The life of a Division I athlete is one of rigor and routine. Preseason. Competition season. Postseason. Repeat. The goal of a Division I athlete is to be game-ready, race-ready, match-ready by the time the season’s first whistle blows — and to be even better by the time the season’s last buzzer sounds. Two tweets in 25 hours and 18 minutes upended the rhythms, the lifestyles, and the dreams of 20 teams.
This past weekend, the No. 6 women’s hockey team played its last weekend of the regular season hosting to Ivy League foes, Brown and Yale. Princeton ended the regular season with a sweep before the ECAC Tournament begins.
Men’s hockey picked up its second conference win of the season with a 6–3 win over St. Lawrence but fell in a 1–3 heartbreaker to no. 5 Clarkson.
In a stunning turn of events more shocking than the Dallas Cowboys coaching search, Princeton has agreed in principle to join the B1G Ten Conference, leaving their Ivy League roots behind. The move, set to occur beginning next year, will force Rutgers to play the Tigers every season.
The women’s ice hockey team is ready for the Black Out.
Princeton women’s lacrosse fell to Boston College 17–12 in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals.
Unfortunately, no system will ever be completely fair; if we are to move on, we have to recognize that a change to the system, or even a different solution, will be fair to everyone. That being said, there are ways to respond to a crisis more effectively, and this was not one of them.
As I sit and think about the rewards for spending nearly a quarter of each day putting the paper together, the word that keeps me coming back is “impact.” The days when we are able to publish something that has an impact — that engages students in conversation and maybe even effects change — are the days when I feel most rewarded.
In 2018, the world watched in awe as curling took center stage for the Winter Olympics. Capitalizing on the interest in the sport and a potentially untapped market, the University has decided to add a 36th team to the varsity list, starting in 2019.
The Tigers certainly went down swinging, but unfortunately, a penalty kick effort for the ages was not enough to overcome Michigan in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Facing the Wolverines with a chance to advance to play No. 7 Notre Dame, the Ivy League champions fell in penalty kicks on a cold, snowy evening in Ann Arbor.