James Richardson
Staff Reporter
James Richardson covers men's basketball, squash and athletic administration. Originally from South Florida, he is a first year in Jonathan Edwards College.
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SQUASH: Yale hires Lynn Leong as next head coach

Yale announced Leong, a former Bulldog associate and interim head coach, as the next director of squash on Friday. She replaces longtime leader Dave Talbott, who retired at the end of January.

Ivy League plans return to regular athletic competition for fall 2021

In a Tuesday morning statement sent to Yale student-athletes, the eight Ivy League presidents announced their expectation to return to regular athletic competition across all sports in the fall after more than three seasons of canceled games.

Hurdles stacked on top of one another at Coxe Cage
‘A true pioneer in college athletics’: Vicky Chun, the first Asian American woman to serve as DI Athletic Director

Chun, the first Asian American woman to serve as an NCAA Division I Director of Athletics, works to support Asian American and Pacific Islander communities within college athletics.

Catching up with Walter and Kevin Discepolo ’09

Walter, the Olde English Bulldogge known to many as Handsome Dan XVIII, has been settling into a new chapter of his life: retirement. Kingman — […]

Discepolo and Walter stand on a rock at a beach.
Nathan Chen ’23 takes gold at World Championships

Nathan Chen ’23 is at the top of the figure skating world.  After a breathtaking free skate performance on Saturday, Chen seized his third consecutive […]

“He was meant to be Handsome Dan”: Inside the search for Kingman, Handsome Dan XIX

Long before the Yale community met Kingman on March 18 through a formal announcement and a flurry of activity on social media, the search for […]

Kingman sitting in Sterling Memorial Library
Nathan Chen ’23 looks to three-peat at Worlds

In the spring of 2017, Nathan Chen ’23 went to his first World Figure Skating Championships with the goal of earning a spot on the […]

Nathan Chen skates in a competition.
MEN’S BASKETBALL: Yale alum Jordan Bruner ’20 helped Alabama to No. 2 seed in NCAA Tournament

When former Yale men’s basketball forward Jordan Bruner ’20 announced that he would be heading to the University of Alabama (24–6, 16–2 SEC) as a […]

With Gov. Lamont’s backing, legalized sports betting in Connecticut appears to be on the horizon

The Connecticut General Assembly Public Safety and Security Committee is considering multiple bills with the goal of legalizing sports betting in the state of Connecticut. […]

MEN’S BASKETBALL: James Jones helps lead Team USA to wins over Bahamas, Mexico

Yale men’s basketball head coach James Jones was back on the hardwood last weekend — not for the Blue and White, but as an assistant […]

Graduate school deadlines present roadblock for senior athletes, but individual programs may consider extensions

Last Thursday, Yale’s graduating class of student-athletes learned that the Ivy League had granted a waiver permitting seniors to compete in their sport next season […]