2018-2019 Yale Football News

  • Bulldogs Continue NCAA Academic Excellence
    May 02, 2019
    Thirteen Yale teams have been recognized for academic excellence after scoring in the top 10 percent of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rate results.
  • One New Haven Big Success
    April 20, 2019
    “One New Haven,” the initiative that partners Yale Football and the New Haven and Yale Police Departments with youth football players, was a big hit despite the rain, while Team 147 concluded its spring practices with a workout at Bowen Field.
  • Roman, Horn Hampshire Society Members
    April 12, 2019
    J. Hunter Roman and Blake Horn, two seniors on the Yale Football Team, have been named members of the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society.
  • Yale Football Takes Part in “Our New Haven”
    April 05, 2019
    Yale Football will have a very different open spring practice this year. The Bulldogs are going to be in the Elm City at Bowen Field on Saturday, April 20, to take part in “Our New Haven,” a day of football involving the New Haven and Yale Police Departments, New Haven Schools Athletics Directors, area youth and Team 147.
  • Football Staff Changes for 2019
    March 22, 2019
    Tony Reno, Yale’s Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach, announced today a number of alterations to his 2019 football staff, which includes four assignment changes and one addition to the team.
  • Bulldogs Fit To Precision
    March 08, 2019
    Yale Football players will now be protected as well as the guys playing on Sundays. Riddell, which outfits players on almost every NFL team with the latest technology in helmets, began fitting Bulldogs this week with the same, Precision-Fit equipment the pros wear.
  • Czinger Honored by IFA
    January 25, 2019
    The guy who stood a mere 5 feet 9 and 185 pounds as Yale’s 1980 Bushnell Cup winner, looked like the tallest person in the room last night at the sold out Ivy Football Association Dinner held by the Sheraton Times Square Hotel. Not only was he one of the most impressive success stories honored by the eight institutions, Kevin Czinger ’81, the former Bulldog nose tackle, had more support from his alma mater than any other honoree.
  • Fall Academic All-Ivy Announced
    December 19, 2018
    The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2018-19 Academic All-Ivy honors in its fall sports today, and 10 Bulldogs were honored. The 10 were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.
  • Klubnik Named All-New England
    November 26, 2018
    Reed Klubnik broke the Yale record for receiving yards in a season in 2018 with a league-best 1,143. That production caught the eyes of the New England Football Writers, who named him to the All-New England squad today.
  • 9 Get All-Ivy
    November 20, 2018
    Nine members of Yale’s Team 146 earned 2018 All-Ivy League status today while another Bulldog took a special honor.
  • Bulldogs Celebrate Seniors
    November 19, 2018
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Team 146 gathered for the final time Sunday evening at the Lanman Center inside Payne Whitney Gym for its season-ending banquet, to honor 23 members of the senior class. There were also team awards handed out.
  • Shohfi Named Captain of Team 147
    November 18, 2018
    He was a three-sport captain at San Marino High School, so it’s no surprise that the Yale Football Team would vote today for the best leader to be its next captain. JP Shohfi, a wide receiver from California, will lead Team 147.
  • Highest Scoring Game Goes to Crimson
    November 17, 2018
    The highest combined scoring output in the history of The Game wasn’t enough to get the Bulldogs a third straight victory against their archrival. Yale, which led 24-21 in the third quarter, saw Harvard score 21 of the last 27 points on the way to a 45-27 win in a wild 135th edition of The Game at Fenway Park.
  • Strother Named Academic All-District
    November 15, 2018
    Sterling Strother, a junior offensive lineman, has continued the tradition of Yale Football’s excellence in the classroom by being named Google Cloud Academic All-District® first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • 135th Edition of The Game at Fenway Saturday
    November 12, 2018
    Grover Cleveland was U.S. President and Coca-Cola was first bottled the last time Yale and Harvard met in football at a neutral site. Yale captain Frank Hinkey led Yale to a 12-4 win over Harvard in 1894 at Hampden Park in Springfield, Mass., in a battle of unbeatens 124 years ago. That was the 17th meeting of the famous rivals, played before 25,000 fans. The 135th edition of this storied rivalry is a neutral site meeting at Fenway Park, The Bulldogs (5-4, 3-3 Ivy) and Crimson (5-4, 3-3) square off Saturday in a noon kickoff airing live on ESPN2, WELI Radio (AM 960) and iHeart Radio.
  • Q&A with Foye Oluokun ’17 of the Atlanta Falcons
    November 12, 2018
    There were some excellent linebackers in the Ancient Eight last year - enough that Yale’s Foyesade Oluokun ’17 was only a second-team All-Ivy League selection before getting drafted in the NFL’s sixth round and becoming a regular (39 tackles, 9 GP) on defense for the Atlanta Falcons. The St. Louis native, who used his fifth year of eligibility to help the Bulldogs win the 2017 Ivy title and finish with a No. 24 FCS ranking, is 14th on Yale’s career tackles list with 271. Sports Publicity Director Steve Conn sat down with the NFL rookie to discuss his career and ascension to the pro ranks.
