2012-13 Yale Football News

June 3, 2013
Hatch Joins Yale Coaching Staff
Patrick Hatch, a three-time all-conference offensive lineman at Union College who spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach at Stony Brook, is Yale’s new tight ends coach.

May 23, 2013
Final “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” Results In; Yale Drive Leads Nation Again
With the final numbers now in from across the country, Yale has officially led the nation in potential life-saving marrow donors added to the Be The Match Registry® through the “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign. Yale’s total of new registrants at its drive, named in memory of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011), was 843. The second-best total was 581 from the University of Delaware. The “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign included 38 colleges and universities this year.

May 18, 2013
Yale Honors Seven Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Reception
Seven 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. Sam Haig (Greenwich, Conn.) of the men’s squash team, Heather May (Newport Beach, Calif.) of the coed and women’s sailing teams and Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.) of the women’s ice hockey team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Dakota McCoy (Wexford, Pa.) of the women’s track and field team and Patrick O’Keefe (Pittsford, N.Y.) of the lightweight crew team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Lexy Adams (Lancaster, Pa.) of the field hockey team and Collin Bibb (San Antonio, Texas) of the football team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.

May 14, 2013
2013 Recruiting Class Announced
Thirty new Bulldogs were added to the football roster as the first full recruiting class of Tony Reno, the Joel E. Smilow ’54 Yale Head Coach, and his staff was announced today. There are 29 student-athletes in the class of 2017 and one newcomer from 2016 among the talented crop coming to New Haven this summer.

May 3, 2013
Nine Senior Footballers Qualify for 2013 NFF Hampshire Honor Society
Nine Bulldogs from the class of 2013 were awarded membership in the NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career.

April 30, 2013
Saints Invite McHale to Mini Camp
He made 211 tackles in a Yale uniform and will get a chance to show his skills to a National Football League team this spring. Senior linebacker Will McHale (Greenwich, Conn.) has been invited to a New Orleans Saints mini-camp from May 10-12.

April 20, 2013
Spring Ball Ends With Defensive Bang
Today’s Yale Blue-White Game on the Class of 1954 Field at Yale Bowl was the perfect way to finish off spring practice while raising money for the Warrior-Scholar Program. The Bulldogs enjoyed cool temperatures and put on a great defensive performance in a 7-0 Blue win.

April 18, 2013
Big Day at Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive: 843 More Potential Life-Saving Donors
By the time Thursday’s Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale took place, the previous four annual drives had already added more than 3,000 people to the Be The Match Registry® and identified at least 17 donor matches for patients with life-threatening illnesses. The three Yale teams that organize the drive each year -- field hockey, football and women’s ice hockey -- had a high standard to live up to in order to keep saving lives at such a rapid pace.

April 17, 2013
17 and Counting: Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive Thursday
At least 17 life-saving donor matches for patients in need have been found through the Yale athletic department’s annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive during the last four years. This Thursday, the Bulldogs will attempt to add to that total. The drive, which is part of the nationwide “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign for the Be The Match Registry®, will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Commons on the corner of College Street and Grove Street in New Haven. It is open to the general public. Donors that could help save lives are located through a registration process that consists of simple cheek swabs.

April 16, 2013
Blue-White Saturday at 2 p.m.
Yale’s Blue-White Game is this Saturday at 2 p.m. on the Class of 1954 Field at Yale Bowl, and the Bulldogs hope to finish spring practice with a great performance while raising money for the Warrior-Scholar Program.

April 11, 2013
Yale Football’s John Oppenheimer Makes Life-Saving Marrow Donation
In the spring of 2011, during his freshman year at Yale, John Oppenheimer recalls sitting in a meeting with his Yale football teammates in preparation for the team’s annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale. Oppenheimer had never heard about marrow donation before, but one of the speakers in particular caught his attention that day. Lexy Adams, a Yale field hockey player who had signed up at the 2010 drive, spoke to the group about how she had just donated to a patient with a life-threatening illness in need of a marrow transplant.

