No. 9 Field Hockey (15–4, 7–0 Ivy) upset the second-ranked UConn Huskies on Sunday afternoon in Storrs, Conn. to advance to the NCAA Final Four. The 2–0 victory was the sweetest form of revenge for the Tigers, who lost to the Huskies in overtime at home in September.
They woke up as first-years and seniors, history majors and engineers, Oklahomans and Connecticut natives. They pulled on standard-issue shirts, shorts, socks, strapped on their running watches. Some of them double-checked to make sure their shaves were clean. And somewhere in the walk from each of their dorms to Jadwin Gym, that group of individual students became something else entirely: a platoon of Army cadets.
Ultimately, the arguments that defend the status quo in college sports reflect only a single viewpoint. Often, they fail to consider what profiting from one’s own likeness or from ticket sales could do for athletes who may not be able to reach professional level but still face the pressure of supporting their family, maintaining a very limited education, and finding time for physical and mental health.
This Sunday in Washington, D.C., Princeton women’s basketball (2–0 overall) convincingly defeated George Washington University (1–1) 75–50. This win made it two victories in two games played for new head coach Carla Berube.
Princeton men’s basketball headed to San Francisco, California where they were defeated by the University of San Francisco. Despite the loss, they made history by participating in the first college basketball game to be played at the new Chase Center and also took some time to take a quick trip to Alcatraz.
Women’s volleyball defeated Dartmouth College and Harvard University on Friday and Saturday, respectively. The Tigers have won their past nine games in the Ivy League and sit atop the conference standings.
If the hundreds of students who flocked to Saturday’s game at Yankee Stadium did so to escape the routine of campus life, the hundreds of former football players who made the trip did so to relive it. They brought with them wives, husbands, children, grandchildren, friends — all of whom spent the day celebrating what former captain and nose guard Jeff Urbany ’84 called the “unbelievable brotherhood” that is Princeton football.
The Princeton men’s water polo team is preparing for two games in its home DeNunzio Pool this Saturday, Nov. 9, a day dedicated to celebrating its seniors. These games are the last before the NWPC Tournament from Nov. 22–24 and could potentially be the Tigers’ last home game of the season. Princeton is currently No. 20.