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.
Gary Walters will step down as Princeton's athletic director at the close of the 2013-14 academic year.
The complete Georgetown schedule for the upcoming season has been released.
August was a career month for Will Venable, who compares rhythm at the plate with shooting a free throw. Home run number 21 (video) for Venable gave him both the San Diego season records for most HRs at Petco Park and most lead-off homers in a Padres career. Venable's slugging percentage tops the National League since the All-Star break.
Dave Winfield, Ken Caminiti, Phil Nevin and Will Venable. Those are the only four San Diego Padres to have at least 40 hits and at least eight home runs in a single month. Venable finished August 40-for-109 at the plate with the National League's top slugging percentage. Then yesterday Venable was rewarded with a two year deal worth $8.5 million dollars.
Richmond, Oregon State, Fairfield and Denver all announced their 2013-14 schedules.
The Stags got word that Pitt transfer Malcolm Gilbert will be eligible to play this season.
USA Today has Joe Scott's Pioneers ranked 51st nationally.
Yesterday Aaron Young held a press conference to announce he was heading to Princeton. Look for profiles on Young and Mike LeBlanc coming to the site soon.
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.
Please join me in wishing Stan Adelson a happy birthday! Stan turned 90 yesterday. I love you Stan and I know I'm not alone with that sentiment.
Mitch Henderson and Sydney Johnson both made David Aldridge's list titled the "10 Best College Basketball Coaches Under 40 Years Old."
More lists! You can find John Thompson III and Joe Scott in a peer poll of the top 25 X's and O's coaches.
On the other end of the spectrum, see Craig Robinson as part of the "10 Worst Dressed Coaches in College Basketball." Personally, I appreciate the no tie look!
Thirteen Ivy League coaches were asked "Which six players in the conference would you most want on your team, regardless of position?" Just one Princeton returnee was a given response.
Will Venable was named the National League Player of the Week for the stretch ending August 18. A simple approach allowed Venable to become a complete player during his hitting streak, which ended at 15 games.
On Friday night San Diego came from six runs down to beat the Chicago Cubs. In addition to a two run triple off the top of the center field wall, Venable hammered a home run (video) to send the Padres in front late.
Going 9-22 at the plate after a lone hitless performance, Venable's season average has risen all the way to .272. He went deep again (video) on Saturday, HR number 19 for the former Princeton player.
Mike Brennan and American have released their 2013-14 schedule.
Will Venable has a career long fifteen game hitting streak going, a stretch that's included such highlights as four hits on Saturday and a walk off home run (plus subsequent double dousing) versus the Mets yesterday. Venable has the fourth-highest batting average of any player in baseball since the All-Star break.
There's a Q&A up with Princeton assistant Brett MacConnell.
What career would Sydney Johnson have pursued if he had not gone into coaching?
Three generations of Levys - Sydney, Howie and now Lior - have won gold medals in basketball at the Maccabiah Games.
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.
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.
Spencer Weisz (seen above with David Blatt and Howie Levy) and the United States' 17-18 youth boys basketball team took the gold at the 2013 Maccabiah Games with a 78-62 win over Israel.
Will Barrett may have one of the "10 Prettiest Jump Shots in College Basketball for 2013-14 Season," but there's just one issue with his inclusion...
Sticking with lists, Mitch Henderson is 10th among the "Best Coaches Never to Make the NCAA Tournament."
Here are updated statistics for Jimmy Sherburne at the Milwaukee Pro-Am.
Hans Brase talks about his experience playing for the German U-20 team.
It doesn't get much better than an animated .gif of Will Venable diving synched with Marvin Gaye.
As you can see from the final scores of games versus South Africa, Turkey, Canada and Brazil, Spencer Weisz and the United States 17-18 youth boys basketball team haven't faced much opposition at the 2013 Maccabiah Games. They'll go for the gold on Sunday versus Israel.
Will Princeton be the 114th-best team in Division I this season? One early preview thinks so.
The school's "38 Days, 38 Sports" turns the spotlight on men's basketball.
It was nearly another double-double for Edo Lawrence in JSBL action.
Will Venable has had a hot stretch, wherein he hit his 12th home run of the season (video) and made yet another tremendous diving catch to keep San Diego in front of Milwaukee. In his last 10 games Venable is .324 at the plate, raising his season average to .236.
The Ivy League Digital Network has unveiled their pricing plans.
This season Oregon State will visit both Maryland and DePaul.
Brown is the first Ivy League program to officially announce their 2013-14 schedule.
T.J. Bray appears on the first team of an admittedly "way too early" preseason All-Ivy League.
In JSBL action, Edo Lawrence had a substantial double-double.
Not to be outdone, Jimmy Sherburne converted more than half of his 29 field goal attempts during a recent Milwaukee Pro-Am contest.
Hans Brase and Germany took 11th place at the U-20 European Championship.
A look back at Chester High School basketball includes the recollection of a time when the school defeated Reading High, then coached by Pete Carril.
You can meet Will Venable when the San Diego Padres visit the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 31st.
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Edo Lawrence and Ben Hazel are teammates in the JSBL. You can see box scores for a pair of their recent contests here (page two) and here (page three).
Jimmy Sherburne is playing in the Milwaukee Pro-Am again this summer.
It appears you can catch Will Barrett and "Gabe Lewellis" as teammates at the DelCo Pro-Am.
While Ian Hummer made the Lakers' Summer League roster, he has yet to get off the bench (a trio of "DNP-Coach's Decision" lines). Perhaps that will change in today's game against Milwaukee.
I have not been following Hans Brase closely as he represents Germany at the U-20 European Championship. Brase's squad plays France tomorrow and will finish somewhere between ninth and 12th place in the 20 team tournament.
A plan for the Ivy League's digital network is becoming clear.
Craig Robinson is heading to China next month.
Howie Levy's son Lior and daughter Mia will keep the family's legacy going at the just-underway Maccabiah Games.
Sydney Johnson discusses Fairfield's recruiting class and summer sessions.
Here's more on Jimmy Lane being named the head coach at Monmouth Regional High School.
Before the All-Star break, Will Venable (video) hit his 11th home run of the season.