Two More Added to Yale's Class of 2014The Yale Football Team announced two additions to the class of 2014 bringing the total for the new class to 28. The additions include Loomis Chaffee School quarterback Jake Semones (in photo), the son of Yale football assistant coach Doug Semones, and receiver/defensive back Brandis Yarrington (Ann Arbor, Mich.).
Yale on YES Returns in 2010Yale on YES is back for the 2010 football season. Three consecutive games from the famous Yale Bowl (Class of 54 Field) will air live on the YES Network this October. This is the third straight year Yale has partnered with the nations most-watched regional sports network.
Flanders, Metzler Coach at Lauren's First-and-Goal CampRick Flanders, Yale's associate head coach of football, and Bulldog assistant Kyle Metzler were among the more than 250 coaching volunteers at the seventh annual Lauren's First and Goal Football Camp at Lafayette College on June 6. Nearly 1,700 high school football players attended and helped raise more than $67,000 for Lauren's First and Goal Foundation for pediatric brain tumor research, cancer services and family support.
Class of 2014 AnnouncedTwenty-six members of Yale Footballs Class of 2014 were introduced today. It is the first full class recruited by Tom Williams, the second-year Joel E. Smilow 54 Head Coach of Yale Football. The full class of newcomers will be 28, but two have yet to matriculate.
Yale Honors Six Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Student-Athlete ReceptionSix seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The women's fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Travis Henry (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) of the football team and Allison Mak (Richmond Hill, Ont.) of the gymnastics team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Chris Labosky (Tallmadge, Ohio) of the mens cross country and track & field teams and Julia Weiser (Houston, Texas) of the field hockey team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Stephanie Colantonio (Watertown, Mass.) of the field hockey team and Ben Wescoe (La Jolla, Calif.) of the mens golf team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
Blue-White Ends 2010 SpringThe Yale football team finished off its spring practice schedule in fine fashion today with its Blue-White Scrimmage at Yale Bowl. Approximately 500 fans turned out on the sun-splashed afternoon and saw plenty of big plays on both sides of the line.
Bulldogs Do It Again! More than 900 Register for Life-Saving Marrow Donor Test, Setting Another RecordThe Yale football and womens ice hockey teams were facing a major challenge as they headed into their second annual Get in the Game. Save a Life. marrow donor testing drive Thursday afternoon at Commons. The Bulldogs had tested a record 704 people at last years drive -- and since all of those people were now already in the National Marrow Donor Programs Be the Match Registry, the two teams would have to find hundreds upon hundreds of new registrants this year in order to meet their goal of saving lives and keeping their record intact. The teams came up with a game plan, starting work on the project weeks in advance. And they got a reminder of just how important their work was earlier this week, when womens ice hockey forward Mandi Schwartz learned that she would have to return home to Saskatchewan to battle cancer again. Just hours after Schwartz left New Haven, the Bulldogs rallied together and shattered their own record by signing up 911 potential donors.
Metzler Returns to YaleKyle Metzler 02 has been named Yale Footballs new tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator. Metzler, who coached and served as video coordinator for the Bulldogs from 2003 to 2005, returns to Yale after four seasons at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, where he served as offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator.
Marrow Donor Testing Drive Thursday at Commons, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.The final preparations are in place for the marrow donor testing drive that the Yale football and womens ice hockey teams will lead on Thursday, Apr. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Commons. The testing consists of a simple cheek swab. The drive is free, open to the public and includes pizza and light lunch refreshments. The drive is part of the Get in the Game. Save a Life. campaign for the National Marrow Donor Program. Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on resources like the NMDPs Be The Match Registry to find a match. That includes Yale womens ice hockey forward Mandi Schwartz, who has been seeking a match ever since being diagnosed with leukemia.
Special LIVE Yale Football Show on Monday NightOn Monday, Apr. 19, at 7 p.m., yalebulldogs.com will present a special live video stream of "For God, for Country and for Yale Football: LIVE!" free of charge for viewers as the countdown to the annual Blue-White Spring Game on Saturday, April 24 continues. Monday's program will feature interviews with coaches, players and alums, and will be hosted by Ron Vaccaro '04, the Voice of Yale Football and a two-time Emmy winner for his work with NBC.
