May 30, 2012
Hill To Receive McLendon Honor
Calvin Hill ’69, the legendary Yale football and National Football League star, will be inducted into the John McLendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame as the NFL representative on June 27 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. The induction ceremony will be held in conjunction with the 47th Annual National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Convention.
May 24, 2012
12 Bulldogs Earn Hampshire Society Honors
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the members of the 2012 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, and a dozen members of the Yale football team were selected. The Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career.
May 16, 2012
Class of 2016 Announced
Tony Reno, the new Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach of Yale Football, announced the names of 28 student-athletes who comprise the team’s class of 2016.
May 15, 2012
Brett Smith Receives Amanda Walton Award
Brett Smith ’12 received the Yale Athletics Department's Amanda Walton Award for 2012 at Class Day exercises Sunday afternoon as part of Commencement Weekend. The award is presented to an outstanding student-athlete who has excelled in competition or who has shown spirit and courage in transcending unforeseen challenges.
May 7, 2012
The Ivy League, NBC Sports Group Renew National Television Agreement
The Ivy League and the NBC Sports Group announced a two-year renewal of their national television rights agreement today that includes an increase in football games, and the first-ever rights for the NBC Sports Network to televise men's basketball and men's lacrosse games.
May 2, 2012
Stoller Signs With Steelers
Jake Stoller (Shaker Heights, Ohio), a standout and versatile Yale defensive lineman the last four years, has been signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers and will be at their rookie orientation weekend in a few days.
April 21, 2012
Special Week of Yale Football
A great week for Yale football culminated with today’s Blue-White scrimmage on the Class of 1954 Field in front of a big crowd on a sun splashed afternoon at Yale Bowl.
April 19, 2012
Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive Adds 500 More Potential Life Savers
A year has gone by since Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011) passed away after battling cancer for more than two years. Yet her impact remains evident in the annual marrow donor registration drive at Yale that is named in her memory. Thursday, her Yale women’s ice hockey teammates once again worked together with the football and field hockey teams in an effort to save the lives of patients with illnesses similar to Mandi’s. Yale’s drive, part of the nationwide “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign, added more than 500 potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry® Thursday.
April 18, 2012
Bulldogs Aim to Keep Saving Lives with Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Drive
In its first three years, the Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale has added nearly 2,500 people to the Be The Match Registry® and located at least six genetic matches for patients with life-threatening illnesses in need of transplants. This Thursday at Commons, Yale hopes to keep adding to those numbers. The football, women’s ice hockey and field hockey teams are once again leading the drive, which is named in memory of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10 (Wilcox, Sask.) (1988-2011) and her courageous battle with cancer.
April 10, 2012
Spring Game Benefits Warrior-Scholar Project
When Jesse Reising ’11 put a big hit on an opponent, he would hold out a hand to help the fallen player return to his feet. The former Yale football linebacker - who required help for his own recovery from a big hit - is still helping people get back on their feet, but in a much more significant manner.
April 3, 2012
Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale Set for Thursday, Apr. 19
In recognition of the impact her courageous battle with cancer has had on efforts to save lives through marrow donor registration drives, the Yale athletic department will once again hold a drive in memory of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10 (Wilcox, Sask.) (1988-2011). The Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale, which is part of the nationwide “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign for the Be The Match Registry®, will be held on Thursday, Apr. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this year. The drive, which takes place at Commons on the corner of College Street and Grove Street in New Haven, is open to the general public. Donors that could help save lives are located through testing that consists of simple cheek swabs.
March 28, 2012
First Day of Spring Practice
It was raining hard two hours before the first Yale football practice of the new coaching regime. By the time the first player’s cleats hit the green grass at Clint Frank Field, the sun was shining bright, bringing perfect conditions to kickoff spring practice.
