Basketball is a small world. Princeton recruit Spencer Weisz will join Howie Levy's son Lior and Scott Greenman's brother Michael on the United States' Youth Team coached by Harvard assistant Yanni Hufnagel at the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel this July.
Kareem Maddox Made both the BBL's Team of the Year and Defensive Team of the Year.
Georgetown's Otto Porter has declared for the NBA Draft while Oregon State's Eric Moreland will remain with the Beavers for another season.
Bill Sword was remembered at a memorial service over the weekend.
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Losing power for three days (happy to report both light and hot water have returned as of this evening), I only just now realized it was Thursday. What better time to share an amazing batch of 18 color photos from the 1979 and 1980 that David Zeft recently unearthed?
Zeft shot these images - which were previously a stack of slides - from the sidelines and stands at Jadwin Gym while attending games with his family.
I have ID'd players to the best of my ability but any further details in the comments would be greatly appreciated.
That's John Rogers (#32) shooting from the top of the key above with Randy Melville (#21) boxing out and Bob Roma (#40) on the wing. You can click on any image to enlarge.
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.
The NCAA has released their annual Academic Progress Rate report and Princeton faired quite well across all sports, including a perfect "1000" multi-year rate for men's basketball. You can search by school, sport and conference here.
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.
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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1,550 - D. Davis, 2008-12
1,546 - K. Mueller, 1987-91
1,451 - P. Campbell, 1959-62
1,441 - C. Robinson, 1979-83
1,428 - B. Earl, 1995-99
1,365 - B. Scrabis, 1985-89
1,321 - G. Petrie, 1967-70
1,292 - H. Haabestad, 1952-55
1,277 - G. Lewullis, 1995-99
1,239 - B. Taylor, 1970-72
1,207 - S. Goodrich 1994-98
1,133 - F. Sowinski, 1975-78
1,130 - R. Hielscher, 1991-95
1,122 - C. Thomforde, 1966-69
1,099 - T. Manakas, 1970-73
1,090 - J. Wallace, 2001-05
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1,079 - B. Hauptfuhrer, 1973-76
1,076 - B. Roma, 1976-79
1,071 - C. Mooney, 1990-94
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1,057 - A. Hill, 1973-76
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