inicio mail me! sindicaci;ón

Wednesday News:

Wishing a happy and healthy 83rd birthday to Pete Carril!

Armond Hill has joined the staff of the Los Angeles Clippers under former Celtics coach Doc Rivers.

Otto Porter drew additional praise from John Thompson III.

There's a Q&A with Fairfield head coach Sydney Johnson. It is unclear when Pitt transfer Malcolm Gilbert will be eligible to join the Stags' roster.

A reminder that Princeton recruit Spencer Weisz is playing for the United States' U-19 squad at the Maccabiah Games. The team's first contest is July 21.

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.

Thursday News:

Penn State vs. Northwestern - 7:00 pm ET - ESPNU
Texas-Arlington vs. Denver - 9:00 pm ET
Oregon State vs. Utah - 9:00 pm ET - ESPNU

The majority of Princeton's 2013 recruiting class was in action last night.

Peter Miller and Northfield Mount Hermon took home the National Prep Championship with a win over Brewster Academy.

Khyan Rayner led Jesuit to the Class 6A boys’ basketball tournament semifinals.

Atlantic City ended East Brunswick's season by two in the NJSIAA Group 4 semis. Amir Bell had seven points and six rebounds in the loss.

The high school career of Spencer Weisz concluded as Seton Hall Prep fell to St. Peter's Prep 63-57 in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Non-Public A final. Weisz scored 19 before fouling out.

The Town Topics has pieces on the Tigers' victories over Harvard and Dartmouth.

Jeff Green's game winner for the Celtics came off a play suggested by Armond Hill.

An 11 game Georgetown (23-5) winning streak ended 67-57 at Villanova.

Tied with 3:19 to go, #19 VCU went on a 9-0 run to top Richmond (17-13).

A new "Sit Down With Sydney" is embedded below.

Tonight Northwestern hosts Penn State, Denver welcomes UT-A and Oregon State heads to Utah.

Wednesday News:

Mercer vs. Denver - 9:00 pm ET

Yale vs. Bryant - 7:00 pm ET

Kareem Maddox was rewarded as the BBL Player Of The Month. Maddox is averaging 13.7 points and 8.2 rebounds for Newcastle.

Doc Rivers was sick so Armond Hill ran practice for the Boston Celtics.

Princeton recruit Steven Cook had a season best 25 in New Trier's victory over Niles West.

Georgetown (6-1) trampled Texas in the Jimmy V Classic. Unlike the shorthanded Longhorns, the Hoyas possess staying power.

In what sounds like a very exciting game, Mercer County Community College (4-2) got past Morris 57-56. Mustafa el Amin tied the score on a three pointer with four seconds left and Barry Brockington, who was 11-14 from the line, won it for the Vikings with a free throw that came with :0.6 remaining.

Richmond (7-2) served ODU their worst-ever defeat at the Constant Center, 80-53.

Then there's Northwestern (7-2), who recorded a much-needed and very impressive 74-70 win at Baylor. It was 56-38 Wildcats with 10:25 remaining but intense pressure by the Bears and a stretch where Bill Carmody's team went 1-8 at the line closed that deficit to two. After all that - and I haven't even mentioned the twelve second sequence wherein NU committed three turnovers - Drew Crawford sealed the result with a pair of free throws as just over a second remained.

Two scores of note out of last night - Bucknell 76 Kent State 60 and Tennessee State 76 Drexel 66.

Denver hosts the other Mercer this evening.

Dave Winfield's son is already heading to Penn and now Fran Fraschilla's son has committed to Harvard.

Around the Ivy League: Harvard (4-3) won their fifth straight against Boston College, 79-63. Elon bested Dartmouth (2-4) by 22.

Wednesday News:

Doc Rivers stayed in the locker room at halftime of Boston's exhibition versus Brooklyn last night and allowed Armond Hill to coach the team.

ESPN has the Blue Ribbon preview of Georgetown up today.

The Hoyas' versatility may be the best way to counteract their youth.

A senior guard from Arizona who had Princeton in his final four will instead play for Rice.

Craig Robinson is looking to turn the page in his fifth season at Oregon State.

Penn picked up a pair of recruits, including Dave Winfield's son.

Thursday News:

Find of the week goes to Brian Earl for this scouting report his father gave him of Rutgers' attempts to prepare for Bill Bradley and the rest of the 1964-1965 Princeton Tigers. Of course, Bradley scored 35 points in this game and the orange and black led by 27 at halftime. So much for scouting reports!

The Padres' season concluded last night with a 7-6 win at Milwaukee. For the year Will Venable hit .264 in 148 games (equalling his career high) with 26 doubles, eight triples, nine home runs and 24 stolen bases. His strikeout/game ratio also dropped for the third straight season.

A brief video of Armond Hill coaching the Celtics' rookies.

This is an interesting piece on recruitment battles between Georgetown and Maryland.

Mercer County Community College has posted their schedule for the upcoming season.

A Harvard basketball verbal commit will play elsewhere citing financial concerns.

"The 21 Best Quotes Of The Pete Carril Era."

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a large box of media guides that a site member generously donated.

While adding the 1994-95 prospectus to my collection, I noticed that three of its pages were dedicated to favorite (clean) quips from coach Pete Carril, who was still two seasons away from his retirement.

I've transcribed this list of wise, funny, profound and eminently quotable lines after the jump. Feel free to add your best Carril declarations (of any rating) in the comments.

