez, a freshman forward on the women’s hockey team, found out she would be playing for her native Switzerland in the winter Olympics. Questions? Contact the Yale Daily News YTV Editors, Raleigh Cavero, Madison Alworth and »
MEN’S HOCKEY: Elis face crucial weekend
Having to battle through injuries, the No. 13 men’s hockey team will travel to upstate New York to face RPI and No. 4 Union in another crucial conference doubleheader.
Alumni calls for pool unanswered
Members of an alumni fundraising initiative said the University has not only rejected their offers to raise money for a new pool, but allegedly treated them with disrespect.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Tough slate ahead for bulldogs
The women’s basketball team will host both Dartmouth and Harvard this weekend.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Yale hopes to keep playoff spot
After two disappointing losses last weekend, the women’s hockey team will look to rebound this weekend against Union and Rensselaer.