Aug. 8, 2005
New Haven, CT - Yale was picked for fourth in the Ivy League football preseason media poll, released Monday at the league's annual Media Day at the Yale Golf Course. The Bulldogs earned 66 points, trailing Penn (120), Harvard (119) and Brown (91) while finishing ahead of Cornell (63), Princeton (57), Dartmouth (36) and Columbia (27). The Quakers and the Crimson were the only teams to earn first-place votes, finishing with eight each.
The event featured the head coaches and media from each Ancient Eight school. Jack Siedlecki, Yale's Joel E. Smilow '54 Head Coach of Football, was asked to talk about the ongoing renovation of the Yale Bowl during his segment of the program.
"We just had our recruiting day in there on Saturday," Siedlecki noted. "They have started putting in the new seats, so instead of just demolition you're seeing progress toward what it's going to look like. We'll have one of the finest stadiums in the country."
The league also officially announced a number of other initiatives at the event. The YES Network was on hand to highlight a TV deal that includes five Ivy games, including the Yale-Brown matchup from the Yale Bowl on Nov. 5 (Noon). SIRIUS Satellite Radio and the league also announced a multi-year agreement to broadcast a "Game of the Week" for football and men's basketball, plus a select number of men's hockey and other games.
report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity