Without college sports, students would have to engage in athletics by playing games of trashcan basketball and using their astronomy professor’s astrolabe as a discus. Prevent sour teacher-student relations with today’s GrouponLive deal to Yale sports games. Choose from the following options:
- For $22, you get a hockey package (a $45 total value), which includes:
- Two reserved-seating tickets to see a men’s hockey game against Bentley at Ingalls Rink on Sunday, January 1, at 4 p.m. (a $28 value)
- One parking pass for the Prospect-Sachem garage (a $5 value)
- One game program (a $2 value)
- For $18, you get a basketball package (a $36 total value), which includes:
- Two reserved-seating tickets to a men’s basketball game at John J. Lee Amphitheater (a $20 value)
- One game program (a $1 value)
- One $5 concessions voucher
- Two tickets to any remaining women’s basketball game in the 2011–12 season (a $10 value)<p>
Yale’s varsity Bulldogs look to skate and dribble their way through the winter sports season. Yale graduate Keith Allain enters his sixth year leading the men’s hockey team, hoping to repeat last season’s stellar 28–7–1 showing and team-wide realization that what really matters is friendship. Led by second-year Head Coach Joakim Flygh, women’s hockey looks to skate back from a challenging 1–14 season start with aggressive equipoise. James Jones—the second-winningest coach in school history—helms the men’s basketball team, whose on-court heroics and sweat-fueled jetpacks have paid off with an 8–2 season start. Fans can catch league-play kickoff against the Brown Bears on January 14 or Penn’s Quakers on February 3 before marveling at the women’s team, cannily led by veteran hoops guru Chris Gobrecht.
Affectionately dubbed the Yale Whale, Ingalls Rink houses hockey games with icy aplomb. Boasting a recently replaced ice surface and cushy locker room, the Whale encourages players to swiftly win in regulation so they can get back to their dorm rooms in the slopes of the on-campus volcano. The 2,800-seat John J. Lee Amphitheater proffers plenty of room for arm-waving fans to cheer in excited abandon or encourage free throws in prudent silence.