Tuesday, November 18, 2008

One Fewer Team Does Not Make It Any Less Busy

A week ago, Princeton athletics saw 14 teams compete as the fall and winter seasons overlapped. This weekend (actually Saturday through Monday), that number drops all the way to 13.

Compare this to Central Michigan, Princeton's opponent in basketball last weekend, which has 16 varsity sports total.

This weekend features women's track and field coach Peter Farrell's eighth trip in four years to Terre Haute, Ind., where the Princeton women and two Princeton men will compete at the NCAA cross country championships. On the women's side, Washington is a prohibitive favorite, but it's fairly wide open after that between Princeton, West Virginia, Villanova, Oregon and Florida State.

The football season ends with the 88th meeting between Princeton and Dartmouth, and fans who bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank will get free admission to the game. The same applies to the Dec. 12 and 14 women's basketball games, as well as a $5 discount to the men's basketball game on Dec. 10 against Rutgers.

Fans can get into the women's basketball home opener this Saturday (against Stony Brook) by showing their ticket to the football game.

There's also women's hockey, men's and women's squash and men's and women's swimming and diving at home this weekend. Admission to those events is free.

TigerBlog cordially invites you to attend.

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