Swimming’s HYP is a reminder of what was

Imagine standing among hundreds — maybe even thousands — of fans, cheering on the Yale Bulldogs as they strive for a national championship. There’s not an unoccupied seat in sight, save for those emptied by fans standing up and cheering. The roaring of the crowd is deafening. Yale football versus Harvard at The Game? Nope. […]

Revised financial aid may prove sheer seduction for top athletes

Yale administrators and students and parents from middle- and upper-middle-income families were not the only ones to welcome the University’s much-hyped announcement of increased financial aid earlier this month. Another group, overlooked in the midst of the hoopla, had reason to celebrate, too: the Yale athletic community. Administrators in Ray Tompkins House and the admissions […]

Individuals shine at home meet

Swinging is one of the specialties of the women’s gymnastics team, and they definitely got back in the swing of things this week. After a disappointing showing on bars and a second place finish behind Southern Connecticut in their season opener last week at Springfield College in Mass., the Bulldogs came back and posted a […]

Migdalski furthers outdoors program

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Most students who climb the stairs or take the elevator to the fourth floor of Payne Whitney Gymnasium, turn left and head straight for the fitness center. But if, instead, they make a small detour to the right, they would find themselves in […]

Expansion would not increase recruits, Levin says

Even if two new residential colleges increase the number of freshmen filing through Phelps Gate each August, the number making the early-morning trek to Payne Whitney Gymnasium will probably remain the same. University President Richard Levin said Yale College will most likely not admit more recruited athletes if the student body expands, although no official […]

Huge Game crowds led to familiar transit woes

This year’s Harvard-Yale experience was full of hopeful waiting — fans waiting for a touchdown, alumni waiting to enter the parking lot and students waiting for buses to get to and from The Game. While most students interviewed thought the busing system was adequate, many also said they were at least a little frustrated with […]

Athletes in Action mixes religion, sports and academics

Whether it’s a sports team, an a cappella ensemble or a political party, Yalies often identify themselves by the groups to which they belong. One such group, Athletes in Action, a Christian ministry for athletes on campus, combines two niches that some may find surprising — athletics and religion. The ministry is geared toward helping […]

New indoor golf facility will offer winter options

Those who have ventured inside Payne Whitney Gymnasium in the past month or so might have noticed a big change on the second floor. What used to be a barren storage room with broken tiles and abandoned refrigerators is now slated to become the new David Paterson Golf Technology Center, named in honor of the […]

Men’s hockey takes two ties on the road

Two games, two ties and two points in the ECACHL — the number two was the theme of the weekend for the men’s hockey team. The Bulldogs (1-1-2, 0-0-2 ECACHL) recorded a pair of draws against conference foes No. 17 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (5-2-2, 0-0-2) and Union (2-2-2, 0-0-2) on the road this weekend. On […]

Crew ramps up the intensity, finishes on top

This weekend, aggression and mixing it up were key for Yale’s crew teams. Coming off the Head of the Charles last week, the Bulldogs competed in the Princeton Chase, where the men’s heavyweights finished second and the women’s boat won the event. The men’s lightweights entered 11 boats into competition and pulled off a second-place […]

Broken oar dashes hopes for m. crew

For most crew races, it’s a race against the clock, but this weekend, it proved to be a fight against the course as well. At the Head of the Charles regatta in Boston — which is known for its difficult turns and numerous bridges — the women’s crew team had another solid performance, with second […]