Feature: Freshmen start croquet club - Sports
| April 11, 2013Despite the wide variety of opportunities Princeton clubs offer, several freshmen saw a glaring hole in the list of club teams that needed to be filled. Freshmen Mike Kosk and Ethan Vasquez decided to take it upon themselves to fix this by founding the Princeton Croquet Club.
Feature: A defense in transition - Sports
| February 20, 2013The men’s lacrosse team’s completely restructured defense embarks on the 2013 season as the final piece of a favorite team, not an underdog one. Of course, the task of recreating the same defensive line of three remarkable 2012 graduates and one injured star in the class of 2013 proves to be a daunting one. But the Tigers, with the guidance of seasoned head coach Chris Bates, have focused carefully on filling the shoes of the 2012 Ivy League champion team.
Cricket: Before dawn, a national rivalry - Sports
| March 31, 2011Forbes Blackbox Theater has seen all sorts of events — study breaks, hypnotist shows, live student bands — but on Wednesday morning, it experienced something that, if not out of this world, was at least out of this hemisphere. Starting at 5 a.m., the first ball of perhaps the most hyped cricket match ever, the semifinal of the 2011 Cricket World Cup featuring India and Pakistan, was bowled in Mohali, India. Princeton’s South Asian community gathered in Forbes to take part in what is arguably the most intense sporting rivalry between two nuclear-armed nations that have fought four wars since 1947.
Baseball: New role has Palms sweating - Sports
| March 30, 2011
It’s the bottom of the ninth inning, with two outs and the bases loaded. The baseball team is playing on the road against Louisiana State University, the No. 7 team in the country. After falling behind 8-1, LSU put up a six-run eighth inning to reduce Princeton’s lead to one. Many closers thrive on this kind of high-pressure situation. But the man on the mound, senior pitcher David Palms, has never recorded a save in his Princeton college career.
Men's Lacrosse: From attackman to quarterback - Sports
| March 30, 2011Senior attackman Chris McBride wants to make the big play. He wants to attack the net and take the shot. And throughout his Princeton career, he’s been pretty successful at doing so. In his sophomore season, he tallied 18 goals for the men’s lacrosse team; in his junior season, he notched 16.