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Vol. LXIII, No. 4
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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ON THE MARK: Princeton University men’s basketball junior star Marcus Schroeder heads up the court last Sunday in Princeton’s 64-44 win over visiting Concordia (N.Y.). Junior guard Schroeder contributed nine points on three-of-three shooting from 3-point range to help the Tigers win their third straight game and improve to 5-8. In upcoming action, Princeton starts Ivy League play with games at Dartmouth on January 30 and at Harvard on January 31.

After Winning on Jadwin’s 40th Birthday; PU Men’s Hoops Primed to Start Ivy Party

Bill Alden

Last Sunday, Princeton University celebrated the 40th birthday of Jadwin Gym which opened for business on January 25, 1969 when the Tiger men’s basketball team beat Penn.

The fete included a large birthday cake in the shape of the unique 6,854-seat structure which resembles a brick and glass spaceship and contains five floors underground that house, among other things, squash and tennis courts, a wrestling room, a fencing facility, and a baseball field.

With Division II Concordia (N.Y.) as the party guest, the Princeton men’s basketball team added a footnote to the history of the storied building as it cruised to a 64-44 win over the Clippers before a Jadwin crowd of 1,174.

Displaying Princeton Hockey Bloodlines, Cook Ending Union Career With a Bang

Bill Alden

Matt Cook’s grandfather, father, and uncle all played hockey for Princeton University so it’s no surprise that he hit the ice early in life.

“I think I started playing hockey as soon as I could walk,” said Cook, whose father, Stephen Cook, played for the Tigers from 1963-66 and whose uncle, John Cook ’63, still holds the Princeton record for career goals with 67.

“It is just part of the family; we have family games at Christmas that can be pretty wild.”

Herr Living Out Childhood Dream as She Plays for Williams Hockey

Bill Alden

As a grade-schooler, Sarah Herr spent an afternoon at Princeton University’s Baker Rink that changed the course of her life.

“I remember seeing a Princeton University women’s hockey practice when I was in second or third grade,” recalled Herr.

“We met with the team after practice and they signed programs for us. I thought it was so cool. I decided that I wanted to be a college hockey player someday.”

Sparked by Dunlap’s Leadership, Heady Play, PHS Boys’ Hoops Getting in a Good Groove

Bill Alden

Brian Dunlap scored just one bucket as the Princeton High boys’ basketball team pounded Allentown with a 29-2 deluge in the third quarter of their clash last week.

For senior co-captain Dunlap, seeing the Little Tigers click on all cylinders was far more important than any individual glory.

“That’s what we need to bring every quarter,” said Dunlap as he reflected on the quarter that broke things open in PHS’s 67-35 win.

Recovering From Severe Leg Fracture, Davis Returns to Help Hun Boys’ Hoops

Bill Alden

It was a gruesome injury reminiscent of the compound leg fracture that ended Joe Theismann’s NFL career in 1985.

Taking part in a preseason drill this past August for the Hun School football team, DeOliver Davis landed strangely after making a catch and suffered a broken left ankle which corkscrewed his foot in the wrong direction.

The 6’2, 170-pound Davis was operated on with doctors inserting a plate and screws to support his leg.


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