Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
The NCAA East Regional at a glance
Monday, March 14, 2016
Ex-basketball captain Jack Montague will sue Yale
Boston, MA – March 14, 2016 –
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
ECAC Hockey hands Yale's Rob O'Gara one-game suspension
The league made the decision on Monday. There was a delay in the announcement as the league reviewed Yale's appeal.
"We've spent the last couple of days fighting with the league over this one," Yale coach Keith Allain said prior to Wednesday's practice at Ingalls Rink. "My suggestion is you should probably watch the video of the vicious hit (O'Gara) took and come to your own conclusions."
In the third period of Yale's 2-1 victory over the Crimson, O'Gara was sent head-first into the boards by Harvard's Sean Malone. O'Gara remained on the ice for several seconds holding his head. No penalty was called. When he staggered to his feet, he turned to see Malone charging toward him. The two collided, each knocking the other back a step, before O'Gara hit Malone across the side of his head with his stick.
Referees issued O'Gara a 5-minute major and game disqualification.
O'Gara, a Boston Bruins draft pick, is known as one of the top shutdown defensemen in the nation. Yale had been the least penalized team in the country leading into the Harvard game (they're now the fifth least-penalized.) O'Gara had taken eight penalties for 16 minutes in 22 previous games, and doesn't have a history or reputation as a dirty player.
"None whatsoever," Allain said. "Rob's a terrific young man. He's an asset to our university; an asset to our hockey program. We'll miss him, but we have to figure out how to win without him. That's our job right now."
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Yale to sign big-time deal with Under Armour
Yale and sportswear giant Under Armour signed a long-term partnership that will outfit the athletic program for the next decade. The deal, expected to be announced Monday, is the first exclusive shoe, apparel and equipment contract in school history.
Under Armour, which famously outfits Maryland and Notre Dame, recently overtook Adidas as the second-largest sports apparel company in the United States and was on track to earn $4 billion in net revenue for 2015. Word is it was anxious to crack into the Ivy League, and more specifically, Yale.
Terms of the deal aren’t likely to be made public, but sources say it’s a 10-year contract is worth in the neighborhood of $16 million, making it higher in annual value than current Nike deals for Big 10 conference members Illinois and Rutgers.
It’s a major coup for Yale, especially since a portion of the contract will be paid in cash to help boost the school’s annual operations budget. No official word yet, but expect more TV broadcasts, more big-name opponents in New Haven and, perhaps, Under Armour-sponsored hockey and basketball tournaments.
One thing loyal Yale fans and alums needn’t worry about is tradition. Maryland, Texas Tech and even Navy allowed Under Armour to make wild changes to uniform color schemes and football helmets. But the university isn’t interested in radical revamps. So breathe easy. Yale Blue is untouchable.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
LONGEST WIN STREAKS TO BEGIN A SEASON SINCE 1970
10: Michigan Tech, 2014-15
11: Quinnipiac, 2015-16
12: Northeastern, 1980-81
13: Air Force, 2008-09
13: Ohio State, 1983-84
15: Harvard, 1986-87
15: Harvard, 1988-89
16: St. Lawrence, 1988-89
21: Boston University, 1977-78
29: Cornell 1969-70, finished season unbeaten and untied
LONGEST UNBEATEN STREAKS TO BEGIN A SEASON SINCE 1970
13: Air Force (13-0), 2008-09
13: Minnesota (11-0-2), 2001-02
13: Ohio State (13-0), 1983-84
14: Wisconsin (13-0-1), 1981-82
14: Boston University (13-0-1), 1970-71
15: Providence (12-0-3), 2015-2016
15: Harvard (15-0), 1988-89
15: Harvard (15-0), 1986-87
16: St. Lawrence (16-0), 1988-89
17: Quinnipiac (15-0-2), 2015-2016
18: Colorado College (15-0-3), 1995-96
19: Maine (14-0-5), 1994-95
21: Boston University (21-0), 1977-78
29: Maine (28-0-1), 1992-93
29: Cornell (29-0), 1969-70
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Keith Allain discusses Yale's incoming class
A couple of additional notes: Yale is still planning on two games in Arizona this January, but the Arizona Coyotes are working on a two-day, four-team tournament at the NHL arena. Two more opponents are working to shift things around in order to attend. If all works out, the tournament will be Friday and Sunday, with the Coyotes playing a home game on Saturday night. If not, Yale would simply play two games against Arizona State, at least one expected to be at Gila River Arena.
Allain said he's very close to finalizing a replacement for assistant coach Dan Muse, who departed for the Chicago Steel of the USHL a couple weeks ago.