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2/23 TigerCast: Ashleigh Johnson (WWP), Charlie Volker (MTR/F) & Allison Harris (WTR/F)

February 23rd, 2017

Ashleigh Johnson, the starting goalie for the gold medal-winning Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics, has returned to Princeton and is looking to lead the Tigers to a historic 2017 season. She joins TigerCast to talk about the journey from Rio, how much she has enjoyed being back to her life as a student-athlete, and what she hopes viewers see from her Princeton squad when Saturday's game (10:30 am) is televised live on ESPNU. Following Ashleigh's interview, both Charlie Volker (Men's Track & Field) and Allison Harris (Women's Track & Field) join the show to talk about their seasons and preview the upcoming Heptagonal Championships. Volker talks about keeping his body healthy after an Ivy championship football season, as well as having one of his top challengers in the 60m on the same Princeton team. Harris discusses her Ivy record pole vault last weekend, and talks about what makes a Heptagonal weekend so special.

Interviews: Ashleigh Johnson (WWP) 6:25; Charlie Volker (MTR/F) 17:30; Allison Harris (W TR/F) 30:15.

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2/16 TigerCast: Lindsay Temple (WSWM) & Kendall Ratter (MVB)

February 16th, 2017

Lindsay Temple, the reigning Ivy League champion in the 200 back, joins TigerCast to talk about a roller coaster season for the Princeton women's swimming & diving team, which included the retirement announcement by head coach Susan Teeter. Temple reflects on the year, talks about how mentally tough it has made her team, and looks ahead to the weekend championships at Brown. Men's volleyball standout Kendall Ratter, coming off the best weekend of his Tiger career, follows up to reflect on the team's 2-1 start in league play, as well as his own development from last season and the overall picture of the EIVA this season.

Interviews: Lindsay Temple 5:45; Kendall Ratter 17:05.

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2/9 TigerCast: Spencer Weisz (MBB) & Zoltan Dudas (M/W FEN)

February 9th, 2017

Spencer Weisz, the reigning Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Week, joins TigerCast to talk about the frantic final seconds in the one-point win at Harvard, the seven-game win streak that the Tigers are currently riding, and his thoughts on both a current and former assistant coach — Kerry Kittles and current Cornell head coach Brian Earl. Afterwards, Princeton men's and women's fencing coach Zoltan Dudas joins the show to talk about his Top-5 men's and women's teams, which head to Philadelphia this weekend to compete at the Ivy League Championships. He gives his thoughts on the strong season, the team depth, and he shares some thoughts on the championship event.

Interviews: Spencer Weisz 5:35; Zoltan Dudas 18:15.

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2/2 TigerCast: Courtney Banghart (WBB), Jordan Laster (WRE) & Cassidy Tucker (WIH)

February 2nd, 2017

We begin the wild February month with a TigerCast that features three teams with important home weekends. Women's basketball coach Courtney Banghart talks about the development of her young program, as well as what has surprised her about freshman Bella Alarie, and why her team could benefit from the Ivy League tournament more this year than in others. Senior wrestler Jordan Laster follows to talk about how a loaded schedule has prepared Princeton for the Ivy League rigors, and he also shares what has impressed him most about Matthew Kolodzik, one of the top-ranked freshman wrestlers in the nation. Women's hockey senior Cassidy Tucker rounds out the show with thoughts about the team's red-hot two months, why Princeton was able to maintain rhythm over the exam break, and how much she is appreciating every game and practice over the final weeks of her collegiate career.

Interviews: Courtney Banghart (WBB) 5:20; Jordan Laster (WRE) 15:25; Cassidy Tucker (WIH) 25:05.

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1/26 TigerCast: Colton Phinney (MIH) & Sam Shweisky (MVB)

January 26th, 2017

Colton Phinney, the all-time saves leader for the Princeton men's ice hockey team, talks about his career, his New Jersey roots, his relationship with Mike Condon, the Saturday showdown with No. 4 Penn State, and his optimism for the upcoming ECAC season. Afterwards, men's volleyball coach Sam Shweisky provides some early thoughts on his young team, which includes a nationally ranked freshman class. He also talks about the return of All-East middle Junior Oboh, and some thoughts on both next week's UCLA match, as well as a strong EIVA league.

Interviews: Colton Phinney 3:45; Sam Shweisky 16:25.

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1/12 TigerCast: Maria Elena Ubina (WSQ) & Ben Leizman (MSQ)

January 12th, 2017

With their Ivy League openers upcoming this weekend at the Jadwin Squash Courts, senior captains Maria Elena Ubina (WSQ) and Ben Leizman (MSQ) join the latest edition of TigerCast. They talk about their respective journeys through the four years, the growth of young squads this season, and the potential for exciting weekends on both sides when both Dartmouth (Saturday) and Harvard (Sunday) come to Princeton this weekend.

Interviews: Maria Elena Ubina 5:35; Ben Leizman 18:10.

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1/5 TigerCast: Vanessa Smith (WBB), Steven Cook (MBB) & Bob Surace (FB)

January 5th, 2017

Prior to their Ivy-opening home basketball showdowns Saturday vs Penn, both Vanessa Smith and Steven Cook join TigerCast to talk about where the team is at the midway point of the year, Saturday's rivalry games, and whether having an Ivy League Tournament has impacted the way they view the regular season. They also both talk about their off-court work, which has been profiled recently in the GoPrincetonTigers.com Achieve Serve Lead series. Afterwards, Ivy League Football Coach of the Year Bob Surace joins the show to share his thoughts on James Perry, who was recently named the head coach of Bryant football.

Interviews: Vanessa Smith 5:45; Steven Cook 15:15; Bob Surace 23:15.

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12/15 TigerCast: Susan Teeter (WSWM)

December 15th, 2016

Only a few days removed from her retirement announcement, Princeton women's swimming & diving coach Susan Teeter joins TigerCast for a long sit-down about her career — from the mentors who helped her to those first few hours after her announcement. She talks about team-building, creating the foundation for a championship run, coaching Alicia Aemisegger, and plenty more in this 30-minute sitdown with the 17-time Ivy League champion.

Interview: Susan Teeter 4:45.

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12/8 TigerCast: Pete Miller (MBB) & Chris Ayres (WRE)

December 8th, 2016

On the Dec. 8 edition of TigerCast, men's basketball senior Pete Miller talks about the Tigers' trip to Hawaii for the Pearl Harbor Invitational, while wrestling head coach Chris Ayres talks about a wild first month to the season, his early impressions on 4th-ranked Matthew Kolodzik, and a big weekend, including a showdown at Lehigh.

Interviews: Pete Miller (MBB) 5:00; Chris Ayres (WRE) 11:30.

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12/1 TigerCast: Devon Peterkin (WVB) & Garrett Skrbich

December 1st, 2016

TigerCast goes on the road to Provo, Utah, to talk with Devon Peterkin, one of five All-Ivy members of the Ivy championship volleyball team before its Friday showdown with BYU on ESPN3. She talks about following in her sister Kendall's footsteps, making an impact as a freshman and making sure the senior class made NCAAs. Men's hockey senior Garrett Skrbich also joined the show to talk about the program development, the big sweep of 10th-ranked Bemidji State, and how to build on those wins with six home games over the next 16 days.

Interviews: Devon Peterkin (WVB) 5:20; Garrett Skrbich (MIH) 17:30

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