• Kreisberg Named To Israel Under-20 National Team
    June 27, 2011
    Kreisberg Named To Israel Under-20 National Team Jeremiah Kreisberg, who started all 14 Ivy League games last year and was the recipient of the team’s John C. Cobb Award as rookie of the year, has been named to the Israel Under-20 national team. He will play in the U20 European Championship from July 14-24 in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
  • Mangano Invited To 2011 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team Training Camp
    June 08, 2011
    Mangano Invited To 2011 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team Training Camp Greg Mangano has already enjoyed one successful trip to China this offseason. Now, he’s hoping to return later this summer.
  • Yale Honors Five Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Reception
    May 21, 2011
    Yale Honors Five Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Reception Five 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 women's fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Alfonso Costa (Pittsburgh, Pa.) of the men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse teams and Annie Killian (Nashville, Tenn.) of the women’s swimming & diving team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Lidia Gocheva (Sofia, Bulgaria) of the women’s fencing team and Alex Gornitzky (Toms River, N.J.) of the men’s swimming and diving team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Killian and Shane Bannon (Southbury, Conn.) of the football team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
  • Yale Basketball In China Blog
    May 21, 2011
    Yale Basketball In China Blog The Yale men’s basketball team is getting an early start to the 2011-12 season. The Bulldogs are headed to China for nine days. The team leaves on Monday and will visit Chengdu and Shanghai. Yale will play four games against Chinese universities. The opener is May 19 against the University of Electronic Science and Technology.
  • Mangano Withdraws From NBA Draft
    May 09, 2011
    Mangano Withdraws From NBA Draft Greg Mangano has withdrawn from the 2011 NBA Draft and will remain at Yale for his senior season. He submitted his letter to the NBA offices on Friday.
  • Mangano Submits Paperwork To Declare For NBA Draft
    April 28, 2011
    Mangano Submits Paperwork To Declare For NBA Draft Greg Mangano, who became the first Yale player to average a double-double for the season since Chris Dudley in 1986-87, submitted the necessary paperwork to declare for this year’s National Basketball Association Draft. He has not hired an agent and has followed all of the guidelines to retain his eligibility.
  • Willhite Elected 2011-12 Yale Men’s Basketball Captain
    April 14, 2011
    Willhite Elected 2011-12 Yale Men’s Basketball Captain Reggie Willhite, who had career-highs in points (9.4 ppg.), rebounds (4.4 rpg.), assists (68) and steals (40) this year as a junior, has been elected captain of the 2011-12 Yale men’s basketball team. The announcement came at Wednesday night’s post-season banquet following a team vote.
  • Ivy League Releases 2011 Winter Academic All-Ivy Recipients
    April 13, 2011
    Ivy League Releases 2011 Winter Academic All-Ivy Recipients The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in winter sports. The 80 men and women, including 10 from Yale, were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.
  • Yale Student-Athletes Start Eli’s Friends
    March 30, 2011
    Yale Student-Athletes Start Eli’s Friends This spring semester saw the start of Eli’s Friends, a student-athlete run program that supports young patients at the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. The program was founded by Alfonso Costa (Men's Basketball and Lacrosse) and Michael Pratt (Men's Lacrosse) and currently consists of 14 student-athletes who have gone through an extensive training to become volunteers with this organization. The students, listed below, go to the hospital in various groups every Monday – Friday from 1:30 – 3:00 pm.
  • James Jones To Serve As Analyst On CBS College Sports TV
    March 18, 2011
    James Jones To Serve As Analyst On CBS College Sports TV James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Yale, will appear as a guest analyst on the CBS College Sports Television Network’s Full Court Press show this weekend. Jones will be on Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and again from 10 to 11:30 p.m. to help breakdown the NCAA Tournament games. It is the second straight year Jones has appeared on the network.
