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Chris Young signs with Washington.

On the eve of the start of spring training action, Chris Young signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals.

Young was 4-9 in 20 starts with a 4.15 ERA for the New York Mets in 2012, throwing 115 innings. Those 20 starts were the most made by the injury-addled Young since his 2007 All-Star season.

Thursday News:

Today's Game: Rider (6-5 / 1-1) vs. Princeton (3-6 / 0-0)
Location: Jadwin Gym - Princeton, NJ
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
Series History: Princeton leads 9-3.
Last meeting: Princeton 72 Rider 71 (OT) - 12/14/11.

Rider Princeton
2-3 Home Record 0-3
2-2 Away Record 3-2
2-0 Neutral Record 0-1
166 RPI 243
201 Sagarin 189
201 Pomeroy 115
67.0 Points / Game 57.9
65.6 Points Allowed / Game 58.8
.438 FG% .428
.664 FT% .674
.370 3PT FG% .326
33.6 Rebounds / Game 29.3
9.5 Off. Rebounds / Game         7.8
-0.6 Rebounding Margin -3.3
10.1 Assists / Game 14.3
17.7 Turnovers / Game 14.2
4.3 Blocks / Game 2.3
Myles: 12.6 Points Hummer: 15.3
Stewart: 6.1 Rebounds Hummer: 6.2
Thompson: 3.7 Assists Hummer: 4.9
Thompson: 2.2 Steals Bray: 2.3
Nd-Ezuma: 1.2 Blocks Hummer: 1.0
Nd-Ezuma: .542 FG% (Min: 10 FGA) Connolly: .523
Stewart: .792 FT% (Min: 10 FTA) Koon: .875
Lindsey: .417 3PT FG% (Min: 10 3PTA)    Barrett: .485

MCCC vs. Manor - 7:00 pm ET

Still trying to get the forum hopping but I can't do it without your participation! Talk about tonight's game before/during/after the action.

My appearance on The Rider Basketball Radio Show has been archived here.

The Trentonian previews the Tigers vs. the Broncs while the Full-Court Press expands the quotes from Mitch Henderson.

There's a piece on Princeton's trip to the Barclays Center in the Daily Princetonian.

Oregon State (8-2) dispatched Howard, 69-53.

After trading away R.A. Dickey could the Mets be interested in bringing Chris Young back?

Around the Ivy League: Cornell (4-7) was game for a half versus top-ranked Duke, but the Blue Devils outscored the Big Red 47-17 in the back frame of an 88-47 final.

Thirteen years of season openers.

Above, the Jadwin Jungle waits for the opening tip of the 2005-06 season.

This post was originally penned in 2009 as "A Decade of Season Openers." I've added last season's home defeat to Wagner as part of an annual revamp for each upcoming season.

Many of these pieces come from the listserv that predated this web site.

With less than week until the 2012-13 season begins, read on for the stories of the past 13 Tiger tipoffs in sequential order...

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Sunday News:

Kareem Maddox had 19 points, 10 rebounds and five steals for Newcastle in a victory over Worcester.

I'm trying to find out exactly what happened (Google Translate only gets you so far), but it appears Douglas Davis was cut/released by the Walter Tigers.

A late three pointer gave Fairfield a two point exhibition win over Bridgeport.

Richmond's pressure was too much for Randolph-Macon.

Several Ivy names show up on this comprehensive injury report.

Here's a "Love Letter" to Will Venable.

Chris Young becomes a free agent today.

Wednesday News:

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown flew Joe Scott out for a tutorial session on running the "Princeton Offense."

Taking a similar approach but heading in the opposite direction, Atlanta Hawks head man Larry Drew visited Israel last month to meet with Dave Blatt.

Our friends at Big Apple Buckets have a great piece about returning possession minutes in the Ivy League up today.

Chris Young reportedly collected $350,000 in bonuses for making 20 starts and pitching over 110 innings.

The son of a Division I head coach will play for his father's team over options including the "strong appeal" of Princeton.

Monday News:

While Dan Mavraides (above, left) made it out of training camp and signed a deal with Sidigas Avellino of Italy's Lega A, his contract is for just one month and his status once teammate Dwight Hardy's passport situation is resolved remains uncertain.

It was likely the last start of the season for Chris Young (4-9) on Saturday and while Young pitched six innings of two run baseball he still took the loss as the Mets were shut out by Atlanta, 2-0. Young concluded 2012 with a 4.15 ERA (3.72 in his last 10 appearances), proving his worth across 115 innings.

Saturday also marked 15 years to the day since Pete Carril was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Please note that today is October 1st, so all 2011-12 accounts have expired. I owe you all a "State of the Site" address, which I fully expected to have posted this morning but due to some unexpected time at the emergency room over the weekend due to my daughter contracting asthmatic bronchitis, it is running late. Look for it shortly, along with several new bells and whistles based on your suggestions. Thanks for understanding. If you wish to renew or subscribe for the 2012-13 season you can do so here.

Wednesday News:

Georgetown's John Thompson III delivered an encouraging message at Monday's Coaches 4 Character program.

The Daily Princetonian recaps the Tigers' trip to Spain, with quotes from Chris Clement.

In his most recent outing Chris Young (4-8) threw 6.2 innings of solid baseball, but included in his eight hits surrendered were three solo home runs as New York lost 3-0 at Milwaukee. Young, who is looking to stay healthy, received a significant financial bonus for exceeding 100 innings pitched on the season.

A center from Kentucky has selected William & Mary over apparent finalists Bucknell, Princeton and Rice.

Denver will show up on the ESPN family of networks at least three times in 2012-13.

A home game with Air Force has been added to the Richmond schedule.

Wednesday News:

Former Tiger Noah Savage is the subject of a lengthy feature focusing on the life of an aspiring stand-up comedian.

Georgetown's Henry Sims will join John Shurna at the New York Knicks' training camp.

Fairfield is set to open the Preseason NIT at Virginia, with a potential matchup versus Penn in the next round.

Chris Denorfia and Will Venable have formed a potent right field platoon for the Padres.

Chris Young was among the Mets who met with families from Tuesday’s Children prior to Tuesday's game.

The Boston Herald is reporting that Harvard point guard Brandyn Curry will also miss the 2012-13 season. Andy Katz has more on how the situation in Cambridge will effect the Crimson on the court.

Monday News:

C. Young (4-7) - 6.0 IP 5 H 2 ER 4 BB 7 K 4.39 ERA. 97 pitches, 56 strikes.

Chris Young still hasn't won a game at Citi Field this season, but he pitched well versus Atlanta yesterday. However the Braves yet again trumped Young's Mets, this time in 10 innings.

Congratulations Mitch Henderson, you're the 152nd most-followed Division I head coach on Twitter.

The ESPN profile for Princeton recruit Steven Cook has been updated.

Craig Robinson discusses balancing basketball and politics.

I believe I missed this piece on Dave Blatt the first time through.

Labor Day News:

Princeton won their second game in Spain, 66-61 over C.B. Prat. You can see a full box score here. Ian Hummer again led the Tigers, this time with 20 points and seven rebounds. Brendan Connolly added 12 and Will Barrett tallied seven plus a game-best 13 boards.

As he has already done twice so far in games stateside, Mack Darrow's two free throws during the final seconds secured Princeton the victory.

Also of note, 10 points for Chris Clement starting a second straight time at guard and nine for sophomore big Bobby Garbade off the bench.

Princeton won despite shooting 1-9 from three point range and 11-22 on free throws. Turnovers were down considerably from game one against Manresa.

Next on the docket is Tuesday's contest versus LEB Oro squad CB Lucentum Alicante. I believe Darryl Middleton, who at 46 years of age is older than the combined age of any two current Tigers of your choosing, is on this team's roster.

Back home the Mets scored five runs before Chris Young (4-7) had thrown his first pitch versus Florida and the former two sport Princeton standout pitched five innings of five hit, one run baseball as New York won 5-1. Will Venable (video) also slugged his ninth home run of the season.

Finally, a forthcoming book on the Sacramento Kings touches upon Pete Carril and Princeton's 1996 NCAA victory over UCLA.

Wednesday News:

Before recording an out last night Chris Young surrendered two walks, hit a batter and then gave up a grand slam. Young would settle in, allowing five earned runs on four hits in 4.1 frames of work. The Mets rallied and bested Philadelphia 9-5 in 10 innings.

Will Venable continues to streak, hitting .389 in his last 10 games.

The Trenton Times has more on Princeton's trip to Spain.

Several returning Tigers will be wearing new uniform numbers in 2012-13.

There is a cute recap of Oregon State's journey overseas.

An old Butch van Breda Kolff quote shows up in an obituary of former Duke player Art Heyman.

Fairfield's Rakim Sanders signed a professional contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Harvard’s Institutional Master Plan presentation includes a new basketball gym.

Monday News:

Above, Mitch Henderson answers a few questions in advance of Princeton's trip to Spain.

Speaking of the Tigers' overseas trip, the special uniforms the team will be wearing are very sharp.

Oregon State is already having success in Europe, where the Beavers are 3-0.

Here are conference-by-conference, school-by-school results for ESPN's 50 in 50 series. After Penn and Princeton, another Ivy program doesn't appear for the next 229 positions.

Georgetown head coach John Thompson III will speak at Coaches 4 Character on September 17 in Greenville, SC.

Newsday debates The People v. Chris Young.

Columbia has announced their 2012-13 schedule.

I was flattered that my awkward personal interaction with Rick Majerus from 2005 would get referenced in Sports Illustrated. Read the original one act play here!

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