January 13, 2013 |
PRINCETON - The start of the Ivy League season Saturday night gave Penn the chance to wipe the slate clean on a nonconference schedule that is better left forgotten. Getting that opportunity in Princeton at the home of its greatest rival and preseason Ivy favorite certainly didn't do the young Quakers any favors. Taking advantage of sharp three-point shooting and a slew of Penn turnovers, the Tigers sent the Quakers to their eighth straight loss with a 65-53 victory at Jadwin Gymnasium.
March 10, 2010 |
When Princeton left the floor at halftime last night, leading Penn by 40-14, it's likely that few of the fans at Jadwin Gymnasium were thinking of the rivalry's miraculous comebacks of the past. Yet the Quakers staged an impressive rally. With 2 minutes, 14 seconds remaining, Jack Eggleston threw down a dunk to cut the deficit to 58-51. That was as close as Penn got, though. The Quakers missed their next four shots, and Princeton made its key free throws to hold on for a 68-56 Ivy League win. Unlike the teams' famous meeting at the Palestra in 1999, when Princeton rallied from a 40-13 deficit early in the second half to win, 50-49, there was no miracle.
December 23, 2008 |
Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, who already owned the Davey O'Brien Award and Heisman Trophy, was named college football player of the year by the Associated Press yesterday. The sophomore will lead the Sooners against Florida in the national championship game on Jan. 8. In winning the award, Bradford beat out the same two quarterbacks he did for the Heisman, Colt McCoy of Texas and Tim Tebow of Florida. Bradford, who tore ligaments in the thumb on his left (nonthrowing)
November 15, 2005 |
The major unknown about Drexel's basketball team before last night's season opener was its inexperience. The Dragons have only one senior, captain Kenell Sanchez. Only three other returnees played significant minutes last season. All three - Dominick Mejia, Chaz Crawford and Bashir Mason - played important roles and a couple of newcomers also contributed as Drexel defeated Princeton, 54-41, in a first-round Preseason NIT game at Jadwin Gymnasium. In helping Drexel beat Princeton for the first time in nine meetings, Mejia led all scorers with 18 points, including a couple of three-pointers from as far away as Hightstown.
February 18, 1998 |
With just over a minute remaining in the most satisfying Jadwin Gymnasium massacre of the season, jubilant Princeton students began to chant "Let's get loaded! Let's get loaded!" It can only be presumed that they were calling for refreshments to toast the home team's performance in last night's 71-52 thrashing of Ivy League archrival Penn. Otherwise, Princeton doesn't need to load up on anything; the ninth-ranked Tigers already are loaded. You want sticky, harassing defense?
December 25, 1992 |
Franklin Township School Superintendent Bernard Weisser was stunned to learn recently that a state program to recognize teachers for excellence has been canceled. The New Jersey Legislature killed the seven-year-old Governor's Teaching Recognition Program last summer during budget cutbacks. The word is slowly filtering out to school districts. Weisser was told during a meeting with Gloucester County School Superintendent Peter Contini. "Frankly, I was shocked and very disappointed to hear that the program had been canceled," Weisser said.
January 18, 1996 |
La Salle coach Pat Devine said his two-mile relay team didn't walk away with first place at the Princeton Relays last Saturday at Jadwin Gymnasium - it "leaned away with it. " Devine was referring to anchor runner Tom O'Connell's narrow win over Toms River North. "Tom outleaned him at the finish line," Devine said. "I don't know if he could do that last year. He has the confidence this year. " The Explorers foursome of Jim and Rich Tate, Mike Kerr and O'Connell was timed in 8 minutes, 9.3 seconds for the invitational 3,200-meter race, four seconds under their previous Southeastern Pennsylvania-best time for the winter season.
February 9, 2001 |
John Thompson 3d, dapper and self-assured, strolled to the home bench in Jadwin Gymnasium on a recent night as his Princeton Tigers warmed up for a game with the College of New Jersey. Thompson, the new young coach of a young team, may need all the self-assurance he can muster. Princeton fans are counting on him to help the Tigers preserve their place among the Ivy League's basketball elite - despite the sudden departure of coach Bill Carmody in September and the loss of their two best players before the season.
December 3, 1987 |
The buzzer sounded. The game appeared to be over. The basketball, however, was in a state of suspended animation, a few feet above the hoop, a few inches removed from breaking the hearts of one basketball team at Jadwin Gymnasium. And when Tim Legler's three-point shot came down after hitting the front of the rim at the buzzer, the broken hearts belonged to Princeton. Legler's shot fell right through the hoop and La Salle had done the improbable. This time, the game really was over, and the Explorers, who woke up from a deep sleep to play inspired ball for the final 16 minutes, were 63-62 winners last night.