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The Daily Princetonian

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

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The Daily Princetonian

Yik hopes for one last hurrah at NISRA individual tournament

Though team competition has come to an end and the final home matches of the 1999-2000 men's and women's squash seasons have already been played, nine Princeton players have one more shot.Starting Friday, a select group of players from the men's and women's squash teams will compete in the National Intercollegiate Squash Racquets Association Individual Championships and the Women's Intercollegiate Squash Association Individual Championships, respectively, at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.Highlighting the Tigers' entrants will be defending national champions senior Peter Yik and junior Julia Beaver.Also representing men's squash are sophomore Peter Kelly and freshmen David Yik, Will Evans and Dan Rutherford.

SPORTS | 03/01/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Playoff bid on the line as women's hockey hosts Harvard, Brown

There may be only one weekend left in the regular season, but don't tell that to the women's hockey team.Even though the Eastern College Athletic Conference calendar says that the league playoffs officially begin next weekend on the higher seeds' home ice, Princeton's playoff run unofficially begins tomorrow night and Saturday afternoon at Baker Rink.The math is simple.

SPORTS | 03/01/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Men's, women's tennis open spring season with home victories

With the true spring season underway for both the men's and women's tennis teams, both sets of Tigers played host at Jadwin Gym this weekend, and both emerged with solid victories.As the men's team cruised to a dominating 6-1 win over the visiting Wolfpack from North Carolina State, the women's team struggled at the top of its lineup, but defeated Old Dominion, 6-3.Led by junior No.

SPORTS | 02/29/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Change in tourney could be latest NCAA disgrace

You would think, that after all these years of being trashed by college coaches, players and fans alike, the NCAA would finally try to end its continuing series of PR nightmares.You would think, that after alienating everybody in sight with its arcane eligibility restrictions and suspension policies, the NCAA would at least have the common sense to leave well enough alone regarding its trademark event.The NCAA men's basketball tournament.

SPORTS | 02/29/2000

The Daily Princetonian

W. water polo downs No. 8 UMass, 5-4

The clock at DeNunzio pool was nearing the final seconds of the game.The scoreboard was even at 4-4.Time was running out.It was the final meet of the Princeton Invitational, and after Friday's 8-4 win against Indiana (4-3 overall) and Saturday's easy victories over Brown and Queens ? 13-7 and 13-6 respectively ? the women's water polo team (5-0) wanted to end on a strong note.Thanks to sophomore driver Cassie Nichols, that note came with 28 seconds left in the game.Nichols' game-winning goal gave Princeton a critical 5-4 victory over UMass (2-1). The win stands as an important feat for the No.

SPORTS | 02/29/2000

The Daily Princetonian

After four years as bridesmaid, Tigers finally claim the title

The reaction of women's swimming head coach Susan Teeter was priceless.As sophomore Jenny Macaulay powered into the wall, barely touching out her opponent for first in the 200-yard breaststroke and junior Kristen Szumera, positioned in Lane 1 with a seventh-place seeding, propelled herself miraculously to a third-place finish, the usually subdued and quiet Teeter couldn't hold herself back.She raised her fists in exultation and let out a jubilant yell.

SPORTS | 02/28/2000