2016-2017 Yale Football News

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    January 26, 2017
    Fencik Honored by IFA 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.
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    January 02, 2017
    Fencik To Be Honored Jan. 26 in NYC 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.
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    December 30, 2016
    Lamar, Strother Get National Honor 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.
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    December 29, 2016
    Fall Academic All-Ivy Announced 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.
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    November 29, 2016
    Alessi Named All-New England 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.
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    November 22, 2016
    9 Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors 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.
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    November 21, 2016
    Rymiszewski Named Captain 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.
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    November 21, 2016
    Rawlings, Galland, Klubnik Honored 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.
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    November 20, 2016
    Bulldogs Celebrate at Team Banquet 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.
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    November 19, 2016
    Yale Dashes Harvard’s Title Hopes 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.
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    November 14, 2016
    Yale Has Chance To Ruin Harvard Season 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).
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    November 12, 2016
    Defense Strong, But Tigers Too Much 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.
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    November 08, 2016
    Rivalry Set Begins Saturday with Princeton 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).
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    November 05, 2016
    Comeback Falls Short at Brown 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.
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    October 31, 2016
    Bulldogs Get 2 Ivy Awards 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.
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    October 31, 2016
    Week 8 Takes Blue to Providence 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).
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    October 28, 2016
    Bulldogs Earn 31-23 Win at Columbia 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.
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    October 24, 2016
    Bulldogs, Lions on Friday Night 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.
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    October 21, 2016
    Penn Takes First Night Game at Bowl 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.
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    October 19, 2016
    Fan Alert For Friday Football 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:
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    October 17, 2016
    Bowl's First Night Game is Friday 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.
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    October 15, 2016
    Rally Falls One Score Short 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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    October 10, 2016
    Lamar Gets National, League Honors 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.
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    October 10, 2016
    Elis End Non-League Slate at Fordham 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.
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    October 08, 2016
    Bulldogs Come Back to Beat Dartmouth 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.
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    October 03, 2016
    Dartmouth Coming to Bowl Saturday at 1 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
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    October 01, 2016
    Scoreboard Maximized in Loss to Lehigh 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.
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    September 28, 2016
    Little Named Semifinalist For NFF Honor 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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    September 26, 2016
    Lehigh Coming to Bowl Saturday The Bulldogs take a break from Ancient Eight play to host an old Patriot League foe. The 24th meeting of Yale and Lehigh is Saturday at 1:30 and it airs live on One World Sports TV, the Ivy League Digital Network and on the Yale Football Radio Network (AM 960 WELI, AM 1300 WAVZ).
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    September 24, 2016
    Cornell Takes Ivy Opener The Yale defense did its job in the second half, holding an impressive Cornell offense to three points. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the Big Red went into halftime with a 24-3 lead and then held on for a 27-13 victory before 15,493 at Schoellkopf Field.
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    September 19, 2016
    Ivy Campaign Starts at Cornell The Ivy League season begins for Yale and Cornell this Saturday in New York. The Blue and Red clash at 3 p.m. at Schoellkopf Field in a game airing live on the Ivy League Digital Network and on ESPN Radio (1300 AM). The Bulldogs are coming off a loss at home to a nationally ranked Colgate team, while the Big Red grabbed a win at Bucknell to kick off the season.
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    September 17, 2016
    Opening Day Streak Ends at 9 Tony Reno, Yale’s Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach, said during the week leading up to the season opener that Colgate could easily be the best team on the 2016 schedule. The Raiders did nothing to disprove that in a 55-13 win over the Bulldogs that ended Yale’s season-opener win streak at nine games.
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    September 14, 2016
    MacPhee Finalist for NFF Award Yale freshman defensive back Brendan MacPhee (Loudonville, N.Y.) has been named one of the 37 finalists for the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame 2016 NFF National High School Scholar-Athlete Awards. This is to honor one college football freshman from each of the country’s five regions as the best and the brightest for their accomplishments as athletes, scholars and citizens at the high school level.
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    September 12, 2016
    2016 Season Begins Saturday at 1:30 The 144th Yale Football team kicks off the 2016 season by hosting No. 23 Colgate this Saturday at 1:30 on the Class of 1954 Field inside Yale Bowl. The game airs live on One World Sports TV, the Ivy League Digital Network and ESPN Radio (AM 1300). Bill Spaulding and Ken Dunek have the call on OWS while Ron Vaccaro '04 and Carm Cozza can be heard on the radio.
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    August 31, 2016
    Bulldogs, Bears Scrimmage Saturday The Yale football team, preparing for its 2016 season opener against Colgate on Sept. 17, gets its first chance to tackle a different color jersey this Saturday at 1 p.m. in Yale Bowl with a scrimmage against Brown that is CLOSED to the public.
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    August 27, 2016
    First Night Game This Fall Tailgate parties outside Yale Bowl will start shortly after the gates open at 4 p.m., which is when the lights go on inside the 102-year-old stadium. The first “night game” in the Bowl is Friday, Oct. 21, with the Penn Quakers coming to town for an Ivy League contest kicking off at 7 and airing live on NBC Sports Network.
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    August 19, 2016
    Practice Begins For 2016 Elis One hundred and eight Bulldogs neatly fit in new Under Armour jerseys, shorts, socks, cleats and underwear took the field for practice No. 1 as the 2016 Yale Football Team today officially began preparation for the new season.
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    August 09, 2016
    Ivy Poll Has Elis 4th The Bulldogs, picked by the league media to finish fourth this fall, have seven returning All-Ivy league players back from a squad that went 6-4 overall and finished 2015 with an overall record of 6-4.
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    July 22, 2016
    UA Unveils Football Uniform The new Yale Football Uniform was unveiled last night by Under Armour at an event showcasing all of the company’s college football clients. The trending yet traditional look for the Bulldogs stacked up well with Notre Dame and Wisconsin and the rest of the impressive list of UA schools.
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    July 11, 2016
    2016 Schedule Becomes Official The 2016 Yale football schedule is a traditional one with five of the 10 games in 101-year-old Yale Bowl. This fall’s schedule, which became official today and features two Friday nights, also includes five national TV games and four on the Ivy League Digital Network (ILDN).
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