Photo by Henry Ehrenberg.
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It’s the most historic rivalry in college football – Yale v. Harvard. Follow along live as YDN beat reporters Ashton Wackym and Grant Bronsdon detail and analyze all of the action.
BY FREDERICK FRANK, Thursday, November 21, 2013
This season, Champion had his best game to date on Oct. 5 against the then nationally-ranked Cal Poly Mustangs. The defensive back had 14 tackles, a fumble recovery and two interceptions, in Yale’s 24–10 upset.
As any football coach can attest, great teams are able to dominate, scoring touchdowns on offense and limiting points on defense. By those metrics, the Yale football team certainly counts as a great team.
The Yale football team has seen some uncertainty at quarterback this season, with four different players taking snaps under center. But no matter who directs the offense, one playmaker remains constant: wideout Deon Randall ’15.
For the sports fan, the week leading up to The Game feels like counting down the days to Christmas. For others, it can feel like a looming midterm, but not like one of those midterms you spent weekends studying for, never emerging from Bass to learn the basics of American football.
Those Two Guys Throwing a Football back and forth… and back and forth and back and forth for like… an hour, two hours, eternity?… No one knows when they started, but it is suspected that they provide some sort of perpetual energy from the back and forth motion of the football that powers the stadium.
Photo by Charlie Croom.
Over the last few years, capricious administrators and litigious outsiders have worked to change this trend. Take Safety Dance, for example. Tailgates — in a more slow and steady fashion — appear next in line. Tailgates have been subject to increasing regulations.
BY ASHTON WACKYM, Tuesday, October 1, 2013
After a November 2011 accident at the Yale-Harvard tailgate resulted in one death and two injuries, the Yale administration took action to make the area surrounding Gate C of the Yale Bowl a safer environment.
Photo by Zoe Gorman.
Moral victories are not tallied in the Ivy League standings, but after an adversity-plagued 2012 season, the Bulldogs’ performance in the 129th episode of The Game last Saturday would be chalked up in that category.
Yale expected to win the football game. It dominated every statistical aspect of the game except the scoreboard. But it did things that lose football games. It allowed a kickoff return for a touchdown. It gave up a blocked punt. It gave Harvard short fields. Then Harvard made the plays it had to. And Yale didn’t.