Senior Feature: Cole Smith By Craig Sachson, Cole Smith waited longer than he could have imagined for the opportunity coming this Saturday. He was one of the best players at Christian Academy of Knoxville, a three-time all-state quarterback who set a Tennessee state record with 11,032 ... More

Week 5 Preview: #20 Princeton (4-0, 1-0 Ivy) at Brown (1-3, 0-1)

By Craig Sachson A former Ivy League champion returning to his alma mater as head coach to turn around a struggling football program. Year 3. A nationally ranked Ivy League rival coming to your house. There is a precedent for something wild and unexpected to happen. James Perry knows. He helped make it happen. ... More


By Craig Sachson Trust can be an easy talking point inside locker rooms, but it doesn't always appear on the field. Last Saturday, tied 28-all in the final minutes of a Top-25 showdown, Bob Surace faced a 4th-and-1 decision inside his own territory. The four-time National Coach of the Year finalist has proven to be ... More

Senior Profile: Nikola Ivanisevic

The presence of family has always helped Niko Ivanisevic thrive.   Early in life, both Niko and older brother Stefan Ivanisevic ’19 were brought into the wrestling room by their father, former collegiate wrestler Dan Ivanisevic. As will happen with competitive brothers, things would get “chippy now and ... More

Week 3 Preview: Columbia (2-0, 0-0 Ivy) at Princeton (2-0, 0-0 Ivy)

By Craig Sachson There was a special charm for Princeton players two weeks ago when they played their first game in 665 days. There was an excitement when they finally took Powers Field for a home gameday last weekend. The Tigers made the most of those experiences, winning by a combined 95-0 score to move back into the ... More

Gameday Preview: Stetson (2-0) at Princeton (1-0)

By Craig Sachson If there is a feeling of normalcy this week, that’s OK. When Princeton traveled to Lehigh last weekend, the Tigers were preparing to play their first game in 20 months. Now, it’s your standard Week 2 game, and the Princeton players can focus on cleaning up mistakes from a victorious season opener ... More

Senior Profile: James Johnson ’22

Football and family are great motivators for James Johnson. By Craig Sachson The third of four brothers destined to play college football, competition was second nature in the Johnson household. It was “a healthy competition” as he called it, and it pushed them all to succeed in both the classroom and on the ... More

Gameday Preview: Princeton at Lehigh

Gameday Preview: Princeton (0-0) at Lehigh (0-2) By Craig Sachson The last time we were in gameday mode, Princeton football was being honored for being one of the original college football teams. Now it feels like we haven’t played a game in 150 years.   Tomorrow, that changes.   Princeton ... More

Feature Story: The Magnetic Jeremiah Tyler

Originally published on   What is it about this man they all call “JT,” this quality he possesses, this quality that is both visible and invisible at the same time? It’s there, as plain as the ever-present smile on his face, as hard to miss as the ... More

Princeton Football 2021: 10 Questions

By Craig Sachson Before this preview, I’d like to pay tribute to Jay Greenberg, who did an incredible job covering Princeton Football for this website for many years. Jay, who passed away over the summer following a lengthy illness, was a Hall of Fame hockey writer whose byline appeared in some of the most impressive ... More