Why try? Lakers on way to one more title

You have to give credit to guys like Tracy McGrady and Paul Pierce. There they go, putting up 40-plus points on the road, playing out of their minds to help their teams advance in the playoffs. They work tirelessly, carrying the physical and emotional burden of leading their teams in impressive upsets over Detroit and […]

So hard to say goodbye

Last night, Michael Jordan played his last game ever. And he lost. Every year, or so it seems, there comes a time to pay tribute to Michael Jordan. To thank him for blessing us with his grace, his drive, and those simply incomprehensible moments when he defies the greatest odds and comes out on top. […]

Elis preparing for Ivy opener

When Brown comes to town Friday, much more than just one game could be at stake for the men’s basketball team. In their Ivy League season-opener, the Bulldogs will face the only team that came away with a win at the John J. Lee Amphitheater last season, a game that eventually kept Yale from an […]

Big men prove the difference

On the biggest stage of their basketball careers, the big men of the men’s basketball team came up big-time. In Yale’s 70-69 overtime victory over Manhattan Saturday, the Bulldogs’ frontcourt — in particular, Mark Lovett ’05, Matt Minoff ’04, and T.J. McHugh ’03 — looked right at home at Madison Square Garden, the self-proclaimed “World’s […]

M. basketball set for MSG matchup

Saturday at noon, the men’s basketball team will tip off in New York City to play Manhattan College at a court on the corner of 32nd Street and Seventh Avenue. Its name is Madison Square Garden. For the first time since 1957, the Bulldogs will play at what many consider to be the Mecca of […]

Elis find mark from beyond 3-point arc

Just 17 seconds into the men’s basketball game against Penn State Sunday, guard Alex Gamboa ’05 missed the team’s first shot, a three-pointer. But Gamboa’s miss was hardly a sign of things to come. For the second year in a row Yale rained three-pointers on Penn State, shooting a blistering 15-for-22 from beyond the arc […]

Highly touted m. basketball tips off season

The men’s basketball team tips off its 2002-2003 season tonight in Stillwater, Okla., against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Yale hopes to begin a journey culminating in an Ivy League title and an NCAA Tournament berth. “We were right on the doorstep last year,” Ime Archibong ’03 said. “It’s game time.” Yale finished last winter 21-11, […]

Freshmen add depth to men’s basketball team

Every freshman on campus will have stories to tell when they return to school from Thanksgiving break. But only Dexter Upshaw ’06 and Juan Wheat ’06 will be able to say they spent the week trying to find a place on the defending Ivy League Champion men’s basketball team. Upshaw and Wheat are the newest […]

Nebraska ends magical season for w. soccer, 1-0

In the biggest game of its history, the women’s soccer team came up just short. Yale lost to the University of Nebraska 1-0 Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament. The loss ended the Bulldogs’ record-setting season in which they finished with a 12-5-2 record. Nationally ranked No. 18 Nebraska scored […]

Women’s fencing prepares to defend Ivy title

With all the hoopla surrounding men’s basketball, it’s been easy to forget the other winter sports team that’s preparing to defend its Ivy League title and make waves on the national level: women’s fencing. Yale begins its 2002-03 season Saturday at the Penn State Invitational in State College, Pa. The tournament is the first of […]

M. bball finds footing in Vermont scrimmage

After months of competing against one another, the men’s basketball team finally saw some outside competition this weekend — hockey style. The Bulldogs scrimmaged Vermont Saturday afternoon, playing three 20-minute periods at the State University of New York at Albany in preparation for their Nov. 22 season opener at Oklahoma State University. Although no one […]