March 22, 2013
Spring Practices Begin March 27
The 2013 Yale football team begins its on-field work this spring on March 27 with the first of 11 practices before the 2 p.m. April 20 Blue-White Game at Yale Bowl.

March 8, 2013
Yale Has Hot Stove Gridiron Media Lunch at Mory's
With winter workouts coming to a close, the Joel E. Smilow ‘54 Head Coach of Yale Football, Tony Reno, and captain Beau Palin sat down with the media this week for a hot stove gridiron luncheon at Mory’s to talk about the offseason, recruiting and more.

March 5, 2013
Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale Set for Thursday, Apr. 18
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. 18 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.

February 19, 2013
Rice Named OLB Coach
Paul Rice ’10, the captain of the 2009 Yale football team, has been named the Bulldogs’ new outside linebackers coach.

February 7, 2013
Hill Honored At IFA Dinner
Bulldogs love the cold of the winter, especially when they travel in packs, have plenty of food and drink and can talk about their gridiron glory days with an audience. So on a cold night in New York City, a bunch of them dressed in penguin suits gathered inside the Marriott Marquis Hotel to honor a famous Carm Cozza pupil at the 2013 Ivy Football Association Dinner.

January 2, 2013
Varga Earns CFPA Honor
College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) named Yale sophomore Tyler Varga its “2012 Elite All-Purpose Performer” this week, adding to Bulldog running back’s list of honors.

December 10, 2012
TSN Has Varga on All-America List
Tyler Varga (Kitchener, Ont.) added another accolade to his first NCAA football season when The Sports Network named him to its 2012 FCS All-America Team. The sophomore running back and return man earned second-team honors as an “all-purpose” player.

December 5, 2012
Varga Gets All-America Honor
Missing two important league games and playing just eight of a 10-game overall schedule makes it tough to be considered for post-season honors. Yale sophomore Tyler Varga (Kitchener, Ont.) impressed enough people in those eight games to earn first-team league and New England honors. Today, he added to his 2012 accolades by being named an honorable mention Beyond Sports Network (bsncollege.com) FCS All-American.

November 30, 2012
Calvin Hill to be Honored at IFA dinner
Calvin Hill ’69, the former collegiate All-American and National Football League All-Pro running back, is Yale’s honoree at the 2013 Ivy Football Association (IFA) Dinner on Feb. 7 in the Broadway Ballroom of the New York Marriott Marquis.

November 27, 2012
All-New England Honors for Varga
Running Back Tyler Varga (Kitchner, Ont.) added to his 2012 honors by being named first-team All-New England today. The Yale sophomore, who leads the FCS in all-purpose yards, had already earned first-team All-Ivy League status and was named the Bulldogs’ team MVP.

November 20, 2012
Varga Earns First-Team All-Ivy
Tyler Varga (Kitchner, Ont.), the Football Subdivision Championship leader in all-purpose yardage who was named team most valuable player last night, was named 2012 first-team All-Ivy League. The candidate for Ivy player of the year and All-America honors is one of six Yale players to earn all-league honors.

November 19, 2012
Palin Named 2013 Captain
Beau Palin, who started every game this fall at defensive end, has been named captain of the 2013 Yale Football Team. A team vote in the hotel the night before the season finale made Palin the first Wisconsin native to take the storied program’s top leadership position.

November 19, 2012
Wallace Earns Award
Sophomore receiver Grant Wallace (St. Louis, Mo.) had his best day as a Yale football player in the season finale at Harvard last Saturday. His 11 catches and 118 yards weren’t quite enough to get the Bulldogs the victory, but it did earn him one of the Ivy League Players of the Week awards from collegefootballperformance.com.

November 19, 2012
Annual Banquet Offers Chance for Bulldogs to Reflect on Progress
Slightly more than 48 hours removed from an emotional end to the 2012 season, the Yale football team gathered at Commons Monday night for the team’s annual banquet. This was the first under Tony Reno as Yale’s Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach of Football, and while much of the night was dedicated to the graduating seniors there was also clearly an air of optimism in looking forward to next year. The progress the Bulldogs made under the new coaching staff had just been illustrated by a hard-fought battle with the heavily favored Crimson in the 119th edition of The Game; Yale led until two late touchdowns gave Harvard a 34-24 win.

November 17, 2012
The Game No. 129 Saturday at Boston
Its Ivy League title hopes were dashed in week seven, but the Yale football team doesn’t need motivation for the season finale. A senior class with just one opponent yet to beat isn’t what drives the Bulldogs this week. The rivalry known as The Game is all that really matters as Yale and Harvard get set for the 129th edition at noon on Saturday at Harvard Stadium. One of the most revered traditions in sports can be seen live on NBC Sports Network and heard on WELI Radio (AM-960, weli.com) and student radio station wybcx.com.

November 17, 2012
No. 24 Harvard Rallies Past Yale in The Game, 34-24
The 129th edition of The Game Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium wound up coming down to the final minutes, something that would have surprised anyone who just looked at the won-lost records of Yale and No. 24 Harvard at the start of the day. Playing the role of underdogs, the Bulldogs took the lead with just 7:07 to play and appeared on the verge of an upset. But Harvard staged one last rally, scoring the go-ahead touchdown with 4:44 left and then putting The Game out of reach with another touchdown with 1:08 remaining to win 34-24.

November 10, 2012
Watch Four Events Live Saturday on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has live and on demand video coverage of four Yale athletics events Saturday: football vs. Princeton at noon, men’s soccer vs. Princeton at 3:00 p.m., volleyball vs. Dartmouth at 5:00 p.m. and men’s ice hockey vs. St. Lawrence at 7:00 p.m.

November 10, 2012
Senior Salute With Tigers in Town
Some still refer to it as the “Big Three,” others know it as the first of two rival weeks for the Bulldogs with Princeton coming to Yale Bowl this Saturday. Yale’s 2012 home finale, the last opportunity for 23 seniors to sink their cleats into the Class of 1954 Field, is a noon kickoff that can be seen on YES Network and heard on WELI (AM-960, weli.com) and wybcx.com (student).

November 10, 2012
Opportunistic Princeton Tops Yale, 29-7
The Princeton football team was admittedly caught by surprise when the Yale offense, already without its top three quarterbacks, came out without sophomore starting tailback Tyler Varga and managed to put together an early touchdown drive Saturday afternoon at the Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field. But the Tigers adjusted, holding the Bulldogs scoreless for the final three quarters as two Yale drives ended with fumbles deep in Princeton territory. And aided by a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown by cornerback Trocon Davis that broke a 7-7 tie late in the second quarter, Princeton was able to score the final 29 points of the game to come away with a 29-7 win.

November 3, 2012
Bulldogs, Bears at Brown Saturday
The Yale football team looks for momentum over the last three games of 2012 when it travels this weekend to Providence. The Bulldogs and Brown Bears tangle at Brown Stadium in a 12:30 game that can be seen on YES Network and heard on WELI (AM-960, weli.com) and wybcx.com (student).

November 3, 2012
Bulldogs Fall at Brown
A banged-up Yale offense was facing its second straight game with a quarterback situation jumbled by injuries Saturday at Brown Stadium, and that showed in the results. With freshman starter Eric Williams limited by a variety of injuries, the Bulldogs were held to 22 passing yards. While sophomore tailback Tyler Varga once again filled in admirably at quarterback and rushed for 104 yards, ultimately the Brown defense kept the Bulldogs off the scoreboard and the Bears came away with a 20-0 win.

October 30, 2012
Varga Earns Gold Helmet
Tyler Varga (Kitchener, Ont.), the Yale offensive star who leads the Ivy League in rushing, has been named the Gold Helmet recipient for New England Division I football players after gaining 220 yards on 25 carries in last Saturday’s game at Columbia.

October 29, 2012
Varga Gets National Honor
Yale sophomore Tyler Varga (Kitchener, Ont.) earned National Running Back of the Week honors from College Football Performance Awards after gaining 220 yards on 25 carries in last Saturday’s game at Columbia.

October 28, 2012
Bridgton Academy Beats Yale JV Team 7-6
With quarterbacks in short supply, Yale's junior varsity did the same thing Sunday the varsity had on Saturday. It improvised. And it almost worked. Senior Scott Williams, brother of injured varsity starter freshman Eric Williams, took the snaps in shotgun formation for the JV Sunday. Unlike Eric, Scott has been a linebacker in his Yale career.

October 27, 2012
Bulldogs Take on Lions in NY
The Yale football team, which kept its hopes alive for a piece of the Ivy League title with a win last week, plays in Manhattan this Saturday. The Bulldogs (2-4, 1-2 Ivy) take on Columbia (1-5, 0-3) at 12:30 in a game that can be seen on YES Network and heard on WELI (AM-960, weli.com) and wybcx.com (student).

October 27, 2012
Late Rally Lifts Columbia Over Yale 26-22
The Yale football team, playing with sophomore tailback Tyler Varga filling in as quarterback with the top three signal-callers all out due to injury, came within 45 seconds of finding a way to win at Columbia. But ultimately, the Lions were able to overcome an outstanding effort by Varga in his new role -- he ran for 220 yards and three touchdowns -- and beat the Elis 26-22 on a last-minute touchdown pass.

October 22, 2012
Yale Gets 2 Ivy Awards
For the first time this year, two members of the Yale football team earned Ivy League honors from one contest. Senior Philippe Panico (Boston, Mass.) was special teams player of the week, while freshman Logan Scott (Woodland Hills, Calif.) earned rookie honors.

October 20, 2012
Quakers Come To Bowl Saturday
Since the Ivy League began naming champions in 1956, there have only been two winners with a pair of losses, the last one coming 20 years ago. The Yale football team has 14 championships, but none have come with more than one loss. Thus the Bulldogs (1-4, 0-2 Ivy) have been pushed to the brink with the Penn Quakers (2-3, 2-0) coming to the Bowl for a noon kickoff this Saturday on Heroes Day, Yale Employee Day and Walter Camp Football Foundation Day. The Ancient Eight contest airs live on NBC Sports Network, WELI (AM-960, weli.com) and wybcx.com (student).

October 20, 2012
Resilient Bulldogs Pull Out 27-13 Win over Penn
Battling through the loss of freshman starting quarterback Eric Williams, the Yale football team nabbed its first Ivy League win of the season Saturday afternoon at the Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field, beating Penn 27-13. With Williams knocked out of the game on the second drive, senior Derek Russell and freshman Logan Scott both saw time at quarterback and moved the ball effectively, tossing one touchdown pass each. The Bulldogs also ran for 203 yards, including 96 on 26 carries by sophomore tailback Tyler Varga, en route to a season high in points. The Yale defense limited Penn to a 6-for-16 performance on third downs, and got a key interception from senior linebacker Brian Leffler.

October 13, 2012
Leopards Come To Bowl Saturday
Two teams looking for momentum heading into the thick of the league season square off at Yale Bowl on the Class of 1954 Field Saturday at noon. Yale (1-3, 0-2 Ivy) hosts Lafayette (3-2, 1-0 Patriot) in the Bulldogs’ last non-league contest, which can be seen live on ESPN3 and Yale All Access and heard on WELI (AM-960, weli.com) and wybcx.com

October 13, 2012
Lafayette Tops Yale 20-10
The Yale football team racked up 392 yards of total offense, got 26 first downs compared to 14 for Lafayette, and limited the Leopards to a 5-for-14 performance on third downs -- but the final score Saturday at the Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field read Lafayette 20, Yale 10. The Bulldogs’ positive stats were negated by four turnovers, and shortly after a chance at the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter slipped through Yale’s grasp the Leopards put the game away with a touchdown.

October 12, 2012
Watch Football, Volleyball Live this Weekend on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has live video coverage of three Yale athletics events this weekend, including the football team hosting Lafayette and the first-place volleyball team hosting Princeton and Penn.

October 9, 2012
Yale Football Hopes to Make ‘Crucial Catch’
The Yale University football program has teamed up with the American Cancer Society and the National Football League’s “A Crucial Catch” campaign, which reminds women – especially those age 40 and older - about the importance of getting mammograms and clinical breast exams every year to find breast cancer in its early, more treatable stages.

October 6, 2012
Big Green Coming to Bowl
Two teams trying to avoid a second league loss clash in the Bowl Saturday at noon. T he Yale football team (1-2, 0-1 Ivy) returns to Ivy League play for a week by hosting Dartmouth (2-1, 0-1). The game airs live on WELI (AM-960, weli.com) and on Yale All Access.

October 6, 2012
Dartmouth Snaps Losing Streak vs. Yale, 34-14
After Yale scored touchdowns on two of its first three drives Saturday afternoon at the Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field, Dartmouth shut the Bulldogs down the rest of the way and came away with a 34-14 win over the Elis. The loss snapped a nine-game winning streak in the series for Yale, tied for the longest win streak in series history.

October 4, 2012
Watch Yale-Dartmouth Football Live Saturday 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 and on demand on Yale All-Access. It is available for $8.95 or as part of a full-year Yale sports pass (10 different Yale teams and more than 100 events) for just $89.95.

September 30, 2012
Yale JVs Fall to Milford Academy, 42-12
Milford Academy broke open a 16-12 game by scoring the final 26 points Sunday afternoon against the Yale junior varsity football team at Clint Frank Field for a 42-12 win.

September 29, 2012
Shootout Goes to Colgate, 47-24
On a day where the two teams combined for 954 yards of total offense, Colgate’s football team ultimately had more firepower than Yale’s. The Raiders got 275 passing yards, 85 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns from quarterback Gavin McCarney en route to a 47-24 win over the Bulldogs Saturday afternoon at the Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field. The Bulldogs’ 410 yards of offense included 125 rushing yards, 31 receiving yards and a touchdown from freshman tailback Tyler Varga.

September 27, 2012
Yale All-Access Video Streaming of Football Starts Saturday
Video streaming of Yale's home football games begins this Saturday with the Bulldogs hosting Colgate at Noon. The game, featuring the commentary of Ron Vaccaro '04 and Carm Cozza from News/Talk 960 WELI-AM, will be streamed live and on demand on Yale All-Access. It is available for $8.95 or as part of a full-year Yale sports pass (10 different Yale teams and more than 100 events) for just $89.95.

September 25, 2012
First Game in Bowl This Saturday
The Yale football team opens its 2012 home schedule on Youth Day by hosting Colgate in a noon kickoff at Yale Bowl and the Class of 1954 Field this Saturday. This is the first of four straight home games for the Bulldogs. The game airs live on WELI (AM-960, weli.com) and on Yale All Access.

September 24, 2012
Traffic Plans Changed for Yale Football Games
The Yale Athletic Department has worked closely with the City of New Haven and the Yale and West Haven Police Departments to create a new traffic plan for the upcoming football season. The following plan will be implemented (beginning with Sept. 29 game against Colgate) to control heavy traffic in the vicinity of Yale Bowl, creating a more efficient way to enter all parking lots and provide a vehicle-free zone from the general admission parking lot to the Bowl.

September 22, 2012
Bulldogs Open Ivy Play at Cornell
The 2012 Ivy League campaign kicks off for Yale (1-0, 0-0 Ivy) with a 1 p.m. start at Cornell (0-1, 0-0) this Saturday at Schoellkopf Field (25,597). The game at Ithaca airs live on NBC Sports Network, WELI Radio (AM-960, weli.com) and on WHCU Radio (AM-870).