March 19, 2012
Q&A with Tony Reno
Tony Reno, the newly appointed Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach of Yale Football, began recruiting the moment he accepted the job. The new leader of the Bulldogs has been spotted rented cars in Tampa, San Francisco, San Diego, Atlanta, Austin, Cleveland, Chicago and Houston, just to name a few. It’s been two months since he was re-introduced in New Haven and Yale fans are wondering what progress has been made with the returning student-athletes as well as the class of 2016, and what it’s like running one of the most storied programs in college football. Yale Sports Publicity Director Steve Conn sat down with Reno to discuss the early days of the new regime.
March 14, 2012
Spring Practice Begins March 28
On-field preparation for the 2012 Yale football season begins on March 28 with the first of 12 spring practice dates, culminating with the April 21 Blue-White Game at Yale Bowl. Tony Reno, the new Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach of Football at Yale, gets his first look at the Bulldogs on the grass with two-hour practices that run from 4 to 6 p.m. all days but Thursday.
February 14, 2012
Reno Announces His First Staff
Tony Reno, introduced as the Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach of Football on Jan. 12, announced his nine-man staff today. One member of the previous staff was re-appointed and another returns to his alma mater, while seven of the new Yale coaches will work in New Haven for the first time. Three Bulldog coaches - including Reno - worked at Yale under former coach Jack Siedlecki. The new assistants have a combined 128 years of college coaching experience.
January 25, 2012
Bulldog Going to Super Bowl
Six different Bulldogs have played in a combined eight Super Bowls, but Pat Graham ’01 is about to become just the second Yale graduate to coach in America’s biggest sporting event. The former Bulldog tight end/defensive lineman is the linebackers coach for the New England Patriots, who take on the New York Giants on Feb. 5 in Super Bowl XLVI.
January 20, 2012
Witt Playing in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
Patrick Witt (Atlanta, Ga.), Yale’s three-year starting quarterback and the holder of almost every school passing record, is preparing for a run at a job in the National Football League. The first order of business is an opportunity to play for the NFC team in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl this Saturday at 6 p.m. EST at the Home Depot Center.
January 12, 2012
Reno Named Head Coach Of Yale Football
Anthony (Tony) Reno, an assistant coach at Harvard the last three seasons and a former Yale assistant coach, has been named the Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach of Yale Football. The 34th head coach of the Bulldogs has a history of transforming his charges into nationally recognized units.
January 12, 2012
Watch Today’s Football Press Conference LIVE on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive live streaming video coverage of today’s press conference announcing the new Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach of Yale Football. The press conference begins at 4 p.m. Eastern time at the Kenney Center at Yale Bowl and can be viewed free of charge.
January 12, 2012
Tony Reno, Yale's Joel E. Smilow '54 Head Coach of Football
January 4, 2012
Witt, Haynes Earn FCS Academic Honors
Patrick Witt (Atlanta, Ga.) and Jordan Haynes (Folsom, Calif.) have been named to the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team. They were the only selections from the Ivy League.
December 21, 2011
Yale Accepts Coach Williams’ Resignation
Yale University today accepted the resignation of head football coach Tom Williams. Williams’ resignation is effective December 31, said Director of Athletics Tom Beckett.
December 21, 2011
Bulldogs in the NFL This Season
The New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons all have something in common this season. All four National Football League teams have had a former Yale student-athlete suit up in a game or on the sideline as a coach in 2011.
December 13, 2011
Fall Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in fall sports. Ten Yale student athletes were selected.
December 7, 2011
Witt Honored by NFF in NYC
Most American kids dream about playing in the Super Bowl. Young football players should dream about sitting on the dais at the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Annual Awards Banquet. Yale senior quarterback Patrick Witt, who watched a who’s who of famous former gridiron stars parade around him all day and night on Tuesday, was living a more impressive dream as one of 16 scholar-athletes from all divisions of college football who were finalists for the Campbell Trophy.
December 2, 2011
Witt To Receive “Swede” Nelson Award
One of the most prestigious and time-honored national acknowledgements of accomplishments on and off the football field is handed out by the Gridiron Club of Boston each January. This year’s recipient is Yale senior quarterback Patrick Witt (Wylie, Texas). The Nils V. “Swede” Nelson Award stands for academic success, athletic prowess, sportsmanship and citizenship, qualities that the Bulldogs’ offensive leader embodies.
