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Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

A season, lost: Princeton athletes reflect on cancellation of collegiate sports

The life of a Division I athlete is one of rigor and routine. Preseason. Competition season. Postseason. Repeat. The goal of a Division I athlete is to be game-ready, race-ready, match-ready by the time the season’s first whistle blows — and to be even better by the time the season’s last buzzer sounds. Two tweets in 25 hours and 18 minutes upended the rhythms, the lifestyles, and the dreams of 20 teams. 

FEATURES | 04/08/2020

The football team will face a radically altered season.
Jack Graham / The Daily Princetonian

‘Building Monsters’: Football, food, and fitness at Princeton

On Princeton’s biggest eaters sweatshirts, sweatpants, backpacks, and hats are emblazoned two words: Princeton Football. Football players commit themselves to the team’s grueling practice and game schedule; they are expected as well to change their bodies for the good of the game. How do Princeton’s football players manage to pack on the pounds without sacrificing the fitness and dexterity that allowed them to play at the University in the first place? 

FEATURES | 11/21/2019

Cadet Eliza Ewing ’20.
Photo Credit: Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

‘Preparing for the battlefield’: Athletics and leadership in ROTC

They woke up as first-years and seniors, history majors and engineers, Oklahomans and Connecticut natives. They pulled on standard-issue shirts, shorts, socks, strapped on their running watches. Some of them double-checked to make sure their shaves were clean. And somewhere in the walk from each of their dorms to Jadwin Gym, that group of individual students became something else entirely: a platoon of Army cadets. 

FEATURES | 11/15/2019

Princeton faithful in the stands at Yankee Stadium.
Photo Credit: Jack Graham / The Daily Princetonian

"Brotherhood": Scenes from the stands at Yankee Stadium

If the hundreds of students who flocked to Saturday’s game at Yankee Stadium did so to escape the routine of campus life, the hundreds of former football players who made the trip did so to relive it. They brought with them wives, husbands, children, grandchildren, friends — all of whom spent the day celebrating what former captain and nose guard Jeff Urbany ’84 called the “unbelievable brotherhood” that is Princeton football.

FEATURES | 11/11/2019

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