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Charlie Volker's journey from Princeton track and football to Team USA bobsledding

During his time at Princeton, Charlie Volker ’19 was an All-Ivy football and track athlete. But after graduation, he left those sports behind in favor of something entirely new: Bobsledding. Daybreak sat down with Volker to talk about his transition to the sport, his training, and his hopes for making it to the Beijing Olympics in 2022. 

During his time at Princeton, Charlie Volker ’19 was an All-Ivy football and track athlete. But after graduation, he left those sports behind in favor of something entirely new: Bobsledding. Daybreak sat down with Volker to talk about his transition to the sport, his training, and his hopes for making it to the Beijing Olympics in 2022. 

PODCAST | March 21

The 1964–65 Princeton Men’s basketball team. 1965 Bric-a-brac / Princeton University, via Princeton Alumni Weekly.

Moments in March: Bill Bradley ’65 led the Tigers to their only Final Four run in school history

The ‘Prince’ spoke with Princeton basketball alumni Don Rodenbach ’66 and Bob Haarlow ’66 on their team’s journey to the Final Four round of the 1965 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament — a team coached by Butch van Breda Kolff ’45 and led by Bill Bradley ’65.

The ‘Prince’ spoke with Princeton basketball alumni Don Rodenbach ’66 and Bob Haarlow ’66 on their team’s journey to the Final Four round of the 1965 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament — a team coached by Butch van Breda Kolff ’45 and led by Bill Bradley ’65.

SPORTS | March 18

Hanne Bortslap competing in the pole vault 
Beverly Schaefer / Princeton Athletics

With the Ivy League season cancelled, Princeton track athletes turn elsewhere

On February 18, the Ivy League announced that it will not be holding spring athletic competitions. Today, sports reporter Wilson Conn speaks to junior pole vaulter Hanne Borstlap and senior triple jumper Kara Steele, two athletes on the women’s track team, about their reactions to the cancellation, and how they are planning to stay competitive without a season.

On February 18, the Ivy League announced that it will not be holding spring athletic competitions. Today, sports reporter Wilson Conn speaks to junior pole vaulter Hanne Borstlap and senior triple jumper Kara Steele, two athletes on the women’s track team, about their reactions to the cancellation, and how they are planning to stay competitive without a season.

PODCAST | March 7

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NBA hires Leon Newsome ’92 as chief security officer

“Newsome will oversee all aspects of security operations for the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and soon-to-launch Basketball Africa League as well as the NBA’s 15 offices worldwide,” a press release read.

“Newsome will oversee all aspects of security operations for the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and soon-to-launch Basketball Africa League as well as the NBA’s 15 offices worldwide,” a press release read.

SPORTS | March 4

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Senior student-athletes speak out on the Ivy League’s most recent decisions

The ‘Prince’ reached out to over 190 senior student-athletes for commentary on the Ivy League’s two most recent decisions, specifically the approval of temporary graduate eligibility and the cancellation of spring competitions.

The ‘Prince’ reached out to over 190 senior student-athletes for commentary on the Ivy League’s two most recent decisions, specifically the approval of temporary graduate eligibility and the cancellation of spring competitions.

SPORTS | March 2

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Ryan Schwieger ’21 (left) and Jerome Desrosiers ’21 (right) will compete as graduate transfer students next year at Loyola University Chicago and the University of Hawai’i, respectively.
Tom Salotti and Jack Graham / The Daily Princetonian

With Ivy League athletics canceled, Men's Basketball's Desrosiers and Schwieger look elsewhere

We spoke with Jerome Desrosiers and Ryan Schwieger about their impending transfers to play basketball at Loyola Chicago and Hawai’i, respectively. Though they are moving on following a canceled Princeton season, both remember their time as Tigers fondly. 

We spoke with Jerome Desrosiers and Ryan Schwieger about their impending transfers to play basketball at Loyola Chicago and Hawai’i, respectively. Though they are moving on following a canceled Princeton season, both remember their time as Tigers fondly. 

SPORTS | February 25

A check-in desk for students arriving at Jadwin Gym to take their first on-campus COVID-19 test.
Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

Inside Princeton Athletics: Protocols during the pandemic

A recent announcement by the Ivy League states limited local competition after March 1 is possible for outdoor sports if public health conditions “improve sufficiently.”

A recent announcement by the Ivy League states limited local competition after March 1 is possible for outdoor sports if public health conditions “improve sufficiently.”

SPORTS | February 23

Princeton University athletes participate in socially-distanced practices as part of Phase I of five-phase process for return to competition. Courtesy of: @princetonathletics/Instagram.

Ivy League cancels spring athletic competitions

The Ivy League will not see athletic competition or host league championships for the entirety of the 2020-21 academic year. The announcement did state that, as stipulated in the League’s five-phase athletics plan, limited local competition may be possible later in the spring, should there be significant improvements in public health conditions.

The Ivy League will not see athletic competition or host league championships for the entirety of the 2020-21 academic year. The announcement did state that, as stipulated in the League’s five-phase athletics plan, limited local competition may be possible later in the spring, should there be significant improvements in public health conditions.

SPORTS | February 18

Julia Cunningham '23 dribbling the ball in a home game against Harvard last winter.
Beverly Schaefer / Princeton University Athletics

Women’s basketball focuses on staying united despite canceled season

We check in with sophomore Julia Cunningham as well as Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Dalila Eshe to see how women’s basketball is faring in the midst of the pandemic.

We check in with sophomore Julia Cunningham as well as Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Dalila Eshe to see how women’s basketball is faring in the midst of the pandemic. 

SPORTS | February 11

A view of Powers Field at Princeton Stadium. 
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Ivy League to allow graduate eligibility for current senior athletes

The Ivy League Council of Presidents voted to grant current senior student-athletes an extra year of competitive eligibility if they are accepted to, and enroll at, the graduate school of their current university for the 2021-2022 academic year only. With applications for 2021 admission at Princeton University already closed, it is unclear how much of an impact this new measure will have on Princeton student-athletes.

The Ivy League Council of Presidents voted to grant current senior student-athletes an extra year of competitive eligibility if they are accepted to, and enroll at, the graduate school of their current university for the 2021-2022 academic year only. With applications for 2021 admission at Princeton University already closed, it is unclear how much of an impact this new measure will have on Princeton student-athletes.

SPORTS | February 11

Jadwin Gymnasium.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

How Princeton athletes, near and far, are feeling this spring

Now that students have moved onto campus for the spring semester, we checked in with men’s basketball senior Jerome Desrosiers, men’s volleyball junior Attila Delingat, and women’s lightweight crew junior Abby Baskind to see how student athletes are feeling about the upcoming semester.

  “Now that students have moved onto campus for the spring semester, we checked in with men’s basketball senior Jerome Desrosiers, men’s volleyball junior Attila Delingat, and women’s lightweight crew junior Abby Baskind to see how student athletes are feeling about the upcoming semester.”

SPORTS | February 9

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Princeton in the Pros: Seth DeValve ’16

Seth DeValve ’16 played college football at Princeton and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2016. Making headlines as the first white NFL player to kneel during the national anthem, he has consistently advocated for social justice off the field.

Seth DeValve ’16 played college football at Princeton and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2016. Making headlines as the first white NFL player to kneel during the national anthem, he has consistently advocated for social justice off the field.

SPORTS | February 7