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1981-82 media guide.

Those are some pants.

A subscriber recently handed me a stack of late 1970s and early 1980s Princeton basketball programs, which I'll hopefully be scanning portions of in the weeks to come.

In addition he included a copy of the Tigers' media guide from exactly 30 seasons ago. See some archival photographs (and other items that caught my attention flipping through) after the jump. Click any and all to enlarge.

Several of the guide's graphics I did not include here are already shown in this piece on a Jadwin Gym program from the same time.

From the inside cover.

Princeton had a streak of 25 consecutive non losing seasons entering 1981-82. Kentucky, Louisville, UCLA, Cincinnati and St. Bonaventure were the only schools with longer stretches.

The previous season the Tigers went 18-10, 13-1 in Ivy play and beat Penn in a one game playoff for the NCAA Tournament bid.

Junior forward Gordon Enderle.

It is still wild to me that each player's home address was listed at the end of their bio.

Sophomore guard Bill Ryan.

Junior center Rich Simkus, who was one of two returning Tigers to have averaged double digits the prior season (10.5 ppg). The other was Craig Robinson (11.9 ppg). Note the low top sneakers on the player guarding Simkus.

There were seven freshmen on the team that season: Guards Isaac Carter, Jeff Pagano, Lawrence Raphael and Dave Sawczuk plus forwards Howard Levy, George Majors and Rob O'Reilly.

Bill Ryan gets off a shot.

I've run this team photo before but pictured are:

Sitting: Jeff Pagano, Bill Ryan, Gary Knapp, Neil Christel, Isaac Carter, Lawrence Raphael and Kevin Mullin.

Standing: Pete Carril, Tony Relvas, Steve Kincade, Gordon Enderle, Rich Simkus, Howard Levy, Rob O'Reilly, Craig Robinson, Greg Zeluck (manager), Chris Palermo (manager) and Pros Cima (trainer).

A small near-clip art icon from the end of the year-by-year results.

Six Princeton games were televised that season, four on NJN, one each by Cablevision and the ECAC Game-Of-The-Week.

An outlook for the year ahead.

Penn would win the Ivy League that season by three games over Columbia (16-10 / 9-5) and the Tigers (13-13 / 9-5). Paul Little of Pennsylvania and Craig Robinson shared the honor of Ivy Co-Players of the Year.

Not pictured: Magnificent heads of hair on both Tom Penders and Mike Krzyzewski from "A Look At The Opponents."

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