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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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Wednesday News:

Before recording an out last night Chris Young surrendered two walks, hit a batter and then gave up a grand slam. Young would settle in, allowing five earned runs on four hits in 4.1 frames of work. The Mets rallied and bested Philadelphia 9-5 in 10 innings.

Will Venable continues to streak, hitting .389 in his last 10 games.

The Trenton Times has more on Princeton's trip to Spain.

Several returning Tigers will be wearing new uniform numbers in 2012-13.

There is a cute recap of Oregon State's journey overseas.

An old Butch van Breda Kolff quote shows up in an obituary of former Duke player Art Heyman.

Fairfield's Rakim Sanders signed a professional contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Harvard’s Institutional Master Plan presentation includes a new basketball gym.

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.

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.

Bradley, Butch and Haarlow.

Before the present weekend fully gets underway, I wanted to share with you another two dollar eBay steal that arrived in the mail last night. I've noticed more and more newspapers are selling off photographs from their archives and one such image is the above shot of Bill Bradley, Butch van Breda Kolff and Bob Haarlow '66.

Might frame it now that it is scanned. More information after the jump.

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Media Day 2011.

Princeton held its annual preseason Media Day after practice at Jadwin Gym this afternoon. Coach Mitch Henderson and a cross section of Tigers spoke to and other press outlets about the upcoming season.

Coach Mitch Henderson interview:

Douglas Davis & Patrick Saunders interview:

Ian Hummer interview:

Brendan Connolly interview:

Denton Koon interview:

These interviews are exclusive to our site. If you're interested in inside access like this all season long, please consider becoming a member.

25 photos shot by Robert Solomon from today's event, including your first glimpses at the freshman class, can be found after the jump. I've added a couple of observations there as well.

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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.

Princeton JV 68 Mercer 60.

For the third straight season, Mercer County Community College scrimmaged the Princeton JV at Jadwin Gym. This game remains an enjoyable opportunity to watch two teams that run similar offenses face off and is also a chance to observe several Tigers in action that have seen limited playing time this season.

The game tipped in front of single digits on Friday afternoon four hours before the varsity and Harvard would do battle.

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Baker Rink basketball?

Did you know that from 1945 until 1947 Princeton played its basketball games at Baker Rink?

University Gym was the Tigers' home court from 1903 until a fire consumed the building four decades later in 1944. A temporary location was required while Dillon Gym was being constructed.

This first season the Tigers went 4-5 in Baker and the next year they were 4-8.

Princeton's second campaign of playing basketball in an revamped ice rink was Cappy Cappon's first year as head coach of the orange and black. His captain was a man named Butch van Breda Kolff.

The picture above comes from a 45-39 loss to Army in 1947.


An undated, uncredited headshot of former Princeton head coach Butch van Breda Kolff. This print was purchased for the site last week on eBay.

van Breda Kolff now has his own category on, so you can see all past posts that mention him here.

Monday News:

The Padres traded outfielder Scott Hairston last night, freeing up more playing time for Will Venable. Earlier on Sunday, Venable was 1-2 with a run scored, plus a leaping catch to keep the game tied in extra innings.

Chris Young doesn't mince words when talking about Manny Ramirez's return from a 50 game suspension for violating baseball’s drug policy.

An anecdote from Butch van Breda Kolff is part of Allen Barra's piece in today's Philadelphia Inquirer calling for Dick Allen's enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Sacramento Kings' GM Geoff Petrie is interviewed about his team's first round draft pick - Omri Casspi.

Princeton's athletic department has made the decision to no longer print media guides, effective immediately.

Thursday News:

Northwestern vs. Minnesota - 12:00 pm ET - Big 10 Tournament - Big 10 Network
Richmond vs. Dayton - 9:00 pm ET - Atlantic 10 Tournament - Comcast Network

Richmond (18-14) advanced to the second day of the Atlantic 10 Tournament with a 65-49 win over St. Bonaventure. The Spiders play Dayton tonight in the quarterfinals.

Stanford rallied past Oregon State (13-17) in Pac-10 Tournament play. The Cardinal's 62-54 victory ended the Beavers' season.

Princeton recruit Will Barrett fouled out with five minutes left in regulation, but Central Bucks South still pushed 29-1 York William Penn to triple overtime before falling by four in the PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinals.

Ian Hummer, who was in the stands at the Palestra on Tuesday night, was named Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Northwestern tips off at high noon against Minnesota in the start of the Big 10 Tournament.

Among the excerpts of old Frank Deford pieces in the new Princeton Alumni Weekly are three great paragraphs about Butch van Breda Kolff.

The final Schuylkill 16 of the season is out, with Princeton finishing in 10th place overall.

Less than 24 hours after the end of Penn's season, the Quakers' third-leading scorer, Harrison Gaines, has announced he is transferring.

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