Entering this weekend, the women's basketball team had just finished its first Ivy League weekend sweep in nearly two years, beating both Yale and Brown in mid-January.However, it seemed as though reality was bound to set in on the Tigers, who were playing back-to-back games on the road.But Princeton dominated its opposition this weekend, dispatching both Cornell and Columbia by double digits.
Bob Bradley '80 always used to tell his Princeton players that it wasn't so important how a team looked at the beginning of the season so long as they were working to become a good team at the end of the year.This week Bradley will again have the opportunity to emphasize that philosophy to a group of players gathered together for the first time when he begins his journey as head coach of the Major League Soccer's newly formed Chicago Fire.Bradley, who stepped down two years ago as the Tigers' head coach to become an assistant with D.C.
When the football team met Penn on Nov. 8, it was the participation of Penn's All-Ivy defensive tackle Mitch Marrow (six tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble) that almost single-handedly secured the Quakers' 20-17 victory.Little did anyone know at the time that Marrow's participation would eventually turn that Quaker win and four others into losses.A Penn academic panel ruled last week that the 22-year-old Marrow, a 6-foot-5, 285-pound fifth-year senior with NFL aspirations, became a part-time student and ineligible under NCAA regulations after dropping one of his three courses Sept.
The men's basketball team has received a lot of national attention lately. A top-15 ranking in both major national polls, feature stories in yesterday's USA Today and this week's Sports Illustrated, and junior guard Brian Earl's selection as one of 30 finalists for the John R.
Junior guard Brian Earl was one of 30 players recently nominated for the John R. Wooden award. The Wooden award is given annually to the top player in men's college basketball.Other players nominated for the award included North Carolina's Antawn Jamison, who Princeton held to six points in the No.
Last Saturday, the women's basketball team began its second season of the year. The Tigers' loss to Penn began their Ivy League season and, with it, a different style of play.Because each game and each win is important for the team's post-season opportunities, the intensity of the games increases.
The Tigers (3-0 overall, 2-0 Ivy League) have become a personal nemesis for Penn women's squash star Jessica DiMauro.Last season, as the defending national champion, DiMauro was upset by Princeton's Katherine Johnson '97 in the national championship final.Sunday at the Constable Invitational in Jadwin Gym, DiMauro ran into another Tiger she couldn't beat: freshman Julia Beaver.
It wasn't supposed to be this difficult.After a two-game road trip in which women's hockey could manage only a tie and a loss at Minnesota, Princeton was expected to capture two much-needed league victories in a home-and-home series against perennial doormat Yale.Midway through the third period of their Jan.
With a game against a supposed lowly Penn team last Saturday night, the women's basketball team looked to capitalize upon its success over the winter break.With four of five games on the road, including two at the Lady Griz Holiday Classic in Missoula, Mont., Princeton (5-7 overall, 0-1 Ivy League) had managed to go 3-2 over the recess and seemed poised to reach .500 once again.But the Quakers (4-7, 1-0) came into Jadwin Gym Saturday and stunned the Tigers with a thrilling come-from-behind 55-52 victory, opening the Ivy League season on a disappointing note for a young Princeton team.