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Monday News:

Congratulations are in order for Mitch Henderson and his wife on the birth of their son Theodore Robert (not pictured above).

Pete Carril was profiled in El Pais. I ran the article through Google Translate which should make it somewhat easier to parse the content if you don't speak Spanish.

Carril and Coach Henderson met soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimović when French football club Paris Saint-Germain practiced at Princeton recently.

The Dave Blatt-coached Russian team opened group play at the 2012 Olympics with a 95-75 victory over host nation Great Britain.

A pair of scheduling updates: Georgetown has been matched with UCLA in the second Legends Classic semifinal and Oregon State will play Alabama at MSG in one of the 2K Sports Classic's semis.

It was poor fastball location that plagued Chris Young (2-5) on Saturday night in Arizona. Young allowed seven hits and six earned runs in four innings of work as the Mets fell 6-3 to the Diamondbacks.

One sentence of praise for Ian Hummer from someone who has watched a good number of Kenner League games over the years.

Men's basketball is one of the sports to potentially benefit by the creation of the Ralph DeNunzio ’53 and Nike Endowment Fund at Princeton.

Monday News:

As we hit the All-Star break, San Diego's Will Venable is slumping, hitting .091 in his last 10 games and down to .248 for the season. Venable has six home runs, 16 doubles and 21 RBIs as baseball pauses midway through the campaign.

Since returning from injury in June, Chris Young has started six games for the Mets. His 2-2 record disguises a 3.41 ERA. Young has pitched at least five innings in each of his starts.

After throwing six shutout innings against Philadelphia the last time out, Young was touched up for three runs in the seventh as the Phillies rallied past New York. Batters are hitting far better versus Young the third time through the lineup.

Pete Carril is part of the first class that will be inducted into the Reading High Athletic Hall of Fame.

Those in the DC area can watch Ian Hummer play at the Kenner League for Hoop Magic.

Hummer's Tigers are ranked 136th overall in the first 2012-13 team preview I've come across.

A 2013 power forward attending the LeBron James Skills Academy has heavy interest from three Ivy programs, including Princeton.

Fairfield has announced a competitive non-conference schedule for the upcoming season.

At the M&I Kansas City Shootout on November 30th, Oregon State will play Kansas.

Dave Blatt is coaching Russia at the Olympics.

Last (for now) batch of classic Princeton photos.

Mondays have become a good time on this site to look into the past, and the previous three weeks that has meant scanning photographs from the archives of David Zeft.

This is the last stack that Mr. Zeft loaned to me and includes shots from between 1981 and (roughly) 1993. Click on any scan to enlarge.

Above, Kit Mueller with a righty hook during Princeton's December 1990 victory in the championship game of Iona's on-campus Manufacturers Hanover Classic.

Eight more images after the jump. I'll need help identifying a number of players in some of the team celebrations. That's where you come in!

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Thursday News:

Utah vs. Oregon State - 10:00 pm ET

Down by double digits for most of the night, Northwestern (17-12) staged a ferocious rally against #10 Ohio State. Alex Marcotullio's deep three pointer from the top of the key tied the game at 73 in the waning moments as Welsh-Ryan Arena went berserk. Jared Sullinger spun inside to put the Buckeyes up once more with three ticks remaining and in his final regular season home game John Shurna's half court shot caught only the front of the rim at the buzzer. It was devastating. The Wildcats were outrebounded 44-18.

I can't lie - I was so nervous when I got home late in the second half I couldn't bring myself to watch until the final 20 seconds.

Richmond (16-15) knocked off Dayton on Senior Night, 82-71.

In a meeting between former Tigers of different generations, Judson Wallace scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds as FC Barcelona defeated the Dave Blatt-coached Tel Aviv side in a Euroleague match. Both teams will advance to the playoff rounds, with Wallace's team going undefeated.

Now on his fourth hitting coach, Will Venable is looking to improve his swing.

