FENCING: Haibin Wang out as Yale fencing head coach

Two years after his promotion to the helm of the Yale fencing program, Haibin Wang is no longer head coach after a decision made by the University.

GYMNASTICS: Barbara Tonry, women’s program’s founding and only coach, dies at 84

The longest-tenured coach in NCAA gymnastics, Tonry guided the Yale women’s gymnastics program since its inception in 1973, capturing 16 Ivy League titles along the way.

Tonry with Katherine Lucas
SQUASH: Yale hires Lynn Leong as next head coach

Yale announced Leong, a former Bulldog associate and interim head coach, as the next director of squash on Friday. She replaces longtime leader Dave Talbott, who retired at the end of January.

Yale hires Jeffrey Austin as new golf course superintendent

Jeffrey Austin, a former assistant superintendent at Augusta National Golf Club, comes to the Yale Golf Course from Quail Hollow Country Club in Ohio to fill the superintendent role vacated by Scott Ramsay in March 2020.

A headshot of Austin appears in front of a photo of the course.
Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton competing locally

While Yale and Harvard remain in Phase II of the Ivy League’s plan for the resumption of athletic activity, Cornell has entered into Phase III of practices and Brown, Princeton, Dartmouth, Columbia and Penn have resumed some form of competition in Phase IV.

A graphic showing the phasing state of athletic programs in the Ivy League
MEN’S HOCKEY: Three seniors plan years as graduate transfers

Forwards Kevin O’Neil ’21, Dante Palecco ’21 and Tyler Welsh ’21 look to make the most out of their final season of NCAA eligibility as graduate transfers to the University of Connecticut, Sacred Heart University and Long Island University, respectively.

The portraits of O
UP CLOSE | Fighting for faster water: The long wait for Yale’s new pool

More than 20 years on, Yale’s quest for a new pool remains fruitless. With the existing facility nearing its 90th birthday and despite millions already pledged by alumni, the University’s plans to construct a new pool are still unclear.

Behind the Venue: Stories from the sideline at the John J. Lee Amphitheater

“Behind the Venue” is a series of feature-form articles that dives into the history, character and most memorable moments of Yale’s various athletic forums — […]

MEN’S HOCKEY: Connor Hopkins ’23 finds success in USHL following season-ending injury at Yale

Though a season-ending injury kept sophomore goaltender Connor Hopkins ’23 out of the pipes for six months during his rookie season at Yale, the netminder […]

Hopkins guards the net during a game.
Why Kingman Brewster Jr. ’41 became the namesake of Handsome Dan XIX

As Kingman, the newest member of the Handsome Dan lineage, settles into his new home at Yale University Visitor Center, he will be following in […]

Brewster chats with Martin Luther King, Jr.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Tori Andrew ’21, Ellen Margaret Andrews ’21 reflect on Yale careers during final spring

Despite missing out on their senior season, women’s basketball guards Tori Andrew ’21 and Ellen Margaret Andrews ’21 leave Yale with legacies that speak for […]

Andrew and Andrews play in a game.