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Monday News:

The re-invention of Will Venable continues, and no one is enjoying Venable's breakout season as much as Princeton baseball coach Scott Bradley.

Here's video of Venable taking Roy Halladay deep for his 22nd home run of the season.

John Thompson III was elected to the National Association Basketball Coaches' board of directors.

Thompson's Hoyas added a highly touted power forward to their 2014 recruiting class.

Speaking of recruits, Alec Brennan made an official visit to Princeton over the weekend.

Fairfield is hosting their second-annual day-long coaching clinic on October 20. Sydney Johnson has again put together an impressive list of guest instructors, as Bill Carmody, Seth Greenberg and Mitch Buonaguro with all be joining him. That's over 800 NCAA victories combined by the guests!

Johnson appears on a David Aldridge list titled "College Basketball Coaches Who Were Studs as Players."

You can watch Johnson discuss integrating many new faces into his program for 2013-14.

Judson Wallace talks about what he'll bring to Olimpia Milano.

It seems that Chris Young pitched for the first time since late May, throwing a pair of innings for the Nationals' Gulf Coast League team last month and going three innings for the Auburn Doubledays on September 3rd.

Richard Stengel is leaving Time Magazine for a job with the State Department.

Several of you sent me this piece about the declining Academic Progress Rate at Harvard.

Thursday News:

Italian top division team Cantu is reportedly interested in signing Ian Hummer.

With Hummer's graduation, Princeton is sixth in the Ivy League in returning player minutes.

Judson Wallace is out of action following hernia surgery.

Will Venable continued his amazing August, swatting home run number 20 (video) in a San Diego Padres victory. A statistical analysis of Venable's season shows that he may finally have found his groove

Craig Robinson addressed myriad topics at an informal Oregon State press conference.

A combination guard/forward has committed to Fairfield.

Saturday News:

Mason Rocca began his overseas professional career in Jesi and nine years after originally departing, Rocca has returned to Pala Triccoli following a single season with Bologna.

Here's more on Judson Wallace signing with Olimpia Milano.

Ben Hazel and Edo Lawrence's squad lost in opening round of the JSBL playoffs. See page two for a box score.

Will Venable reacts to the suspension of teammate Everth Cabrera. Last night Venable set a new career high with his 14th home run of the season (video).

A creative schedule awaits Georgetown in 2013-14, including an Erev Super Bowl contest at MSG.

Fairfield needs one at least game to complete their upcoming non-conference slate.

Monday News:

It appears Judson Wallace is returning to Italy, as he's poised to sign with Olimpia Milano.

Moved to the middle of the San Diego lineup, Will Venable has continued his hot streak. This stretch included Venable's 13th home run of the season (video), matching a career best. Venable also shared his thoughts on penalties for cheating in baseball with the Associated Press.

Princeton's game at Penn State will be take place at a venue the Nittany Lions haven't used for a game since 1996.

Georgetown and Oregon will tip the season in an even-less-tradtional venue: a United States Army base in South Korea.

Oregon State suspended a pair of forwards indefinitely.

A number of Princeton basketball slides have shown up on eBay, including this color shot of Geoff Petrie.

Here are stats through seven games for Jimmy Sherburne at the Milwaukee Pro-Am.

Dick Kazmaier passed away last week at the age of 82. Not only did Kazmaier's jersey number inspire Bill Bradley to don 42 but Kazmaier also earned a pair of varsity letters playing basketball. He scored 88 career points including a career high 13 against Dartmouth in 1951.

The Division I Men's Basketball Committee has altered the guidelines for seeding in the NCAA Tournament.

Thursday News:

Been traveling for over a week. Let's see what was happening while I was on the road...

Geoff Petrie will not be back as the Sacramento Kings' general manager. His contract expires at the end of the month.

Feel free to vote for Will Venable on your All-Star Game ballot. The polls close on July 4th. Venable may only be hitting .210 but he continues to lead the Padres in home runs. Here's video of the shot that got him into double figures for the season.

One columnist wants the Utah Jazz to draft Ian Hummer for fairly ridiculous reasons.

John Thompson III Joined "Mike & Mike" on ESPN Radio.

Hoya forward Greg Whittington could miss the 2013-14 season due to injury.

Should Armond Hill get consideration as the next head coach of the Boston Celtics?

Judson Wallace did not score for Barcelona in the deciding game of the ACB playoffs, which went to Real Madrid. Wallace has joked elsewhere online that he is now "unemployed."

A slideshow honoring George Leftwich Sr., who retired as Archbishop Carroll's athletic director.

Stephen Goldsmith's brother and Howie Levy's son were just two local friends to throw a local high school graduation party benefitting Derek's Dreams.

Monday News:

Yesterday Will Venable hit his team-leading ninth home run of the season. In the process Venable tied Moe Berg for most hits by a Princeton alum with 441.

Judson Wallace has become the master of the four point play. Wallace's FC Barcelona side and Real Madrid will play a fifth and deciding game of their ACB playoff final series on Wednesday.

