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Throwback Thursday: Late 70s & early 80s programs.

Hello and welcome to this week's "Throwback Thursday." After the jump you'll find 14 separate scans spanning 1979-1982, culled from seven different programs including player profiles and some vintage ads. Click on any image to enlarge, and feel free to share related memories in the comments or on our forum.

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Throwback Thursday: 1964-65.

It was getting downright embarrassing. For over a year I've had two overstuffed boxes of Bill Bradley-era magazines, cutout newspaper articles and handwritten notes staring at me from across my TV room. A site member personally delivered them all last summer and for whatever reason I couldn't bring myself to start digging into bounty so daunting.

It took Brian Earl posting a Princeton scouting report for the Tigers' Final Four team to goad me into action.

So, for this week's "Throwback Thursday" you'll find 15 different scans from the 1964-65 season taken from disparate sources. There's some pretty cool one-of-a-kind stuff alongside images and drawings you may never have seen before. Click on any image to enlarge, and feel free to share memories in the comments or on our forum.

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Thursday News:

Find of the week goes to Brian Earl for this scouting report his father gave him of Rutgers' attempts to prepare for Bill Bradley and the rest of the 1964-1965 Princeton Tigers. Of course, Bradley scored 35 points in this game and the orange and black led by 27 at halftime. So much for scouting reports!

The Padres' season concluded last night with a 7-6 win at Milwaukee. For the year Will Venable hit .264 in 148 games (equalling his career high) with 26 doubles, eight triples, nine home runs and 24 stolen bases. His strikeout/game ratio also dropped for the third straight season.

A brief video of Armond Hill coaching the Celtics' rookies.

This is an interesting piece on recruitment battles between Georgetown and Maryland.

Mercer County Community College has posted their schedule for the upcoming season.

A Harvard basketball verbal commit will play elsewhere citing financial concerns.

Throwback Thursday: three schedule cards.

A lighter "Throwback Thursday" this week, as I really need to finish writing this season's fundraising appeal, so enjoy a trio of schedule cards from the 2000s.

Above, a well-worn Scott Greenman card for the 2005-06 season.

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Throwback Thursday: Bill Bradley.

On my various social networks I've been seeing a lot of young people doing "Throwback Thursday," where you post something from your childhood. As an amateur archivist, this idea appeals to me. Who wouldn't want to see an adorable photo of Scott Greenman as a toddler?

I've been seriously behind on scanning old programs, media guides and photographs (I have two boxes of 1960s and 1970s Princeton ephemera donated by a site member I'm embarrassed to say I still haven't touched) but a reader went crate-digging into his personal collection and captured a few items of interest that he said I could share for the first - and perhaps last unless someone wants to remind me weekly - "Throwback Thursday" on the site.

After the jump you'll find Frank Deford's December 1964 profile of Bill Bradley from Sports Illustrated, a January 1965 piece called "Two Once And Future Champs" also by Deford, the March 1965 story "A Whole Team Touched By Stardust," "Building The Bradley Legend" from Young Stars of Sport and two Princeton pages of the program from the 1965 NCAA East Regional.

Hopefully a nice treat for those who have signed up for our 2012-13 coverage early. Click on any image to enlarge.

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Pete Carril's Hall of Fame enshrinement speech.

A treat. Coach Carril is inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame in 1997, joined on stage by Butch van Breda Kolff and Bill Bradley.

Thursday News:

Less than two years after he was hired, Princeton Director of Basketball Operations Kendrick Saunders is leaving the program to accept an assistant coach position at Navy. I'm sorry to see him go but I wish him the best of luck with this hands-on opportunity. The job description for the now-open DOBO position can be found here.

The Princeton Varsity Club will honor Stu Orefice with the Marvin Bressler Award at their annual banquet.

Batting well over .400 for his career versus St. Louis coming into last night, Will Venable was a triple short of San Diego's first cycle against the Cardinals.

Bill Bradley talks about his new book as well as his days with the Knicks.

Craig Robinson is taking Oregon State to Spain and France this August.

There was a report yesterday that Brown was hiring Penn assistant and former Bears standout Mike Martin as their next head coach but a different report paints the situation as more up in the air.

YouTube potpourri LXIX.

Here’s the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, Judson Wallace highlights in the first round of the ACB playoffs - including one ridiculous behind the back pass.

Five additional videos follow after the jump.

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Friday News:

Bill Bradley spoke at Princeton on Wednesday. The Daily Princetonian engaged the former Senator for a Q&A.

Tiger head coach Mitch Henderson is scheduled to participate in the New York Yankees/New Era Pinstripe Bowl Charity Golf Tournament on Tuesday.

It was a successful minor league start for Chris Young down in Florida. The former Princeton two sport standout pitched five shutout innings for the St. Lucie Mets.

Judson Wallace is interviewed as FC Barcelona arrived in Turkey for their Eurocup Final Four matchup with Olympiacos. The game takes place at 2:00 pm ET today and can be streamed on ESPN3.

A big man from Florida is a late signee for Georgetown's 2012 recruiting class.

Tuesday News:

The big news from yesterday was the Ivy League's announcement that NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus) would be carrying between six and 10 men's basketball games in 2012-13 and 2013-14. As Soft Pretzel Logic states, these broadcasts can include non-conference matchups.

In addition, Princeton's separate agreement with the ESPN family of networks, which seems to always mean two Ivy contests at Jadwin Gym are broadcast nationally, remains in effect and continues beyond this two year deal with NBC Sports Network.

Whether that means fewer Princeton games will be part of this new package or that you'll see more Tiger action than ever before with greater ease remains to be seen.

This new partnership also includes Ivy League football and men's lacrosse games.

John Rogers recommends some "great stocks for sports lovers."

More blogging by Judson Wallace as FC Barcelona preps for the Euroleague Final Four.

Chris Young is scheduled to make his first rehab start on Thursday with the Mets' Class A-Advanced affiliate in St. Lucie.

If the Portland Trail Blazers call about their open General Manager position, the Sacramento Bee feels Geoff Petrie should listen.

Bill Bradley shares his concerns about the influence of money in politics.

On this day in 1967, Pete Carril was hired at Princeton.

Sydney Johnson feels Tony Newsom is "ready to be a head coach." Will Brown agree?

I was shocked to read late last night that Don Gowan, head coach at the Canterbury School, died suddenly. He was only 38. Gowan coached Princeton recruit Edo Lawrence and I enjoyed talking with him and exchanging emails for multiple pieces this past season. My condolences to his friends, family and colleagues.

Monday News:

Bill Bradley will open a tour for his new book "We Can All Do Better" with a public talk at Princeton on May 9th.

FC Barcelona is in the Euroleague Final Four and Judson Wallace is blogging again.

There are three returning Princeton Tigers in the top 350 of a value add list of 2012-13's projected best 2,000 players.

The next stop for Chris Young is likely the Florida State League.

A USC point guard is transferring to Penn.

Friday News:

Hard to believe but today marks one year on the job at Princeton for Mitch Henderson.

The Daily Princetonian talks with Columbia coach Kyle Smith about a possible Ivy League tournament.

There's a long, wide-ranging piece about Princeton basketball on the Slam site.

Pete Carril is out west visiting the Sacramento Kings this week.

A number of 1960s Princeton basketball wire photos from the Baltimore Sun archives are up on eBay. This shot of Bill Bradley and Butch van Breda Kolff is worth bidding on, as are several others.

Chris Young threw a pair of live batting practice sessions as part of his recovery.

Finally, there's a report Jerome Allen could leave Penn to become "coach in waiting" under Larry Brown at SMU. We shall see.

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