Kevin Bendesky
Staff Columnist
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Give the Ivies a shot

On Sept. 16, 2017, the Yale football team lined up against Lehigh. Within minutes, Yale was up 14. At the end of the hour of […]

Tickets to The Game

Yale is a heterogeneous milieu of limitless variety: From the people to their interests, the diversity seems infinite. From a cappella to aeronautics, it seems […]

The problem with college betting

If I were a betting man looking for a sure thing, I’d probably wager that our men’s lacrosse team wins the Ivy League again. If […]

Thank you, athletes

When I grab a copy of the News every day at lunch, I instinctively flip over the first page to the second. Maybe it’s because […]

Pastimes take time

On the weekend of April 14, 2017, the Yale men’s baseball team embarked on a three-day sojourn through the pits of Boston. As if it […]

The payment puzzle

As we approach this year’s Final Four matchups, we can rest easy knowing that, at least maybe, the Loyola-Chicago players are not on their school’s […]

Making March memories

When the Palestra opened in 1927, tickets cost 55 cents and popcorn just 90. The arena was home not just to Penn, but to all […]

A team to which we all belong

When you walk into Mory’s, the connection to sports seems overt. The banner celebrating the hockey team’s 2013 National Championship hangs above you, as do […]

What I learned from a friend

As someone growing up in a suburb in the Northeast, I did not know a single person who owned guns. My family was remarkably averse […]

Bring patriotism back to the NHL

There is something truly incredible about the Yale men’s hockey coach, Keith Allain ’80, serving as an assistant coach for an American team loaded with […]

Recognizing our legends

In his three years at Yale, Calvin Hill ’69 was utterly dominant. He ran, returned, received and passed for 2,527 all-purpose yards — which, when […]