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‘Creating our competitive identity’: Women’s swimming and diving sets eyes on the fall

Coming off a dominant win at the Ivy League championships in 2020, the Princeton women’s swim and dive team was looking forward to defending their title in 2021. Instead, COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the entire season. Now back on track, the team looks forward to next season to try and remain on top. 

Coming off a dominant win at the Ivy League championships in 2020, the Princeton women’s swim and dive team was looking forward to defending their title in 2021. Instead, COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the entire season. Now back on track, the team looks forward to next season to try and remain on top. 

SPORTS | 04/20/2021

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Inside Princeton's fencing teams: The team spirit of an individual sport

“When people think of fencing, they think of Pirates of the Caribbean, waving swords and all that. But the modern version of fencing, the sport that we play, is actually very different,” said Dylan Kim ’21, epeeist on the Princeton men’s fencing team. 

“When people think of fencing, they think of Pirates of the Caribbean, waving swords and all that. But the modern version of fencing, the sport that we play, is actually very different,” said Dylan Kim ’21, epeeist on the Princeton men’s fencing team.

SPORTS | 03/28/2021

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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 | 02/25/2021

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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 | 02/23/2021

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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 | 02/11/2021

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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 | 02/09/2021

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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

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‘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

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‘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

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"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