November 29, 2011
Haynes Named All-New England
Jordan Haynes (Folsom, Calif.), Yale’s captain and All-Ivy linebacker, has been named to the Division I All-New England football team that was announced today by the New England Sportswriters.
November 22, 2011
10 Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Status
The Yale football team was well represented when all-star selections were announced today. The Bulldogs had 11 selections, including 10 different players with someone on each group picked for the 2011 All-Ivy League Football Team. Senior captain Jordan Haynes (Folsom, Calif.) earned first-team honors while junior Chris Smith (Midlothian, Va.) was a second-team selection as both a WR and a kick returner.
November 20, 2011
Seniors Honored at Annual Banquet
The 2011 Yale football team gathered for the final time Sunday afternoon at Commons, celebrating 24 seniors while reflecting back on the season at the team’s annual banquet. The Bulldogs also announced the team award winners and the 2012 team captain, linebacker Will McHale (Greenwich, Conn.).
November 20, 2011
McHale Named New Yale Captain
Following in a family line of Division I linebackers doesn’t leave much room for distinction at home, unless you are junior Will McHale (Greenwich, Conn.), who became the 135th captain of the Yale football team at today’s team banquet.
November 19, 2011
Saturday is 128th Edition of The Game
The Ivy League title is not on the line in the 128th edition of The Game, but the Yale football team (5-4, 4-2 Ivy) has an opportunity to spoil a perfect league record and gain bragging rights against No. 14 Harvard (8-1, 6-0) in the season finale. The Game airs live on Versus and on WELI (960 AM) Radio.
November 19, 2011
Harvard Wins The 128th Game
Harvard had already clinched the Ivy League title a week earlier, but the Crimson was seeking to complete a perfect league season with a win in The Game Saturday afternoon at the Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field. The Cantabs got what they were looking for, overcoming an early 7-0 deficit to beat Yale 45-7 in the 128th edition of The Game.
November 19, 2011
Community Mourns Tragic Accident at Yale Bowl
The Yale community is deeply saddened by the tragic vehicle accident that occurred at a Yale Bowl parking lot this morning (Nov. 19).
November 18, 2011
Harvard Wins The JV Game
Harvard shut the Yale offense out for the final 42:27 Friday afternoon at Clint Frank Field, pulling away for a 37-6 win in The Junior Varsity Game. The Bulldogs’ lone score came on a 10-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Henry Furman to freshman wide receiver Grant Wallace.
November 16, 2011
All Parking For THE GAME Sold Out
The Yale Athletics Department announced today that all parking passes for this Saturday’s football game with Harvard have been sold out.
November 13, 2011
Witt To Play in The Game
Yale will have the services of the most prolific passer in school history when it takes on Harvard in the 128th playing of The Game on Saturday. Senior quarterback Patrick Witt, who has completed more passes for more yards than anyone ever at Yale, has withdrawn his application for the Rhodes Scholarship and will be in New Haven all day on Nov. 19 to make his third start against Harvard.
November 12, 2011
Rival Weeks Begin Saturday
Its chances for a piece of a league title may have been dashed last week, but the Yale Football team (4-4, 3-2 Ivy) can look to games against its biggest rivals for extra motivation the last two weeks of the 2011 season. This Saturday at noon Yale and Princeton renew the second longest rivalry in college football at Princeton Stadium. The game airs live on the YES Network and on WELI (960 AM) Radio.
November 12, 2011
Haynes, Witt Earn Academic Awards
Two senior leaders on the Yale football team with impressive scholarly endeavors and statistics from the field have earned Capital One Academic All-District honors. Linebacker Jordan Haynes (Folsom, Calif.) and quarterback Patrick Witt (Wylie, Texas) earned Division I distinction in District I and are now in the running for academic All-America honors.
