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Scans from a 1983 program.

Rich Simkus.

As I mentioned previously, a subscriber recently handed me a stack of late 1970s and early 1980s Princeton basketball programs, which I'll be scanning portions of as time allows - hopefully one a week.

I already posted images from the 1981-82 media guide I was gifted but here's the first in this series to share.

This pair of games were significant for completely unrelated reasons, which I discuss after the jump. It is also neat to see images of players in action I've only heard tale of and some of the archival designs are a treat.

Click on any picture to enlarge. Check out the site's extensive Programs category for past scans.

A packed Jadwin Gym. Up into the 1990s press seating was at the center of the east bleachers, which you can see on the far side of the court.

Two photos of Pete Carril from his bio pages.

Hobby Tech. There are ads in this program for The Tempting Tiger (! - JS), Budweiser, Marita's Cantina, Flag Post Motor Lodge, Larry & Dave Disc Jockeys and many other local businesses.

In his first season as assistant coach, a 30 year old Bill Carmody.

I've run this team photo twice now but this is the largest, least-cropped version to date.

Senior co-captain Gary Knapp. Craig Robinson was the other co-captain that season. It is a shame Robinson's game photo is so crummy! Hopefully I'll find a better one to share as this series proceeds.

Gordon Enderle.

Jeff Pagano.

A Princeton logo from the Composite Ivy Basketball Schedule.

The Tigers won both games over this weekend, first defeating Harvard 67-46 and then besting Dartmouth 54-44. It was the start of nine consecutive wins which carried Princeton to the conference crown with a 12-2 mark.

In front of just 247 spectators due to a blizzard, Craig Robinson had 17 points and Kevin "Moon" Mullin added 15 for the orange and black on Friday.

The next night freshman guard John Smyth totaled 20 and Pete Carril became the winningest coach in school history in the process with his 274th victory, passing "Cappy" Cappon.

You can read the Daily Princetonian's game reports here.

Stuart Schulman said,

January 30, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

We know that time can do funny things to one's memory, but I believe the 247 attendance figure for the Harvard game in '83 is overstated by at least 157.

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