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Saturday News:

Ian Hummer made a list of college basketball's "hidden heroes."

There are four schools whose men's and women's basketball teams had a perfect NCAA Graduation Success Rate as both won at least 20 games each of the last two seasons. You can explore the latest GSR data here.

The top of the Ivy League might not be what you think this season.

You'll be hearing a new primary voice of Princeton basketball on radio broadcasts this season.

A four year series between Georgetown and Kansas begins next season in Lawrence.

Here are Bill Carmody's quotes from Big 10 Media Day. The Wildcats are on the cusp once again.

Denver is CBS Sports' "sneaky pick" in the Pioneers' first season in the WAC.

Like many of us this election, Craig Robinson voted early.

YouTube potpourri LXXX.

Here's the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, Mitch Henderson gets "Mic'd Up" at practice and talks about Princeton's upcoming season - the first clip on the team's official YouTube channel.

Six additional videos follow after the jump.

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Mitch Henderson - Ivy League Preseason Media Teleconference.

The Ivy League held its annual 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 Mitch Henderson is streaming after the jump. A .mp3 of the full event has been posted on the Ivy League web site.

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Ivy Media Poll results.

This year's Ivy League Media Poll has been released. We've updated our media poll information starting with the 85-86 season.

2012-2013 Media Poll:

1. Princeton [134 points, 16 first-place votes]
2. Harvard [109 points, 1 first-place vote]
2. Columbia [90 points]
4. Cornell [80]
5. Penn [74]
6. Yale [55]
7. Brown [50]
8. Dartmouth [20]

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Matt Sargeant enters the coaching ranks.

Since graduating Princeton in 2008, Matt Sargeant's life was satisfying but not personally fulfilling. Sargeant found working in web development for a successful company lacking, so in the past two years he returned to basketball - first as a trainer at Open Gym in Anaheim and more recently as a coach.

In June, Sargeant was named the head coach of the girls basketball team at Los Alamitos High School, about 15 miles from where he grew up in Huntington Beach, CA.

Tipped by a site member to this career shift, I reached out to Sargeant for an interview. Earlier today we had a chance to discuss the path that took him to his new position leading the Griffins, his unique vision melding two famous basketball styles and how a coaching legend has impacted his life. You can read a transcript combining a pair of phone conversations after the jump.

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Wednesday News:

I've added the CBS Sports projections to this season's collection of prognostications.

Which Princeton squad made Alexander Wolff's list of the most influential college basketball teams of all time?

The Tigers are purported to have a closed scrimmage this weekend.

Big Apple Buckets talked with Sydney Johnson about preparing for year two at Fairfield.

Jon Rothstein visited Georgetown recently. The Hoyas will have sharp new uniforms this season.

Bill Carmody previews the nine new members of Northwestern's roster.

Monday News:

This year's Blue Ribbon preview for Princeton has been published, but you need ESPN Insider status to read it. I've posted a capsule summary in the forum.

Tigers head coach Mitch Henderson is one of several athletes and sports announcers to make significant political contributions in September.

Getting the start in Italy, Dan Mavraides had 13 points on 5-6 shooting as Avellino defeated Vanoli. Some highlights can be viewed here.

Friday News:

Georgetown was picked to finish fifth in the Big East preseason poll and sophomore Otto Porter was named preseason first team All-Big East.

It looks like Kyle Koncz will be writing about the life of a Director of Basketball Operations this season.

Rant Sports previews the Ivy League.

An interview with Douglas Davis.

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I have wanted to catch up with Doug Davis ever since he signed professionally back in August with the Walter Tigers but we didn't have a chance to exchange emails until this week.

What follows is a tidied-up version of our correspondence. Davis' team is off to an 0-3 start in the German Bundesliga and the former Princeton standout is averaging 4.0 PPG off the bench, scoring nine points his last time out.

You can track his complete season statistics here.

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Throwback Thursday: A previously unpublished essay.

It is "Throwback Thursday!" once more on the site.

Let's open with some backstory...

When Scott Cacciola interviewed me last December for a Wall Street Journal piece on first year head coach Mitch Henderson, he reminded me that 10 years previous he had sent a six page essay my way on Princeton basketball that he wrote while in graduate school at Columbia.

I had only a vague recollection of this, so I was delighted when a hard copy turned up during this summer's mammoth garage/basement reorganization project. I checked with Scott and he said I could run it - though I neglected to mention Pete Carril's name is misspelled throughout...

All kidding aside this is an interesting, previously unpublished look at Princeton basketball in the early aughts using interviews with John Thompson III, Jamie Mastaglio, Gabe Lewullis, Mitch Henderson and others to drive the narrative.

Thanks for letting me share this, Scott!

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Pundits! Pundits!

There aren't as many as in years past, but the tried-and-true glossy college basketball previews have hit newsstands for 2012-13. However, most of these pieces were filed before Harvard lost two key starters, so take that into consideration.

For a prior seven years of prognostications, click the Season Previews category above.

Here are some of the Ivy-centric print and web projections out there, with more to be added as they're published.

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Wednesday News:

Doc Rivers stayed in the locker room at halftime of Boston's exhibition versus Brooklyn last night and allowed Armond Hill to coach the team.

ESPN has the Blue Ribbon preview of Georgetown up today.

The Hoyas' versatility may be the best way to counteract their youth.

A senior guard from Arizona who had Princeton in his final four will instead play for Rice.

Craig Robinson is looking to turn the page in his fifth season at Oregon State.

Penn picked up a pair of recruits, including Dave Winfield's son.

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