Spring Break nowadays seems like every student's escape to some libido fantasyland with roaming college kids looking to ride their next ride, hoping to win their next stuffed doll.Just watch MTV and you can get the picture live and hardcore.
In his final season for the Tigers, and in possibly his final year playing baseball, senior Michael Hazen looks back among his many baseball memories, and without hesitation recalls his greatest moment ? winning the Ivy League championship at Clarke Field two years ago."I don't have any stories of winning a game in the ninth inning with a home run or anything," Hazen says.
With wins over No. 5 Utah and No. 19 New Mexico last week, Nevada-Las Vegas was probably the last school the men's basketball team wanted to play in the first round of the NCAA tournament.Nevertheless, Princeton (26-1 overall, 14-0 Ivy League) will take on UNLV (20-12, 7-7 Western Athletic Conference) tonight in Hartford, Conn.
It's March, and like many seniors, I'm wondering what on earth I'll be doing next year. For those of us who have spent four years parrying questions like "What do you plan to do with a degree in X?", admitting that we still don't know what we'll do when we grow up has become acutely embarrassing.
For 14 students, obtaining a ticket yesterday to the first-round NCAA tournament game between Princeton and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas was as simple as typing "Bill Bradley, 58 points, Wichita State, 1965" and paying $30.The USG sponsored a lottery for tonight's game by posting a basketball-related trivia question on the Web.
When the softball team traveled to College Park, Md., last weekend to play both Maryland and Mary-land-Baltimore County, it didn't expect to have much of a home-field advantage.But after coin tosses determined that Princeton would play as the home team in both games, the Tigers capitalized on the technical home-field advantage by using their final at-bats to defeat both Maryland squads.The Terrapins (9-4 overall) and Princeton (2-0) battled for eight innings, before back-to-back run-scoring doubles by sophomore second baseman Kamilah Briscoe and senior center fielder Bevin Keenen gave the Tigers an encouraging 3-2 come-from-behind win.Princeton was forced into a must-score situation after Maryland scored a two-out run in the top of the eighth.
If you are a student-athlete, you might not want to bet on it.That is the message from University coaches, captains and athletic department officials as part of an NCAA campaign against sports gambling by varsity players.
Last fall, the Princeton community learned that plans were underway for a Student Center in the heart of campus, a commons much like those in other colleges where students could buy food, study, check email and real mail, and generally hang out.