Title defense begins in D.C.

Ancient Eight football will have seven chances this weekend to prove conference dominance over the Patriot League and maintain a stronghold on FCS (Division I-AA) football in the Northeast. All but Brown will square off against a Patriot foe on Saturday, though Yale, the preseason Ivy League favorite, may have the easiest test of them […]

Poll: Yale top Ivy

It’s not exactly the Curse of the Bambino, but there is an inauspicious trend surfacing in Ivy League football, and it seems this year the Bulldogs will be the center of all the hype. In the past seven years, only one team, the 2003 Pennsylvania Quakers, has been voted atop the Ancient Eight in the […]

Ugly 2007 campaign ends with win in R.I.

The old saying goes, “a bad beginning makes a bad ending.” Yale baseball started its Ivy League season by dropping five of six and finished out its campaign in nearly the same fashion. Better moments existed in between, but the 2007 season was supposed to end somewhere in the NCAA Tournament. Instead, it closed with […]

Elis put up 13 in Boston

Note from the desk of Marc Sawyer ’07 and Ryan Lavarnway ’09: Don’t make Yale batters angry. Harvard’s Game Two starting pitcher, Adam Cole, got the message. The sophomore was shelled for seven runs in the first inning, and quickly bowed out so his teammates could try their luck from the mound. The group that […]

Baseball goes 3-1 vs. Big Green

The old baseball saying goes, “Momentum is only as good as the next day’s pitcher.” If the Bulldog pitchers throw as well in Boston on Wednesday as they did this weekend against Dartmouth, the baseball team should have all the momentum it needs. Yale (14-23, 6-8 Ivy) won three of four against Dartmouth (6-22-1, 3-11), […]

Big Green hit Yale Field for four

With the baseball season rapidly coming to a close, there aren’t many options for the Big Green and the Bulldogs: either win the series this weekend or start looking forward to spring 2008. Though the picture might have been clearer for Yale (11-22, 3-7 Ivy) and Dartmouth (5-19-1, 2-8) had last Sunday’s Ivy League games […]

Crimson sends baseball home empty-handed

The weather again kept the Yale baseball team from getting in four games this weekend, though judging by Saturday’s results, the Bulldogs were probably happy to get out of Boston a day early. The Crimson (12-12, 7-3 Ivy) handed the Elis (10-21, 3-7) two lopsided losses, 5-1 and 6-0, to move themselves four games ahead […]

Elis kick off Rolfe action

Apparently, the Yale baseball team likes to keep its fans in suspense. On Tuesday, with the game tied 4-4 in the bottom of the last inning and two outs on the scoreboard, captain Justin Ankney ’07 hit a routine ground ball toward the Sacred Heart shortstop. The ball skipped through the legs of the fielder, […]

Wild pitch tops off home sweep

Just before five o’clock Monday afternoon, in what was supposed to be an off day for the baseball Bulldogs, a wild pitch went sailing to the backstop at Yale Field. As it soared, so too did the spirits of a reenergized Yale squad. Charles Bush ’09 came to bat in the second game against Columbia […]

Elis take a cue from Elm City, refuse to warm up

The sun finally snuck through the overcast sky Saturday afternoon at Yale Field, but the thermometer wouldn’t budge. In the cold temperatures and brisk winds, the resilient Penn pitchers and batters left the languid Bulldogs numb. The Elis (7-18, 1-5 Ivy) took an early 4-0 lead in the first game, but that would be their […]

Quakers await in on-deck circle

The Yale baseball team has been able to count on two things at every game this season — the playing of the National Anthem and Ryan Lavarnway ’09 getting a hit. It’s not Lavarnway singing before the games, but that’s about the only thing he hasn’t done for the Bulldogs this year. The peerless catcher […]