Sports | 9:58 pm | September 11, 2012 | By Charles Condro

FOOTBALL | QB Whitelaw ’14 quits team

Quarterback John Whitelaw '14 announced his departure from the football team Tuesday.

When the football team leaves campus Thursday evening for its season-opener at Georgetown, quarterback John Whitelaw ’14 will not be on board. Whitelaw announced his departure from the football team in an email to his teammates Tuesday, the News has learned. His decision comes in the wake of head coach Tony Reno’s announcement that Eric »

Sports | 11:03 pm | August 5, 2012 | By Gavan Gideon

McHale’s ’13 football captaincy suspended

Yale football captain Will McHale ’13 had his captaincy suspended Saturday due to a fight he had in May with another male student. McHale, who was arrested May 15 by Yale Police, faces a charge of creating a public disturbance, an infraction. He has not yet entered a plea, and is due to appear in »

Sports | 3:43 pm | May 6, 2012 | By Charles Condro

Stoller ’12 headed for NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers

Patrick Witt '12 did not receive a contract after last weekend's NFL draft.

A Yale football player received a rookie free agent contract after last weekend’s NFL draft. Jake Stoller ’12, a defensive tackle, signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers after the draft finished April 28. Quarterback Patrick Witt ’12, who participated in the annual NFL combine earlier this year, remains unsigned. Stoller was one »

Sports | 8:39 pm | April 3, 2012 | By Adlon Adams

Harvard newspaper compares Yale football to the Miami Heat

Former quarterback Patrick Witt '12 gained national media attention in November as he prepared to play in the Harvard-Yale Game.

An inexplicable article posted to the Harvard Crimson’s sports blog on Monday claims Yale football is the Miami Heat of the Ivy League. The author points out the similarities between Lebron James and former Yale quarterback Patrick Witt ’12, noting their shared ability to make headlines. “With Lebron’s rapidly receding hairline in mind it’s clear »

Sports | 4:06 pm | February 21, 2012 | By Jimin He

Williams takes new gig at UTEP

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Former Yale football head coach Tom Williams has signed on as safeties coach at the University of Texas at El Paso, according to reports. Pete Rousel of coachingsearch.com first reported on Sunday that Williams had accepted a position on the UTEP staff under head coach Mike Price; the New Haven Register later confirmed Rousel’s report. »