The latest Academic Progress Rate data has been released, covering the 2011-12 season. You can generate your own Ivy-wide data or see the full report for Princeton here.

Hans Brase is playing for Germany's U20 national team at the European Championship this July in Estonia.

Princeton assistant Brett MacConnell has risen quickly in the coaching ranks.

A game versus North Carolina highlights the non-conference slate for Richmond.

Oregon State unveiled a fancy new basketball facility.

Joe Scott and Denver return a solid nucleus.

Thursday News:

Judson Wallace talks about his lengthy professional career overseas.

It is back to the disabled list for Chris Young.

Will Venable had a walk-off single (video) for San Diego in the Padres' extra inning victory over Seattle. A Gatorade shower (video) was his reward.

Princeton recruit Peter Miller received Northfield Mount Hermon's Richard Valentine Award, which is "the highest athletic honor given to an NMH student-athlete."

I've been thinking about Pete Carril repeatedly in the wake of the Mike Rice and Julie Hermann controversies, but Sean Gregory is the first former Princeton player to mention how Carril "walked the tightrope" with his tactics.

Here is the name of Princeton's new Director of Basketball Operations.

Harvard assistant Yanni Hufnagel left the Crimson staff for a job with Vanderbilt.

Monday News:

The Women in Athletic Training Tennis Tournament will be held on June 8th at Princeton. As part of a silent auction leading up to this event benefitting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, you can bid on a signed basketball autographed by Pete Carril. Email Natalie Senese to get in the running!

Will Venable leads San Diego with five home runs this season, including a shot to right that confused everyone. Venable is hitting .391 at the plate in his past 10 games, homering thrice.

In the minor leagues, Chris Young made his longest start (and perhaps his best start) so far with AAA Syracuse.

Judson Wallace was blogging again in advance of Barcelona Regal's appearance at the Euroleague Final Four. Wallace's team fell to rivals Real Madrid in the semis and lost by one to CSKA Moscow in the consolation game.

Nancy Lieberman's son is transferring to Richmond.

You can watch Princeton recruit Steven Cook in the 3rd Annual Chicago United Hoops Classic: Southside vs. Westside.

YouTube potpourri XCV.

Here's the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, Judson Wallace celebrates 100 games with FC Barcelona and looks back on his time as a Tiger.

Eight additional clips of varying lengths and sources can be found after the jump.

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Monday News:

Marquette vs. Georgetown - 7:00 pm ET - ESPN
Manhattan vs. Fairfield - 7:00 pm ET

The Daily Princetonian, the Brown Daily Herald and the Yale Daily News offer some different perspectives on last weekend's games.

The San Diego Padres need Will Venable to break out in 2013.

Go seventy minutes in to this podcast for an interview with Tiger assistant Brian Earl.

Judson Wallace scored six points off the bench as Barcelona won the Copa Del Rey over Valencia.

Colorado closed on a 23-12 run and the result was yet another close loss for Oregon State (12-12).

This just in: Limited tickets may still be available for Saturday's game. Call Harvard's (617-495-2211) or Princeton's (609-258-9220) ticket offices today or email Bob Ruxin.

Georgetown hosts Marquette on Big Monday and Fairfield plays their snow-delayed contest against Manhattan at home.

Around the Ivy League: After playing with fire in their first five conference games, Harvard (13-7 / 5-1) could not extinguish a Columbia (10-10 / 2-4) conflagration. The Lions led by as many as 20 down the stretch in a 78-63 victory. Cornell (11-12 / 3-3) dispatched Dartmouth (6-14 / 2-4) in Ithaca, 79-56.

Dispatches from Europe.

There are five different former Princeton players currently suiting up professionally overseas. For the second straight year I asked each of them (minus Konrad Wysocki, who I still don't have contact info for) to update how things are going both on and off the court in Europe. Responses have been slowly trickling back since the start of the Tigers' exam break.

Read chronological first person dispatches from Mason Rocca, Judson Wallace, Dan Mavraides and Kareem Maddox after the jump, plus a brief word from Pawel Buczak.

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Friday News:

Fairfield vs. Iona - 9:00 pm ET - ESPNU

Northwestern (11-7) led from wire to wire in an unexpected victory at #23 Illinois, 68-54.

Make it six straight for Denver (10-7), who beat San Jose State by 36.

UCLA kept Oregon State (10-7) winless in Pac-12 play, 74-64.

Princeton recruit Spencer Weisz is a nominee for the 2013 McDonald's All American Game.

Future Tiger Amir Bell and East Brunswick improved to 11-0 with a second victory over St. Joseph.

It sounds like Hashim Moore had another strong defensive performance for the Hun School.

The Town Topics reviews Princeton's win over Penn.

Eight points, eight rebounds and six assists from Judson Wallace in FC Barcelona Regal's latest Euroleague triumph, including a pair of fourth quarter three pointers to put the result away.

Fairfield visits Iona tonight.

Around the Ivy League: Despite 26 turnovers, Penn (3-13) ended their eight game losing streak by surviving 54-53 at NJIT. Dartmouth (4-11) bested Colby-Sawyer, 80-42.

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