  • Tigers Take Highest Scoring Y-P Game
    November 10, 2018
    When you face an undefeated team whose average margin of victory is 37, you can’t afford to give up early points or turn the ball over. Yale gave up the ball early and the points came fast in a 59-43 loss to No. 11 Princeton today at Yale Bowl on the Class of 1954 Field.
  • Celebrating Carm Saturday at 9:30 AM
    November 06, 2018
    Carmen “Carm” Cozza, Yale's legendary head football coach, died on Jan. 4, 2018, at the age of 87. Cozza, the father figure to more than 2,000 Yale student-athletes from four different decades, molded young men into future leaders while leading the Bulldogs for 32 seasons. The College Football Hall of Fame inductee and the winningest coach in Ivy history led the Elis to 10 league championships while serving the university from 1963 to 2017 as a coach, athletics director, advisor and broadcaster.
  • O'Connor Gets National, Ivy Honors
    November 05, 2018
    The unprecedented Yale quarterbacking debut of Griffin O’Connor brought appropriate honors. The rookie from Huntington Beach, Calif., was named STATS FCS National Freshman Player of the Week as well as Ivy League co-Offensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week after throwing for 436 yards and 4 touchdowns in the win over Brown last Saturday on the Class of 1954 Field.
  • Bulldogs Host Perfect Princeton
    November 05, 2018
    Yale Football’s Team 146 has its toughest task of the 2018 season when it hosts unbeaten No. 14 ranked Princeton on Yale Bowl’s Class of 1954 Field. The Bulldogs (5-3, 3-2 Ivy) and Tigers (8-0, 5-0) square off Saturday in a 12:30 contest airing live on ESPN+, WELI Radio (AM 960) and iHeart Radio. Saturday, which includes a 9:30 AM celebration of Carm Cozza’s life at Coxe Cage, is also the last home contest for 23 Yale seniors.
  • Passing Attack Key in 46-16 Win Over Brown
    November 03, 2018
    No quarterback in the long history of Yale Football has had a debut like this. First-year Griffin O’Connor, getting his first snaps in his first collegiate start, threw 4 touchdown passes to lead the Bulldogs to a 46-16 win over Brown at Yale Bowl.
  • Yale Athletics, Connecticut Food Bank Partnership
    October 30, 2018
    Renew your tailgating tradition at the historic Yale Bowl on Nov. 10 as Yale Football hosts Princeton in a classic college football rivalry. For more than 25 years, part of the tradition has included a drive to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank.
  • Yale Home Saturday with Brown at 1
    October 29, 2018
    Yale Football’s Team 146 is back at the Yale Bowl for week eight after two straight road games. The Bulldogs host Brown this Saturday at 1 p.m. in a contest airing live on ESPN+, WELI Radio (AM 960) and iHeart Radio.
  • Lions Take 17-10 Game
    October 27, 2018
    An opportunistic Columbia defense ended Yale’s hopes of defending its Ivy League Championship on a windy and rain-filled afternoon at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium. The Bulldogs moved the ball all over the field with 428 total yards but could not put the ball in the end zone enough in a 17-10 loss to the Lions.
  • Lamar Gets Ivy Player of Week
    October 22, 2018
    Alan Lamar (Olive Brank, Miss.) missed the entire 2017 season with an injury and was slowed by similar issues early this fall. The junior running back let everyone know he is back to form with a pair of triple-digit rushing days in the last two wins. Lamar ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-10 win at Penn last Friday that earned him Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week.
  • Yale Plays Columbia Saturday
    October 22, 2018
    Yale Football’s Team 146, seeking a third straight win, looks to stay in the race for the Ancient Eight Crown when it travels down I-95 for a Saturday game at Baker Field. The Bulldogs (4-2, 2-1 Ivy) take on Columbia (3-3, 0-3) at 1 p.m. in a contest airing live on ESPN+, WELI Radio (AM 960) and iHeart Radio.
  • Bulldogs Beat Penn 23-10
    October 19, 2018
    In what was basically an elimination game in the race for the 2018 Ivy League Championship, the Bulldogs ran for 244 yards while holding Penn to just 14 in a 23-10 win at Franklin Field.
  • Rawlings Gets Ivy Player of Week
    October 15, 2018
    Yale junior quarterback Kurt Rawlings comes from horse country in Bel Air, Md. Last Saturday he was a great mudder on the soggy Yale Bowl track against a highly-regarded FCS foe. Rawlings threw for a career-high 344 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to a 35-28 win over Mercer, a performance that earned him Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week for the first time this fall.
  • Yale-Penn Friday Night at Franklin Field
    October 15, 2018
    Yale Football’s Team 146 begins the stretch run of the Ancient Eight campaign with a Friday game in the City of Brotherly Love. The Bulldogs (3-2, 1-1 Ivy) and Penn Quakers (4-1, 1-1) have a 7 p.m. kickoff that airs live on ESPNU, WELI Radio (AM 960) and iHeart Radio.
  • Yale Knocks Off Mercer 35-28
    October 13, 2018
    A Southern Conference team making a rare appearance at Yale Bowl got a cold welcome from an Ivy League team making big FCS statements this season. Yale scored the first three touchdowns of the game on the way to a 35-28 win over Mercer.
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