Recruits lured by academics, ambience

In light of Yale’s stringent academic demands and the absence of athletic scholarships, the Athletic Department must convince recruits that a world-class education and vibrant campus life will make their time at the University worth their while. Administrators and coaches said they seek to emphasize the same aspects of Yale — from the residential college […]

Athletes may not feel EA change

Although there will be no early admissions program at Harvard and Princeton next fall, prospective athletic recruits vying to attend these schools will continue to receive information about their chance of acceptance well before the main pool of applicants. Both universities have announced that the existing Ivy League practice of mailing out “likely letters,” which […]


At Yale, Ford doubled as coach, law student

Gerald R. Ford LAW ’41 achieved a place in the nation’s history when he became the nation’s only “unelected” president, following the resignation of Richard Nixon. But his place in the annals of Yale history is less well-known: He came to the University in 1935 to coach football and boxing and left six seasons later […]


Ivy ADs to meet about tournament

Ancient Eight athletic directors will meet in New York today to discuss a potential postseason tournament for their men’s basketball programs. The Ivy League is the only Division I basketball conference without such a tournament, and the proposal has come up several times in previous years, Yale men’s basketball head coach James Jones said. This […]

Reopened pool is now clean, swimmers say

After weeks of having to settle for workouts on stationary exercise equipment, Yale’s swimmers are back doing what they do best. On Nov. 27, the athletic department re-opened the third floor practice pool which had been had closed one month earlier due to concerns about how the water and air quality of the facility were […]


Experiences, not wins, increase

Yale’s triumph over its oldest rival in Cambridge may have given sports fans reasons to be thankful this month, but good cheer may not be the only benefit that the Harvard-Yale victory will bring to the University. Fundraising for university athletics departments often correlates with success on the field — Princeton recently received a $10.5 […]

Vandals painted Bowl in Tiger hues before game

Hours before the kickoff of the Yale-Princeton game on Saturday morning, Yale athletics department officials discovered that some of the newly-painted Yale Bowl seats were covered in orange and black paint. By the time the Yale Precision Marching Band reached the stadium to rehearse Saturday morning, the staff was almost finished cleaning off the Tiger-hued […]


Yale Tomorrow will bring funds to RTH

Yale’s fundraising campaign for Tomorrow is well on its way today, which is a promising prospect for the Yale athletic department. The department plans to raise money to renovate facilities and create new individual endowments for each of its 35 programs, administrators in the department said. “Everything is about providing the best experience for our […]

Athletics Dept. closes off pool

The athletic department closed the third floor practice pool in Payne Whitney Gymnasium on Friday in response to concerns about the deteriorating condition of the facility. Members of the men’s and women’s varsity swim teams said they are concerned that high levels of chemicals in the pool water and insufficient air circulation may be adversely […]


Web photos keep athletes on guard

This fall, when varsity athletes attended their notoriously repetitive annual National Collegiate Athletics Association clearance meeting, a new page in the rulebook broke the monotony and gave them one more thing to dread. Not only would their behavior stand up to scrutiny on the field and in the classroom, it would also be monitored in […]

W. golf falls to Tigers, Cantabs

When New Haven rain and the challenging Yale Golf Course are involved, it may be better to change the phrase to home-field disadvantage. With weather conditions making the course more difficult, the women’s golf team placed third out of 11 teams at the Yale Intercollegiate this weekend. The reigning Ivy League champion Elis shot 308 […]