How The New York Times Fumbled Its Case Against The Yale Quarterback

Last week, The New York Times told a new story about how Yale quarterback Patrick Witt's candidacy for a Rhodes Scholarship ended. While the public was following the drama of Witt declining his Rhodes interview to play in the Harvard-Yale game, the Times reported, the Rhodes Trust and Yale had suspended his candidacy… » 2/03/12 12:15pm 2/03/12 12:15pm

Patrick Witt Denies That Sexual Assault Claims Played Any Role In His…

It was only yesterday we were disabused of the notion that the Yale quarterback passed up on his final Rhodes Scholarship interview in order to play in the big Harvard game. Instead, the Times reported that sexual assault claims from a fellow student caused the Rhodes Trust to ask Yale for a re-endorsement, and Witt… » 1/27/12 11:35am 1/27/12 11:35am

Yale Quarterback Who Withdrew As Rhodes Scholar Did So Because He Was…

There was apparently much more to the story of Patrick Witt, the Yale quarterback who drew praise from all angles for choosing the big Harvard-Yale game over his Rhodes Scholarship interview. The New York Times punctured that myth today, reporting that Witt was dropped as a Rhodes candidate after the Rhodes Trust had… » 1/26/12 7:05pm 1/26/12 7:05pm

Yale Doesn't Want Vince Lombardi Coaching Its Football Team

Or his analogue Tom Williams, who was canned by Eli today for padding his résumé, just like Lombardi had. Lombardi didn't correct claims that he had gone to law school. Williams had said he was a Rhodes scholar finalist—he was not—and he had said he played on the 49ers practice squad—he had not. » 12/21/11 1:45pm 12/21/11 1:45pm

A Day At Harvard-Yale And Its Tragic Tailgate

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—I could tell you about dropping by the Yale crew alumni tailgate on Saturday, and taking a shot of Jim Beam with a slice of prosciutto, but that's not the reason the Game's 2011 tailgate will forever be the Tailgate. We'll now call it the Tailgate because three women there got run over by a U-Haul,… » 11/21/11 4:40pm 11/21/11 4:40pm