• Dudek Ivy Rookie of Week
    September 25, 2017
    Zane Dudek, a first-year running back who led a ground attack that accounted for 342 yards in Yale’s home and league opener, a 49-24 win over Cornell, has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
  • Big 2nd Half Lifts Blue over Big Red
    September 23, 2017
    The tandem of senior Deshawn Salter and freshman Zane Dudek led a ground attack that accounted for 342 yards as the Yale football team opened its home and league slate with a 49-24 win over Cornell.
  • Bulldogs at the Bowl Saturday at 1
    September 18, 2017
    The 2017 Yale Football season began in fine fashion last week on the road with a 56-28 win at Lehigh. This Saturday marks the opening of Ivy League play as the Big Red of Cornell come to Yale Bowl for a 1 p.m. kick. The home opener, which airs live on Eleven Sports (DirecTV 623), the Ivy League Network and ESPN Radio (AM-1300), is also Yale Youth Day.
  • Tuesdays at Morys: Cornell
    September 20, 2017
    Yale Football opened the season with a win on the road at Lehigh 56-28. This week their attention turns to Cornell. Linebacker Matt Oplinger '18 and Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week Kurt Rawlings '20 discuss the opening win and the home opener against the Cornell Big Red.
  • Through a Bulldog's Eyes: Football at Lehigh
    September 18, 2017
    The 145th Edition of the Yale Football Team opened its season on the road at Lehigh, a team that dominated the Elis last fall at Yale Bowl. Yale scored early and often to defeat the defending Patriot League Champs 56-28. Take a look back at the Yale' victory, through a Bulldog's eyes.
  • Rawlings Earns Week 1 Honors
    September 18, 2017
    Kurt Rawlings, the sophomore quarterback who started his fourth collegiate game last Saturday in Yale’s season opener, has earned a number of honors including Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week.
  • Bulldogs Open with 56-28 Win
    September 16, 2017
    The Yale offense was expected to be much improved from last fall, but it more than exceeded the prognostications in a 56-28 opening day victory over Lehigh at Goodman Stadium. The Bulldogs found the end zone four times through and the air and as many on the ground in a dominating performance on both sides.
  • Roman Named NFF High School Finalist
    September 12, 2017
    The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the names of the 35 finalists for the 2017 NFF Chapter Scholar-Athlete Awards, which will honor one young man from each of the country’s five regions as the best and the brightest for their accomplishments as athletes, scholars and citizens at the high school level. Yale’s D. Major Roman, a freshman tight end from New London, Conn., earned one of those spots.
  • Season Opens Saturday at Lehigh
    September 11, 2017
    The 145th season of Yale Football kicks off Saturday at Bethlehem, Pa., as the Bulldogs take on Lehigh (0-2, 0-0 Patriot) at Goodman Stadium. The 12:30 start airs live on the Patriot League Network (free) and on SE2 TV in Pennsylvania, while the action can be heard on WELI Radio (AM-960) as well as iHeart radio.
  • Tuesdays at Mory's: Lehigh
    September 13, 2017
    Each week, Joel E. Smilow '54 Head Coach of Football Tony Reno and Yale players gather with the media at Mory's to discuss each week's game. For the season opener the captain of Team 145, Spencer Rymiszewski '17 joined Coach Reno to discuss the Lehigh Mountain Hawks.
  • Q&A with Yale Captain Spencer Rymiszewski
    August 31, 2017
    Senior cornerback Spencer Rymiszewski was voted the captain of the 2017 Elis despite sitting out the 2016 season recovering from an injury. He was a 2015 first-team All-Ivy League selection who earned Yale’s Ted Blair Award as the most valuable player. Rymiszewski led the squad with four interceptions, including a pick-six against Brown two seasons ago.
  • Bulldogs Scrimmage Saturday at Brown
    August 31, 2017
    They’ve been blocking, tackling and covering blue or white shirts for 14 straight practices. The Yale football team finally gets to see a different color on Saturday at 1 p.m. with a scrimmage at Brown.
  • Hines Retiring From Football
    August 26, 2017
    Bo Hines, the wide receiver and kick returner who transferred to Yale from North Carolina State in 2015 after earning freshman All-America honors, has decided to retire from football.
  • Bulldogs Begin Prep for 2017
    August 15, 2017
    You can hear the clickity clack of Under Armour cleats ringing from the tunnel that goes under Derby Avenue to Clint Frank Field on Friday at 2:30 p.m. That sound signals the start of Yale Football practice and official preparation for the 2017 season.
  • Q & A with Jason Alessi ’18
    August 10, 2017
    There’s only been one Yale athlete who has impacted both the football and lacrosse programs more than Jason Alessi, and his name is on the stadium located between Yale Bowl and Coxe Cage.
  • Annual Golf Outing a Big Hit
    August 08, 2017
    Center Larry Ross snapped the ball to Pat O’Brien and the quarterback dropped back before suddenly flipping the ball to his left for split end John Spagnola, who caught the backward lateral, looked down field and fired it to tight end Bob Krystyniak.
  • Bulldogs Picked 4th in Media Poll
    August 06, 2017
    The Yale football team will gather back in New Haven in eight days to prepare for the new season. Today the Bulldogs, picked fourth in the 2017 Ivy League Pre-Season Poll, got an idea what the league media thinks of their chances.
  • 2017 Schedule Announced
    July 20, 2017
    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.
  • Reuland Selected by Ottawa
    July 11, 2017
    Former Yale Football player Austin Reuland ’16 was selected by the Ottawa Redblacks in the supplemental draft for the Canadian Football League. He will attempt to make a 44-man active roster.
  • Meet the New Bulldogs
    June 26, 2017
    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.
  • Yale’s Diana, Zanieski On 2018 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot
    June 01, 2017
    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.
  • Yale Honors Six Seniors and One Team with Awards at Senior Student-Athlete Reception
    May 20, 2017
    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.
  • NCAA Recognizes 14 Yale Teams
    May 04, 2017
    Fourteen Yale teams are being recognized for outstanding performance in the classroom.
  • Yale Coaches, Players Have Youth Football Camp
    May 01, 2017
    Youth football players are invited to sign up for the Eli Football Camp, which kicks off this summer with two sessions.
  • Bulldogs Enjoy Spring Day
    April 22, 2017
    A little rain didn’t spoil the fun of Yale Football’s annual spring outing on the Class of 1954 Field at Yale Bowl.
  • Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Drive Adds 462 Potential Life Savers
    April 20, 2017
    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.
  • Elis Prep For 2017 Campaign
    April 10, 2017
    September 16 seems a long way off as the grass in New England has yet to reach its full green. It’s not if you are preparing for the 2017 football season.
  • Fencik Honored by IFA
    January 26, 2017
    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.
  • Fencik To Be Honored Jan. 26 in NYC
    January 02, 2017
    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.
  • Lamar, Strother Get National Honor
    December 30, 2016
    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.
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