The 145th season of Yale Football begins with a 12:30 kick on Sept. 16 at Lehigh. The fall includes a Friday night game in November and the 134th edition of The Game at Yale Bowl, both nationally televised dates.
Twenty-nine student-athletes from 13 states and the District of Columbia will join the Yale Football Team as its class of 2021. Tony Reno, the Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach, announced his newcomers today, and they include 17 on offense and a dozen on defense.
The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame has announced the names on the 2018 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, and it includes two former Bulldog standouts – Rich Diana ‘82 and John Zanieski ‘85. In all, 75 players and six coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 98 players and 31 coaches from the divisional ranks are on the ballot.
Six 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 men’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Emily Barnes (Louisville, Colo.) of the women’s cross country and track & field teams and Jackson Stallings (Moore, Okla.) of the football team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Barnes and Frederick Muth (Los Angeles, Calif.) of the men’s fencing team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Mackenzie Franklin (Austin, Texas) of the women’s swimming & diving team and Denzell Jobson (Brooklyn, N.Y.) of the men’s track & field team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award. Robin Molen-Grigull (Sydney, Australia) of the heavyweight crew team was the recipient of the Amanda Walton Award.
The Yale Athletics department hosted its annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive Thursday, adding 462 potential life-savers to the Be The Match Registry®. Yale’s drives are part of the “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” program, which includes 78 schools nationwide. Those “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” drives have added more than 7,000 potential marrow donors already this year, with Yale’s drive the largest to date.
John Gary Fencik ’76 talks about all the broken noses he suffered between his four years at Yale and a dozen National Football League campaigns. The damage was eventually repaired by using cartilage from his ear. “I could hear with my nose better than anyone,” says the former Bulldog All-Ivy League receiver.
Gary Fencik ’76, Yale’s All-Ivy League wide receiver who went on to win a Super Bowl with the Chicago Bears, will be honored at the Jan. 26 Ivy League Football Association Dinner, which takes place at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.
Two highly touted recruits, who were supposed to slowly work their way into the lineup during the 2016 Yale Football season, had to contribute much sooner than expected due to injuries. Tailback Alan Lamar and offensive lineman Sterling Strother were rewarded for their early impact by being named honorable mention freshman All-America by herosports.com.
The Ivy League recently announced its fall Academic All-Ivy selections and 10 Bulldogs were honored. All were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each Ivy institution nominated five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes.
Yale beat Harvard last Saturday in the 133rd playing of The Game, and the fruits of Eli labors included three Ivy League honors, including punter/placekicker Alex Galland earning special teams player of the week and quarterback Kurt Rawlings getting rookie of the week.
He had double shoulder surgery last summer and could not compete this fall with his teammates on the 2016 Yale Football Team. That didn’t prevent the Bulldogs from voting Spencer Rymiszewski the captain of the 2017 squad.
Still in celebration mode from the 21-14 victory in yesterday’s edition of The Game, the 2016 Yale Football Team gathered this afternoon at Yale Commons for the annual banquet to honor the senior class and close out the fall.
A matchup of a 7-2 team against a squad with the opposite record would not typically fill a stadium of any size, unless the two teams were competing in The Game, one of college football’s most storied rivalries. The 133rd football edition of Yale (2-7, 2-4 Ivy) vs. Harvard (7-2, 5-1) takes place this Saturday in front of a packed house at Harvard Stadium (30,323). The 12:30 kick airs live on CNBC TV and on WELI (960 AM).
The Elis were facing one of their toughest challenges of the 2106 season today on the Class of 1954 Field, and the 31-3 Princeton win was not a clear indication of how competitive the game was through three quarters. It certainly did not represent some of the Yale accomplishments on Senior Day.
The 2016 Yale Bowl finale is this Saturday at 12:30 and the Bulldogs are hoping to play spoiler against a rival looking for an Ivy title. The Elis (2-6, 2-3 Ivy) host Princeton (6-2, 4-1) in a game airing live on the Ivy League Digital Network and on WELI (960 AM).
Alan Lamar rushed for two touchdowns and Alex Galland booted a pair of field goals, but the Yale Football Team fell short in its comeback attempt at Brown today. The Bears led all the way to a 27-22 win at Brown Stadium.
The Yale football team, coming off a 31-23 win at Columbia last Friday night, has three games left in 2016 and a great opportunity to make a statement. This Saturday, the opportunity is a 12:30 kick at Brown Stadium against the Bears in a game airing live on the Ivy League Digital Network and on WELI (960 AM).
Yale’s 31-23 win at Columbia last Friday night produced a pair of Ancient Eight honors for two young Bulldogs. Freshman quarterback Kurt Rawlings (Bel Air, Md.) was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week, while sophomore kicker/punter Alex Galland (Bakersfield, Calif.) was special teams player of the week.
John Herubin had not scored a touchdown since he was a middle school quarterback in Coppell, Texas. The junior defensive tackle scooped up a fumble and sprinted 61 yards in the second quarter to give the Yale football team the game’s first points. The score was crucial in the Elis’ 31-23 win over Columbia at Wien Stadium.
The Bulldogs are back on national TV this Friday night in the Big Apple for an Ivy League game. Yale takes on Columbia (2-4, 1-2 Ivy) at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium at 7 in a contest airing live on the NBC Sports Network and on AM 960 WELI.
The first night game at Yale Bowl did not go well for the home team. Alex Torgersen and Justin Watson, who had 10 catches for 166 yards, connected on three scoring passes as Penn remained undefeated in Ivy League play with a 42-7 win over Yale.
In the interest of comfort and safety for all fans, the Yale Athletics Department and the Yale Police Department are announcing enhanced security measures to be in place for the first-ever night game at Yale Bowl on Friday. To minimize unnecessary delays at the entry gates, fans are encouraged to follow these guidelines: