Something To Yale AboutAnalysis
PRINCETON, N.J. — After spending the last three years watching/reporting/photoing Dartmouth and Columbia playing for the right to go to the NCAA Tournament, today was a little bit of a refreshing change – no offense there Big Green and Lions, I just appreciated the change of scenery this year.
The 2016 Ivy League Playoffs featured Princeton, the Gehrig Division Champions, hosting Yale, the Rolfe Division champions in a best-of-three at picturesque, but very-spartan Clarke Field on the Princeton campus. Yep, smack dab in the middle of the Garden State the first tux fitting for the Big Dance is going to be decided.
So I hopped on a train from Penn Station in downtown Manhattan and ventured deep down into Frank Sinatra-land to see what transpired. The schedule for this year’s Ivy League Playoffs changed due to expected rain late on Saturday afternoon. Instead of two games on Saturday, they decided to play just one game and then turn Sunday into a two-if-necessary day.
So Yale took advantage of the opportunity and won a very close, see-saw contest that wasn’t over until the last mistake was made. In other words, Princeton blinked.
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