Nicholas Thorne
We’re all part of Eli athletics

Athletics is not the priority of this University. Nor should it be. Except for a particularly prominent few, Yale athletes remain nearly as unknown as […]

Back up the trash talk, or just stay quiet

In May 2007, golfer Rory Sabbatini voiced the inconceivable: “I think he’s more beatable than ever.” The “he” to whom the South African made reference […]

To Djokovic, Mountaineers and the rest of the underdogs

40-Love. The world’s No. 1 player at his mercy. Poised to shock the tennis world. Novak Djokovic entered Sunday’s showdown with tennis great Roger Federer […]

Taking the bad with the good

I am as much a proponent of the positive values of sports as anyone. I believe that sports can provide children and young adults with […]

Talent isn’t all it takes to make a great captain

Eric Flato ’08 and Will Engasser ’08 were named captains of the Yale basketball and hockey teams, respectively, last week. On paper the two have […]

It’s all about the hardware (or the jacket)

Zach Johnson joined a prestigious club on Sunday, not only because he is just the 43rd Masters winner, but also because, with his victory, he […]

The Ernie and Bert of world-class athletes

With 22 major tournament victories between them, Roger Federer and Tiger Woods share something unique: They are the most dominating athletes of their generation and […]

Would you juice up if you could?

I took the necessary drug test for my summer internship last Thursday. As I entered the company’s health center, a woman wearing a white lab […]

Top exports: Wheat, cars… and baseball?

Here’s a first: baseball as a tool of American foreign policy. As the world’s sole superpower, the United States constantly spreads its influence around the […]

Believe it or not, Knight might actually be right

I often watch the ESPN “100 Greatest Sports Images of the 20th Century” video that sits on my desktop. The whole thing is basically just […]

Old research offers laughs, secret of life

Efficiency and precision are hallmarks of successful athletes and teams. In fact, efficiency is probably one of the only terms that can be applied as […]