James Richardson
Staff Reporter
James Richardson is a former staff reporter. He previously covered athletic administration, men's basketball and squash.
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Ivy aid in limbo ahead of antitrust exemption expiration in 2022

The Ivy League — the only Division I conference to not offer merit-based scholarships to student-athletes — may face a lawsuit upon the expiration of […]

“A Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut”: Matt Amodio’s GRD ’23 18-game Jeopardy! win streak on the line Monday night

Yale Ph.D. student Matt Amodio GRD ’23, whose success on Jeopardy! this summer has earned him the third-highest total winnings from regular-season play, returns to television screens Monday night for the show’s new season.

The current all-time money standings on Jeopardy!
FENCING: Haibin Wang out as Yale fencing head coach

Two years after his promotion to the helm of the Yale fencing program, Haibin Wang is no longer head coach after a decision made by the University.

How Yale Athletics trained during a year without competition

When the Ivy League announced in July 2020 that there would be no athletic competition during the fall 2020 season, Yale coaches and student-athletes began […]

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.