September 22, 2012
Yale Drops Ivy Opener at Cornell
Cornell quarterback Jeff Mathews won the Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League’s offensive MVP last year, and he got his campaign to repeat off to a good start Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field at Yale’s expense. Mathews threw for 340 yards and four touchdowns as the Big Red beat the Bulldogs 45-6. Two early turnovers changed the complexion of the game quickly in Cornell’s favor, as the Big Red’s first 14 points came on plays immediately following Yale turnovers. That negated 350 yards of offense from the Bulldogs.

September 17, 2012
Varga Gets Ivy Honor
It didn’t take long for a Bulldog newcomer to grab a league honor. Yale freshman running back Tyler Varga (Kitchener, Ont.) earned the first Ivy League Rookie of the Week award today after galloping for a game-high 103 yards and two scores in a win at Georgetown on Sept. 15. He is the first freshman to run for triple digits in his Yale debut.

September 15, 2012
Bulldogs Open 2012 at DC Saturday
The 140th season of Yale Football and a new coaching era begin on Saturday in Washington, D.C., when the Bulldogs kick off the 2012 season with a 1 p.m. game at Georgetown (2-0, 0-0 Patriot).

September 15, 2012
Historic Day in D.C. as Yale Wins Opener at Georgetown, 24-21
Senior cornerback Collin Bibb’s leaping interception in the end zone with 33 seconds left sealed a wild 24-21 win for the Yale football team Saturday afternoon at Georgetown. The Bulldogs overcame five turnovers and 11 penalties en route to earning a win in the debut of Tony Reno as Yale’s Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach of Football. They were led offensively by a freshman quarterback -- Eric Williams, who threw for 250 yards -- and a pair of running backs, senior Mordecai Cargill and freshman Tyler Varga, who combined for 169 yards on 37 carries. Williams and junior wide receiver Cameron Sandquist also combined for the longest play from scrimmage in Yale history, a 98-yard touchdown in the second quarter that helped turn the game in Yale’s favor.

August 22, 2012
A Life-Saving Match, with an Assist from Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011) and Yale
Erika Turner and Christopher Magoon ’11 were total strangers until a series of events led to Magoon becoming a life-saving marrow donor who helped Turner beat cancer in 2010 -- and a crucial event in that series happened at Yale, at a drive inspired by a woman neither of them knew. Magoon was chosen as a genetic match for Turner shortly after he joined the Be The Match Registry through the annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale. He and Turner were in the national spotlight Wednesday, as they met for the first time on ABC’s “Good Morning America”. ABC’s Robin Roberts, who has been diagnosed with myelodysplastic systems and is scheduled to have a bone marrow transplant in the near future, facilitated the introduction.

August 20, 2012
Life-Saving Match from Mandi Schwartz Drive to be Featured on Good Morning America
Since the Yale Athletics department first began holding marrow donor registration drives inspired by women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011) in 2009, the Bulldogs have added more than 3,000 potential donors to the Be The Match Registry. That has led to at least 14 marrow donations for patients with life-threatening illnesses who are in need of genetic matches for transplants. This Wednesday morning, as part of a segment on ABC’s “Good Morning America”, two of the people involved in one of those “matches” will meet each other for the first time. Erika Turner, a cancer survivor whose life was saved by a stem cell transplant, will meet Christopher Magoon ’11, the man who donated those cells shortly after registering at a Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale. ABC’s Robin Roberts, recently diagnosed with myelodysplastic systems, will facilitate the introduction. She is scheduled to have a bone marrow transplant in the near future.

August 15, 2012
Bucket-List Football Experience
When recent college graduates have to determine a path of sustenance, they often seek once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to help clear their heads after four years of studying. Some, like former Yale football player John Pagliaro Jr ’11, are fortunate enough to get a special chance… maybe even check off a “bucket-list” experience.

