Bennie Anderson
Contributing Reporter
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GYMNASTICS: Barbara Tonry, women’s program’s founding and only coach, dies at 84

The longest-tenured coach in NCAA gymnastics, Tonry guided the Yale women’s gymnastics program since its inception in 1973, capturing 16 Ivy League titles along the way.

Tonry with Katherine Lucas
Behind the Venue: Speed, light and rebirth at Coxe Cage

Coxe Cage has served as the home of Yale men’s and women's track and field since 1928. The Cage has received two major upgrades since the 1980s, and current athletes spoke to the News about its natural light, banked track and electric atmosphere during meets.

An illustration showing various aspects of Coxe Cage and outlines of the athletes that use it.
GYMNASTICS: Long after spats of early seasons, Barbara Tonry reflects on 48 years at helm

The Yale women’s gymnastics team has been around for almost 50 years, and head coach Barbara Tonry has led the program for its entire existence. […]

Tonry confers with another person during a competition.
Possibility of practicing at Yale complicates learning location decision for first-year spring athletes

As students on campus near the end of arrival quarantines in their residential colleges, Yale first-year athletes have begun to look toward an uncertain spring […]

New Haven, Yale groups host voter registration rally and health summit

A voter registration rally and health summit took place on Sunday afternoon to increase civic engagement in the city ahead of Election Day. Several volunteers […]

New Haven takes on youth homelessness amid pandemic

When she was 16, Alexa Davila was kicked out of her family’s New Haven home by her own parents. Foster home after foster home after foster […]