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Yale Athletic Director Vicky Chun’s contract extended for five more years

Yale’s Director of Athletics Vicky Chun, who began her tenure in the summer of 2018, signed a contract extension through June 2026, the athletic department announced Tuesday afternoon.

Proposal in the works for a Yale Golf Course restoration

Yale Golf Course General Manager Peter Palacios said that plans for a restoration of the 1920s Golden Age course are being drawn up. If approved and funded, the restoration would close the course for approximately 22 to 24 months.

Behind the Venue: McNay Family Sailing Center, home of the world’s oldest collegiate sailing club

Originally constructed in 1967 as the Yale Sailing Center, the McNay Family Sailing Center was renovated in 2002 and renamed in 2006. Since then, the state-of-the-art facility has nurtured generations of accomplished Yale sailors, including world champions and Olympic medalists.

An illustration of YCYC and some boats.
Field house next to Reese Stadium nears completion

Workers are busy putting the final touches on a new field house earmarked for Yale’s soccer and lacrosse programs. The 34,800-square-foot facility includes athletic medicine and sports performance space, a team center, locker rooms and offices.

Handsome Dan set to move to Silliman College starting this summer

As a resident fellow, Handsome Dan XIX handler Kassandra Haro ’18 will live in Silliman along with her puppy, Kingman.

Timothy Dwight College wins 2021 Tyng Cup

Despite low player turnout this spring, intramurals culminated successfully on Tuesday with the final round of knockout. After finishing the fall season with a 83-point lead and the spring season with a 95-point lead over Saybrook College, Timothy Dwight College won the 2020-2021 Tyng Cup, six years after their last victory.

ZILLO: My final plea

I’ll admit it: I‘ve never really felt like I fit in at Yale. (Yes, this is a Sports column. Please bear with me.)

An illustration of fans cheering outside PWG.
Behind the Venue: Two decades of Johnson Field

For 20 years, Johnson Field has been home to Yale field hockey and has functioned as a unique space for women’s sports at Yale. From 2000 to 2008, it also housed Yale women’s lacrosse.

An illustration of Johnson and the players playing at the field named after him.
With registration drive virtual this spring, Brian Tevlin ’22 reflects on 2019 bone marrow donation

With the Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive virtual, tables of students ready to sign up potential donors are absent from Cross Campus this spring, but men’s lacrosse captain Brian Tevlin ’22 looked back on his 2019 match with the News.

Handsome Dan sits next to a Be the Match.
Strength coach TJ Belanger promoted to director of sports performance and student-athlete innovation

Last week, Yale Athletics announced the promotion of strength coach TJ Belanger, who will serve as the new director of sports performance and student-athlete innovation after Tom Newman departed Yale earlier this year.

Ivy League plans return to regular athletic competition for fall 2021

In a Tuesday morning statement sent to Yale student-athletes, the eight Ivy League presidents announced their expectation to return to regular athletic competition across all sports in the fall after more than three seasons of canceled games.

Hurdles stacked on top of one another at Coxe Cage