Yale Bulldogs

Yale Opens Its Ivy League Season Against Cornell

NEW HAVEN — When he gathers his team in a meeting room, it's not unusual to hear Yale football coach Tony Reno say: "Expect excellence and embrace adversity."

Last week at Colgate, the ideology paid dividends. Yale fell behind the Raiders 21-7 at halftime before rallying for a 29-28 win.

"We made every mistake you could possibly make in a football game," Reno said. "I told the staff at the half that I believed it was impossible to make another one in any category of the game. But the most important thing was how the team has dealt with it. We talk all the time about how to expect excellence and embrace adversity. This is something that this...