  • Yale Invited To Participate In CBI
    March 14, 2011
    Yale Invited To Participate In CBI The Yale men’s basketball team, which finished third in a very competitive Ivy League, was invited to participate in the 2011 College Basketball Invitational presented by Zebra Pen. Yale, however, was forced to decline the invitation. The school has been on a two-week spring break since the regular season ended on Mar. 5, and several players are travelling overseas. Efforts were made to try and bring the players back to campus, but the earliest that could happen was Tuesday, the day the tournament gets under way.
  • Mangano Earns NABC All-District Honors
    March 09, 2011
    Mangano Earns NABC All-District Honors Greg Mangano, who led the Ivy League in rebounding (10.0 rpg.) and blocked shots (85) and was second in scoring (16.3 ppg.), has earned all-district honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). He was selected to the second team in District 13.
  • Mangano Named First Team All-Ivy
    March 09, 2011
    Mangano Named First Team All-Ivy Greg Mangano had one of the most productive seasons in recent memory for the Yale men’s basketball team. Wednesday, he was rewarded for that success by being named a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection.
  • Mangano Averages Double-Double For Season; Bulldogs Drop Season Finale At Cornell
    March 05, 2011
    Mangano Averages Double-Double For Season; Bulldogs Drop Season Finale At Cornell There would be no miracle comeback for the Yale men’s basketball team in the season finale against Cornell.
  • All Five Starters Score In Double Figures As Bulldogs Handle Columbia 87-81 In Double Overtime
    March 04, 2011
    All Five Starters Score In Double Figures As Bulldogs Handle Columbia 87-81 In Double Overtime All five starters scored in double figures to lead the Yale men’s basketball team to a thrilling 87-81 double overtime over Columbia at Levien Gym. Reggie Willhite led the way with a career-high 21 points. Greg Mangano added 20 points and 16 rebounds.
  • Regular Season Concludes With New York Road Trip
    March 03, 2011
    Regular Season Concludes With New York Road Trip The Bulldogs conclude the regular season with a trip to Columbia on Friday and Cornell on Saturday. The start time for both games is 7 p.m.
  • Kreisberg Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week
    February 28, 2011
    Kreisberg Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week Jeremiah Kreisberg, who made the winning basket in Yale’s 70-69 victory over Harvard on Saturday, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. In the Bulldogs’ weekend sweep, Kreisberg shot 73.3 percent (11-of-15) from the field, averaged 13.5 points and 3.5 rebounds.
  • Joe Vancisin Elected To National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
    February 28, 2011
    Joe Vancisin Elected To National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Joe Vancisin, Yale’s all-time winningest men’s basketball coach, has been elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Vancisin guided the Bulldogs for 19 seasons and won three Ivy League titles.
  • Fantastic Finish: Bulldogs Topple Harvard 70-69
    February 26, 2011
    Fantastic Finish: Bulldogs Topple Harvard 70-69 Jeremiah Kreisberg’s layup with 41 seconds left off a perfect feed from Reggie Willhite lifted Yale to a thrilling 70-69 victory over Harvard before a raucous crowd of 2,249 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Four Players Score In Double Figures As Bulldogs Knock Off Dartmouth In Overtime 79-75
    February 25, 2011
    Four Players Score In Double Figures As Bulldogs Knock Off Dartmouth In Overtime 79-75 Porter Braswell led four players in double figures with 19 points to lead Yale to a thrilling 79-75 overtime victory over Dartmouth at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Class of 2011 Made Most Of Yale Experience
    February 25, 2011
    Class of 2011 Made Most Of Yale Experience Three Yale seniors – Porter Braswell, Alfonso Costa and Raffi Mantilla – will be making their final appearance in the John J. Lee Amphitheater this weekend. For each, the journey to the final home weekend was different. One thing, though, they each share is wonderful memories of their experiences, both on and off the court.
  • Senior Night Highlights Final Home Weekend
    February 24, 2011
    Senior Night Highlights Final Home Weekend The Bulldogs' final home weekend brings visits from Dartmouth and first-place Harvard. Yale meets the Big Green on Friday at 7 p.m. before the showdown with Harvard on Saturday at 6 p.m. Seniors Porter Braswell, Alfonso Costa and Raffi Mantilla will be making their final appearance in the John J. Lee Amphitheater and will be honored prior to Saturday's game.
