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Thursday News:

Italian top division team Cantu is reportedly interested in signing Ian Hummer.

With Hummer's graduation, Princeton is sixth in the Ivy League in returning player minutes.

Judson Wallace is out of action following hernia surgery.

Will Venable continued his amazing August, swatting home run number 20 (video) in a San Diego Padres victory. A statistical analysis of Venable's season shows that he may finally have found his groove

Craig Robinson addressed myriad topics at an informal Oregon State press conference.

A combination guard/forward has committed to Fairfield.

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:

Edo Lawrence and Ben Hazel are teammates in the JSBL. You can see box scores for a pair of their recent contests here (page two) and here (page three).

Jimmy Sherburne is playing in the Milwaukee Pro-Am again this summer.

It appears you can catch Will Barrett and "Gabe Lewellis" as teammates at the DelCo Pro-Am.

While Ian Hummer made the Lakers' Summer League roster, he has yet to get off the bench (a trio of "DNP-Coach's Decision" lines). Perhaps that will change in today's game against Milwaukee.

I have not been following Hans Brase closely as he represents Germany at the U-20 European Championship. Brase's squad plays France tomorrow and will finish somewhere between ninth and 12th place in the 20 team tournament.

A plan for the Ivy League's digital network is becoming clear.

Craig Robinson is heading to China next month.

Howie Levy's son Lior and daughter Mia will keep the family's legacy going at the just-underway Maccabiah Games.

Sydney Johnson discusses Fairfield's recruiting class and summer sessions.

Here's more on Jimmy Lane being named the head coach at Monmouth Regional High School.

Before the All-Star break, Will Venable (video) hit his 11th home run of the season.

YouTube potpourri XCVII.

Here's the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, Tiger recruit Amir Bell at the Reebok Breakout Classic.

Seven additional clips of varying lengths and sources can be found after the jump.

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YouTube potpourri XCVI.

Here's the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family that I've been sitting on for far too long. Above, Tiger recruit Khyan Rayner is interviewed.

Six additional clips of varying lengths and sources can be found after the jump.

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Monday News:

Princeton recruit Amir Bell is ready to lead his senior season.

The exact location has yet to be announced but Georgetown will play Oregon in the Armed Forces Classic this November. Hoya head coach John Thompson III guested on ESPN 980 recently, talking about Otto Porter's draft prospects, Roy Hibbert's development and other topics.

While in town for Reunions, Craig Robinson spoke with the Daily Princetonian.

I'm guessing T.J. Bray doesn't need to see another tennis racquet for a good while.

Ian Hummer worked out with the Phoenix Suns and has at least four more workouts scheduled. This brief evaluation of Hummer's skills is a fair one.

Tiger assistant Marcus Jenkins took part in the NCAA-Black Coaches and Administrators Achieving Coaching Excellence Program.

Monday News:

Steve Mills is reportedly the leading candidate to become the new executive director of the NBA players' union.

Craig Robinson, Sean Gregory and Mitch Henderson were part of a panel over the weekend titled "Sports: The Inside Story."

At Princeton's annual Senior Banquet, Ian Hummer was one of the recipients of the William Winston Roper Trophy.

John Thompson III shares some details on next season at Georgetown.

Finally, here's a great photo of Will Venable mid-Gatorade douse.

Thursday News:

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?

Saturday News:

Saturday, March 23
(14) Harvard vs. (6) Arizona
NCAA - 6:10 pm ET - TNT

Monday, March 25
Richmond vs. Wright State
CBI - 7:00 pm ET

Georgetown was stunned by 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast 78-68, leaving the Hoyas once again searching for answers at this time of year.

I was asked in the elevator after the game if this was the biggest round of 64 upset in NCAA Tournament history. What do you think, especially compared to the other six times a second seed has gone down in their opening contest of the bracket?

Former Princeton player, former Knicks captain, jump shot innovator, broadcaster and Official Greeter for the City of New York Bud Palmer passed away at the age of 91. Palmer had a varied, interesting life. May be all be so lucky.

CBS Sports Network has added Craig Robinson to their studio coverage of the big dance.

Former Penn Quaker Stephen Danley has an interesting piece about scouting in March Madness and how that relates to Harvard and New Mexico, Florida Gulf Coast and how the Quakers used to prepare for Princeton as well.

Wednesday News:

Wednesday, March 20
Fairfield vs. Kent State
CIT - 7:00 pm ET

Richmond vs. Bryant
CBI - 7:00 pm ET

Thursday, March 21
(3) Denver vs. (2) Maryland
NIT - 7:00 pm ET - ESPNU

(14) Harvard vs. (3) New Mexico
NCAA - 9:50 pm ET - TNT

Friday, March 22
(15) Florida Gulf Coast vs. (2) Georgetown
NCAA - 6:50 pm ET - TBS

The first-ever postseason victory for Denver (22-9) sure was exciting. Ohio's Reggie Kelly missed a potentially-tying jump hook in the lane with seven seconds left and with the Bobcats looking to foul senior Chase Hallem chucked a long outlet to Jalen Love who immediately offered a touch pass back to Royce O'Neale for the game-clinching dunk with one tick remaining. The Pioneers advance to play at Maryland tomorrow night in the NIT's second round.

Richmond plays at Bryant in the CBI and Fairfield visits Kent State for a first round CIT contest tonight.

John Thompson III says Georgetown plans on "being around for a while" in the NCAA Tournament.

Craig Robinson is banking on a turnaround at Oregon State.

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

Saturday News:

Louisville vs. Georgetown - 12:00 pm ET - ESPN
MCCC vs. Salem - 2:00 pm ET
Northwestern vs. Nebraska - 3:00 pm ET - ESPNU
Washington State vs. Oregon State - 5:00 pm ET - Pac-12 Network

Dartmouth vs. Harvard - 2:00 pm ET - NBCSN
Brown vs. Yale - 2:00 pm ET
Cornell vs. Columbia - 7:00 pm ET

East Brunswick is undefeated and ranked third in the state of New Jersey. Their coach credits Princeton recruit Amir Bell and teammate Rob Ukawuba for staying at a public school.

Craig Robinson thought his photo that went viral earlier in the week was pretty funny.

Lots of action today, starting with Georgetown hosting #6 Louisville while looking for consistency, resurgent Northwestern playing at Nebraska for the first time in 37 years and Oregon State welcoming Washington State.

Tuesday News:

MCCC vs. Essex - 2:00 pm ET

In case you missed it, the above screencap of Craig Robinson behind President Obama went viral yesterday. Robinson also spoke to The Grio in advance of the inauguration.

There's the "can beat anyone, can lose to anyone" cliche and then there's Georgetown (13-4). 48 hours after going down at cellar-dwelling South Florida, the Hoyas went on an 18-0 second half run to glide past Notre Dame on the Irish's floor. ND had won 47 of their prior 49 home games.

Fairfield (10-10) lost their fifth straight, 65-60 to Loyola (Md.)

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