Football Preview | Keys to the game

1. Run the ball One of the biggest factors behind Cornell’s upset of Yale was the Elis’ inability to get the ground game going. The Bulldogs finished the game with zero net rushing yards. That’s a far cry from last year, when the team managed over 290 yards on the ground. If the Elis can’t […]

Football Preview | Last meeting

Against Holy Cross last season, Mike McLeod ’09 opened the Yale record book and definitively penned his name, twice. The tailback ran for 256 yards to set the school mark and added five touchdowns to tie the record in the 38-17 rout of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. McLeod wasn’t the only rusher to break […]

College sports’ warped finances

I’ll give you $10 if you can guess the highest-paid state government employee in Texas. Hint: It’s not the governor, the manager of the state’s $111 billion pension fund or a university president. It’s Mack Brown, the head football coach for the Texas Longhorns. Brown earns over $3 million per year in annual compensation and […]

Football | Keys to the game

1. Two-headed QB Yale came into the season needing to decide between an untested senior and a strong-armed sophomore to take over for graduated quarterback Matt Polhemus ’08. The decision was so tough that head coach Jack Siedlecki went with both of them. The quarterbacks did not disappoint. In the 47-7 laugher against Georgetown, Ryan […]

Arakotaram: Yale sports, Texas style

Eighty-degree weather in December. Girls in short skirts the whole year. College sports that people actually care about. These are a few of my favorite things. Fortunately, they are all in Texas. Unfortunately, I am no longer in Texas. Although it’s impossible to fix the first two — unless you live at Toad’s — I […]

Arakotaram: Keys to the Game

1. The quarterback. The Elis will have a new man behind center this season after the departure of Matt Polhemus ’08. Although Polhemus finished the season ranked eighth in the Ivies in total rushing yards, he was far from a dual threat. The Bulldogs finished dead last in passing offense, averaging nearly 70 yards per […]

If loving you is wrong …

I haven’t missed a Dallas Cowboys game since I was in fifth grade. That’s 10 straight years. More than 160 games. Over 500 hours of football. My dad and I have forced my mother to plan our family vacations around the Cowboys. Despite only spending a few weeks in Dallas every year, I managed to […]

M. squash championships pit Eli against Eli in Md.

Although last weekend’s College Squash Association tournament was supposed to be an individual event, the brackets ended up looking like a Yale practice session. In the first CSA National Tournament hosted by the Naval Academy, all six Bulldogs in the Men’s B Division ended up playing a teammate before the end of the tournament. In […]

M. squash heads to individuals

After finishing third as a team at the College Squash Association National Championships last weekend, the Bulldogs will fend for themselves in the individual tournament at Annapolis, Maryland this weekend. The last time the Elis were at the CSAs, Francis Johnson ’09 swept Trinity’s Rushabh Vora in the finals to bring home the consolation championship. […]

As season opens, w. lax eyes Ivy crown

It’s a good sign when an NCAA tournament berth still isn’t enough. Despite receiving an at-large spot in the 16-team “May Madness” last year, the women’s lacrosse team has bigger goals in mind for this season. The Bulldogs, who will open their regular season against Fairfield today at 3 p.m., are gunning for their first […]

Elis open season vs. Crusaders

It’s not often that a 2-4 team is considered a favorite, much less ranked among the nation’s top 20 programs. Despite a less than sparkling Ancient Eight record last season, the No. 19 Bulldogs enter their season opener against Holy Cross as heavy favorites. The Crusaders, by comparison, received no respect from the media, as […]