  • Mangano Remains Among National, League Leaders; Named To Ivy Honor Roll
    February 21, 2011
    Mangano Remains Among National, League Leaders; Named To Ivy Honor Roll Another big weekend kept Greg Mangano among the national and Ivy leaders in several categories. Mangano averaged 20.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in games against Princeton and Penn over the weekend. For his efforts, he was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll.
  • Bulldogs Drop Last Second Heartbreaker To Penn 60-58
    February 19, 2011
    Bulldogs Drop Last Second Heartbreaker To Penn 60-58 No team has faced more heartbreak in Ivy League play this season than Penn. Three of the Quakers’ four league losses have come in overtime. So, perhaps Penn was due to win a thriller. Unfortunately for most of the 1,983 fans that showed up at the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday, it came at Yale’s expense.
  • Mangano Sets Yale Single Season Blocks Record But Bulldogs Fall To First-Place Princeton 58-51
    February 18, 2011
    Mangano Sets Yale Single Season Blocks Record But Bulldogs Fall To First-Place Princeton 58-51 Greg Mangano broke the Yale single-season blocks record but it wasn’t enough to help Yale overcome a talented Princeton squad. Kareem Maddox scored 16 points off the bench to lead the first-place Tigers to a 58-51 victory before an enthusiastic crowd of 1,935 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • First-Place Princeton, Penn Pay Visit This Weekend
    February 17, 2011
    First-Place Princeton, Penn Pay Visit This Weekend The home stretch of Ivy League play begins this weekend for the Bulldogs, who host first-place Princeton on Friday before a Saturday visit from Penn. Both games tipoff at 7 p.m. Yale (12-10, 5-3 Ivy) sits in third place, 2.5 games behind Princeton and two games in back of Harvard.
  • Friday’s Yale-Princeton Game Televised? YES
    February 15, 2011
    Friday’s Yale-Princeton Game Televised? YES Yale fans who can’t make it to Friday’s men’s basketball against Princeton will still be able to follow the action. The game will be televised on the YES Network as part of the Yale On Yes package. Chris Shearn will handle the play-by-play duties, while Tim Capstraw provides commentary. Tip off is slated for 7 p.m. at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Mangano Earns Ivy League Player Of Week Honors – Again
    February 14, 2011
    Mangano Earns Ivy League Player Of Week Honors – Again Greg Mangano, who scored a career-high 30 points in Yale’s 69-60 victory over Dartmouth on Saturday, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week. In two games over the weekend, Mangano averaged 24.5 points and shot 60 percent from the field. It was the fourth time this season he has been recognized by the league. He shared this week’s honor with Harvard’s Keith Wright.
  • Mangano Scores 30; Bulldogs Handle Dartmouth 69-60
    February 12, 2011
    Mangano Scores 30; Bulldogs Handle Dartmouth 69-60 Greg Mangano scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Yale cruised to a 69-60 victory at Leede Arena. Mangano was 11-of-19 from the field. Reggie Willhite added 13 points and Porter Braswell scored 12.
  • Key Road Weekend Awaits Bulldogs
    February 11, 2011
    Key Road Weekend Awaits Bulldogs The Bulldogs, winners of six of their last eight games, have had some success on the road this season. Yale has won at Boston College and at Holy Cross and played well in narrow losses to Providence and Vermont, both of whom have top 100 RPIs. The Bulldogs need a productive road trip this weekend when they travel to Harvard on Friday and Dartmouth on Saturday. Both games begin at 7 p.m.
  • Thriller Goes To Harvard 78-75
    February 11, 2011
    Thriller Goes To Harvard 78-75 Yale did a number of things well in Friday’s matchup with Harvard. The Bulldogs shot 52.1 percent from the field and outrebounded the Crimson 30-24. Harvard, though, scored 22 points off 18 Yale turnovers and escaped with a hard-fought 78-75 victory before a crowd of 1,763 at Lavietes Pavilion.
