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Thursday News:

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.

The way 2012-13 concluded still stings for Mitch Henderson.

Chris Mooney will compete in a crosstown cooking competition against VCU's Shaka Smart.

The deep ties John Rogers has to the Obama administration are discussed.

Thursday News:

The Trenton Times also has coverage of Princeton's Media Day and the Town Topics previews the 2012-13 Tigers.

Northwestern won last night's exhibition over the University of Chicago's "Maroon 5" by 24.

John Rogers and Craig Robinson both played in President Obama's traditional Election Day pickup game.

A preview of Georgetown is built around Otto Porter, much like how the Hoyas could be this season.

Are Fairfield flying under the radar? Perhaps the first Sit Down With Sydney (.mp3) of the campaign will help answer that question.

Bill Sword was remembered at a memorial service over the weekend.

Yesterday the site hit one of my preseason goals - 200 members subscribed before the season opener! Help us get to our goal of 275 subscribers this year by renewing or joining today.

Throwback Thursday: 1979-80 color photos.

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.

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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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Thursday News:

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.

Chier Ajou has been officially added to Northwestern's 2012 recruiting class, making him the tallest player in school history.

Just up the road from Evanston, Princeton recruit Steven Cook is working on his shooting touch.

Mason Rocca might stay with Milano for another season after all.

There is a quote from John Rogers in a piece about the value of the NBA's advertising partners.

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.

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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Friday News:

Fairfield vs. Niagara - 7:00 pm ET
Mississippi Valley State vs. Northwestern - 8:00 pm ET

Columbia vs. Loyola Marymount - 10:00 pm ET - Centennial Classic

Hollis Thompson knocked down a three point shot with :01.8 remaining as Georgetown (6-1) ended #12 Alabama's 24 game home winning streak with the 57-55 win.

Mercer (1-7) lost to Ocean, 50-48.

The Princeton Packet chimes in on the Tigers' win over Lafayette.

A prior panic button pusher now looks at progress for Princeton.

Northwestern hosts Mississippi Valley State.

The start of conference play comes on the second day of December for Fairfield.

Would you like some top stock picks from John Rogers?

Around the Ivy League: Harvard (7-0) stayed perfect with a 55-48 win at Vermont.

Tuesday News:

Princeton senior John Comfort makes a cameo appearance in a package on Northwestern's Drew Crawford, who along with Comfort interned at John Rogers' Ariel Investments this summer.

The Tigers' game at Drexel in December will be the home opener for the Dragons.

Georgetown head coach John Thompson III was a presenter at the Kennedy Center's "A Standing Ovation for D.C. Teachers."

10 points for Pawel Buczak in Slask Wroclaw's close loss to Turkish squad Tofas Bursa.

According to the Twitter feeds of many of the prospects to visit Cambridge last weekend, the production was productive for Harvard. Already one recruit has verbally committed to the Crimson.

Penn also picked up the services of a well-regarded guard out of Chicago.

With just four days until 2010-11 site memberships expire,'s annual fundraising appeal has been a very successful one. 80+ subscribers have either continued their memberships or signed up for the first time. I hope you'll join us this year!

Wednesday News:

Will Venable has a good reason to cheer for the Chicago Bears this season. Above, Venable clears the bases with a triple on Sunday as San Diego ended their lengthy losing streak.

Georgetown slots in as number 39 in The Hoops Report's Top 68 Team Previews.

At the recommendation of Mitch Henderson, a British professional team has signed former Northwestern Wildcat Mike Capocci.

Sydney Johnson learned more about his new team during Fairfield's recent trip to Italy. Johnson is also the subject of a new piece up on Rivals.

The saga continues? Judson Wallace is trying to attain a Congolese passport so he can finalize his deal with Barcelona.

Video of a recent appearance by John Rogers on CNBC.

A small forward from Georgia has verbally committed to Oregon State.

Wednesday News:

The deadline is here and Judson Wallace appears to have been unable to attain an Albanian passport, which would have allowed him to sign with Regal FC Barcelona.

There's a piece on John Rogers in the new Money Magazine.

The Sports Bank slots Fairfield 68th in their countdown of the coming season's top 111 teams.

Blogging the Bracket has more on a stacked Legends Classic undercard.

Big Apple Buckets was compiling New York's best players from last season according to Value Add. Looking at offense only, Kareem Maddox came in fourth.

The site's master list of Princeton Tigers on Twitter has been updated and now includes 37 current and former players.

I hope everyone reading today has recovered from Hurricane Irene. Parts of central New Jersey were hit pretty hard but I know there are regions in far worse shape than this one.

Wednesday News:

The NCAA has released their 2009-10 Academic Progress Rate Public Report. You can see the numbers for Princeton here.

Was Will Venable focusing on the right things?

John Rogers has favorite stock picks for Ariel Investments.

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