For God, for the world, and for Yale

Before matriculating at Yale, Naishadh Lalwani ’11 had his share of individual squash victories, even earning a third-place national ranking in India. Yet for Lalwani, the biggest victories were yet to come. He said his individual victories do not compare to the feeling of winning a match for his team, something he could not experience […]

Wertheim challenging sports norms

In his career, Jon Wertheim ’93 has proven sportswriting is more than just about going to a game and reporting the score. At a Saybrook College master’s tea on Tuesday, Wertheim, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated who predominantly covers tennis, addressed about 40 students on sports-related topics ranging from the intersection of sports and […]

BOOLA BOOLA | Off the Field with Sarah Scott: Valentine’s Day

If you found yourself dateless this past Valentine’s Day, here is some advice from basketball player Porter Braswell ’11, sailor Liz Brim ’11, golf captain Tom McCarthy ’11 and volleyball player Haley Wessels ’13 on how to win in the game of love. 1) Best place to go in New Haven for a romantic dinner […]

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BOOLA BOOLA | Off the field with Sarah Scott: Winter

With one of the worst winters in recorded history, Boola-Boola wanted to see how Yale athletes were faring. We talked to men’s lacrosse midfielder Robby Berner ’12, women’s hockey forward Aleca Hughes ’12, wide receiver Chris Smith ’13 and cornerback Chris Stanley ’11. 1) Percentage decrease in your Toad’s attendance during the winter Berner: 50 […]

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Pink Zone Day coming to Yale

When the women’s basketball team takes on Dartmouth this Saturday, pink, not blue, will be the color of choice. For the third year in a row, Yale Athletics will be participating in Pink Zone Day, an annual initiative of the Women’s College Basketball Association to raise breast cancer awareness, and the women’s basketball game will […]

Athletes enter the arts

When Ian Graves ’13 was recruited for heavyweight crew, he had more than just his sport on his mind. Graves had been involved with choir and a cappella groups since he was in first grade, and he was not about to give it up for athletics. “Most of the coaches looked at me like I […]

BOOLA BOOLA | Weekend men’s hockey tickets sold out

Men’s hockey tickets for both the Friday night game against Harvard and the Saturday night game against Dartmouth have completely sold-out, Jeremy Makins, Assistant Athletic Director of Ticket and Rink Operations, said. The students tickets for the Harvard game were sold out of the Yale Bookstore by 5 p.m. Tuesday evening, while the Dartmouth tickets […]

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Recruitment caps strain teams

The men’s and women’s track teams have traditionally had smaller rosters than their Ivy League competitors. The Yale men’s team has 45 athletes on their roster this year, while Dartmouth and Princeton have 69 and 64, respectively. On the women’s side, the Bulldogs have 49 on the roster, while the Big Green have 69, and […]

Alum coaches see success

When Keith Allain ’80 returned to Yale to coach the men’s hockey team in 2006, he led a team that had a 337–433–55 record in its previous 28 years. After just five seasons, Allain is now at the helm of the number one hockey team in the country and has accumulated a record of 86–50–12, […]

TRACK | Underclassmen impress in meet

After going six weeks without facing a single foe, the men’s and women’s track and field teams returned to Coxe Cage on Saturday to host more than a dozen schools for the College Invitational. While the meet went unscored and did not include any other Ivy League teams, the Bulldogs placed strongly in multiple events, […]

Williams not Stanford’s selection

Tom Williams is staying at Yale. The Stanford Athletics Department announced Thursday that it had selected David Shaw, its offensive coordinator, to lead their football team. The university’s Athletic Director, Bob Bowlsby, interviewed two other Cardinal coaches, as well as Yale head coach and Stanford alumnus Tom Williams, before making the decision. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”5275″ ] […]