This men’s basketball team is on a mission. Putting their 11-game winning streak to the test this weekend, the Princeton Tigers (17-6 overall, 10-0 Ivy League) remained perfect in their most critical portion of the season.
Just six points across two games kept the Tigers from taking the Ivy League title outright, and a two-point loss to Harvard in the waning days of the season kept them from sharing the league title and a chance for a playoff game with Yale.
A monumental sporting event is taking place in New York City this month. No, dear reader, I refer not to the start of the season for my beloved New York Knicks (though who couldn’t fall in love with the lovable Latvian string bean known as Kristaps Porzingis?). I’m actually talking about the World Chess Championships, hosted in the Big Apple, and it features two of the brightest stars of this generation, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. Carlsen has been hailed as “The Mozart of Chess.” The handsome, well-spoken 25-year-old has dazzled his opponents at the board since he was 13 years old.
Fresh off of a difficult weekend on the road, the men’s tennis team will look to get back on track this Friday and Sunday, as they take on Columbia on the road and Cornell at the Lenz Tennis Center.The Tigers (14-8 overall, 2-2 Ivy League), having started out strong in the first weekend with back-to-back wins against Brown and Yale, now find themselves in the middle of the conference standings.