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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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Throwback Thursday: 1980s programs.

Last week's first ever "Throwback Thursday" focusing on a collection of Bill Bradley-related artifacts has inspired me to give it another go today. If anything it means that some items I've been long-overdue to file will finally get put away out of sight!

This time out we're looking at assorted early 1980s programs. A cross-section of covers, interesting photos and player profiles can be all found after the jump.

Click on any image to enlarge, and feel free to share memories from any of these games in the comments.

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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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Princeton Tigers on Twitter?

While Princetonians haven't taken to Twitter with the same zeal of their conference rivals at Cornell and Harvard or the constantly-posting Hoyas of Georgetown, there are still a decent number of former, current and future Tigers using this popular real time micro-blogging service.

I've assembled a comprehensive list of orange and black Twitter users after the jump. If you know of anyone I'm missing, please let me know and I'll add them to the list ASAP. Many of these accounts are inactive or rarely used, but click away.

While you're networking socially you can always follow this site on the Twitter.

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Tuesday News:

Yahoo! Sports has published their preseason Princeton team report.

The Daily Princetonian talked to Craig Robinson, Randy Melville and Steve Mills about John Rogers' appointment to chair the president's Advisory Council on Financial Capability.

Former Princeton assistant Robert Burke is embracing the challenge of rebuilding Mount St. Mary's.

Duke rolled 141-68 over Division II Saint Augustine's in the first of their two exhibitions before they open their season versus Princeton.

Not directly related to Ivy basketball, but I found this article about the Sun Belt's conference-wide plan to increase their power rating fascinating.

Wednesday News:

On Monday Will Venable was 3-5 with his fourth regular-season home run of the year and three runs scored as San Antonio topped Frisco 9-6. Last night Venable continued his hot streak with three hits in six at-bats, a run scored and his 14th stolen base. Venable's average is back up to .297.

Georgetown center Roy Hibbert talks about his decision to return to school for his senior season.

The Trenton Times mentions that former Princeton basketball player Randy Melville will be joining Craig Robinson's staff at Brown. Melville's son Sterling (a 6'5" swingman) will be taking a post-graduate year in Princeton at the Hun School.

1981 Penn / Princeton playoff.

The final few seconds of Princeton's 54-40 playoff win over Penn to claim the Ivy League's NCAA tournament spot.

Is that an off-the-backboard alley oop at the final buzzer?!

Princeton (54): Melville 3-6 7-9 13, Robinson 7-10 0-0 14, Simkus 5-7 1-3 11, Mills 2-6 2-3 6, Ryan 3-3 4-7 10, Christel 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 20-32 14-22 54.

Pennsylvania (40): Lardner 3-9 0-0 6, Brown 4-6 0-4 8, Noon 3-6 1-2 7, Reynolds 0-2 0-0 0, Hall 5-11 1-1 11, May 0-0 0-0 0, Little 0-4 2-2 2, Oliphant 1-2 0-0 2, Ross 0-0 0-0 0, McCaffrey 1-2 0-0 2, Rawlings 1-1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 18-43 4-9 40.

Halftime: Princeton, 24-13. Fouls: Princeton 13, Pennsylvania 24. Fouled Out: Little, McCaffrey. Rebounds: Princeton 13 (Simkus & Ryan 4), Pennsylvania 30 (Brown & Little 9). Assists: Princeton 12 (Ryan 5), Pennsylvania 12 (McCaffrey 5). Turnovers: Princeton 12, Pennsylvania 21. Attendance: 4,000.