Compliments to the Coach: How Pete Carril Put Princeton on the Map

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Sports Illustrated

By Alexander Wolff The engineer of the “Princeton Offense” who always deflected praise toward his team, believed a player’s character was a result of how they approached the game. The coach approved the postgame stop at the 7-Eleven, agreed to the purchase of the beer, even signed off on the conversion of his hotel room into a speakeasy for that beer’s consumption. And drink his players did, well into the Shenandoah night, spilling out into the hallway on account of their delegation’s high spirits and in spite of their low numbers—numbers that, as we’ll see, are part of this story. Around midn…

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