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The National Collegiate Athletic Association will allow schools to extend an extra year of eligibility to spring sport athletes whose seasons were cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Division I Council Coordination Committee also announced Monday night that for the 2021 spring season, it would increase the baseball roster limit and allow all teams to carry more members on scholarship.
The NCAA announced March 12 that it will be cancelling all winter and spring championships. The decision comes a day after the Ivy League’s cancellation of all spring athletics.
The Ivy League Presidents announced on March 11 that all Ivy League athletic events through the remainder of the academic year will be cancelled due to further developments in the outbreak of COVID-19.
The Daily Princetonian caught up with senior women’s basketball captain Bella Alarie minutes after the Ivy League announced that it had cancelled its tournament for both the women’s and men’s teams. Alarie, a leader on and off the court, discussed her time playing with USA Basketball, her favorite Princeton memories, and life on a deserted island.
The Ivy League announced on March 9 that the Ivy League Presidents have made the decision to cancel the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments due to concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). The tournament was originally set to take place on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14.
Women’s Basketball at Columbia, Cornell: W 77–52, W 69–50
Princeton was facing overtime for the third time in four games. In a tense back and forth fight, it looked like it may take awhile to see who would land the final blow. The Tigers had other plans; they landed their sucker punch less than a minute into the overtime period, and after the officials confirmed the goal, knocked out the nation’s best team and put the rest of their opponents on notice.
The No. 6 ranked Tigers (24–6–1, 17–4–1 ECAC) knew at the start of the year that this season could be historic. Now, in the final weekend before the NCAA Tournament, they have their chance to fill in new pages of the record books.
Men’s tennis spent this past weekend playing two matches at Jadwin Gymnasium’s tennis courts, defeating Old Dominion University and No. 31 Middle Tennessee State University.
For Rutgers and No. 3 Princeton men’s lacrosse, it’s been a close two years. On March 10, 2018, the Tigers claimed a 15–14 overtime victory on Sherrerd Field. On March 9, 2019, they fell 9–8 in Piscataway, N.J. This weekend, they (4–0) will face the Scarlet Knights (3–2) on Sherrerd Field again.
Princeton men’s swimming and diving finished in second place at the four-day Ivy League Championships in Providence, R.I.
Princeton men’s track and field had a weekend to remember in Ithaca, N.Y. after securing a team victory at the Ivy League Indoor Track and Field Championships with 173 points, well ahead of second-place Harvard (116 points) and third-place Penn (91 points). This is the program’s 23rd Ivy League victory in school history and its ninth since 2010. On the women’s side, the Tigers improved upon last year’s fifth-place team finish to place fourth overall at this year’s championships with 68 points, behind Cornell (82.5 points), Harvard (126 points), and Penn (133 points).
Three Tigers rushed down the ice, with one defender looking to stymie the rush. Princeton executed a pass, fired a shot on net, and forced the rebound in the back of the net.
Men’s Track & Field
Before the 2019-20 season, No. 21 Princeton women’s basketball set lofty goals — winning the Ivy League title, advancing to the NCAA tournament, and winning a game, or more, once they got there.
Having won 11 of its last 13 games, including back-to-back blowout victories to end the season, women’s hockey boasts a resume that includes 17 conference victories, a winning percentage of over .800, and two victories over top-five opponents. The team’s success throughout the season earned the Tigers the second seed in the postseason tournament, with a first-round date against 10th-ranked Quinnipiac, and potentially two other top-10 teams lying in wait.
No. 8 men’s lacrosse (3–0, 0–0 Ivy) hosts the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays (1–2) on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Sherrerd Field. To improve on their undefeated record, the Tigers are looking to carry over momentum from last weekend’s win.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams have a big weekend ahead of them in Ithaca, N.Y., with the indoor season culminating in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. The women are looking to improve upon their fifth-place finish from last year, while the men are hoping to defend their indoor team championship title. Both teams are hoping to build upon their momentum from strong individual performances throughout the season, as well as a team win on both sides at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet held several weeks ago.
This past weekend, the No. 6 women’s hockey team (22–5–1, 17–4–1 ECAC) played its last weekend of the regular season hosting to Ivy League foes, Brown (3–23–3, 2–18–2) and Yale (16–13–0, 13–9–0). Princeton ended the regular season with a sweep before the ECAC Tournament begins.
Having secured 18 wins in a row, a Top 25 National ranking, and its ticket to the Ivy League Tournament, the No. 21 Princeton women’s basketball team is showing nothing less of the desire to win this season.