The impossible Killer P’s await

Last Saturday’s devastating loss to Harvard reduced Yale’s chances of winning the Ivy League from slim to none. Make that almost none. With half of the conference season yet to be played, the Bulldogs (9-12, 4-4 Ivy) are still in arithmetic contention for the title, barely. “We’re not out of it,” Yale head coach James […]

Men’s bball cheers for Penn, for now at least

The University of Pennsylvania’s men’s basketball team has a few new fans. When Yale travels to Dartmouth and Harvard for a pair of road games this weekend, the Bulldogs will also be cheering on the Quakers. There are numerous scenarios in which the Elis (8-11, 3-3 Ivy), despite a 3-3 start in the Ancient Eight, […]

Quietly, Minoff leads men’s bball

Friday, it was Casey Hughes ’07. Saturday, it was Alex Gamboa ’05. The story of the weekend, however, was Matt Minoff ’04. Yale has won three of its last four games, including a pair of victories over Columbia and Cornell this past weekend. And fittingly it has been the Bulldogs’ captain who has led them […]

Sibling rivalry takes over bball sidelines

There is a lot riding on this weekend for the men’s basketball team. For one thing, it is a chance to get to .500 in the league. A couple of wins this weekend will even the Bulldogs’ conference record at 3-3 and put them back in the thick of the race for the conference title. […]

Intense games fuel hopes

The Bulldogs needed a win this weekend. They got it. And much more. After starting the Ivy League season 0-2, Yale (6-11, 1-3 Ivy) found itself on the brink of virtual elimination from the championship race. It did not get any easier for the Bulldogs with conference powerhouses Penn and Princeton visiting. But the Elis […]

Men’s hoops lack spark

In just a week, the men’s basketball team’s primary concern shrank from winning the Ivy League title to winning an Ivy League game. The Bulldogs trudged through their non-conference schedule, but the promise of a clean slate with the start of Ivy League play lingered. However, Yale’s problems have continued into the conference season, leaving […]

Elis look for redemption

Last Friday’s 85-75 overtime loss to Brown was a case of shoulda, woulda, coulda for the men’s basketball team. The Bulldogs should have won. They were leading at halftime and for most of the second half and had a chance to win the game with a last-second jumper that rimmed out. They would have won […]

KC Wizards draft Jay Alberts ’04

Although Jay Alberts ’04 has seen the last of his playing days at Yale, he is not about to hang up his shinguards and cleats just yet. On Jan. 16, the Kansas City Wizards selected Alberts with the 37th overall pick, in the fourth round of the 2004 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. “It’s kind of […]

Veteran Elis need to mature

With a roster replete with upperclassmen, and a starting lineup including three juniors and two seniors, the Yale men’s basketball team is on the older side. But age has not precluded the Bulldogs from the same growing pains that teams typically sustain early in the season. The Elis’ experience was evident in their season opener […]

Elis finally return home

For the members of the men’s basketball team, coming home meant waiting nearly two weeks longer than everybody else. After playing the first four games of the season on the road, the latter three over Thanksgiving break, the Bulldogs return to the John J. Lee Amphitheater for their home opener against Sacred Heart today. Playing […]

M. bball falls to Wake Forest

Among the thousands who tuned in to ESPN2 Nov. 17 to see the opening round of the preseason-NIT was Wake Forest guard Justin Gray. He watched as Yale outplayed No. 1 UConn in the first half and came close to pulling off an earth-shattering upset. He was not about to let the Bulldogs do that […]