Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bone Marrow drive at Yale tomorrow

For the second straight season the Yale football team along with the women's hockey program is organizing a bone marrow donor drive in honor of Yale women's hockey player Mandi Schwartz, who is battling leukemia.

The event, which is free to the public, runs from 11-3 p.m. at the Yale Commons (corner of College and Grove Streets). Yale still holds the record with 704 people entered into the registry, a mark it is trying to top. It won't be easy because all those who took part in last year's event are already in the registry so other than moral support, there's no reason for them to register again.

Although a match for Schwartz was not found last year, there was a match for another leukemia patient from Jim Owens who took part in last year's event.

Former Yale offensive lineman Kyle Metzler has been named the tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator, replacing Mike Sanford who left after one season to take the quarterback coach/passing game coordinator job at Western Kentucky.
Metzler, a native of Lantana, Fla., started 28 games for the Bulldogs from 2000-02.

Yale updated its roster for the spring game.

The one possible issue with the numbers comes courtesy of Russell Perkins and Marcus Wallace, both in contention for starting spots in the defensive backfield. Wallace and Perkins each are listed as wearing No. 24 although Perkins was wearing No. 15 in the last practice I went to and could wear that number since the other No. 15 on the roster is receiver McConnell Smith.


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