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|Athletics director||Tom Beckett|
|Location||New Haven, CT|
|Varsity teams||35 teams|
|Football stadium||Yale Bowl|
|Basketball arena||Payne Whitney Gym|
|Baseball stadium||Yale Field|
|Soccer stadium||Reese Stadium|
|Lacrosse stadium||Reese Stadium|
|Other arenas||Ingalls Rink|
|Fight song||Down the Field|
|Colors||Yale Blue and white
The Yale Bulldogs are the athletic teams of the Yale University. The school sponsors 35 varsity sports. The school has won two NCAA national championships in women's fencing, four in men's swimming and diving, twenty one in men's golf and one in men's hockey.
Men's sports 
Major leaguers pitcher Craig Breslow (Oakland A's and Boston Red Sox) and catcher Ryan Lavarnway (Boston Red Sox), among others, played baseball for the Bulldogs. Lavarnway led the NCAA in batting average (.467) and slugging percentage (.873) in 2007, set the Ivy League hitting-streak record (25), and through 2010 held the Ivy League record in career home runs (33). In August 2012, Breslow and Lavarnway, playing for the Red Sox, became the first all-Yale battery in the major leagues in 125 years.
Men's basketball 
Men's crew 
The football team has competed since 1876. They have won nineteen national championships when the school competed in what is now known as the FBS. They are perhaps best known for their rivalry with Harvard, known as "The Game". Twenty one former players have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Men's ice hockey 
The Yale Men's Ice Hockey team is the oldest existing intercollegiate hockey program, having played its first game in 1896 against Johns Hopkins (a 2–2 tie). The team competes in the ECAC Hockey League (ECACHL); in addition the Ivy League also crowns a champion for its members that field varsity ice hockey. The Bulldogs (coached by Keith Allain) won the 2013 NCAA National Championship in Pittsburgh with a 4–0 shutout of Quinnipiac University.
Men's lacrosse 
Men's soccer 
Before the NCAA began its tournament in 1959, the annual national champion was declared by the Intercollegiate Association Football League (IAFL) — from 1911 to 1926 — and then the Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association (ISFA), from 1927 to 1958. From 1911 to 1958, Yale won four national championships.
Men's swimming and diving 
Women's sports 
Women's crew 
Women's ice hockey 
Women's swimming and diving 
Notable non varsity sports 
Yale rugby plays college rugby in Division 1 in the Ivy Rugby Conference. Yale Rugby was founded in 1875, making it one of the oldest rugby teams in North America. President George W. Bush played rugby for Yale during his student days.
- "Ryan Lavarnway". Yalebulldogs.com. April 6, 2007. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- Early Football Style Championships
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- E Digby Baltzell, "Goodbye To All That," Society 31, no. 2 (January 1994): 62-71. http://www.springerlink.com/content/m6745608466780k7/
- George W. Bush, left, playing rugby http://www.latimes.com/la-badboy_i27hnikf,0,2687743.photo