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


By Craig Sachson Week 4 Preview: #24 Princeton (3-0) at #25 Monmouth (3-1) Week 4 can be a terrific judge of a team's competitiveness. The season opener is exciting for any player, and Week 2 is an opportunity to fix the early mistakes, prepare for the Ivy season, and sometimes play your first home game. Ivy ... 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


Trevor Forbes has been a central figure in one of the most impressive eras in Princeton football. He started on the perfect 2018 team. He starts on a defense that, through two games, has been perfect this season.   But he knows imperfection as well. What he learned from it has impacted how Princeton plays today, ... 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