James Badas
Staff Reporter
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BADAS: The final column

On Wednesday morning, about 100 ESPN employees received notice of their immediate termination from the Worldwide Leader in Sports. The layoffs spanned job descriptions and […]

BADAS: The case for Harvard

While there are few greater feelings as a Yale fan than seeing the Bulldogs knock off Princeton or, better yet, topple Harvard, there are few […]

BADAS: All eyes on the Ivies

I thought I was witnessing history — me, and a few hundred others. The total attendance that brisk, cold March night in Hanover, New Hampshire, […]

BADAS & CAMERON: Good call, Blue

Less than two months ago, one of us texted the other out of the blue: “What if Theo was our Class Day speaker?” We agreed […]

BADAS: Lessons from The Game

Less than two weeks have passed and I’ve already reminisced several times with classmates, friends, family members and alumni about Nov. 19, 2016 — the day we beat Harvard.

BADAS: Can you cuddle with a Crimson?

This past Monday morning, hundreds of eager Yalies lined up for tickets to the illustrious Game, ready to cough up $25 or even an additional $75 for guests when purchasing tickets — an interesting way to make up Harvard’s $1.9 billion dollar endowment loss this year, huh?

BADAS: For the pursuit of excellence

Last night, two super teams commanded the national spotlight in professional sports. One — the Golden State Warriors — is in search of redemption, aiming to meet historically high expectations. The other — the Chicago Cubs — is in search of validation that talent, passion and execution are eventually rewarded with a championship, regardless of any goat or Walkman-listening spectator.

FOOTBALL: Keys to the game (09.26.15)

Fresh off Yale football’s thrilling comeback victory at Colgate to open the 2015 campaign, the Bulldogs will make their home debut tomorrow afternoon against Cornell.

BASEBALL: Elis celebrate 150th anniversary

Over the past 150 years, just six Division I programs can boast the historical pedigree that the Yale baseball team can lay claim to.

Elis lace up professionally

Decades removed from the days of basketball legend John J. Lee’s ’58 decision to step away from a contract opportunity with the New York Knicks partly due to modest wages, professional sports have ballooned into one of the most lucrative industries in the world.

FOOTBALL: High expectations, same resolve for Elis

The 2014 Yale football campaign was not supposed to be a special one.