The father of Jason Brasno '98 said yesterday that his son is innocent of the charges levelled against him in connection with a firecracker that went off in a packed Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania last week."All I know is, he didn't do it," said Andy Brasno of his son, who is charged with a total of three felonies and two misdemeanors.The elder Brasno did say, however, that a Princeton undergraduate had thrown the firecracker.
The sign hanging from Jadwin Gym spoke for all those camped out below it: "Carmodyville ? Population 100."Beneath the sign, a colony of alternately haggard and ebullient students gathered with a singular purpose: to follow coach Bill Carmody and his Tigers basketball team wherever the NCAA tournament committee would send them, be it Washington or Sacramento, Hartford or Boise.With only 100 student tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis, the line began to form at 6:30 p.m.
Just after 6:30 p.m. yesterday, the men's basketball team got the news it had been waiting for. Princeton will take on the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Thursday in Hartford, Conn., in the first round of the NCAA tournament.The Tigers (26-1 overall, 14-0 Ivy League) were rewarded for their dominating season with the fifth seed in the East regional.
Had the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association tournament taken place a weekend later, the wrestling team would have had a reasonable explanation for its terrible luck.Unfortunately for the Tigers, however, not even a Friday the 13th curse could have positioned them in a more dubious situation at Lehigh University Friday.Perhaps emulating the NCAA basketball selection committee, officials at the tournament paired half of Princeton's team members with the No.
Offense wins games, but defense wins championships.The women's hockey team learned the truth to that sports adage when the underdog Tigers (12-15-2 overall, 9-13-1 Eastern College Athletic Conference) upset defending ECAC champion Northeastern (25-5-4, 17-3-3) Saturday in Boston in the first round of the ECAC tournament."We knew that it was the most important game of the season and that it was going to be rough," sophomore forward Danya Marshman said.
While most University seniors are preoccupied with writing their theses and finding jobs, John Staropoli '98 has found time to examine the decline of the American ethos.Staropoli recently wrote a book titled "Desiderata II and Other Thoughts on Restoring the American Ethos," which was published by Vantage Press in November.
On academic, athletic trade-offWhen I read John Kuhner's March 3 column "The Crumbling Ivory Tower," I was impressed to see that somebody is finally raising issues about the academic integrity of the Princeton campus.I encourage Mr. Kuhner, however, to back up his generalizations (which I expect are entirely true) and focus his arguments in his articles to come, in order to ensure that the University community does not write him off as misinformed.
Harvard turned the tables. Again.For the second time in as many years, the Crimson captured the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League Championships after being upset in the Harvard-Yale-Princeton Invitational.
They already played and won for their team. Now members of the men's track and field team will get to compete for themselves.Princeton proved that it was the Ivy League's elite team by winning the Heptagonal title last weekend in the final event of the team's indoor season.
Well, the men's hockey team is finally in the playoffs. But as for whom and where it is playing, only this weekend will decide.Despite a sub-.500 league performance, Princeton (7-8-5 Eastern College Athletic Conference, 13-8-5 overall) has clinched a playoff berth in the first round of next week's ECAC playoffs.