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Sailing team sets its sights on NCAA championships in Hawaii

Aloha. That’s a word Yale sailors will have in the back of their minds all of this fall and winter, as they train in the cold waters of the Yale Corinthian Yacht Club off the shores of Branford, Conn. It’s a word they’ll remember when they send teams to four of five different regattas around […]

Yale Bowl renovations on hold while funds go elsewhere

On Oct. 5, hordes of Yale students, alumni and faculty will descend upon Yale’s most storied and prized athletic landmark. But while Yale will be celebrating its tercentennial in style that night, the Yale Bowl approaches its 87th birthday with no party in sight. As each year passes and the rest of the University undergoes […]


Yale athletics cancels weekend’s slate of contests

Following the lead of sports institutions across the nation, Yale announced yesterday that all varsity athletic events through Sunday have been cancelled because of Tuesday’s national tragedy. The afternoon decision came after discussions between Yale President Richard Levin, athletic director Tom Beckett, senior administrators in various departments and Bulldog athletes and coaches. Affected events include […]

Amidst tragedy, Yale games in doubt

In the midst of perhaps the greatest American tragedy of this generation, worrying about sports seemed completely irrelevant, but for Yale’s athletic community, there was no other choice. The massive terrorist attacks on New York and Washington sent shock waves reverberating through the Eli sports family, calling into question the teams’ weekend competitions and uniting […]

Hey, NFL fans: Stop and spell the flowers

Believe it or not, Philadelphia Eagles running back Duce Staley doesn’t know how to spell “chrysanthemum.” And thanks to the Eagles’ team Web site, we all know it. Now, I consider myself an above average NFL fan with a penchant to know most of the minutiae going on around America’s favorite professional sports league, but […]

Two Elis picked in NFL draft

As Sunday’s NFL draft neared its usually anticlimactic conclusion, it appeared that the Ancient Eight was going to get ignored again. Then, without warning, three straight teams dipped into the Ivy League pool. With the 23rd pick of the seventh and final round, or the 223rd overall pick, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose Yale strong […]

Penna elected football captain despite 2000 suspension

Newly elected football captain Tim Penna ’02 said yesterday that he was suspended from all games last season for using a banned substance. Last August Penna tested positive for androstenedione — a performance-enhancing anabolic agent banned by the NCAA — forcing him to sit out his entire junior season and forfeit a year of eligibility. […]


Remembering the magical summer of ’41

Even though the 2001 baseball season is just a few weeks old, there are already plenty of compelling storylines developing. The Twins and Cubs have shocked the league by jumping out of the gates in first place, Hideo Nomo has dominated in his new Boston surroundings, and Barry Bonds has entered the exclusive 500 home […]

Bulldog football watching NFL draft

NFL fans suffering from post-Super Bowl withdrawal will receive a much-needed injection of football this weekend when league owners, coaches and fans descend upon New York for the league’s annual draft. Unlike most years, however, three Bulldogs will be watching this weekend’s draft particularly intently. Bulldog wide receiver Eric Johnson ’01, running back Rashad Bartholomew […]

Incoming hockey class of ’05 will fill big skates

When Yale team MVP Jeff Hamilton ’01 and the rest of his fellow seniors were honored at last Tuesday’s hockey banquet, it officially marked the end of an era for one of the most successful classes in 106 years of Yale hockey. To say the least, those seven seniors left some mighty big shoes to […]