Baseball & Softball

Baseball, softball All-Ivy honors: snubs and surprises

By Yale Undergraduate Sports Analytics Group | Posted on, 10:50 a.m.

While many of the league’s selections were no-brainers, there were quite a few snubs and surprises. Using wins above replacement, we analyze how the Ancient Eight did in recognizing its best players, noting who was robbed of an award and whose honors came as surprises. Read more


Baseball & Softball

Baseball, softball All-Ivy honors: snubs and surprises

By Yale Undergraduate Sports Analytics Group | Posted on, 10:50 a.m.

While many of the league’s selections were no-brainers, there were quite a few snubs and surprises. Using wins above replacement, we analyze how the Ancient Eight did in recognizing its best players, noting who was robbed of an award and whose honors came as surprises. Read more






Men's Tennis

Picking the Ivy League’s automatic NCAA qualifier

By Won Jung | Posted on, 4:45 p.m.

As of May 1, the Ivy League has four players ranked in the the top 125 of the ITA national rankings, which more or less guarantees the conference an automatic bid into tennis’ Big Dance. However, the choice of which Ivy athlete to send to Athens, Georgia for the 2017 Championships is not set in stone. Read more


Men's Tennis

Picking the Ivy League’s automatic NCAA qualifier

By Won Jung | Posted on, 4:45 p.m.

As of May 1, the Ivy League has four players ranked in the the top 125 of the ITA national rankings, which more or less guarantees the conference an automatic bid into tennis’ Big Dance. However, the choice of which Ivy athlete to send to Athens, Georgia for the 2017 Championships is not set in stone. Read more


Women's Tennis

Crunching the numbers on Ivy League parity

By Steven Rome | Posted on, 11:12 p.m.

Though Yale (8–15, 1–6 Ivy) faced problems beyond the mere randomness of close matches, it indeed competed in a league diffuse with talent. Whether or not this parity provides solace for a last-place finish in the conference, the numbers substantiate the coach-speak about the parity of the Ivy League. Read more


Women's Tennis

Crunching the numbers on Ivy League parity

By Steven Rome | Posted on, 11:12 p.m.

Though Yale (8–15, 1–6 Ivy) faced problems beyond the mere randomness of close matches, it indeed competed in a league diffuse with talent. Whether or not this parity provides solace for a last-place finish in the conference, the numbers substantiate the coach-speak about the parity of the Ivy League. Read more




Men's Basketball

Tournament revives historic rivalry in epic semifinal

By Steven Rome | Posted on, 5:08 p.m.

The noise at one of the original meccas of basketball was deafening. Each basket seemed more important than the next. Princeton’s orange-clad student section shouted across the floor at loyal Red and Blue fans. The scene belonged to an earlier time, when this was one of college basketball’s premier rivalries. Read more


Men's Basketball

Tournament revives historic rivalry in epic semifinal

By Steven Rome | Posted on, 5:08 p.m.

The noise at one of the original meccas of basketball was deafening. Each basket seemed more important than the next. Princeton’s orange-clad student section shouted across the floor at loyal Red and Blue fans. The scene belonged to an earlier time, when this was one of college basketball’s premier rivalries. Read more


Men's Basketball

Princeton edges Penn to remain perfect

By Won Jung | Posted on, 5:07 p.m.

After holding out for decades, the Ivy League became the last Division I NCAA basketball conference to create an end-of-season tournament. Why did it finally conform in 2016–17 after years of sticking to tradition, you ask? Look no farther than the 1-4 matchup of the men’s tournament held at the Palestra.

Read more


Men's Basketball

Princeton edges Penn to remain perfect

By Won Jung | Posted on, 5:07 p.m.

After holding out for decades, the Ivy League became the last Division I NCAA basketball conference to create an end-of-season tournament. Why did it finally conform in 2016–17 after years of sticking to tradition, you ask? Look no farther than the 1-4 matchup of the men’s tournament held at the Palestra.

Read more


Basketball

Home-court advantage in play at the Ivy League Tournament

By Won Jung | Posted on, 2:09 p.m.

As Brown women’s basketball guard Shayna Mehta dribbled into the front court early in the third quarter of the first-ever Ivy League Tournament game, a cascade of boos rained down on the second-team All-Ivy recipient. Up by five against the regular-season conference-champion Quakers, Mehta felt the heavily pro-Penn crowd tear into her every move. Fueled by the cheers … Read more


Basketball

Home-court advantage in play at the Ivy League Tournament

By Won Jung | Posted on, 2:09 p.m.

As Brown women’s basketball guard Shayna Mehta dribbled into the front court early in the third quarter of the first-ever Ivy League Tournament game, a cascade of boos rained down on the second-team All-Ivy recipient. Up by five against the regular-season conference-champion Quakers, Mehta felt the heavily pro-Penn crowd tear into her every move. Fueled by the cheers … Read more


Women's Basketball

No. 1 Penn edges No. 4 Brown to open Ivy Tournament

By Steven Rome | Posted on, 2:00 p.m.

With an 11 a.m. tipoff, both Penn and Brown were groggy to start the first matchup of the inaugural Ivy League Tournament. But within a few minutes, with daylight streaming down on the historic Palestra’s hardwood, both teams awoke for a competitive and energetic battle. With a burst of three-pointers at the close of the first … Read more


Women's Basketball

No. 1 Penn edges No. 4 Brown to open Ivy Tournament

By Steven Rome | Posted on, 2:00 p.m.

