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Athletic Robins provides spark for ailing men's basketball Profile

The theme to this year's men's basketball season thus far has been injuries. The almost plague-like spread through the team has gutted the starting lineup, and head coach Bill Carmody has been forced to look for help from an unfamiliar place: the bench.And maybe somewhat surprisingly, the reserves have demonstrated that they can not only contribute minutes on the court, but points on the scoreboard as well."Everyone is working hard, and we're trying to just forget about the injuries because, like I told my players, 'I recruited you because I thought you could play, and now you're playing,' " Carmody said last week.Sophomore forward Ray Robins is one of the players making those injuries a little easier for the Tigers to deal with.Robins, a six-foot, seven inch forward from Paso Robles, California, literally erupted on the Princeton basketball scene Jan.

SPORTS | 02/08/2000

M. swimming finishes 2nd at H-Y-Ps

Harvard is always the thorn in the side of the men's swim team. No matter how much Princeton strategizes and takes full advantage of the weak spots in the Crimson lineup, Harvard's talented swimmers just seem to be able to exploit their advantages more so than the Tigers.This was especially the case this past weekend at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet in Cambridge, Mass., where, despite strong early efforts by the Tiger squad, Harvard was able to rally and defeat Princeton by the score of 192.5 to 160.5, thereby clinching the Ivy League title.

SPORTS | 02/07/2000

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Wrestling drops three despite Clarke's undefeated weekend

Although the wrestling team got swept under the mats once again this weekend, freshman Joe Clarke pulled out a broom of his own, recording an undefeated 3-0 record in the team's losing efforts.For the Tigers, the weekend sweep at the hands of Harvard, Brown and Drexel in Cambridge, Mass., highlighted once again the team's mounting troubles.For Clarke, the weekend sweep of his three 141-pound foes showed the promise of future individual glory.Against Ivy-rival Harvard Friday, the Tigers were crushed to the tune of a 37-3 loss.

SPORTS | 02/07/2000

Athlete of the Week: John Mack

Once again, senior sprinter John Mack staked a claim to the title of fastest man on campus. This time, the event was men's indoor track's Penn State-Princeton-Connecticut Triangular meet held Sunday in University Park, Pa.Mack's performance in the 400 meters bettered the previous meet record, posting a time of 48.17 seconds, Mack, who also competes in the 200 and in relays, has been a vital part of Princeton's success over the past few years.

SPORTS | 02/07/2000

W. track prevails over Penn, while men's track falls at Penn State

As the indoor track season heads into the most important stretch of the year, including the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet next weekend, in Cambridge, Mass., and the Heptagonal Championships at the end of the month in Hanover, N.H., both the men's and women's teams are managing to gain valuable meet experience by facing quality competition.The men's and women's indoor track teams were both in action this Saturday, with the women pulling out a close victory over archrival Penn (66-61) at Jadwin Gym and the men facing top-tier competition at the Penn State-Princeton-UConn Triangular meet.

SPORTS | 02/06/2000

Brown, Yale to visit women's hoops

'Must-win' time has arrived earlier than anticipated for women's basketball. Expecting to compete for the Ivy League title at the beginning of the season, the Tigers (3-14 overall, 0-3 Ivy) have floundered and need two wins against Brown and Yale this weekend if they are to have any chance of winning the crown.Princeton enters the weekend with three losses in Ivy play.

SPORTS | 02/03/2000

Gloger sprains ankle, could miss weekend

This weekend, the members of the men's basketball team may learn exactly how tough they really are.With many of its regular starters out with injuries, the team that head coach Bill Carmody will take with him on the road for games against Ivy League foes Brown (6-10 overall, 3-1 Ivy) and Yale (5-11, 3-1) has about as many unknowns as the lineup of baseball's Kansas City Royals."It's a little rough," Carmody said.

SPORTS | 02/03/2000