Read the rest of this entry »

Thursday News:

Utah vs. Oregon State - 10:00 pm ET

Down by double digits for most of the night, Northwestern (17-12) staged a ferocious rally against #10 Ohio State. Alex Marcotullio's deep three pointer from the top of the key tied the game at 73 in the waning moments as Welsh-Ryan Arena went berserk. Jared Sullinger spun inside to put the Buckeyes up once more with three ticks remaining and in his final regular season home game John Shurna's half court shot caught only the front of the rim at the buzzer. It was devastating. The Wildcats were outrebounded 44-18.

I can't lie - I was so nervous when I got home late in the second half I couldn't bring myself to watch until the final 20 seconds.

Richmond (16-15) knocked off Dayton on Senior Night, 82-71.

In a meeting between former Tigers of different generations, Judson Wallace scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds as FC Barcelona defeated the Dave Blatt-coached Tel Aviv side in a Euroleague match. Both teams will advance to the playoff rounds, with Wallace's team going undefeated.

Now on his fourth hitting coach, Will Venable is looking to improve his swing.

The Mets are keeping in touch with Chris Young but the oft-injured free agent wants a Major League contract.

Look! It is Armond Hill on the red carpet for the Harold Pump Foundation Gala.

Oregon State hosts Utah.

More classic Princeton photos.

I'm delighted to share with you 11 additional photographs from the collection of David Zeft, the majority of which are from mid-1990s games at The Palestra. Some in this set do also date from the early 1980s.

Click any and all to enlarge. Above, a driving Jamie Mastaglio with Pete Carril, Bill Carmody, Armond Hill and Joe Scott watching from behind the referee on the bench.

Read the rest of this entry »

Monday News:

Georgetown's Hollis Thompson and Northwestern's John Shurna both pulled their names out of the NBA Draft before the deadline and will return to their respective schools for the 2011-12 season.

Chris Young was a last minute scratch on Saturday night and went back on the disabled list yesterday after an MRI revealed swelling in his right shoulder.

Well, at least Young has a nice apartment on the Upper East Side.

Dave Blatt's Maccabi Tel Aviv squad defeated Real Madrid in the EuroLeague Final Four but fell 78-70 to Panathinaikos in the title game.

MVP Ultimate Basketball argues Blatt is ready for the next step in his career.

Armond Hill was less than thrilled that part of the Celtics' gameplan was posted on Twitter by a member of the media.

Former Tiger Bill Kingston is on the cusp of a national record.

Thursday News:

Mitch Henderson's hiring is written about in the Town Topics.

As of yesterday morning Henderson is the proud owner of a new Wikipedia page (not my doing). Here's a senior year profile from the Daily Princetonian that was passed my way.

Bob Kleinert, where are you now?

Princeton recruit Bobby Garbade was named Class B Fourth Team All State by the New York State SportsWriters Association.

Armond Hill and David Blatt make ESPN's list of NBA head coaching candidates.

2011 NCAA attendance statistics have been released. Princeton was the top non-BCS draw in New Jersey for whatever that is worth.

Tuesday News:

Today's Game: Princeton (1-2 / 0-0) vs. Bucknell (2-3 / 0-0)
Location: JMU Convocation Center - Harrisonburg, VA
Time: 4:30 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
Series History: Princeton leads 9-3.
Last meeting: Princeton 61 Bucknell 48 - 11/11/04

Princeton Bucknell
1-0 Home Record 1-0
0-2 Away Record 0-3
0-0 Neutral Record 1-0
64 RPI 162
148 Sagarin 166
145 Pomeroy 173
67.3 Points / Game 63.4
78.3 Points Allowed / Game 58.6
.464 FG% .455
.615 FT% .673
.400 3PT FG% .404
34.3 Rebounds / Game 33.0
10.0 Off. Rebounds / Game         6.8
+5.6 Rebounding Margin -0.3
14.7 Assists / Game 15.8
18.7 Turnovers / Game 13.0
2.0 Blocks / Game 2.0
Mavraides: 15.7 Points Muscala: 12.8
Connolly: 6.7 Rebounds Muscala: 6.8
Maddox: 4.0 Assists Shazier, Cohen: 4.4
Maddox: 1.5 Steals Shazier: 1.4
Maddox: 1.0 Blocks Muscala: 1.8
Hummer: .630 FG% (Min: 5 FGM) Shazier: .571
Davis: 1.000 FT% (Min: 5 FTM) Boon: .857
Mavraides: .625 3PT FG% (Min: 5 3FGM)    Cohen .556

Southern vs. Richmond - 12:00 pm ET - Chicago Invitational Challenge
Lackawanna vs. MCCC - 7:00 pm ET

Lafayette vs. Penn - 7:00 pm ET
Colgate vs. Columbia - 7:00 pm ET
Quinnipiac vs. Dartmouth - 7:00 pm ET
Yale vs. Illinois - 9:45 pm ET - ESPNU

In addition to our recap, you can read reports of last night's game on in the Daily News Record, in the Daily Princetonian, courtesy of the Associated Press and on

NBC 29 has some first half video from the Convocation Center.

Doc Rivers was ejected and Armond Hill picked up a technical foul in yesterday's Celtics game at Atlanta.

Richmond hosts Southern at high noon.

Around the Ivy League: Cornell (2-3) lost a defensive struggle at Lehigh by three.

Next entries »