For programming purposes, every attempt is made to get scheduled games started on time. Sometimes there are forces beyond the control or sight of those whose job it is to make sure that happens, and they must adjust as a result.
This appears to be one of those time, as I can’t imagine anybody saw this coming.
The annual rivalry game between Harvard and Yale, one of the oldest in college football, was delayed today due to a sudden outbreak of nudity in the student section.
Several Yale students have removed all their clothing at the Harvard/Yale game. Police intervention is in progress. pic.twitter.com/sG8Hi3d24E
— Jessica Noglows (@nojessicaglows) November 19, 2016
Ew gross. pic.twitter.com/UVaaqXQQGi
— Intestinal Fortitude (@ParquetOverIce) November 19, 2016
Students of the Yale Bulldog faithful removed their closed and stood atop the wall the separates the stand from the sideline. When asked how they snuck in their naked bodies into the stadium, officials suspected they snuck them in under their clothes. The investigation is ongoing.
In all seriousness, there may be a reason for the naked students.
— Elizabeth Ferguson (@fergles) November 19, 2016
From the Yale Daily News in 2002:
Neither rain, nor snow, nor the harsh New England weather can prevent another nude Yale tradition. For decades, the Saybrook Strip has entertained and shocked fans of Ivy League football. It began in the 1970s, when a single Saybrook student mooned the opposing fans at the Harvard-Yale game. The next year, some of his friends joined him. In the decades since these intrepid acts of anti-Harvard (or anti-clothing) rebellion, the Saybrook Strip has become a fixture at every Yale football game.
Welp, there you have it.
Yale leads the all-time series with a 66-59-8 record.
The game has been played annually since 1897 and is regularly competitive.
When the game eventually got started, Yale won by a margin of seven points; 21-14.