Ly: A costly, destructive call

Guest Column

After Tigers debacle, Univ. must assay coaching issue

“Last year’s senior class was the first one never to see a victory over Harvard, and I fear the class of 2006 will not see one either … I’m afraid that if there isn’t a coaching change, Yale football will continue to be mired in mediocrity and irrelevance … Maybe the football team will blast […]

Struggling Eli football needs a change at the top

What we have witnessed the past few years is a historic Yale football team. The first Yale team to lose to Harvard four years in a row. The first Yale team to ever lose to a team from the Pioneer League. And Yale football, far from being selfish, has helped opposing teams make history as […]

Patriots lack trappings of a true dynasty

New England Patriots this, Tom Brady that; I’m sick of this love-fest for the most mediocre, overrated “dynasty” in NFL history — if such a term can even be used. “Last I looked, they still have Tom Brady. And quite frankly, that’s all you need,” blathers writer- turned-TV personality Stephen A. Smith in a commercial […]

NBA has its flaws, but so does MLB

After reading the opinion columns on this page for the past few months, I knew it was bound to happen: one of the columnists was going to write an anti-NBA piece. Furthermore, I knew it was going to be written by a baseball fan, having heard similar arguments last year from my Red Sox-obsessed roommate […]

Brown alumni show w. Frisbee some new tricks

The women’s ultimate Frisbee team went into the Huck-a-Hunk o’ Burnin’ Pumpkin tournament at Brown this past weekend looking to win their second tournament of the season. But Ramona did not advance past the semifinal round. The Brown alumni team, which won the tournament by beating MIT in the finals, defeated Ramona in the semifinals. […]

An empty Bowl: no football for parents

In a break with Yale tradition, there will be no football home game this Parents’ Weekend. “I have been here nine years, and there has always been a home game on Parents’ Weekend,” athletic director Tom Beckett said. Yale administrators select the date for Parents’ Weekend the prior spring. But the football schedule forms years […]


Eli harriers eke out victories

Just one point separated the men’s cross country team from Harvard Saturday. But that point was enough to put the Bulldogs over the top 27-28 to win the Main Memorial Trophy, awarded annually since 1948. The women’s cross country team also won the Yale-Princeton-Harvard race 35-41-54 to grab the 25-year-old Cheever Memorial Trophy. Yale has […]