ONORATO: The dream that brought meaning

In the spirit of reflection that the end of every school year and every season brings, I have had a chance to think about softball, being a student-athlete at Yale, and what I might be able to take away from my four years here.

ONORATO: Jeter to return to the MLB with Red Sox

What a week it has been for sports.

ONORATO: The last firsts

This time of year — the second semester of senior year — can be tough. There are theses and snow and midterms and nostalgia and more snow. It’s cold, it’s bleak and we can at times find ourselves wishing for graduation to come a little more quickly.

ONORATO: February, 27 days too long

February isn’t just the worst because it seems to snow every single day — although that’s not helping its case any. Despite being the shortest month of the calendar year, February is by far the longest and darkest for any sports fan.

ONORATO: The holiday of hype

It certainly seems to be something more than just football. There is an incredible narrative that goes with the entire event that, although obvious, might be worth a second look.

Football

ONORATO: An Urban shift in Columbus

On Monday night, Urban Meyer and his Ohio State Buckeyes became the first team to win a college football national championship in the playoff era. The win has people talking about the masterful coaching of Meyer, whose win on Monday night makes him only the eighth coach in history to win three championship titles and one of two coaches to win championships with two different programs.

ONORATO: The value of a cable car

There are few things more iconically San Franciscan than a cable car. Perhaps that is why San Francisco Giants pitcher and recent World Series champion Jake Peavy has decided to buy one for himself.

ONORATO: More than just baseball

For baseball fans, it doesn’t get much better than October.

ONORATO: Awareness, one color at a time

As the NFL gets less pink, fans continue to talk about the relationship among the NFL, its female fans and larger social issues.

ONORATO: Celebrating the Bowl

This fall marks 100 years of football at the historic Yale Bowl.

ONORATO: Jeter transcends rivalry

I have always been, and will always be, a diehard Red Sox fan.