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Team: Princeton Tigers Football
League: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision
Home Games: Princeton University Stadium
Manager: Bob Surace
All-Time Greats: Cosmo Iacavazzi, Dick Kazmaier, Hank Bjorklund, Seth DeValve, Chad Kanoff
Rivals: Harvard, Penn, Rutgers, Yale
Princeton Tigers Football TicketsA member of the Ivy Leagues, the Princeton Tigers football team has no shortage of history and memorable moments. The first football game the Tigers played was against Rutgers University on Nov. 6, 1869. Rutgers won the first official intercollegiate game. A week later, there was a rematch and Princeton won. Overall, Princeton's football team has a winning record of 796–374–51. The team has accumulated 28 claimed national titles and 12 conference titles. Since 1998, the team has played its home games at Princeton University Stadium. Over its history, 93 Consensus All-Americans have been named. Twenty-six of its players have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, including the most recent induction of Cosmo Iacavazzi in 2002. For this member of the Ivy League, there is no shortage of rivalries, either. Games against Harvard and Yale provide a great game and are well-attended simply because these schools are always trying to outdo each other. Grab your Princeton Tigers football tickets at StubHub.
Where does the Princeton Tigers play?The Princeton Tigers football team plays its home games at Princeton University Stadium. It is in Princeton, N.J., and has a seating capacity of 27,773. The stadium saw its first game on Sept. 19, 1998. It was built on top of the area that once housed Palmer Stadium, the former home of the Tigers. Palmer Stadium was built in 1914. So, when the new venue was constructed, modern amenities were added, and structural changes were made.
Who is Princeton Tigers football’s head coach?The head coach of the Princeton Tigers football team is Bob Surace, who is also a former Princeton football player. From 1987–1989, he played center for the Tigers. Princeton hired Surace in December 2009. He was the second alumni in the team's history to be hired for the position. His coaching career includes stints as an offensive coach, assistant coach and head coach. Surace has a head coaching record of 66–45 and a bowl record of 1-0.
Who are some notable players from the Princeton Tigers?Cosmo Iacavazzi, Dick Kazmaier and Hank Bjorklund, as well as Seth DeValve and Chad Kanoff, are counted as some of the most notable Princeton Tigers football players. Iacavazzi was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame with the 2002 class. Kazmaier was the 1951 Heisman Trophy winner, and Bjorklund spent three seasons playing for the New York Jets. DeValve was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2016 as a tight end.
How is the tailgating scene at Princeton Tigers?The tailgating scene at Princeton Tigers home football games is lively. Tailgating begins three hours before kickoff. Tailgaters can opt for reserved services, or they can bring and set up their own. Fans are guided toward Lot 21. Once that area fills up, Fitzrandolph Field is opened. RVs are allowed as well as cars. Tailgaters can plan to have food catered and large tents set up by contacting the Athletic Department.
What are the top games this year for the Princeton Tigers?For a variety of reasons, the top game to attend is the Princeton Tigers against the Harvard Crimson matchup. When the Princeton Tigers play against Yale, it is game worth witnessing. The three Ivy League teams always turn up the competition level when the teams face each other on the academic level as well as the in the sports arena. In 2019, Columbia, LaFayette and Butler will play at Princeton University Stadium, too.
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