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.
Mike Francesa brought his radio show to Fairfield yesterday and Sydney Johnson joined him for a 12 minute segment.
Princeton volunteer assistant Dan Geriot is leaving the Tigers staff after two seasons for a position at Campbell.
Chris Young had a rough outing in his first appearance for the Syracuse Chiefs.
In 1965 Bill Bradley was an Oxford scholar turned European champion.
Bradley served as the inspiration for another Rhodes Scholar, football player Myron Rolle.
A piece on new Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan includes quotes from Pete Carril and George Leftwich Sr.
Rick Pitino was asked about what made a number of coaches Hall of Famers, including Carril.
A survey on two possible major changes to college basketball included the opinions of Chris Mooney and Craig Robinson. What do you think about starting practice sooner and/or cutting five seconds off the shot clock?
Here's a fan's take of Princeton's triumph over Bucknell.
I assume the Pete Carril Jr. on the Lawrenceville School's coaching staff is some relation?
Site traffic will be slow the next few days with games and content resuming on Friday, but you can catch me on 103.3 fm WPRB from 6:00 pm ET tonight until 6:00 pm ET tomorrow for my 24th annual 24-Hour Holiday Radio Show.
Overtime was kinder to Richmond (5-2), who needed two extra frames to defeat William & Mary.
Around the Ivy League: Columbia (4-3) lost a cross-county matchup versus LIU, 70-61. Stony Brook trumped Cornell (3-5) by a 76-53 count in Ithaca. Penn (2-5) ended a five game losing streak at the expense of Binghamton.
It was October 31st when word first broke that 6'5" Serra High School senior Henry Caruso had verbally committed to Princeton, becoming the fifth member of Mitch Henderson's 2013 recruiting class.
Since then I've been stuck in an endless loop of phone tag with Caruso's high school coach Chuck Rapp. I was able to finally get Coach Rapp on the phone this afternoon and the conversation was well worth the wait. Rapp compared Caruso to another future Tiger he coached several years back who developed into an All-Ivy performer and shared a story about a key champion in Caruso's recruitment.
Quotes from our conversation plus links and videos featuring Caruso can all be found after the jump.
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Hampton vs. Richmond - 7:00 pm ET - Nation Of Coaches Classic
Oregon State vs. Alabama - 7:00 pm ET - 2K Sports Classic - ESPN2
Montgomery (Pa) vs. MCCC - 7:00 pm ET
Mississippi Valley St. vs. Northwestern - 8:00 pm ET - BTN.com
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.
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"Throwback Thursday" is back for a third straight week and this time out we've scanned covers and select pages from inside four late 1960s and early 1970s Princeton media guides.
Four decades ago these guides were not the glossy, full color, 200+ behemoths they eventually developed into. Heck, they weren't even called "media guides." The oldest of these documents is little more than a small, possibly photocopied pamphlet.
That said, each has a certain understated, simplistic beauty - though they've got nothing on the mid-1970s Princeton media guides I won on eBay last year which are nearly works of art.
Last week's first ever "Throwback Thursday" focusing on a collection of Bill Bradley-related artifacts has inspired me to give it another go today. If anything it means that some items I've been long-overdue to file will finally get put away out of sight!
This time out we're looking at assorted early 1980s programs. A cross-section of covers, interesting photos and player profiles can be all found after the jump.
Click on any image to enlarge, and feel free to share memories from any of these games in the comments.
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.
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2,503 - B. Bradley, 1962-65 1,625 - I. Hummer, 2009-
1,550 - D. Davis, 2008-12
1,546 - K. Mueller, 1987-91
1,451 - P. Campbell, 1959-62
1,441 - C. Robinson, 1979-83
1,428 - B. Earl, 1995-99
1,365 - B. Scrabis, 1985-89
1,321 - G. Petrie, 1967-70
1,292 - H. Haabestad, 1952-55
1,277 - G. Lewullis, 1995-99
1,239 - B. Taylor, 1970-72
1,207 - S. Goodrich 1994-98
1,133 - F. Sowinski, 1975-78
1,130 - R. Hielscher, 1991-95
1,122 - C. Thomforde, 1966-69
1,099 - T. Manakas, 1970-73
1,090 - J. Wallace, 2001-05
1,088 - C. Belz, 1956-59
1,079 - B. Hauptfuhrer, 1973-76
1,076 - B. Roma, 1976-79
1,071 - C. Mooney, 1990-94
1,064 - A. Hyland, Jr., 1960-63
1,062 - L. Brangan, 1957-60
1,057 - A. Hill, 1973-76
1,054 - D. Mavraides, 2007-11
1,044 - S. Johnson, 1993-1997
1,031 - J. Hummer, 1967-70
1,010 - W. Venable, 2001-05