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Wednesday News:

Dave Winfield, Ken Caminiti, Phil Nevin and Will Venable. Those are the only four San Diego Padres to have at least 40 hits and at least eight home runs in a single month. Venable finished August 40-for-109 at the plate with the National League's top slugging percentage. Then yesterday Venable was rewarded with a two year deal worth $8.5 million dollars.

Richmond, Oregon State, Fairfield and Denver all announced their 2013-14 schedules.

The Stags got word that Pitt transfer Malcolm Gilbert will be eligible to play this season.

USA Today has Joe Scott's Pioneers ranked 51st nationally.

Yesterday Aaron Young held a press conference to announce he was heading to Princeton. Look for profiles on Young and Mike LeBlanc coming to the site soon.

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.

Monday News:

It appears Judson Wallace is returning to Italy, as he's poised to sign with Olimpia Milano.

Moved to the middle of the San Diego lineup, Will Venable has continued his hot streak. This stretch included Venable's 13th home run of the season (video), matching a career best. Venable also shared his thoughts on penalties for cheating in baseball with the Associated Press.

Princeton's game at Penn State will be take place at a venue the Nittany Lions haven't used for a game since 1996.

Georgetown and Oregon will tip the season in an even-less-tradtional venue: a United States Army base in South Korea.

Oregon State suspended a pair of forwards indefinitely.

A number of Princeton basketball slides have shown up on eBay, including this color shot of Geoff Petrie.

Here are stats through seven games for Jimmy Sherburne at the Milwaukee Pro-Am.

Dick Kazmaier passed away last week at the age of 82. Not only did Kazmaier's jersey number inspire Bill Bradley to don 42 but Kazmaier also earned a pair of varsity letters playing basketball. He scored 88 career points including a career high 13 against Dartmouth in 1951.

The Division I Men's Basketball Committee has altered the guidelines for seeding in the NCAA Tournament.

Friday News:

As you can see from the final scores of games versus South Africa, Turkey, Canada and Brazil, Spencer Weisz and the United States 17-18 youth boys basketball team haven't faced much opposition at the 2013 Maccabiah Games. They'll go for the gold on Sunday versus Israel.

Will Princeton be the 114th-best team in Division I this season? One early preview thinks so.

The school's "38 Days, 38 Sports" turns the spotlight on men's basketball.

It was nearly another double-double for Edo Lawrence in JSBL action.

Will Venable has had a hot stretch, wherein he hit his 12th home run of the season (video) and made yet another tremendous diving catch to keep San Diego in front of Milwaukee. In his last 10 games Venable is .324 at the plate, raising his season average to .236.

The Ivy League Digital Network has unveiled their pricing plans.

This season Oregon State will visit both Maryland and DePaul.

Brown is the first Ivy League program to officially announce their 2013-14 schedule.

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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Monday News:

Yesterday Will Venable hit his team-leading ninth home run of the season. In the process Venable tied Moe Berg for most hits by a Princeton alum with 441.

Judson Wallace has become the master of the four point play. Wallace's FC Barcelona side and Real Madrid will play a fifth and deciding game of their ACB playoff final series on Wednesday.

The latest Academic Progress Rate data has been released, covering the 2011-12 season. You can generate your own Ivy-wide data or see the full report for Princeton here.

Hans Brase is playing for Germany's U20 national team at the European Championship this July in Estonia.

Princeton assistant Brett MacConnell has risen quickly in the coaching ranks.

A game versus North Carolina highlights the non-conference slate for Richmond.

Oregon State unveiled a fancy new basketball facility.

Joe Scott and Denver return a solid nucleus.

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:

Will Venable lofted a home run to right (video) and added a nice running catch in San Diego's victory over Washington yesterday.

Chris Young makes his sixth start for AAA Syracuse this morning. Young allowed eight earned runs in 4.2 innings his last time on the mound for the Chiefs.

Mixed Martial Arts have evoked the hard side of former Georgetown center Roy Hibbert.

Oregon State will enroll a point guard one year earlier than originally planned.

Denver's Royce O'Neale is transferring to Baylor so he can be closer to his family.

Spotted on eBay: a Princeton basketball belt buckle and a 1977 ticket stub from when the Tigers bested Notre Dame at Jadwin Gym.

Brown guard Joe Sharkey has been in critical condition the past week after an assault in Providence. Two suspects have since been charged including a former member of the Bears' football team.

Monday News:

The Ivy League announced they will be launching a conference-wide digital broadcast network. This is great news, but I'm curious how much the statement "streams will come from the schools' own production teams" shall expose the different levels of production value and video quality available from the top to the bottom of the conference.

Kareem Maddox got the chance to play at Wembley Arena, but Newcastle fell to Leicester in the BBL playoff final.

This press release about Mitch Henderson's involvement with the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 is the first time I can recall his sharing the passing of his mother in January publicly.

Chris Mooney was victorious over Shaka Smart in The Coaches' Cook-Off.

Starting with providing his first break a decade ago, Mooney has played a significant role in the coaching path of Kevin McGeehan, the new head man at Campbell.

Princeton's Chris Clement talks about bench etiquette for Game Changers Live.

Oregon State guard Ahmad Starks will transfer closer to home to be near his ailing grandmother.

Monday News:

If Kareem Maddox really is only "scratching the surface" of his capability, oh boy. Maddox had a double-double in each leg of Newcastle's BBL semifinals versus Surrey. The Eagles advanced easily on aggregate to the tournament finals.

Here's a photo of the Princeton men's/women's basketball teams, who joined forces to win the school-wide dodgeball tournament.

Former Tiger Isaac Serwanga is fundraising to participate in Vietnam's Coach for College. Scroll down to find his name.

Not much is known about the 2013-14 schedule, but the Tigers are currently looking to start a pair of home-home series at Jadwin.

In more concrete scheduling news, Oregon State will visit Maryland.

There's a report I can not personally confirm that a current Princeton assistant will be leaving for an open position elsewhere.

Thursday News:

Basketball is a small world. Princeton recruit Spencer Weisz will join Howie Levy's son Lior and Scott Greenman's brother Michael on the United States' Youth Team coached by Harvard assistant Yanni Hufnagel at the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel this July.

Kareem Maddox Made both the BBL's Team of the Year and Defensive Team of the Year.

Georgetown's Otto Porter has declared for the NBA Draft while Oregon State's Eric Moreland will remain with the Beavers for another season.

The way 2012-13 concluded still stings for Mitch Henderson.

Chris Mooney will compete in a crosstown cooking competition against VCU's Shaka Smart.

The deep ties John Rogers has to the Obama administration are discussed.

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