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Monday News:

Will Venable stayed hot with the bat and on the base path, 3-5 with a pair of stolen bases on Sunday (video), as San Diego finished a series sweep of Pittsburgh. Venable is hitting .355 in his last 10 games and is 6-11 at the plate (.545) in the previous three contests since missing time due to back spasms.

It appears Venable's Princeton teammate Judson Wallace may be signing with FC Barcelona. Somehow this involves an Albanian passport?

Summer league details aren't as easy to come by as everyone would like but here's a touch more on Ian Hummer and his final game at the Kenner League.

Will Barrett foul trouble and a depleted roster were factors that did in Stomp Off in the DelCo Pro-Am playoffs.

Trying to piece together how action finished up for T.J. Bray and Jimmy Sherburne at the Milwaukee Pro-Am, here's a box score for their penultimate game before the league's playoffs began. Bray and Sherburne didn't see the floor in RYCO's final "regular season" contest.

A Minnesota forward who had shown interest in Princeton verbally committed to Northwestern.

A more challenging schedule awaits Oregon State in 2011-12.

Thursday News:

Will Venable led off with his first home run of the season as San Diego trumped Boston at Fenway Park, 5-1. The shot to right was Venable's first HR in his last 170 MLB at bats.

In a move likely to place the program under increased scrutiny, Georgetown officially hired Kevin Broadus as John Thompson III's "Special Assistant."

After one season on the bench next to Steve Donahue at Boston College, former Columbia coach Joe Jones is moving across town to take over the head coaching position at Boston University.

Friday News:

The demotion of Will Venable did not last long. Less than three weeks after being shipped to AAA Tucson, Venable was recalled by the San Diego Padres.

Alex Wolff will be honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame with the 2011 Curt Gowdy Media Award. Congratulations, Alex!

A book by Kevin "Moon" Mullin will hopefully help student-athletes find their way.

A South Jersey guard lists Princeton among the schools that are recruiting him.

This photo gallery of college coaches to visit prep school Northfield Mount Hermon includes several familiar faces. There are 11 NMH alums on tentative 2011-12 Ivy rosters.

Tuesday News:

A slumping Will Venable was demoted to AAA Tucson to improve his technique.

Princeton recruit Bobby Garbade was on the Seton Catholic Central golf team that captured the Section 4 Class C title.

Here's audio of a recent interview with Craig Robinson on Minnesota's WCCO.

Monday News:

The normally optimistic Will Venable is struggling with a slow start in San Diego. Venable is hitting .177 through 18 games.

Sydney Johnson talked to the Connecticut Post about a variety of topics.

A guard who had interest in Princeton before committing to Gonzaga has transferred to Fairfield.

Georgetown's Hollis Thompson declared for the NBA Draft but did not hire an agent.

Chris Young will return from the disabled list tomorrow and start versus the Washington Nationals.

A senior from western Pennsylvania says his top two choices are William & Mary and Princeton.

Tuesday News:

Will Venable hit a pair of solo home runs in San Diego's 5-4 loss to Milwaukee.

The future is key for Richmond.

Monmouth appears set to hire King Rice as their new men's basketball coach.

The story of an Atlanta basketball star who tore his ACL late in his senior season ends with a commitment to Penn.

Thursday News:

The San Diego Padres officially declined their $8.5 million 2011 option on pitcher Chris Young. Now a free agent, Young told the Union-Tribune that he would like to remain with the team.

New Egypt (NJ) High School basketball coach Jay Corby says it is "down to crunch time" in the recruitment of star center Desmon Hubert. Corby talks about Princeton in comparison to Hubert's other four suiters in this Baltimore Sun piece. When he mentions the several visits Hubert has made to the campus over the years, I can add that one took place last season when the Tigers hosted Harvard.

Former Princeton standout Tim vanBlommesteyn unofficially collected two percent of the vote running as an independent candidate in the race for Congress in New Hampshire's second district.

Northwestern hosts Robert Morris (IL) in an exhibition this evening. Head coach Bill Carmody tells ESPN his team is working on improving their defense and rebounding.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Wildcats can't mask their ambition for 2010-11.

Spend close to an hour with Bill Bradley by watching this 1987 video from the C-Span library.

Thursday News:

C. Young (2-0) 5.0 IP 3 H 0 ER 2 BB 6 K 0.90 ERA. 82 pitches, 51 strikes.

Chris Young (video) made what could have been his last start with the Padres a memorable one, throwing five shutout innings as San Diego blanked the Cubs 3-0.

