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Assorted programs.

Finally had the time this afternoon to scan a decent stack of Princeton basketball programs from the 1980s and 1990s, including few more players I didn't have photos of previously. Click on any and all images to enlarge.

The above is from a men's/women's basketball doubleheader to open the 1995-96 home slate. No idea whose hand that is, but it is also in color on the back of the same season's media guide.

Nine additional images after the jump.

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Friday News:

After this year's Ivy Media Poll was released, I received a few questions from readers about preseason perception versus end of season reality.

Looking at the past 25 years of Ivy polls (minus 1991, 1995 and 1997, which are unavailable), I concluded that the media has not accurately predicted the top three finishers once in that time frame!

Last year was the first year since 1999-00 that the top two turned out as projected.

However, the prior five Ivy champs have all been properly prognosticated.

The Princeton athletic department, the Ivy League office, the Trentonian and the Trenton Times have more on the Tigers' new role as frontrunner for the 2010-11 Ivy crown.

This season's full Ivy League Basketball Media Guide is available on-line.

The Columbia Spectator shares what order they think this year's poll should have been in.

Here's a transcript of Bill Carmody's remarks from Big 10 Media Day.

Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn stopped by Northwestern practice and filed a report.

The Pac-10 also held their Media Day yesterday. Here are select quotes from Oregon State's Craig Robinson.

Mason Rocca had six points and 10 rebounds as Armani Jeans Milano fell to Union Olimpija in Euroleague Group D action.

The Denver Post reports on the Pioneers' budget battle as they attempt to upgrade their basketball program while remaining Division I in all of their sports.

Following up on a story from last week, the NCAA elected to conduct yearlong study into the summer recruiting period instead of following the Collegiate Commissioners Association's recommendation to abolish the July recruiting period.

T.J. Bray highlights.

A reader was kind enough to send a DVD of Princeton freshman T.J. Bray's final game as a high school senior my way. Back in March of this year Bray scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Catholic Memorial won the WIAA Division 2 state title over Maple Northwestern.

I've spent my evening cutting this tape of Wisconsin's 2010 Mr. Basketball down to just under 10 minutes of offensive and defensive highlights.

Catholic Memorial are in the white uniforms and Bray is wearing #20.

With so little out of practice about the Tigers' frosh, hopefully these clips will whet your appetite as we approach the season opener.

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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John Thompson III: On The Hardwood.

The Georgetown head coach talks with MSG's Jon Rothstein.

Sydney Johnson - Ivy League Preseason Media Teleconference.

The Ivy League held its Men's Basketball Preseason Media Teleconference this morning, with all eight coaches answering questions from media.

The portion of today's Q&A with Princeton coach Sydney Johnson is available above. A mp3 of the full event is available on the Ivy League web site.

A second teleconferences will take tentatively take place in mid-January.

Wednesday News:

The 2010-11 Ivy League Men's Basketball Preseason Media Teleconference will be held later this morning. At that time this year's Ivy Media Poll will be announced. Full coverage of both to follow.

Did you know former Princeton player Tim vanBlommesteyn is running as an independent candidate for Congress in New Hampshire?

Sticking with politics, Bill Bradley has weighed in on the Governor's race in Oregon, where former Yale standout Chris Dudley has the Republican nomination.

Richmond trumped Cal, Wake Forest and NC State for a recruit.

In the Sun Belt Conference's annual preseason coaches' poll, Denver was projected to finish third in the SBC West.

The full 2010-11 Georgetown media guide is available on-line.

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.

Reunions 2003 montage.

I completely forgot that I shot and edited this montage for the Friends of Princeton Basketball from Reunions 2003 of the alumni basketball games at Jadwin Gym.

Pictured at different junctures: John Thompson III, Kyle Wente, Ray Robins, Pete Hegseth, Steve Goodrich (with platinum blonde hair!), Jerry Price, Ahmed El-Nokali, Chris Doyal, Jim Lane, Frank Sowinski, Nate Walton, Stu Orefice, Jason Osier, Stan Adleston, Sean Gregory, Gabe Lewullis, Rich Simkus, John Trubee, Christopher Kilburn-Peterson, Jamie Mastaglio, Brian Earl and many others I can't as easily ID.

Friday News:

Richmond was projected to finish third in the Atlantic 10 by the conference's coaches and media.

In Euroleague Group D play, Mason Rocca scored 10 points as Armani Jeans Milano upset CSKA Moscow in Russia.

The Oregonian reports from Thursday's Oregon State practice at Gill Coliseum, one that even a fire alarm couldn't stop.

Craig Robinson: 2010 National Book Festival.

The Library of Congress has posted Craig Robinson's September appearance at the National Book Festival in full. Probably my favorite telling of how Robinson's father helped his son decide to attend Princeton is in this video.

Duke tickets? Anyone?

When Princeton visits top-ranked Duke at Cameron Indoor on November 14th, this gym should be a touch more crowded.

Several of you have emailed me back-channel over past few weeks about finding tickets for this sold out matchup.

While I haven't been much help on the whole, I'm posting tonight in the chance anyone with extra tickets might be willing to have their spares paired up with Tiger fans looking to get in the building.

A long shot I understand, but feel free to get in touch.

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