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.
For those who asked about incoming Princeton president Christopher Eisgruber in relation to athletics, there's this quote: "I was a big fan of our basketball team in particular when I was a student here, just as I am now."
Mike Brennan has been a finalist for multiple Division I coaching jobs over the past decade, but never could snare that elusive hire. Today everything changes for the former Princeton and Georgetown assistant as Brennan will be named the head coach at American University according to multiple reports.
Brennan '94 served as an assistant under Jeff Jones at American for two seasons after leaving Princeton's staff before John Thompson III hired him at Georgetown in 2009.
A press conference is expected at 5:00 pm ET and can be streamed here.
CBS Sportsline and Fox Sports are both reporting that former Princeton and Georgetown assistant Robert Burke has been hired as the new men's basketball coach at Mount St. Mary's.
Burke was on the sidelines alongside John Thompson III at Princeton from 2000-2004 and at Georgetown from 2004-2009 before leaving the Hoyas without explanation. This past season he was an assistant coach at American University.
The Mountaineers went 16-15 last season, 12-6 in the NEC.
Postgame audio - Coach John Thompson III, Chris Wright & Greg Monroe:
The faster, stronger and taller Georgetown men's basketball team did what faster, stronger and taller basketball teams are supposed to do when playing a depleted American squad that graduated five starters from last year's Patriot League NCAA tournament representatives.
Jumping passing lanes and swiping 10 steals, including a career-best five takeaways by sophomore guard Jason Clark.
Dominating the boards to a 43-32 count, with center Greg Monroe snatching a personal high of 13.
Shooting an even 50.0% from the floor (27-54) and holding the crosstown visitors to a 27.1% percentage (16-59) while blocking nine shots.
Shutting down American's leading scorer Stephen Lumpkins, who was a woeful 1-17 from the floor and missed his last 14 shots.
Back-to-back three pointers by Chris Wright and Austin Freeman eight minutes in gave Georgetown a lead they would not relinquish. Three straight steals by Clark, two of which resulted in breakaway dunks took the lead up to 10 and the Hoyas would extend that advantage to as many as 31 on two occasions in the second half.
It was the final tuneup for Georgetown (6-0) before the Hoyas go to Madison Square Garden and Anaheim's Honda Center this week to face two Top 25 foes - Butler and Washington.
"Georgetown was just too good," American head coach Jeff Jones plainly stated following his team's eighth loss of the season.
American had a 14 point lead on Villanova early in the second half, before the Wildcats decided to stop trying to match the Eagles jump shot for jump shot and drive. Villanova took the lead back with under 6:30 to go and pulled away at the free throw line for the 80-67 win.
Cornell and Missouri face off in Boise this afternoon.
Ian Hummer scored 15 points as Gonzaga defeated Cathedral, 79-54. The Purple Eagles play Bishop McNamara tonight at 7:30 pm ET.
Hummer is on the roster for the Capitol City Classic, which takes place on April 9th at American University.
Pete Carril is quoted in a Pittsburgh Post Gazette article about 16 seeds.
Georgetown (16-15) saw its year end with a 74-72 loss at Baylor that was a microcosm of their season - strong start, confusion after the midway point and then a missed chance to win at the very end.
Want to see what people were saying during last night's games? You can replay our live chat here.
The Town Topics talks to Sydney Johnson about the end of Princeton's season.
Halfway between DC and Pittsburgh and uninterested in the NCAA tournament? You can always check out Princeton recruit Ian Hummer and Gonzaga playing in the 49th annual Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament.
I had a chance to speak with American University assistant coach Mike Brennan earlier today, as the Eagles prepared for their first round NCAA Tournament game against Villanova. A transcript of our conversation follows. - JS
First things first, congratulations.
I appreciate it. Thank you.
Is the team already in Philadelphia?
Yeah. We are. We got up here last night.
Is there an open practice at the Wachovia Center later today?
Exactly. We're practicing at noon at another facility and then we have to go over there later on this afternoon for about an hour. Basically, it is just like a shootaround.
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Sat. 11/16 at Butler
Wed. 11/20 vs. Lafayette
Sat. 11/23 at Rice
Tue. 11/26 vs. George Mason
Sat. 11/30 at Bucknell
Sat. 12/7 vs. FDU
Wed. 12/11 at Rutgers
Sat. 12/14 at Penn State
Fri. 12/20 vs. Portland*
Sat. 12/21 vs. Pacific*
Tue. 12/31 vs. Kent State
Sat. 1/4 at Liberty
Sat. 1/11 at Penn
Sun. 1/26 vs. Kean
Fri. 1/31 at Harvard
Sat. 2/1 at Dartmouth
Fri. 2/7 vs. Columbia
Sat. 2/8 vs. Cornell
Fri. 2/14 at Brown
Sat. 2/15 at Yale
Fri. 2/21 vs. Dartmouth
Sat. 2/22 vs. Harvard
Fri. 2/28 vs. Yale
Sat. 3/1 vs. Brown
Fri. 3/7 at Cornell
Sat. 3/8 at Columbia
Tue. 3/11 vs. Penn
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1,441 - C. Robinson, 1979-83
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1,365 - B. Scrabis, 1985-89
1,321 - G. Petrie, 1967-70
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1,277 - G. Lewullis, 1995-99
1,239 - B. Taylor, 1970-72
1,207 - S. Goodrich 1994-98
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1,130 - R. Hielscher, 1991-95
1,122 - C. Thomforde, 1966-69
1,099 - T. Manakas, 1970-73
1,090 - J. Wallace, 2001-05
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1,076 - B. Roma, 1976-79
1,071 - C. Mooney, 1990-94
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