2016-2017 Yale Football News

  • 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.
  • Fall Academic All-Ivy Announced
    December 29, 2016
    The Ivy League recently announced its fall Academic All-Ivy selections and 10 Bulldogs were honored. All were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each Ivy institution nominated five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes.
  • Alessi Named All-New England
    November 29, 2016
    Jason Alessi, Yale’s most valuable player this season, has been named to the 2016 New England Football Writers Division I All-New England Team as a punt returner.
  • 9 Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors
    November 22, 2016
    Nine Yale football players earned post-season honors as the 2016 All-Ivy League Team was announced today. The Bulldogs had two second-team selections and seven in the honorable mention category.
  • Rymiszewski Named Captain
    November 21, 2016
    He had double shoulder surgery last summer and could not compete this fall with his teammates on the 2016 Yale Football Team. That didn’t prevent the Bulldogs from voting Spencer Rymiszewski the captain of the 2017 squad.
  • Rawlings, Galland, Klubnik Honored
    November 21, 2016
    Yale beat Harvard last Saturday in the 133rd playing of The Game, and the fruits of Eli labors included three Ivy League honors, including punter/placekicker Alex Galland earning special teams player of the week and quarterback Kurt Rawlings getting rookie of the week.
  • Bulldogs Celebrate at Team Banquet
    November 20, 2016
    Still in celebration mode from the 21-14 victory in yesterday’s edition of The Game, the 2016 Yale Football Team gathered this afternoon at Yale Commons for the annual banquet to honor the senior class and close out the fall.
  • Yale Dashes Harvard’s Title Hopes
    November 19, 2016
    In a rivalry that is known as The Game, today’s contest could easily go down as one of the true classics in the 133 years of the Yale-Harvard football rivalry.
  • Yale Has Chance To Ruin Harvard Season
    November 14, 2016
    A matchup of a 7-2 team against a squad with the opposite record would not typically fill a stadium of any size, unless the two teams were competing in The Game, one of college football’s most storied rivalries. The 133rd football edition of Yale (2-7, 2-4 Ivy) vs. Harvard (7-2, 5-1) takes place this Saturday in front of a packed house at Harvard Stadium (30,323). The 12:30 kick airs live on CNBC TV and on WELI (960 AM).
  • Defense Strong, But Tigers Too Much
    November 12, 2016
    The Elis were facing one of their toughest challenges of the 2106 season today on the Class of 1954 Field, and the 31-3 Princeton win was not a clear indication of how competitive the game was through three quarters. It certainly did not represent some of the Yale accomplishments on Senior Day.
  • Rivalry Set Begins Saturday with Princeton
    November 08, 2016
    The 2016 Yale Bowl finale is this Saturday at 12:30 and the Bulldogs are hoping to play spoiler against a rival looking for an Ivy title. The Elis (2-6, 2-3 Ivy) host Princeton (6-2, 4-1) in a game airing live on the Ivy League Digital Network and on WELI (960 AM).
  • Comeback Falls Short at Brown
    November 05, 2016
    Alan Lamar rushed for two touchdowns and Alex Galland booted a pair of field goals, but the Yale Football Team fell short in its comeback attempt at Brown today. The Bears led all the way to a 27-22 win at Brown Stadium.
  • Bulldogs Get 2 Ivy Awards
    October 31, 2016
    Yale’s 31-23 win at Columbia last Friday night produced a pair of Ancient Eight honors for two young Bulldogs. Freshman quarterback Kurt Rawlings (Bel Air, Md.) was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week, while sophomore kicker/punter Alex Galland (Bakersfield, Calif.) was special teams player of the week.
  • Week 8 Takes Blue to Providence
    October 31, 2016
    The Yale football team, coming off a 31-23 win at Columbia last Friday night, has three games left in 2016 and a great opportunity to make a statement. This Saturday, the opportunity is a 12:30 kick at Brown Stadium against the Bears in a game airing live on the Ivy League Digital Network and on WELI (960 AM).
  • Bulldogs Earn 31-23 Win at Columbia
    October 28, 2016
    John Herubin had not scored a touchdown since he was a middle school quarterback in Coppell, Texas. The junior defensive tackle scooped up a fumble and sprinted 61 yards in the second quarter to give the Yale football team the game’s first points. The score was crucial in the Elis’ 31-23 win over Columbia at Wien Stadium.
  • Bulldogs, Lions on Friday Night
    October 24, 2016
    The Bulldogs are back on national TV this Friday night in the Big Apple for an Ivy League game. Yale takes on Columbia (2-4, 1-2 Ivy) at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium at 7 in a contest airing live on the NBC Sports Network and on AM 960 WELI.
  • Penn Takes First Night Game at Bowl
    October 21, 2016
    The first night game at Yale Bowl did not go well for the home team. Alex Torgersen and Justin Watson, who had 10 catches for 166 yards, connected on three scoring passes as Penn remained undefeated in Ivy League play with a 42-7 win over Yale.
  • Fan Alert For Friday Football
    October 19, 2016
    In the interest of comfort and safety for all fans, the Yale Athletics Department and the Yale Police Department are announcing enhanced security measures to be in place for the first-ever night game at Yale Bowl on Friday. To minimize unnecessary delays at the entry gates, fans are encouraged to follow these guidelines:
  • Bowl's First Night Game is Friday
    October 17, 2016
    The first true night game at Yale Bowl is Friday with Yale hosting Penn in a crucial Ivy League contest. The Bulldogs and Quakers have a 7 p.m. kickoff airing live on the NBC Sports Network and on AM 960 WELI.
  • Rally Falls One Score Short
    October 15, 2016
    Dale Harris was Mr. Everything for the Bulldogs today. He ran for four touchdowns and a two-point conversion while netting 136 yards, caught a pass for a first down and made three solo tackles as a cornerback. Harris also played special teams. However, that wasn’t enough to get Yale a victory in a 44-37 loss at Fordham.
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