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Bernd finishes fifth in 149-lb. class at EIWAs for wrestling

Tournaments always provide the opportunity for underdog sports teams to shock the world. For the wrestling team, its opportunity to play Cinderella was this weekend at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships in Annapolis, Md.Unfortunately for Princeton, however, the glass slipper did not quite fit.The Tigers ? despite a strong individual performance from junior Jeff Bernd in the 149 lb.

SPORTS | 03/07/2000

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Despite strong play, m. hockey falls short in bid for home ice

The playoffs are still a week away for the men's hockey team, but a look at this weekend's games would seem to indicate that playoff intensity has already arrived.With the extreme parity of the Eastern College Athletic Conference this season ? a league in which third-place Rensselaer finished only two games ahead of eighth-place Dartmouth ? the final weekend weighed heavily in the standings.Princeton's first opponent, second-place Colgate, was fighting for the league title and its second foe, Cornell (13-12-2 overall, 10-9-1 ECAC), had home-ice playoff aspirations similar to those of the Tigers.

SPORTS | 03/05/2000

Two wins not enough as men's hoops settles for second place

With 11 minutes, 55 seconds remaining in Saturday night's men's basketball contest at Jadwin Gym, the game just didn't seem to matter anymore.It wasn't because the Tigers were 26 points ahead and cruising to an easy 85-57 victory.Instead, it was due to a seemingly inevitable announcement: Penn 69, Yale 52.Despite the win over Brown, which followed a 56-46 win over Yale on Friday, Princeton will finish behind the Quakers in the Ivy League for the second year in a row.

SPORTS | 03/05/2000

Men's swimming left in Crimson's wake at Easterns

With the first place in the Eastern Championship out of reach by the time of the 400-meter free relay ? the final event of this weekend ? the Princeton men's swimming and diving team and its legion of fans were anything but defeated as the meet came to its end.The Tigers and their fans, cheering at the top of their lungs, had DeNunzio louder than at any point this weekend as they watched the final swimmer ? senior captain Jamie Holder ? power into the wall ahead of the favored Harvard relay, giving Princeton its first victory in that event at Easterns since 1980."It was just amazing.

SPORTS | 03/05/2000

Host men's swimming looks to shock the world

After a sound defeat at the hands of Harvard at this year's Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet, the Princeton men's swim team knows what most people expect this weekend at the Eastern Championships at DeNunzio Pool ? the Crimson will be crowned champ for the fifth consecutive year while the Tigers will once again be relegated to runner-up status.But head coach Rob Orr and his swimmers have a different perspective.

SPORTS | 03/02/2000

To secure home ice for playoffs, m. hockey must win on the road

When the men's hockey team last met Cornell and Colgate Dec. 3-4, sophomore goalie Dave Stathos had possibly the best weekend of his career to lead the Tigers to two victories.This weekend, Stathos might have to do it again to give the Tigers home ice in the first round of the Eastern College Athletic Conference playoffs next weekend.Princeton (10-13-3 overall, 8-8-3 ECAC) sit in a four-way tie for third in the ECAC with Clarkson, Dartmouth and Renssalaer going into this weekend's series.

SPORTS | 03/02/2000