  • Bulldogs Topple Columbia 72-67; Complete Weekend Sweep
    February 05, 2011
    Bulldogs Topple Columbia 72-67; Complete Weekend Sweep Yale didn’t need any last-minute heroics to knock off Columbia on Saturday. The Bulldogs, who rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final two minutes in Friday’s win over Cornell, built a 16-point halftime lead in a 72-67 victory before 1,365 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Busy Home Stretch Starts With Visits From Cornell, Columbia
    February 04, 2011
    Busy Home Stretch Starts With Visits From Cornell, Columbia The Bulldogs have a little less margin for error after dropping a pair of close road games last week. Fortunately Yale plays six of its next eight games in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater, starting Friday against Cornell. Yale is 5-2 at home this season. Tipoff against the Big Red is slated for 7 p.m., while the Bulldogs have a 6 p.m. date with Columbia on Saturday.
  • Miraculous Comeback Lifts Yale Past Cornell 71-70
    February 04, 2011
    Miraculous Comeback Lifts Yale Past Cornell 71-70 There probably weren’t many fans in the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Friday who thought the Bulldogs were going to win when they trailed Cornell by eight points with three minutes remaining. James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach still believed, and his faith was rewarded. Austin Morgan’s three-point play with 12 seconds left capped a stunning comeback as Yale escaped with a thrilling 71-70 victory over the Big Red.
  • Princeton Holds Off Yale 67-63
    January 29, 2011
    Princeton Holds Off Yale 67-63 For the second straight night, the Yale men’s basketball team nearly rallied to earn an important Ivy League road win. Instead, the Bulldogs came up just short. Princeton built a 10-point halftime lead and then held on for a 67-63 victory before a crowd of 2,658 at Jadwin Gym.
  • Trip To Penn, Princeton On Tap This Weekend
    January 28, 2011
    Trip To Penn, Princeton On Tap This Weekend The Bulldogs, winners of their last four games, head south to face Penn and Princeton this weekend. Yale takes on the Quakers Friday at 7 p.m. at The Palestra and then has a 6 p.m. date with Princeton on Saturday.
  • Comeback Falls Short At Penn
    January 28, 2011
    Comeback Falls Short At Penn A slow start doomed the Yale men’s basketball team Friday against Penn. The Quakers built an early 18-point lead and then had to sweat out a number of Yale comebacks before holding on for a 66-58 victory before a crowd of 3,086 at The Palestra.
  • Yale Sweeps Weekly Ivy League Honors
    January 24, 2011
    Yale Sweeps Weekly Ivy League Honors Yale’s frontcourt played a big role in Saturday’s 59-51 victory over Brown on Saturday. Greg Mangano (Orange, CT) and Jeremiah Kreisberg (Berkeley, CA) combined to make 12-of-20 shots from the field and score 30 points. The two were honored by the Ivy League for their performances on Monday. Mangano, who had 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks, was named the Player of the Week, while Kreisberg, who scored a career-high 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds, was chosen Rookie of the Week.
  • Brown Visits For Youth Day Matinee
    January 22, 2011
    Brown Visits For Youth Day Matinee The Bulldogs will be looking to complete a season sweep when Brown comes to town on Saturday. Yale topped the Bears 69-64 last weekend in Providence. Tipoff on Youth Day at the John J. Lee Amphitheater is slated for 2 p.m. Children ages 14-and-under will be admitted free, and there will be a post-game autograph session with the Yale players.
  • Yale Locks Down Brown 59-51 To Move To 2-0 In Ivy Play
    January 22, 2011
    Yale Locks Down Brown 59-51 To Move To 2-0 In Ivy Play Another outstanding defensive effort has the Yale men’s basketball team off to a strong start in Ivy League play. The Bulldogs held Brown to 26 percent shooting en route to a 59-51 victory before a Youth Day crowd of 1,826 at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
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