August 14, 2012
Record Numbers Support Yale Football
Win or lose, Yale football is stronger than ever based on the turnout of its annual fundraiser golf tournament on Aug. 13 at the Course at Yale. Approximately 160 former players attended some part of the activities that included a scramble-format golf tournament, the Cozza Cup competition (top score, Yale football players only), a corn hole tournament, auctions, raffles and all kinds of great food.

August 10, 2012
Practice Begins Aug. 17
The football practice fields across Derby Avenue from Yale Bowl are about to get busy. The Yale football team, which reports to campus on Aug. 15, is on the field for the first time this summer at 3 p.m. on Aug. 17.

August 7, 2012
Yale Picked 5th in Media Poll
No surprises today when the media made its predictions for the 2012 Ivy League football finish. Yale, a young and somewhat inexperienced team with a new head coach, was picked fifth with 66 points and no first-place votes.

August 6, 2012
11 Bulldogs Named to 2012 All-League Squad
The latest Ivy pre-season all-league team to be announced came from collegesportsmadness.com, which included 11 different Yale players on its three squads and three first-team picks, senior tailback Mordecai Cargill (Cleveland, Ohio) and defensive backs junior Nick Okano (Los Angeles, Calif.) and senior Kurt Stottlemyer (Bothell, Wash.).

August 4, 2012
McHale’s Captaincy Suspended
Will McHale, the captain of the 2012 Yale Football Team, has requested that his captaincy be immediately suspended by Tony Reno, the Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach of Football. This was the result of an altercation with a male student last May in New Haven.

August 1, 2012
Bannon, Stoller In NFL Camps
Former Yale teammates Shane Bannon ’11 and Jake Stoller ’12 hope to run into each other – literally - on a Sunday this fall. A collision of Bulldogs would be a good thing because that would mean there are two playing in the NFL in 2012.

July 31, 2012
Football Tickets Go On Sale
The first practice is 17 days away, opening day in Washington, D.C., is a month after. There is plenty of time to prepare for your viewing of the 2012 Yale Football season as tickets go on sale tomorrow for home and away games.

July 19, 2012
Yale on YES This Fall
The Yale Football Team will be showcased on the YES Network for the fifth straight season. The package known as “Yale on YES” includes three straight Ivy League Games during the 2012 season, at three different venerable Ancient Eight venues, on the nation’s most-watched regional sports network.

July 18, 2012
Bulldogs Continue Educational Efforts via ELI Africa
Every summer since 2010, a contingent of Yale students -- many of them varsity athletes -- has traveled to Mauritius, a small island of the coast of Africa with a population of about 1.3 million people. The Bulldogs are drawn there to spend two months working on experiential learning projects, helping the country’s underprivileged children “learn by doing”. The program, Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI) Africa, was started by a former Yale football player.

July 3, 2012
Chalk Talk August 7
The head coaches of the three college football teams in New Haven are gathering to talk about the 2012 season on August 7 at Black Bear Saloon. You can join them for the conversation as the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Sports Council hosts its third annual ‘Chalk Talk – College Football in New Haven’ event.

July 2, 2012
Football Schedule Set
You have to wait until the end of September to see the Yale football team at Yale Bowl in the regular season, but the Sept. 29 home opener against Colgate is the first of four straight on the Class of 1954 Field.

June 7, 2012
3 Yale Games Part of Ivy Package on NBC
Ivy League football returns to the national spotlight this fall with seven games televised on the NBC Sports Network and one aired on the CBS Sports Network. The eight-game package comes on the heels of the Ivy League and the NBC Sports Group announcing a two-year renewal of their national television rights agreement for football, men's basketball and men's lacrosse games last month.

June 4, 2012
Bulldogs Earn APR Award
The Yale football team received the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association APR (Academic Progress Rate) award for the highest multi-year average in the Ivy League from 2010 to 2011.