November 12, 2011
Offense Racks Up 500 Yards in 33-24 Win at Princeton
At times Saturday’s matchup between Yale and Princeton at Princeton Stadium seemed to be a battle between the arm of Yale senior quarterback Patrick Witt and the legs of Princeton freshman tailback Chuck Dibilio. Dibilio had a big day, rushing for 178 yards and three touchdowns. But Witt had a bigger day, throwing for 379 yards and three scores. His work, supplemented by a 62-yard touchdown run from senior tailback Alex Thomas and a pair of field goals from Philippe Panico, propelled Yale to a 33-24 win over the rival Tigers.
November 9, 2011
Ticket Office Extends Hours for The Game
In preparation for the 128th playing of The Game on Nov. 19, the Yale Ticket Office has announced extended operating hours over the next eight days.
November 5, 2011
Bulldogs Control Their Destiny
Every game the rest of the way is a playoff for the Yale football team (4-3, 3-1 Ivy), assuming the Bulldogs keep taking care of business. That means this Saturday’s showdown with the Brown Bears (6-1, 3-1) is the biggest game of the year. Both teams need a win to remain in contention for the Ivy League prize and enter the weekend part of a three-way tie for second place. The noon kickoff at Yale Bowl and the Class of 1954 Field airs live on the YES Network and on WELI (960 AM) Radio.
November 5, 2011
Late Comeback Falls Short in 34-28 Loss to Brown
Hurt by a career-high 192 yards and two touchdowns from Brown running back Mark Kachmer, combined with 224 yards and three touchdowns from quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero, the Yale football team saw its chance to maintain control of its destiny in the race for the Ivy League title slip away with a 34-28 loss to Brown Saturday afternoon at the Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field. The Bulldogs also hurt themselves with three interceptions, one lost fumble, a blocked punt and a missed field goal.
November 2, 2011
Cargill Earns Gold Helmet
Mordecai Cargill’s career-best outing last week already netted him Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week honors. Another was added today when the New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Greater Boston named him one of two Gold Helmet Award winners for week nine of the season.
October 31, 2011
Cargill Gets Ivy Honor
Dashing through the snow with a 215-pound running back worked well for the Yale football team in its 16-13 win at Columbia last Saturday. It also worked well for junior Mordecai Cargill (Cleveland Heights, Ohio), who earned Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week honors after he trucked for 230 yards on 42 carries.
October 29, 2011
Crucial Game at Columbia Saturday
The Yale football team (3-3, 2-1 Ivy) needs a win this Saturday to remain in contention for the Ivy League prize. The Bulldogs, coming off a league road loss last week that knocked them from the unbeatens, head to Columbia (0-6, 0-3) for a noon kickoff at Wien Stadium that airs live on the YES Network (Chris Shearn, Ross Tucker, Jack Ford '72) and on WELI (960 AM) Radio.
October 29, 2011
Yale Runs Past Columbia in the Snow, 16-13
In a game where weather conditions were a major factor in eliminating both teams’ ability to throw the ball, Yale’s ground game produced the two touchdowns that the Bulldogs needed -- combined with a 38-yard field goal from junior placekicker Philippe Panico -- to edge Columbia 16-13. Junior tailback Mordecai Cargill, starting for injured senior Alex Thomas, ran for 230 yards and a pair of scores in the snowstorm that blanketed Columbia’s Kraft field at Wien Stadium on a cold and windy day.
October 28, 2011
Ticket and Parking Information for Yale-Harvard Game Announced
The Yale Athletic Department is pleased to remind spectators, fans and alumni of the parking and shuttle plan for the November 19 Yale-Harvard football game at Yale Bowl. The following plan was implemented in 2009 and was quite successful in controlling heavy traffic in the vicinity of Yale Bowl caused by overwhelming interest in recent Yale-Harvard football games.
October 26, 2011
Witt Named NFF Scholar-Athlete
Patrick Witt (Wylie, Texas), Yale’s senior quarterback, will be wearing his tuxedo around New York City on Dec. 6 when the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame has its 54th annual awards dinner. Witt has been named one of the 16 scholar-athlete winners, which carries an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship, and is a finalist for the 2011 William V. Campbell Trophy, the highest academic honor bestowed on a football player.