Marrow Donor Testing Drive to be featured on WTNH Saturday MorningThe countdown is on for the marrow donor testing drive that the Yale football and womens ice hockey teams will lead on Thursday, Apr. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Commons. In the spirit of breaking the record Yale established last year, when more than 700 potential life-saving donors signed up, the Bulldogs are taking an even more proactive approach this year. Last week, after an introductory meeting with an official from the National Marrow Donor Program and a speech from a recipient whose life was saved by a marrow donor, members of both teams stuck around Ray Tompkins House to pre-assemble hundreds of donor kits. That will save valuable time for everyone on the day of the drive itself. This Saturday, Yale womens ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz, a leukemia survivor, is scheduled to appear on New Channel 8 WTNHs Good Morning Connecticut Weekend at approximately 6:30 a.m.
Yale Spring OutlookFootballs zoomed all over the field, coaches blew whistles and student-athletes lined up to run plays wearing shorts, practice jerseys and helmets. The first day of Yale spring football practice began at 7 a.m. today on the fields behind the baseball stadium and ended with some stretching at 9. If you go out to watch one of the 11 practices or the April 24 Blue-White Game, heres what you need to know by position.
For God, for Country and for Yale Football with Ron Vaccaro 04Thermometers in New Haven are registering numbers three touchdowns north of the current presidential approval rating, and that means its time for spring football practice to get underway.
This is the first in a regular series of features, both written and video, Ill be contributing to Yalebulldogs.com. While many will focus on the 2010 Bulldogs, an equally strong goal for this space is to highlight the tradition of Yale Football.
Spring Ball Begins April 5The 2010 Yale football season may be almost six months from kicking off, but on-field preparations are set to begin Monday, April 5, the first of 12 spring practice dates. The first 11 are practices on the fields behind the baseball stadium before the Blue-White scrimmage takes place on April 24 in Yale Bowl. The scrimmage time has yet to be determined but it will likely begin at 2 p.m.
Yale Trio to Participate in NFL Pro DayThree members of the Yale football team will be participating in the Bulldogs Pro Day workout at 1 p.m. on March 25. Tight end A.J. Haase, defensive end Travis Henry and All-Ivy punter and placekicker Tom Mante will perform for scouts from the National Football League at Coxe Cage in New Haven.
Marrow Donor Testing Drive Set for Thursday, Apr. 22 at CommonsThe Yale football team and Yale womens ice hockey team will lead a marrow donor testing drive Thursday, Apr. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Commons, located on the corner of College Street and Grove Street in New Haven. The drive is free, open to the public and includes pizza and light lunch refreshments. News Channel 8 anchor Ann Nyberg will be on hand at the start of the drive to greet participants. The drive is part of the Get in the Game. Save a Life. campaign for the National Marrow Donor Program. Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on the NMDPs Be The Match Registry to find a match. The testing, which consists of a simple cheek swab, has a special meaning for the Yale athletics department because Bulldog womens ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz (Wilcox, Sask.) is a leukemia survivor and is in need of a marrow donor.
2010 Bulldogs Have 6 Dates in BowlFor the first time since 1998, the Yale football team has six home games scheduled. The 2010 Bulldogs will play six times in Yale Bowl while competing in four road contests.
Sheffield, Mante Earn FCS Academic HonorYale seniors John Sheffield (Portland, Ore.) and Tom Mante (Westford, Mass.) were named to the 12th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team.
Rice, Mante Named All-New EnglandYale Football seniors Paul Rice (Cleveland Heights, Ohio) and Tom Mante (Westford, Mass.) were named to the 2009 FCS All-New England Team as selected by the New England Football Writers.
Ten Bulldogs Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy HonorsTen Yale student-athletes were honored today, as the Ivy League released its list of those selected for Academic All-Ivy recognition in fall sports. Eligible student-athletes include all starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
9 Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy StatusNine members of the Yale football team were named to the 2009 All-Ivy League Team announced today, including first-team selections TE John Sheffield (Portland, Ore), LB Paul Rice (Cleveland Heights, Ohio), DB Adam Money (Whiteland, Ind.) and P Tom Mante (Westford, Mass.).
Annual Banquet Provides Closure for 2009 SeasonThe Yale football team held its annual post-season banquet Sunday afternoon at Commons. The Bulldogs saluted the 23 seniors on the team while also announcing the team award winners and introducing the 2010 captain, senior defensive lineman Tom McCarthy (Chester, N.J.).
Tom McCarthy Elected 133rd Yale Football CaptainSenior defensive lineman Tom McCarthy (Chester, N.J./Delbarton) has been elected captain of the Yale football team for the 2010 season after a vote by team members. McCarthy, the 133rd captain in Yale's history, was introduced at the annual team banquet Sunday at Commons.
126th Edition of The Game Saturday at NoonThe Yale football team (4-5, 2-4 Ivy) might be looking at this Saturday's season finale with Harvard (6-3, 5-1) at Yale Bowl and the Class of '54 Field as a chance to level the record, but it is fighting for much more. The Bulldogs, trying to snap a two-game skid, hope to grab the rivalry bragging rights for the first time in three years and an edge in the off-season recruiting battles. The 126th edition of The Game can be seen live on Versus and heard on WELI (AM-960, 960weli.com), WYBC (AM-1340, wybc.com) and on Sirius Satellite Radio. Carm Cozza and Ron Vaccaro '04 begin the commentary on WELI at 11:45 a.m. A video stream that includes their call will be available on yalebulldogs.com within an hour of the final whistle.
Harvards Late Comeback Decides The Game, 14-10Harvard quarterback Collier Winters 32-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Chris Lorditch with 1:32 remaining capped a late comeback for Harvard and gave the Crimson a 14-10 win in the 126th edition of The Game Saturday afternoon at the Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field. The Crimson scored twice in the final 6:46 after being kept off the scoreboard on their first seven drives of The Game by the Yale defense, including a goal-line stand by the Bulldogs in the third quarter.
Hows Mandi Doing?It has been almost a year since Yale senior forward Mandi Schwartz was diagnosed with leukemia, and seven months since her womens hockey teammates joined with the Yale football team for a record-setting marrow donor testing drive a drive that helped save another leukemia patients life. As both of those teams get set to battle archrival Harvard this weekend in New Haven, Schwartz remains home in Saskatchewan, where she returned for treatment. But she is still very much on the minds of her many friends at Yale, and she recently checked in with some good news.
Harvard Wins The JV Game, 35-26An early 14-0 deficit proved too much for the Yale junior varsity football team to overcome, and the Bulldogs fell to Harvard 35-26 in The JV Game Friday afternoon at Clint Frank Field. Sophomore wide receiver Chris Morris had a pair of touchdown catches for the Bulldogs.
Parking Passes Sold Out For SaturdayAll parking lots at Yale Bowl for this Saturday's Yale-Harvard football game are completely SOLD OUT. There will not be parking available on game day at Yale Bowl without a parking pass. Visitors to the Bowl on Nov. 21 who were not able to secure a parking pass in advance, should not come to the Bowl expecting to park on-site. Instead, there are numerous convenient parking options available to fans and FREE shuttle bus service to and from the Bowl is provided from two downtown locations. There is also a park and walk option available to fans in lots within one mile of the Yale Bowl. All of these options are detailed below.
H-Y-P Begins with TigersYale football team (4-4, 2-3 Ivy), with two games left on the 2009 schedule, looks for an H-Y-P title with games against the Tigers (2-6, 1-4) and Crimson the next two weeks. This Saturday the Bulldogs are at Princeton Stadium for a 1 p.m. kickoff. This is the last of three straight Yale on YES games. The YES Network is found on many cable systems, DirecTV (631) and Verizon's FiOS service. Fans outside the footprint of YES Network can see a live stream on goprincetontigers.com and listen on WELI (AM-960, 960weli.com) and on WYBC (AM-1340, wybc.com).
Princeton Holds Off Yale, 24-17The last three weeks of the Yale football season have been marked by a pattern of late comebacks by the Bulldogs. Unfortunately, Saturday's effort at Princeton came up just short. A pair of touchdowns in the second half cut an 18-point Eli deficit down to just four points with 11:42 to play, but Princeton tacked on a field goal and denied a late drive by Yale to finish off a 24-17 win at Princeton Stadium.
Bulldogs, Bears at Bowl Saturday at 1The Yale football team (4-3, 2-2 Ivy), coming off a 23-22 win at Columbia, looks for consecutive league wins when the Brown Bears (4-3, 2-2 Ivy) come to Yale Bowl this Saturday at 1:00. This is the second of three straight Yale on YES games. The YES Network is found on many cable systems, DirecTV (631) and Verizon's FiOS service. Fans outside the footprint of YES Network can see a live stream on yalebulldogs.com. The stream includes audio from WELI's broadcast (AM-960, 960weli.com). The game can also be heard on WYBC (AM-1340, wybc.com).