The Mets are keeping in touch with Chris Young but the oft-injured free agent wants a Major League contract.

Look! It is Armond Hill on the red carpet for the Harold Pump Foundation Gala.

Oregon State hosts Utah.

Another stack of vintage Princeton photos.

Finally back home with a touch of free time after covering three games the previous three days, I'm chuffed to share with you nine additional photographs ranging between 1980 and 1993 from the collection of David Zeft. Click on any scan to enlarge.

Above, Kit Mueller cuts down the nets at Jadwin Gym after the 1989-90 season finale (you can see part of a Matt Lapin "Senior On A Stick" in the background).

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Scans from a 1980 program.

No, it isn't your monitor.

As I mentioned last month, a subscriber handed me a stack of late 1970s and early 1980s Princeton basketball programs, which I'll be scanning portions of as time allows. The plan was to do one program every seven days, but I missed last week's scheduled scan in lieu of this incredible archive of David Zeft's photographs.

Seeing how we're on the brink of this year's Dartmouth/Harvard weekend, the latest review is of a program from the same visit by these northern travel partners in 1980. That's Randy Melville on the reverse halftone cover. A curious design decision to say the least...

Click on select pictures to enlarge. Check out the site's extensive Programs category for past scans.

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Tuesday News:

Here's the official press release announcing Princeton's 2011-12 basketball schedule.

A prospect who was planning on making an official visit to Princeton is instead going to California for college.

The Dave Blatt-coached Russian team finished in third place at EuroBasket 2011.

Butch van Breda Kolff is profiled on the Los Angeles Lakers' web site as part of a series titled "The Men Who Led The Lakers."

This document detailing how Chris Mooney runs the first 30 minutes of every practice looks nearly identical to how Pete Carril used to begin when he was coaching Princeton.

One player who will go through these drills is a forward from Louisiana who just committed to Richmond.

Aris played a pair of exhibitions in Bulgaria to open their season and Dan Mavraides scored 11 points in both of them.

Also participating in a dyad of friendlies was Landstede Basketbal. Kareem Maddox had 18 points in his team's victory over Stepco BS Weert.

Penn released their full schedule yesterday.

Thursday News:

There was a slew of content on yesterday, as Dana O'Neil wrote a piece about Mitch Henderson and another about how balance is back in the Ivy League. Elsewhere on the same site Dave Blatt, who has led a Russian team to an undefeated record at Eurobasket 2011, is profiled.

Henderson also provides advice on how recruits can get noticed as part of Varsity Ace's Recruiting 101 series.

While the addition of a home game versus Buffalo was a welcome sight on the 2011-12 non-conference schedule, one team that I was told would be making a return trip does not have Princeton on their schedule. Alas.

Georgetown coach John Thompson III is excited about his freshman class.

Is it possible the Hoyas' brawl in China was a good thing for the team?

Craig Robinson is hopeful that Oregon State can take the next step this year.

I don't think I posted previously that the Brown schedule was released.

YouTube potpourri XLI.

Been a while, but here's the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above John Thompson III meets the media in advance of Georgetown's trip to China.

Five additional clips after the jump.

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Friday News:

The Princeton Athletic Department has been posting interviews Paul Franklin conducted with returning Tiger players working at the recent Elite Camp. Here are his conversations with sophomore Ben Hazel and classmate T.J. Bray.

Dave Blatt discusses his immigrant experience.

No word on any orange and black alums, but one of Craig Robinson's sons will be playing in the 2011 Princeton Recreation Department Summer League.

YouTube potpourri XXXVII.

The latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family is a long and varied one. Above, inside the huddle with David Blatt and Zeljko Obradovic at the 2011 Euroleague Final.

Seven additional clips after the jump.

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YouTube potpourri XXXVI.

The latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, "Chin" from Gabe Lewullis to Brian Earl beats NC State at the Meadowlands in 1997.

Four additional clips after the jump.

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