With an 11 a.m. tipoff, both Penn and Brown were groggy to start the first matchup of the inaugural Ivy League Tournament. But within a few minutes, with daylight streaming down on the historic Palestra’s hardwood, both teams awoke for a competitive and energetic battle. With a burst of three-pointers at the close of the first … Read more






Women's Basketball

BY THE NUMBERS: Women’s basketball predictions

By Yale Undergraduate Sports Analytics Group | Posted on, 12:07 p.m.

Despite a 1–3 Ivy League record, Yale is just a game behind Cornell and Brown, who currently sit on the tournament bubble. The Bulldogs, Tigers, Bears, and Big Red are only separated by 12 Elo points amidst an exciting playoff push. Read more


Women's Basketball

BY THE NUMBERS: Women’s basketball predictions

By Yale Undergraduate Sports Analytics Group | Posted on, 12:07 p.m.

Despite a 1–3 Ivy League record, Yale is just a game behind Cornell and Brown, who currently sit on the tournament bubble. The Bulldogs, Tigers, Bears, and Big Red are only separated by 12 Elo points amidst an exciting playoff push. Read more


Basketball

A triple double in the Ancient Eight?

By Matthew Stock | Posted on, 4:47 p.m.

Of the 38 triple doubles in college hoops this season, none have been authored from an Ivy League player. If lightning does strike in the Ancient Eight, however, I imagine it will come from one of the following players. Keep your eyes peeled; you won’t to miss these stat studs when they go off. Read more


Basketball

A triple double in the Ancient Eight?

By Matthew Stock | Posted on, 4:47 p.m.

Of the 38 triple doubles in college hoops this season, none have been authored from an Ivy League player. If lightning does strike in the Ancient Eight, however, I imagine it will come from one of the following players. Keep your eyes peeled; you won’t to miss these stat studs when they go off. Read more


Men's Basketball

BY THE NUMBERS: Ivy hoops games to watch

By Yale Undergraduate Sports Analytics Group | Posted on, 1:38 p.m.

The first three weeks the Ivy League men’s basketball season have brought a little bit of everything: suspense, surprise and a whole lot of fun. This weekend’s slate of eight games, however, should top anything we’ve seen thus far. Read more


Men's Basketball

BY THE NUMBERS: Ivy hoops games to watch

By Yale Undergraduate Sports Analytics Group | Posted on, 1:38 p.m.

The first three weeks the Ivy League men’s basketball season have brought a little bit of everything: suspense, surprise and a whole lot of fun. This weekend’s slate of eight games, however, should top anything we’ve seen thus far. Read more


Football

Penn quarterback eyes NFL

By Joey Kamm | Posted on, 7:17 p.m.

The quarterback who ranks No. 2 all-time in overall completion percentage among Ivy League signal callers, Penn senior Alek Torgersen, has a chance to hear his name called at the NFL Draft in Philadelphia this April. Read more


Football

Penn quarterback eyes NFL

By Joey Kamm | Posted on, 7:17 p.m.

The quarterback who ranks No. 2 all-time in overall completion percentage among Ivy League signal callers, Penn senior Alek Torgersen, has a chance to hear his name called at the NFL Draft in Philadelphia this April. Read more


Women's Basketball

Brown guard honored after torching Bulldogs

By Steven Rome | Posted on, 7:40 p.m.

Brown guard Shayna Mehta earned Co-Player of the Week honors in the Ivy League for her 20-point performance in the Bears’ 76–73 victory over the Yale women’s basketball team on Friday night. Read more


Women's Basketball

Brown guard honored after torching Bulldogs

By Steven Rome | Posted on, 7:40 p.m.

Brown guard Shayna Mehta earned Co-Player of the Week honors in the Ivy League for her 20-point performance in the Bears’ 76–73 victory over the Yale women’s basketball team on Friday night. Read more


Women’s Squash

Cream of the crop dominates national rankings

By Brian Yeo | Posted on, 10:23 p.m.

When looking around at collegiate sports, past the blockbuster main draws like basketball or football, you can start noticing true imbalances of power amongst the top teams of certain more niche sports. If you look at college football or men’s basketball, parity serves as part of the sports’ appeal. During  March Madness, any outcome is … Read more


Women’s Squash

Cream of the crop dominates national rankings

By Brian Yeo | Posted on, 10:23 p.m.

When looking around at collegiate sports, past the blockbuster main draws like basketball or football, you can start noticing true imbalances of power amongst the top teams of certain more niche sports. If you look at college football or men’s basketball, parity serves as part of the sports’ appeal. During  March Madness, any outcome is … Read more


Women's Basketball

Path to The Palestra heats up

By Won Jung | Posted on, 12:18 p.m.

After posting its best combined nonconference win percentage in league history, the Ivy League has begun its journey to crown a champion and recipient of the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Championships. Read more


Women's Basketball

Path to The Palestra heats up

By Won Jung | Posted on, 12:18 p.m.

After posting its best combined nonconference win percentage in league history, the Ivy League has begun its journey to crown a champion and recipient of the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Championships. Read more