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Subject: Princeton getting a bubble?


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 13:53:09 04/10/17 Mon


Not sure this was posted here yet...

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2017/04/3m_gift_will_get_princeton_u_a_bubble_over_footbal.html

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joiseyfan
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Date Posted: 23:54:48 04/10/17 Mon

Don't know if it will help at all with recruiting, but it's gonna be very popular.

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[> Subject: Re: Princeton getting a bubble?


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bowwowwow
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Date Posted: 10:05:49 04/11/17 Tue

I wish Yale would step up and join the bubble club. Maybe after we hire a couple more trainers. #moneystightiguess

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[> Subject: Re: Princeton getting a bubble?


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Sprint66
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Date Posted: 19:32:34 04/14/17 Fri

No doubt Princeton has beautiful athletic facilities. Best stadium in the league. However, I don't understand why Princeton had to build another field for their lacrosse teams? Why don't you play your games in the football stadium? Seems like a big waste of money. Of course when you're as rich as Princeton I guess you don't need to count the pocket change.

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joiseyfan
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Date Posted: 19:43:44 04/14/17 Fri

They had different surfaces for a number of years, until the football team finally gave up on natural grass. Natural is hopeless for a lax field in early February. Tierney's success gave them a chance to build a great custom lax field, and they took it.

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sparman
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Date Posted: 08:04:40 04/15/17 Sat

It was also my understanding that field hockey is best played on an artificial surface for true rolls and that's another major use of the stadium with lacrosse. Since the field hockey team regularly competes at a high level, it was essential to have a national level facility.

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joiseyfan
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Date Posted: 13:04:41 04/15/17 Sat

While that was originally part of the Princeton lax field story, the two sports now "require" DIFFERENT artificial surfaces (and the field hockey pitch is kept wet during the game), hence there is a separate adjacent field hockey facility -- which is hard to argue for a program that recently won the Ivies' only NC.

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Ivy Patriot
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Date Posted: 08:23:34 04/15/17 Sat

Field hockey is best played on an AstroTurf-like surface without rubber pellet in-fill. Football is best played on a FieldTurf-type surface that is longer and filled with the pellets. The field hockey ball slows down on that kind of field.

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