October 22, 2011
Yale-Penn Square Off in Philly Saturday
The Yale football team (3-2, 2-0 Ivy), which finished off its non-league portion of the season last week, begins the Ivy stretch run this Saturday at Franklin Field. The Bulldogs and defending league champion Penn (3-2, 2-0) have a noon kickoff in Philadelphia that airs live on Versus TV and can be heard on WELI (960 AM, 960weli.com) Radio.
October 22, 2011
Fourth-Quarter Comeback Leads Penn Past Yale, 37-25
The Yale football team was just one quarter way from knocking off the defending Ivy League champion, Penn, and snapping the Quakers’ 17-game league winning streak Saturday afternoon at Franklin Field. But the Bulldogs’ bid for the historic win unraveled as Penn scored 27 points in the game’s final 13 minutes to come away with a 37-25 victory, knocking the Elis out of first place in the process.
October 15, 2011
Bulldogs Fall at Lafayette, 28-19
An early 14-2 deficit proved too much for the Yale football team to overcome Saturday night against Lafayette at Fisher Stadium, as the Bulldogs fell to the Leopards 28-19. A pair of touchdown passes from senior quarterback Patrick Witt nearly fueled a comeback, as the Bulldogs got within 21-19 in the fourth quarter before the game slipped away. Lafayette cornerback Darius Safford had a pair of interceptions to lead the Leopards defensively.
October 14, 2011
Okano To Miss Lafayette Game
The Ivy League announced today that it has suspended Yale football sophomore defensive back Nick Okano (Los Angeles, Calif.) for the Oct. 15 game at Lafayette for a targeted hit that resulted in a personal foul during the Oct. 8 Dartmouth-Yale game.
October 11, 2011
Yale Visits Lafayette Saturday
The Yale football team (3-1, 2-0 Ivy), coming off a home league win last week, is on the road for its last non-Ivy game of the season this Saturday night. The Bulldogs play Lafayette (1-4, 0-1 Patriot) at Fisher Stadium at 6:00 in a game that airs live on WELI (960 AM, weli.com) Radio and LSN TV.
October 10, 2011
Christodoulou Gets Ivy Award
Senior WR Gio Christodoulou (Miami, Fla.) was named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week after returning four punts for 106 yards in the 30-0 win over Dartmouth on Oct. 8 at Yale Bowl.
October 8, 2011
Yale Hosts Dartmouth Saturday at Bowl
The Yale football team (2-1, 1-0 Ivy), coming off its first road game of the year at Lehigh last week, is back in Ivy League play at home Saturday against Dartmouth (1-2, 0-1). The Bulldogs and Big Green kickoff at noon on Yale Bowl’s Class of 1954 Field in a contest that airs live on yalebulldogs.com and on WELI (960 AM, weli.com) Radio.
October 8, 2011
Yale Shuts Out Dartmouth, 30-0
On a day where the Yale defense limited the 2010 Ivy League co-MVP -- Dartmouth tailback Nick Schwieger -- to 39 yards on 16 carries, the Bulldogs’ rushing attack stole the show behind its two tailbacks, senior Alex Thomas and junior Mordecai Cargill. That duo combined for 213 yards and a pair of touchdowns, helping the Bulldogs to a 30-0 win at the Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field, that puts Yale at 2-0 the Ivy League.
October 7, 2011
Watch Yale-Dartmouth Football Live Exclusively on Yale All-Access
Video streaming of Yale's home football games continues this Saturday with the Bulldogs hosting Dartmouth at Noon. The game, featuring the commentary of Ron Vaccaro '04 and Carm Cozza from News/Talk 960 WELI-AM, will be streamed live exclusively on Yale All-Access and available for $8.95 (for a single-game pass) or as part of a full-season Yale sports pass (10 different Yale teams, including more than 100 live events) for just $89.95.
