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The Tigers celebrate after beating UCLA 43-41 in the 1996 NCAA Tournament. 
Photo courtesy of Ben Hart ’96

Moments in March: Pete Carril led the Tigers to a stunning upset over UCLA

In 1996, Pete Carril — who had served as men’s basketball head coach at Princeton for 29 years — became the only Division I coach to record 500 wins at a university that doesn’t offer athletic scholarships. Unbeknownst to the ’95–’96 team, it was his final season.

In 1996, Pete Carril — who had served as men’s basketball head coach at Princeton for 29 years — became the only Division I coach to record 500 wins at a university that doesn’t offer athletic scholarships. Unbeknownst to the ’95–’96 team, it was his final season.


Bob Scrabis ‘89 (#34) and Kit Mueller ‘91 (#00) orchestrate the offense in Princeton’s 1989 NCAA tournament game against Alonzo Mourning (#33) and the Georgetown Hoyas. Courtesy of GoPrincetonTigers.com.

Moments in March: How Princeton’s 1988-89 men’s basketball team saved March Madness

“After the game, I said, ‘if people are talking about this 10 years from now, that would give me tremendous pride,’” said team captain Bob Scrabis. “Here we are, 32 years since then, and we're still talking about it.”

“After the game, I said, ‘if people are talking about this 10 years from now, that would give me tremendous pride,’” said team captain Bob Scrabis. “Here we are, 32 years since then, and we're still talking about it.”


Courtesy of goprincetontigers.com

Charlie Volker's journey from Princeton track and football to Team USA bobsledding

During his time at Princeton, Charlie Volker ’19 was an All-Ivy football and track athlete. But after graduation, he left those sports behind in favor of something entirely new: Bobsledding. Daybreak sat down with Volker to talk about his transition to the sport, his training, and his hopes for making it to the Beijing Olympics in 2022. 

During his time at Princeton, Charlie Volker ’19 was an All-Ivy football and track athlete. But after graduation, he left those sports behind in favor of something entirely new: Bobsledding. Daybreak sat down with Volker to talk about his transition to the sport, his training, and his hopes for making it to the Beijing Olympics in 2022. 


The 1964–65 Princeton Men’s basketball team. 1965 Bric-a-brac / Princeton University, via Princeton Alumni Weekly.

Moments in March: Bill Bradley ’65 led the Tigers to their only Final Four run in school history

The ‘Prince’ spoke with Princeton basketball alumni Don Rodenbach ’66 and Bob Haarlow ’66 on their team’s journey to the Final Four round of the 1965 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament — a team coached by Butch van Breda Kolff ’45 and led by Bill Bradley ’65.

The ‘Prince’ spoke with Princeton basketball alumni Don Rodenbach ’66 and Bob Haarlow ’66 on their team’s journey to the Final Four round of the 1965 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament — a team coached by Butch van Breda Kolff ’45 and led by Bill Bradley ’65.


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