Cane Spree, one of Princeton’s oldest and most treasured traditions, has roots that date back to the 1860s, when sophomores would routinely snatch canes from the hands of freshmen.


In this photo from a more recent incarnation, Elizabeth Lemoine ’09, left, and Roxanne Schneider ’08 fight for possession of the cane on Poe Field. The freshmen would carry the day.

This year, the classes of 2016 and 2017 will face off in a series of events (including cane wrestling) at Princeton Stadium Oct. 2.

Photo by Frank Wojciechowski.

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