Last Saturday night, Yale captain John Hayden ’17 fired home his fiftieth career goal in the Elis’ season-ending defeat to Harvard. Tonight, the forward will make his National Hockey League debut for the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks, who have won three of the past seven NHL titles, playing alongside superstars such as Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Read more
Ancient Eight fans were skeptical about how the weekend would play out. The regular season truly mattered in this tradition-minded conference, and the tournament would change that. But everyone who stepped foot in the hallowed arena immediately forgot those concerns. Read more
The third time was not the charm for for the Bulldogs against undefeated Princeton. The Tigers clinched the Ivy League’s automatic bid with a 71–59 win. As it has all season, three-point shooting and stifling defense carried Princeton, which held Yale to under 60 points for the third time this season. Read more
The Bulldog defense held the regular season champions to just 14 points in the first 12 minutes. Princeton, the conference’s best three-point shooting team, made just four threes in the half. Yale limited the Ivy League Player of the Year, Tiger forward Spencer Weisz to just three points and two assists in the opening period.
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 third time was the charm for the Yale men’s basketball team. After falling to Harvard twice in the regular season, the Bulldogs toppled the No.2-seed in a hard-fought battle in the semifinals of the inaugural Ivy League Tournament, taking them one step closer to a second-straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Yale (18–10, 9–5) led Harvard … Read more
Relive the Bulldogs’ 73–71 win over the Crimson in the Ivy League Tournament semifinal through the lens of YDN Sports. Read more
Twenty minutes into the second semifinal of the Ivy League Tournament, the Yale men’s basketball team found itself in a familiar situation. The Bulldogs led Harvard, as they did during the two regular-season meetings between the old rivals. It remains to be seen if the Bulldogs will hold onto this lead, as they fell to Crimson in … Read more
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
Attacker Ben Reeves ’18 secured the victory for Yale with 1:14 to play in the second overtime. Reeves finished with three goals while attacker Matt Gaudet ’20 led the Bulldogs with four. 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
Yale led at halftime in each of its two contests this season against Harvard, but struggled in the second halves as the Bulldogs dropped both games. The Elis will need a complete 40-minute performance in Saturday’s semifinal against the Crimson in order to keep their Big-Dance ambitions alive. Protect the rock Yale committed fewer turnovers than … Read more
The Bulldogs netted four goals, highlighted by a pair of goals from forward Joe Snively ’19, but poor discipline — combined with occasionally suspect officiating and shaky defense — doomed them to defeat. Read more
As the college swimming and diving season careens towards its finish, two members of the Yale men’s team were invited Wednesday to participate in the 2017 National Championship.
Despite posting a number of ‘B’ NCAA qualifying times, the Bulldogs were unable to place any swimmers in the top 281 qualification spots for the NCAA Championships, which will take place on from March 15–18. Read more
Yale (17–10, 9–5 Ivy) showed no signs of relaxing Saturday night after clinching the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament the night before. The Bulldogs played unselfish basketball, assisting on 19 of their 24 buckets in a 75–71 victory over Columbia (11–16, 5–9).
Yale (16–10, 8–5 Ivy) dominated the Big Red (7–21, 3–10) in the Bulldogs’ second-to-last game of the regular season, crushing Cornell on the glass with 13 more rebounds. The Eli bench combined for 33 points, compared to just seven from Cornell’s.
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