For more than 100 years Yale University has been represented by their men’s basketball team known as the Yale Bulldogs. The team currently plays in the Ivy League Conference in the NCAA. Throughout their time as an organization, the Yale Bulldogs basketball team has been known for a number of accomplishments and for being one of the oldest and most established basketball programs in the entire country. Before the NCAA went into tournament formations for the end of season playoffs there was a national championship given out by the Helms Athletic Foundation. Not only are the Yale Bulldogs one of the oldest teams and one of the few still around to say they competed in this national championship playoff, but they were actually crowned National Champions two different times during this format both in 1901 and 1903.