2016-2017 Yale Football News

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lamar Gets National, League Honors
    October 10, 2016
    A freshman getting his first varsity snaps at tailback might be best scheduled for an early, non-league game. That’s not what Alan Lamar faced last Saturday at Yale Bowl.
  • Elis End Non-League Slate at Fordham
    October 10, 2016
    The Bulldogs complete their non-league slate with a trip to the Bronx this Saturday at 1 p.m. Yale (1-3, 1-1 Ivy), coming off a win over Dartmouth, takes on Fordham (3-2, 1-0 Patriot) at Jack Coffey Field. The game can be seen on the Patriot League Network and heard on AM 960 WELI.
  • Bulldogs Come Back to Beat Dartmouth
    October 08, 2016
    Everything came together at the right time in the 100th meeting of the series as the Yale Football team registered a crucial, 21-13 win over Dartmouth at Yale Bowl in Ivy League action today.
  • Dartmouth Coming to Bowl Saturday at 1
    October 03, 2016
    The Bulldogs are back in Ivy League play with a big one on Saturday at 1 p.m. Yale and Dartmouth, two of the most successful Ancient Eight football programs, play for the 100th time. This meeting at Yale Bowl on Heroes Day, a crucial one for both teams, airs live on the Ivy League Digital Network (also ESPN3) and on the Yale Football Radio Network (AM 960 WELI) with Carm Cozza and Ron Vaccaro ‘04 providing the call
  • Scoreboard Maximized in Loss to Lehigh
    October 01, 2016
    The last two meetings of Yale and Lehigh in Yale Bowl produced 195 points combined. Today’s 98-point total was one shy of the stadium record as the Mountain Hawks won for a third straight week, 63-35.
  • Little Named Semifinalist For NFF Honor
    September 28, 2016
    The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced today that Yale’s Sebastian Little has been named one of the 156 semifinalists for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments®. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation and is prominently displayed inside its official home at the New York Athletic Club.
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