October 5, 2011
Jesse Reising Bounces Back
For Jesse Reising ’11, one tackle changed everything. After his sophomore year, the linebacker completed the first half of the Marine Corps Officer Candidates' School. He was on track to become a second lieutenant following graduation in May. When he suffered torn nerves during The Game last fall, he lost more than the feeling in his arm—he lost his dream of defending his country as a Marine on the front lines of battle. In a remarkable show of determination and persistence, Reising has discovered his own ways to protect the American Dream.
October 1, 2011
Bulldogs To Get Road Test
The Yale football team (2-0, 1-0 Ivy), which opened the season with two wins at home, goes on the road for the first time in 2011 with a 12:30 game this Saturday at Lehigh (3-1, 1-1 Patriot), ranked 13th in the latest The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Top-25 College Football Poll. The Bulldogs and Mountain Hawks square off at Goodman Stadium in a game that airs live on WELI (960 AM, weli.com) Radio and in the Lehigh Valley on Service Electric 2 TV. The game is also available as a video pay-per-view event on lehighsports.com.
October 1, 2011
No. 13 Lehigh Hands Yale its First Loss, 37-7
After Yale closed to within 10-7 early in the second quarter, No. 13 Lehigh reeled off the final 27 points of the game to beat the Bulldogs 37-7 Saturday afternoon at Goodman Stadium. Yale was hurt by five turnovers, including three fumbles lost. Mountain Hawks quarterback Chris Lum threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns.
September 30, 2011
Witt Named NFF Candidate
Patrick Witt (Wylie, Texas) was named one of the 127 candidates for The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame’s 2011 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards. Yale’s senior QB is now also a semifinalist for the 2011 William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation.
September 26, 2011
Witt Takes Ivy League Award
Last week he shared the league’s top honor, this week he has it for himself. Yale senior QB Patrick Witt (Wylie, Texas) was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Bulldogs to a 37-17 win over Cornell on Sept. 24 at Yale Bowl.
September 25, 2011
Army Beats Yale in Junior Varsity Game, 33-10
After falling behind 27-3 to Army at halftime Sunday afternoon at Frank Field, the Yale junior varsity football team played the Cadets evenly in the second half, holding them off the scoreboard on their final four drives. But that was not enough for a comeback, and Army finished with a 33-10 win.
September 24, 2011
Ivy Season Opens Saturday at Bowl
The Yale football team (1-0, 0-0 Ivy) began the season with a bang last week at home and returns to the Yale Bowl’s Class of 1954 Field to open the Ivy League season this Saturday at noon. The Bulldogs host the Cornell Big Red (1-0, 0-0 Ivy) in an old rivalry game that can be seen live on Versus and heard live on WELI (960 AM, weli.com) Radio.
September 24, 2011
Bulldogs Open Ivy Play with 37-17 Win over Cornell
Yale and Cornell combined for 520 yards passing in the Ivy League opener at the Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field Saturday afternoon, but in the end it was a run -- a 58-yarder for a touchdown by senior tailback Alex Thomas -- that finally put the game out of reach in Yale’s favor. The Bulldogs had scored the first 17 points of the game, but Cornell closed to within 23-17 in the third quarter. After a one-yard TD by senior quarterback Patrick Witt extended the lead to 13, Thomas’ run early in the fourth quarter provided the exclamation point for the 37-17 win.
September 19, 2011
Witt Named Ivy Offensive Player of Week
Yale QB Patrick Witt (Wylie, Texas), who was responsible for four TDs in Saturday’s 37-27 win over Georgetown, was named Ivy League co-Offensive Player of Week.
September 18, 2011
JV Team Falls to Dean 40-14
The Yale junior varsity football team dropped its season opener Sunday afternoon at Frank Field as Dean College topped Yale 40-14. Dean broke open a 13-7 game with 20 points in the third quarter.
September 17, 2011
Bulldogs Host Hoyas Saturday at Noon
The 139th season of Yale Football kicks off Saturday at noon with a well-tested Georgetown (2-0, 1-0 Patriot) team on Youth Day. The 97th season of play in Yale Bowl on the Class of ’54 Field kicks off with the Bulldogs and Hoyas in a game that can be seen live on yalebulldogs.com and heard on WELI (960 AM, weli.com) Radio.
