Maybe the College Kids Should Destroy College? 

It is fair to say that, in examining the twin meltdowns at Yale and the University of Missouri, the pundit class has come down against the tactics of the students, who, in both cases, have been militant and aggressive. The writers have seen parts of each protest—Yale students berating a professor, Mizzou students… »11/12/15 5:35pm11/12/15 5:35pm


How Many "Subway Series" Have There Been In NCAA History?

Tomorrow, Yale takes on Quinnipiac for the NCAA men's hockey championship. Plenty has been written about the cultural differences between these two programs—for an overview of the rise and fall of Greater New Haven hockey culture, you can read Jack Dickey's excellent piece; for a good look at what Yale's like, you can… »4/12/13 6:45pm4/12/13 6:45pm

Trinity's Obnoxious 13-Year Squash Winning Streak Is Finally Over, Thanks To Obnoxious Yalies

The longest and most annoying win streak in the history of college sports is finally over. The Yale men's squash team defeated Trinity College 5-4 last night, ending the team's 13-year, 252-match undefeated streak that will be remembered for reminding us, approximately once a year, that squash is a sport that people… »1/19/12 11:55am1/19/12 11:55am

New York Times: College Football Is In Crisis, What With The Resume Padding And Child Rape And Things Like That

Today's New York Times writes up the resignation of Yale football coach Tom Williams, caught in a resume-padding scandal after he claimed to have been a former Rhodes Scholarship finalist. A two-bylined investigation by the Times in November, as Yale quarterback Patrick Witt was dropping out of the Rhodes process so… »12/22/11 6:19pm12/22/11 6:19pm

Yale's Football Coach, Like Vince Lombardi, May Have Padded His Academic Resume

Yale quarterback Patrick Witt's conflict with the Rhodes Scholarship organization this week has also drawn attention to the scholarly credentials of the school's football coach, Tom Williams. So far, the New York Times has devoted two stories—with two reporters working on each—to investigating whether Williams ever… »11/18/11 5:19pm11/18/11 5:19pm

Cecil Rhodes Would Have Given Yale's Quarterback A Scholarship For Telling The Pencil-Necks Who Run The Rhodes Scholarship To Get Lost

Yale quarterback Patrick Witt withdrew his application for a Rhodes Scholarship this week, after the Rhodes committee informed him that he would have to skip the Harvard-Yale game to attend his scholarship interview. quoted the American Secretary for the Rhodes Trust, Elliot F. Gerson as saying, "We have… »11/18/11 2:19pm11/18/11 2:19pm

On Eve Of Princeton-Harvard Championship, Vikram Spills Tiger Blood

This week we've followed the story of Harvard and Princeton, two storied crew programs, somehow stuck playing a basketball game Saturday for a spot in the NCAA tournament. You've heard from Brad and Vikram, and Jasper and Colin, all smack-talking because Greg Mankiw and Lars Svensson can't do it on their own. »3/11/11 1:20pm3/11/11 1:20pm

Harvard-Princeton War Of SAT Words Escalates, Yale Joins The Fray

Big basketball game Saturday afternoon, folks: Harvard (23-5, 12-2 Ivy) and Princeton (24-6, 12-2 Ivy) fighting to the death on Yale's court, a neutral site, for the Ivy League's March Madness bid. Extra high stakes for Harvard, who hasn't appeared in the tourney since 1946, back when RFK was punching the Spee. »3/10/11 10:30am3/10/11 10:30am