But the story of the game was a pair of amazing catches by center fielder Will Venable. The former Princeton two sport star blocked 23 shots while playing basketball in college but his rejections of a pair of run-scoring plays last night may have been the defensive highlights of his professional baseball career.

In the top of the second inning Venable leapt full extension at the center field fence to rob Alfonso Soriano (video) and one inning later he pulled a sure home run out of the stands (video) while on the run to keep Chicago from tying the game. Not a bad night in the field for a guy who almost didn't play due to his sore back.

Because of Young and Venable the Padres remain in the playoff chase, trying to catch either Atlanta for the Wild Card or San Francisco for the NL West crown.

Northwestern has finally published their 2010-11 men's basketball schedule.

Princeton will welcome a 6'6" prospect to campus next weekend for a visit.

Center Desmond Hubert, who listed Princeton as one of his final seven schools said "everybody's even" when asked by about which direction he's leaning.

Bill Bradley is interviewed by Bleacher Report about the social impact of sports.

Georgetown's Austin Freeman was named Big East Preseason Player of the Year by Blue Ribbon.

An awkward attempt at a joke made by NRCC chief Pete Sessions behind closed doors has Princeton basketball as an indirect news item on Politico. Don't read the comments, or your eyes will start burning.

Saturday News:

C. Young (1-0) 5.0 IP 3 H 1 ER 3 BB 1 K 1.20 ERA. 72 pitches, 42 strikes.

Chris Young threw five strong innings before being lifted for a pinch hitter as San Diego defeated Cincinnati 4-3 to move back into the Wild Card lead, leapfrogging Atlanta.

Will Venable added two hits and scored two runs. Venable is batting 17-32 (.531) over his last 10 games. The Padres outfielder credits a significant change in his swing for this recent surge.

Sunday News:

C. Young (1-0) 4.0 IP 3 H 1 ER 3 BB 3 K 0.90 ERA. 69 pitches, 41 strikes.

For the first time since April 6, Chris Young took to the mound for San Diego. While Young struggled to control his adrenaline, he was able to give the Padres four solid innings.

Will Venable added three hits from the lead off slot, including an infield single (video) that tied the score in the seventh. By the end of the night the Friars had a half game lead over the San Francisco Giants in the NL West.

Georgetown finalized their 2010-11 schedule.

Seton Hall will host Richmond on Boxing Day.

The Statesman Journal reports on Craig Robinson's appearance at the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley's kickoff luncheon.

There are a couple photos of Marcus Schroeder from the Reno Bighorns' August tryout camp on the team's Facebook page. The Bighorns will hold another tryout in October. No word yet if Schroeder will be participating.

Former Tiger Conor Neu gets a brief mention in Selena Roberts' Sports Illustrated column about Jeremy Tyler.

Princeton opens their season on November 12th versus Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights will be without shooting guard Tyree Graham, already out for the year with a knee injury.

Tommy Amaker has aimed high in his recruiting and had yet to land one of his elite targets until Saturday night, when one of the nation's top high school centers verbally committed to Harvard.

Monday News:

Chris Young threw 5 1/3 innings of shutout baseball for the Lake Elsinore Storm on Saturday night and declared that he's ready to return to the Padres. With 20 games left in the regular season and San Diego tied for first place, the question becomes what Young's role could be. Starter? Long reliever? Held out until 2011 to avoid another setback?

If you're curious to watch Young's pregame bullpen session, I've posted it below.

Can Harvard win without Jeremy Lin? The Dagger thinks so, predicting the Crimson to top Princeton for the Ivy crown in 2010-11.

Princeton is one of ESPN's Best of the Rest: Teams to Watch in their latest Summer Shootaround.

Andy Katz praises the way John Thompson III challenges Georgetown in the Hoyas' non-conference schedule.

Dave Blatt was Princeton Alumni Weekly's Tiger of the Week. Blatt's Russian National Team defeated Slovenia 83-78 in the 2010 FIBA World Championship's fifth place game.

The Daily Herarld shares 10 bullet points from a post-Italy trip conversation with Northwestern head coach Bill Carmody.

Wednesday News:

Chris Young will make a third rehab start on Saturday night. This time out Young will take the ball for the Lake Elsinore Storm in the first game of the Class A California League Southern Division finals.

Andy Glockner from Sports Illustrated includes the 1998 Princeton team on his list of the most compelling college basketball teams since the early-90s UNLV squad.

Dave Blatt talks to the Associated Press about Thursday's game between Russia and the United States at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

Richmond has released their 2010-11 basketball schedule.

A memorial on the Princeton campus for Marvin Bressler will be held on October 10th.

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