September 17, 2011
Bulldogs Air it Out to Beat Georgetown 37-27 in Opener
A year ago, the Yale-Georgetown game came down to a one-yard touchdown dive by senior quarterback Patrick Witt on the final play that gave the Bulldogs a 40-35 win. On Saturday afternoon at the Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field, the game between the Elis and the Hoyas was decided in less dramatic fashion thanks in part to Witt’s 280-yard passing day. He threw for three touchdowns, including two to junior receiver Chris Smith, as the Elis came away with a 37-27 win in the season opener. Junior tailback Mordecai Cargill, who caught Witt’s other TD pass, added 92 yards and another touchdown on the ground.
September 16, 2011
Video Streaming of Football Home Games Starts Saturday
Video streaming of Yale’s home football games begins this Saturday with the Bulldogs hosting Georgetown at Noon. The game, featuring the commentary of Ron Vaccaro ’04 and Carm Cozza from News/Talk 960 WELI-AM, will be streamed live on Yale All-Access and available for $8.95 or as part of a full-season Yale sports pass (10 different Yale teams and more than 100 events) for just $89.95.
September 10, 2011
Bulldogs Prep for Opener With Scrimmage
Patrick Witt (Wylie, Texas) began his senior season in fine fashion by completing 12 of 20 passes for 112 yards and one score as the Yale football team tuned up for its Sept. 17 opener by outscoring Dean College 24-7 in a scrimmage at Yale Bowl.
September 9, 2011
Scrimmage in Bowl Saturday at 1:00
The Bulldogs have been barking at and biting each other since pre-season practices began three weeks ago, but the Yale football team gets to see a new opponent tomorrow afternoon. The Elis host Dean College in a 1:00 scrimmage at Yale Bowl on the Class of 1954 Field.
September 6, 2011
Witt Takes Francis Gordon Brown Prize
Yale starting quarterback Patrick Witt (Atlanta, GA) has been honored with the Francis Gordon Brown Prize, one of the school’s highest undergraduate accolades. The prize is awarded to the student in the junior class in Yale College who most closely approaches the standards of intellectual ability, high manhood, capacity for leadership and service to the University set by Francis Gordon Brown, who captained Yale Football’s “Team of the Century” in 1900.
September 1, 2011
Yale All-Access Video Streaming Starts Friday
The Yale Athletics Department has partnered with Stretch Internet for the third straight season to provide live video streams of home events through Yale All-Access on yalebulldogs.com. The Bulldogs’ fall sports streaming schedule starts this Friday with men’s soccer hosting Central Connecticut (3:00), women’s soccer playing Marist (7:30) and the volleyball team taking on Boston College (7:00). Friday’s broadcasts will be available free of charge.
August 31, 2011
Opening Day Nears
Opening day is 20 days away for the 2011 Yale Football Team, which is in the middle of its pre-season workouts, and there is plenty of work to be done before Georgetown comes to Yale Bowl on Sept. 17.
August 16, 2011
Big Crowd For Football Association Outing
The Course at Yale is a legendary golf track with as much history as any collegiate venue. On a wet but warm afternoon the historic course hosted the largest ever gathering of Bulldog gridiron talent – a legendary lineup covering more than five decades - during the 2011 Yale Football Association Golf Outing. All 139 spots were sold out long in advance as teams competed for the annual Cozza Cup while honoring former Eli assistant coaches Seb LaSpina, Dave Kelley and Rich Pont.
August 14, 2011
Practice Begins Aug. 19
Bulldogs begin barking on Yale gridirons Aug. 19. Preparation for the 2011 football season starts on the field this Friday at 2 p.m. with the first of 11 straight days of afternoon practices.
August 14, 2011
Lawrie Joins San Francisco
The San Francisco 49ers have signed former Yale TE Nate Lawrie ’04 to a one-year deal.
