The account of the impressive accomplishments of the 2016 Tiger football team (Sports, Jan. 11) contains a curious statement about the Class of 2017 graduating “with 26 wins, equaling the Class of 1997 for the most by a Princeton class since the Ivies began formal play.”
The Ivies began formal play in 1956. The Class of 1967 was 31–5. The Class of 1968 was 30–6. The Class of 1994 was 27–13. The Class of 1995 was 31–9. The Class of 1996 was 31–8–1. The Class of 1997 was 26–13–1. The Class of 2017 was 26–14.
Perhaps the author meant to say: “... the most by a Princeton class since the Ivy League agreed to freshman eligibility for football starting in the 1993 season,” which made the Class of 1997 the first class to have players that played four years of varsity football since the Ivies began formal play in 1956.