In a fiercely contested Ivy League matchup in Cambridge, Mass., Princeton proved it could survive a close game with a 29–21 win over Harvard.
This season, Princeton has proved it can beat teams roundly, entering the weekend with four blowout wins in four games. This week, the team showed it could do the same without its star quarterback, with junior Kevin Davidson filling in injured senior John Lovett.
The Tigers put up 66 points on Lehigh, with seven different players scoring touchdowns. Princeton heads into its Ivy League home opener against Brown undefeated, with a perfect 4–0 record.
Women’s volleyball (10–4 overall, 3–0 Ivy League) remained undefeated in the Ivy League this season with a pair of commanding wins against Brown (8–5, 1–2) and Yale (8–4, 2–1) this weekend.
A 2016 rule change in the Ivy League led to a significant reduction in concussions, a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded.
Last year's football team found itself the victim of somewhat bad luck, losing several close games, including its Ivy League opener against Columbia. This year's team seems to have found an effective solution to that problem: Blow its opponents out.
“I thought John's deep balls were really beautifully thrown, and [the receivers] did a great job finishing them [for touchdowns],” said head coach Bob Surace '90.
At first glance, Princeton football does not appear to be in a great position heading into the 2018 season. Not only are the Tigers coming off an underwhelming, second-to-last finish in the 2017 Ivy League standings, but they also graduated quarterback Chad Kanoff, now playing in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals, who in 2017 indisputably posted the most impressive season by a quarterback in Princeton history. Further examination, however, reveals the Tigers have good reason for optimism.
Football @ Butler: W 50–7 Football kicked off its season in dominant fashion with a 50–7 road win against Butler. Senior quarterback John Lovett, who missed the entire 2017 season due to injury, returned to lead a prolific Princeton offense Saturday, throwing for 177 yards and two touchdowns and adding another 48 yards and two touchdowns rushing.
In the opening match of the NCAA tournament in Lubbock, Texas, women’s tennis came within a point of knocking out No. 19 Illinois University, but fell just short to lose 4–3.