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Monday News:

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.

Thursday News:

Scott Greenman is leaving Georgetown to become an assistant coach on Mike Brennan's staff at American.

Princeton recruit Amir Bell took part in the Southern Jamfest with Team Jersey Elite and earned praise from an observer.

Will Venable is finding his power stroke at home, yet batting him second is causing one writer pain. You can watch video of Venable's seventh home run this season here.

In his most recent start for AAA Syracuse, Chris Young pitched four scoreless innings before allowing damage in his fifth and final frame.

Thursday News:

Above you'll find Tuesday's press conference naming Mike Brennan the head coach at American. The Washington Post and Washington Examiner offer more on this story.

With the departure of Dan Geriot to Campbell, Brett MacConnell has been promoted to assistant coach, leaving an opening on the Tigers' staff for a new Director of Basketball Operations.

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."

American to name Mike Brennan head coach.

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.

Robert Burke to coach Mount St. Mary's.

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.

American/Georgetown pictures.

Photos from today's game courtesy of Stephen Goldsmith.

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Georgetown 73 American 46.

Box Score

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.

Friday News:

Robert Burke has landed at American University, filling the assistant coach position vacated by Mike Brennan.

Georgetown now knows who it will be playing in Big East play this coming season.

In addition to Pete Carril coaching the Sacramento NBA Summer League team, Armond Hill will be assisting the Celtics' squad in Orlando.

Friday News:

Cornell vs. Missouri - 3:00 pm ET - NCAA - CBS

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.

Thursday News:

Craig Robinson responds to his brother-in-law's NCAA Tournament picks.

American vs. Villanova - 7:20 pm ET - NCAA - CBS

Oregon State (14-17) will play on in the CBI. The Beavers rallied to defeat Houston 49-44.

Richmond (19-15) came from 14 down to defeat St. John's 75-69 in another CBI matchup.

Northwestern (17-14) fell at Tulsa. Senior guard Craig Moore had an open three point shot with 26 seconds left that just missed the mark.

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.

An interview with Mike Brennan.

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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2009 NCAA Tournament

East region - Thursday in Philadelphia, PA
(14) American vs. (3) Villanova - 7:20 pm ET

West region - Friday in Boise, ID
(14) Cornell vs. (3) Missouri - 3:00 pm ET

A printable bracket can be found here (.gif).

NIT, CBI and bracket news to follow when available.

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