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Assorted programs.

This afternoon's flash thunderstorm means less time spent weeding the front walk and more time spent scanning Princeton basketball programs from the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Anyone know when Sean Jackson wore #31 during a game at Jadwin Gym? My guess was a JV game his "freshman" year, but the cheerleaders in the background poke holes in this theory.

Seven additional images after the jump.

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Memorial Day News:

Chris Young and Albert Pujols remember the frightening moment two years ago where the former was hit in the face by a line drive from the latter.

Yes, that is Nate Walton in a new T-Mobile commercial (bottom left, 10 seconds in).

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Chris Clement senior year highlights.

Some nasty passes and a bevy of pull up jumpers by the Princeton-bound point guard from Texas.

A tournament on the 2010-11 schedule?

Two different Bucknell-related sources, including the web site of a current Bucknell player, have posted tentative information about the Bison's participation in the 2010 O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic.

If this information is correct, Bucknell would be part of a CBE Classic subregional pool that includes James Madison, Presbyterian and Princeton.

More on the five four separate non-conference games this would create for the Tigers after the jump.

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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.

Wednesday News:

Mason Rocca and Armani Jeans Milano swept to the Lega A semifinals with an 81-75 win over Sigma Coatings Montegranaro. Rocca recorded nine points and eight rebounds in the victory.

Judson Wallace and Benetton Treviso saw their season end with a three point loss to Montepaschi Siena.

Grant Wahl of SI writes about USMNT head coach Bob Bradley and his relationship with Pete Carril.

Will Venable is still leading off for the Padres, but may be replaced at the top of the lineup by Luis Durango.

Princeton recruit Daniel Edwards has reconfirmed his commitment to the Tigers on HS Game Time.

You can watch future Tiger Tom Noonan play this summer for The Greeks in the Narberth Boys Summer Basketball League.

A worthwhile read about Ryan Dougherty, one of Georgetown's three captains in 2010-11.

Craig Robinson will be signing copies of his book on Thursday at Union Bank in Portland.

Craig Robinson interview.

On the publicity tour for "A Game of Character: A Family Journey from Chicago's Southside to the Ivy League and Beyond" (Gotham Books), Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson estimates he's told the story of playing pick-up basketball with Barack Obama to parse the character of his sister's new boyfriend no less than 80 times.

While this anecdote has drawn repeated attention on talk shows, in print interviews and is the focus of many reviews, this moment is just a small part of Robinson's worthwhile biography, which begins in 1960s Chicago and concludes in contemporary Corvallis, Oregon.

It would have been easy for Robinson to capitalize on his unexpected fame and write primarily about his brother in law but "A Game of Character" is a book that instead tells the complete story of Robinson's life long before he became "Michelle Obama's big brother."

The tales of growing up under the watchful eye of Marian and Fraser Robinson have a distinct charm, but it is the time spent at Princeton playing for Pete Carril that should be especially worthwhile to visitors of this site. The two time Ivy League Player of the Year is the first former Tiger I can recall who has written in detail about what it was like to play for Carril, and the highs and lows of that experience shape Robinson as he first sets into the financial world and then returns to basketball as an assistant coach at Northwestern.

This morning I had a chance to speak with Coach Robinson about his story, his time at Princeton and his life since the release of this book. Robinson joined me by phone for over 32 minutes and I think you will find this wide-spanning discussion a worthwhile one that bypasses the questions Robinson has already answered ad nauseum.

Sunday News:

The top vote-getter during Saturday's balloting, Pete Carril will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame this October.

Carril popped up at the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team practice in Princeton this week, where he visited with head coach Bob Bradley.

Will Venable has been tinkering with his swing.

Venable also received the Robert L. Peters, Jr. '42 Award from the Princeton baseball team.

Mason Rocca and Armani Jeans Milano moved one step closer to the Lega A semifinals with a two point victory over Sigma Coatings Montegranaro. Rocca recorded 13 points and seven rebounds in the win.

Judson Wallace had four points and six boards, but Benetton Treviso could not upset Montepaschi Siena in overtime.

Saturday News:

Two notes before we get to the news...

1. I'm testing out a new means of link protection in select places today that should make it harder impossible for non-members to access URLs in the future. If you are a subscriber and have any trouble with one of the following external links, please let me know!

2. I'm interviewing two time Ivy League Player of the Year/author/Oregon State men's basketball coach Craig Robinson on Monday afternoon. Questions you would like me to ask? Send an email my way.

Will Venable broke out of a prolonged slump with four hits against the Dodgers on Wednesday. Sliding up to the leadoff spot, Venable nearly hit for the cycle and reached base five times. It was the third four hit game of Venable's major league career.

Venable later joined Sports Radio San Diego (.mp3) to discuss his evening.

The Padres have shut down Chris Young's throwing and placed him on the 60 day disabled list.

Judson Wallace and Benetton Treviso were blown out by Montepaschi Siena 118-79 in the first game of their Lega A quarterfinals.

Mason Rocca scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Armani Jeans Milano's 72-65 win over Sigma Coatings Montegranaro on the other side of the bracket.

Rocca also represented AJ Milano at a press conference (video) to announce an exhibition game in Italy this October between his squad and the New York Knicks. See a photo of Rocca and Danilo Gallinari here.

Georgetown Director of Basketball Operations Matt Henry will leave the Hoyas to join Robert Burke on the Mount St. Mary's staff as an assistant coach.

Oregon State has added two big men to its 2010 recruiting class.

Northwestern coach Bill Carmody is encouraged by Kevin Coble's rehab effort.

...and we're back?

After an exceptionally frustrating 30+ hour ordeal where our service provider caused numerous databases to go screwy and took this site's functionality down to "non-existant," everything appears to be working as it should.


I apologize for a lack of updates in the back half of this week, but a jam-packed Saturday News awaits subscribers tomorrow.

For your patience, enjoy a photo you almost certainly have never seen before: Gabe Lewullis, Chris Doyal and Steve Goodrich after the final buzzer at the RCA Dome taken by the staff photographer of the Indianapolis Star for their March 15, 1996 edition.

Monday News:

The final day of Lega A regular season action saw Judson Wallace and eighth place Benetton Treviso blow out Mason Rocca's third place Armani Jeans Milano team. Wallace had 14 points and 12 rebounds in the win.

Craig Robinson visited the Job Radio Show.

His press gauntlet behind him, Robinson is excited about what lies ahead for Oregon State.

Will Venable was a "celebrity guest" at Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary's Celebration of Champions.

Friday News:

ESPN's Andy Katz writes about the continued adjustments made by Georgetown guard Austin Freeman since being diagnosed with diabetes.

Katz stuck around McDonough Arena to also file a piece about the Hoyas' prospects in 2010-11.

Georgetown assistant coach David Cox is leaving the program to accept an associate head coach position under Mike Rice at Rutgers.

A bit a scheduling news, as Georgetown is expected to take part in the 2010 Charleston Classic.

Finally, a Princeton basketball result - though not one I would have expected, made the Daily Princetonian list of the academic year's best games.

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