As if the Yale football team needed another feather in its cap following an immensely successful fall campaign, the Bulldogs landed a whopping 20 players on the 2017–18 All-Ivy teams. Freshman running back Zane Dudek ’21 headlined the Elis plethora of all-conference picks by unanimously winning the Rookie of Year award along with a spot … Read more
The Yale men’s basketball team finished second in the Ivy League preseason poll, as determined by a selection of media members. Harvard totaled 121 points in the poll compared to the Bulldogs’ 118. However, the Elis earned more first-place votes: eight compared to the Crimson’s six. Last year’s Ivy champions, Princeton, finished third with 114. … Read more
On Thursday, August 17, two members of the Yale women’s hockey team were selected in the 2017 National Women’s Hockey League draft. The Boston Pride picked defender Mallory Souliotis ’18 in the second round, and her teammate, forward Eden Murray ’18, was selected by the Connecticut Whale with the following pick. Read more
Brevin White, the No. 193 prospect in the class of 2018 according to ESPN, chose the Ivy League over several Power-Five schools. The Lancaster, California native and rising senior at Paraclete High School had offers from Arizona State, Oregon State, Tennessee and Utah.
Thirteen Ivy League players, including Yale Baseball alumni Richard Slenker ’17 and Harrison White ’17, were selected in the 40-round MLB Draft. Read more
While many of the league’s selections were no-brainers, there were quite a few snubs and surprises. Using wins above replacement, we analyze how the Ancient Eight did in recognizing its best players, noting who was robbed of an award and whose honors came as surprises. Read more
Yale men’s basketball point guard and captain Makai Mason ’18 has committed to playing the 2018–19 season at Baylor University as a graduate transfer. Read more
Reeves finished the regular season with a team-high 32 goals and 31 assists, and Shay was unanimously named Coach of the Year for the first time in his 14-year tenure at the helm of the Bulldogs. Read more
As of May 1, the Ivy League has four players ranked in the the top 125 of the ITA national rankings, which more or less guarantees the conference an automatic bid into tennis’ Big Dance. However, the choice of which Ivy athlete to send to Athens, Georgia for the 2017 Championships is not set in stone. Read more
Though Yale (8–15, 1–6 Ivy) faced problems beyond the mere randomness of close matches, it indeed competed in a league diffuse with talent. Whether or not this parity provides solace for a last-place finish in the conference, the numbers substantiate the coach-speak about the parity of the Ivy League. Read more
While Penn undoubtedly had home-court advantage on Saturday with the Philadelphia faithful coming out to support the local team, it was Princeton that took home the crown of loudest student section.
The noise at one of the original meccas of basketball was deafening. Each basket seemed more important than the next. Princeton’s orange-clad student section shouted across the floor at loyal Red and Blue fans. The scene belonged to an earlier time, when this was one of college basketball’s premier rivalries. Read more
After holding out for decades, the Ivy League became the last Division I NCAA basketball conference to create an end-of-season tournament. Why did it finally conform in 2016–17 after years of sticking to tradition, you ask? Look no farther than the 1-4 matchup of the men’s tournament held at the Palestra.
As Brown women’s basketball guard Shayna Mehta dribbled into the front court early in the third quarter of the first-ever Ivy League Tournament game, a cascade of boos rained down on the second-team All-Ivy recipient. Up by five against the regular-season conference-champion Quakers, Mehta felt the heavily pro-Penn crowd tear into her every move. Fueled by the cheers … Read more
With an 11 a.m. tipoff, both Penn and Brown were groggy to start the first matchup of the inaugural Ivy League Tournament. But within a few minutes, with daylight streaming down on the historic Palestra’s hardwood, both teams awoke for a competitive and energetic battle. With a burst of three-pointers at the close of the first … Read more
The Bulldogs, sitting at fifth place in the Ancient Eight standings with a 5–7 conference record, are nearly, but not fully, in control of their own destiny with two games remaining in the Ivy League season. Read more
With the ECAC playoff starting tonight, Down The Field offers its predictions for the first round of conference action. Read more
Despite a 1–3 Ivy League record, Yale is just a game behind Cornell and Brown, who currently sit on the tournament bubble. The Bulldogs, Tigers, Bears, and Big Red are only separated by 12 Elo points amidst an exciting playoff push. Read more
Of the 38 triple doubles in college hoops this season, none have been authored from an Ivy League player. If lightning does strike in the Ancient Eight, however, I imagine it will come from one of the following players. Keep your eyes peeled; you won’t to miss these stat studs when they go off. Read more
The first three weeks the Ivy League men’s basketball season have brought a little bit of everything: suspense, surprise and a whole lot of fun. This weekend’s slate of eight games, however, should top anything we’ve seen thus far. Read more