Tiger Captains Gather to Celebrate The Gift of Their Lives–and The Gift of Life

BY JAY GREENBERG Vic Ruterbusch went down 1000 feet into the sea as a Navy diver, and, as a psychiatrist, has gone even deeper into the souls of our most elite fighting men. Yet at the bottom of his heart, he cherishes no experience in life greater than the one he will share Saturday on Powers Field at Princeton ... More

“It Wasn’t Even Close; That’s What Makes It So Hard”

BY JAY GREENBERG There is video to prove that Princeton really beat Penn on Saturday, even if the record will forever show otherwise, and even if, however many catches Stephen Carlson totals in his excellent career, the number will exclude the best one he ever made. We risk that grand declaration because it is ... More

Gutsy Football Comeback Appeared Destined For Last-Second Win, But Waved Off In 38-35 Loss

Published on GoPrincetonTigers.com | Read the full article here It was a moment of euphoria for a Princeton team that had been ravaged by injuries over a four-week span, and yet temporarily seemed to regain control of their own destiny in the 2017 Ivy League race. Chad Kanoff lofted a perfect pass into the deep ... More

With a Non-Catch to an Apparent Victory, Tigers Have Their Hearts Broken, 38-35

BY JAY GREENBERG PHILADELPHIA -- It didn’t seem like any defeat could possibly hurt more than Princeton’s in overtime here two years ago, after having a chip shot field goal blocked at the end of regulation.  But it turns out the dictionary needs a stronger word than excruciating. Princeton, down 24-7 in the ... More

What Princeton Must Do to Defeat Penn

BY JAY GREENBERG 1) Simplify.  The coaches have talked about not over complicating the assignments for what has become an exceedingly young defensive line. With the exceptions of a few prodigies, freshmen who have cracked the lineup always have been worked in to do specific tasks they have mastered in practice, and ... More

Losses Will Prove Easier to Forgive than Letting Down Now

BY JAY GREENBERG The chances of becoming Princeton’s first back-to-back Ivy League champion have become thin as the Tiger defensive line. So first place has become irrelevant but, to Tom Johnson, it always was until Week 10. “I never see it as only chasing rings,” said the junior linebacker.  “Then, you ... More

Tigers Aim For Best Road Streak In 60+ Years During Showdown Of 2016 Ivy Co-Champions

Published on GoPrincetonTigers.com | Read the full article here Winning on the road is meant to be challenging. It is supposed to be a disadvantage. Princeton has found a way to make it something far different. The Tigers will play Saturday afternoon in one of their most familiar road venues, Franklin Field, ... More

Tigers Don’t Run the Wishbone, Nor Are They Looking For One

BY JAY GREENBERG In 2016, the Tigers rebounded from an excruciating overtime loss to Harvard to clobber Cornell the following week and run the table to an Ivy League title. This year they suffered an opening Ivy loss late to Columbia and rolled in the next three, including what will be a long-cherished 52-17 smoking ... More

Cornell Rallies, Kicks Late FG To Claim 29-28 Football Thriller

Published on GoPrincetonTigers.com | Read the full article here Cornell sophomore Nickolas Null kicked the longest field goal by a Princeton opponent in nearly four years, and he did it at the most opportune time for his Big Red teammates. Null's 43-yard field goal with 48 seconds remaining gave the Big Red a ... More

Tigers Worn Down By Cornell, 29-28

BY JAY GREENBERG In the final and simplest analysis, Cornell’s Nickolas Null drilled a 43-yard field goal in the final minute and Princeton’s Tavish Rice missed from 45 just before the buzzer. But as always there were plays not made on both sides of the ball that doomed the Tigers to a painful, 29-28 defeat by ... More