August 9, 2011
Bulldogs Picked 3rd
It’s no surprise that the media prediction for the 2011 Ivy League football season is almost the exact order of finish from the 2010 standings. Yale, which received one first-place vote, is third behind Penn (12) and Harvard (2) in the 2011 Ivy League Football Preseason Media Poll that was released today.
August 9, 2011
Blohm Signs With 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers announced the signing of former Yale TE Chris Blohm to a three-year deal.
July 27, 2011
McCarthy At Falcons Camp
Tom McCarthy ’10 has shown a lot of patience since following his brother to New Haven to play football for Yale. An illness forced him to wait a year to begin his collegiate career, and the Chester, N.J. native had to sit out 2010 spring practices before taking over as team captain for last fall. He had to be patient again this summer as the National Football League lockout made him wait to sign a free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons. It was worth it.
July 27, 2011
Yale on YES This Fall
The Yale Football Team will be showcased on the YES Network for the fourth straight season. The package known as “Yale on YES” includes three straight Ivy League Games during the 2011 season, at three different venerable Ancient Eight venues, on the nation’s most-watched regional sports network.
July 22, 2011
Football Tickets On Sale July 25
Tickets can be purchased for the 2011 Yale Football Season beginning on Monday, July 25. The Bulldogs host five games – all kicking off at noon-- at Yale Bowl and the Class of ’54 Field, including the Nov. 19 contest with Harvard.
July 20, 2011
8 Bulldogs Picked All-Ivy By Preview Magazine
College preview magazines are hitting the stands now and Bulldogs are being recognized. Today, eight Yale football players - seven seniors and a junior - were named to Phil Steele’s 2011 Pre-season All-Ivy League Team.
June 22, 2011
Bulldogs on VERSUS 3 Times This Fall
Yale football airs live on VERSUS three times this fall. The five-game 2011 Ivy League TV schedule was announced by the league office today.
June 16, 2011
Yale Coaches Help Raise Money for Tumor Research
Yale football coaches, Rick Flanders, Mike Preston and Kyle Metzler, joined forces with college coaches from around the country to take part in the eighth annual Lauren's First and Goal Football Camp on June 5 at Lafayette College. The camp helped raise $80,000 for pediatric brain tumor research.
June 14, 2011
Yale Football’s Class of 2015 Announced
Thirty-one members of Yale’s Class of 2015 will join the Bulldogs on the football field this summer in preparation for the 2011 season. Tom Williams, the Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach of Football, has recruited a diverse and talented group of student-athletes who come from 15 different states.
April 30, 2011
Bannon Drafted by Chiefs
Shane Bannon did something today no Yale football player has done in seven years, he got drafted by a National Football League team. The versatile Yale H-Back was taken by Kansas City in the seventh round and is the first Eli draft pick since Nate Lawrie ’04.
April 23, 2011
Blue-White Scrimmage Rained Out
Yale football’s Blue-White scrimmage scheduled for today at 2 p.m. has been canceled due to the foul weather.
April 18, 2011
Blue-White Saturday at 2
Saturday is Blue-White Day in Yale Bowl as the football team completes its spring practice schedule with a 2 p.m. scrimmage.
April 13, 2011
NFL Teams Looking at 3 Bulldogs
The National Football League Draft is two weeks away and three Yale football players are working out for teams with hopes of having their names called at New York’s Radio City Music Hall at some time on April 28, 29 or 30.
March 30, 2011
Bulldogs In Movie
Taking teamwork beyond the playing field, senior tight end Caleb Smith and a number of his teammates have collaborated to produce a short film entitled “Belly of the Whale.” Smith, a film studies major working on his senior project, wrote and directed the piece that premieres at the Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall Street) at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 7.
March 28, 2011
Spring Practices Begin April 4
On-field preparation for the 2011 Yale Football Season begins next Monday at 4 p.m. when the Bulldogs kickoff their spring practice sessions. Eleven practices are slated for April and the spring session concludes with the annual Blue-White Game at Yale Bowl on April 23.