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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.

More classic Princeton photos.

I'm delighted to share with you 11 additional photographs from the collection of David Zeft, the majority of which are from mid-1990s games at The Palestra. Some in this set do also date from the early 1980s.

Click any and all to enlarge. Above, a driving Jamie Mastaglio with Pete Carril, Bill Carmody, Armond Hill and Joe Scott watching from behind the referee on the bench.

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YouTube potpourri XLII.

Here's the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above Chris Young talks with Kevin Burkhardt about his rehabilitation.

Seven additional clips after the jump.

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2011 Summer Reading (and listening too).

In addition to this site's weekly in-season interviews with John Thompson III, Joe Scott and Sydney Johnson, has produced numerous pieces with former Princeton players over the past decade+.

The summer struck me as a good time to collect the archived links to all of the Q&As, transcripts, email correspondence and audio files into one post for newer members who might have missed some of these when they originally ran.

I believe this is a complete list, but if I'm missing anyone let me know!

-Bill Bradley
-Mike Brennan
-Pete Carril
-Scott Greenman
-Kyle Koncz
-Nick Lake and Noah Savage
-Jimmy Lane
-Howie Levy
-Kevin "Moon" Mullin
-Ed Persia
-Craig Robinson
-Mason Rocca
-Judson Wallace
-Chris Young and Will Venable

Want more? There's also an interview with "Outside The Limelight" author Kathy Orton.

Finally, from back in the "Catching Up With..." listserv days - conversations with Mitch Henderson, Sean Jackson, Sydney Johnson, Jamie Mastaglio, Frank Sowinski and Mike Stephens.

Assorted programs.

As promised (threatened?) last week, here are scans of several Jadwin Gym programs from the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Above, Kit Mueller wearing his freshman jersey number of #55 a year before he switched to the double zeros he's closely associated with.

In the first game of his sophomore season versus F&M, Mueller scored 29 points (10-13 shooting, 9-9 at the line) in 40 minutes wearing #00 for the first time - one of four Tigers to play the entire contest without relief.

Six additional covers follow after the jump.

Click on any and all images to enlarge.

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Thursday News:

Today's Game: (13) Princeton (25-6 / 12-2) vs. (4) Kentucky (25-8 / 10-6)
Location: St. Pete Times Forum - Tampa, FL
Time: 2:45 pm ET (estimated)
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
Series History: Kentucky leads 2-1.
Last meeting: Kentucky 72 Princeton 58 - 3/12/78.

Princeton Kentucky
12-0 Home Record 15-0
10-5 Away Record 4-7
3-1 Neutral Record 6-1
40 RPI 7
77 Sagarin 12
89 Pomeroy 6
69.6 Points / Game 76.4
63.2 Points Allowed / Game 63.8
.465 FG% .460
.731 FT% .718
.368 3PT FG% .397
34.7 Rebounds / Game 38.1
9.9 Off. Rebounds / Game         12.1
+4.1 Rebounding Margin +4.3
13.5 Assists / Game 12.7
12.4 Turnovers / Game 10.7
4.3 Blocks / Game 6.3
Maddox: 13.9 Points Knight: 17.5
Maddox: 7.1 Rebounds Jones: 8.9
Mavraides: 2.8 Assists Curry: 5.8
Davis: 1.2 Steals Knight: 4.2
Maddox: 1.8 Blocks Jones: 1.9
Maddox: .565 FG% (Min: 10 FGM) Harrellson: .586
Darrow: .800 FT% (Min: 10 FTM) Miller: .850
Davis: .395 3PT FG% (Min: 10 3FGM)    Lamb .472

Thursday, March 17th
Southwest region – Denver, CO
(12) Richmond vs. (5) Vanderbilt – 4:10 pm ET – TBS
NCAA Tournament

Friday, March 18th
Southwest region – Chicago, IL
(11) VCU vs. (6) Georgetown – 9:50 pm ET – TBS
NCAA Tournament

Saturday, March 19th
(4) Northwestern vs. (1) Boston College – 11:00 am ET – ESPN

Previews of today's game can be found on the Princeton Alumni Weekly web site, in the Star Ledger, in the Trenton Times, on CBS Sportsline, courtesy of the Associated Press and in the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Kentucky players tell the Lexington Herald-Leader that they do not believe their youth is an issue.

Sydney Johnson was a guest on WFAN (.mp3) late Sunday night. The Princeton coach stopped by Sporting News Radio for a spell and was also named PAW's Tiger of the Week.

TigerBlog offers keys to today's game.

Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune exchanged emails with Coach Johnson about his days with the Moorhead Spuds.

As a companion to yesterday's Know! Your! Foe! interview, here are my answers about Princeton on Kentucky sports site Tailgate Review.

Douglas Davis tells Yahoo! Sports he would change one thing about his shot versus Harvard, a basket that still resonates five days later.

Davis is the subject of an article in the Trentonian, as is Kareem Maddox.

Bloomberg has an interesting hodgepodge of notes from Tampa, including what books Kareem Maddox brought with him to Florida and what John Bogle '51 thinks of the matchup with Kentucky.

The Trenton Times and the Tampa Bay Tribune pick up on the Tigers' relationship with Christian "Crunch" Regulski.

Enjoy video of Kareem Maddox talking about playing the Wildcats.

Patrick Saunders, Will Barrett, Jimmy Sherburne and John Comfort all get written up in their local papers.

The Daily Pennsylvanian asks a pair of Quaker players about Princeton's chances today.

There's a Town Topics story on the Ivy League playoff.

The Daily Princetonian has a great piece about Bill Greenfield, the man who created the handwritten record book for Princeton basketball.

Monmouth is narrowing their search for a new head coach and Mike Brennan remains in the picture.

John Shurna scored 25 points as Northwestern (19-13) won their first postseason game in 17 years, 70-61 over UW Milwaukee. The Wildcats travel to Boston College on Saturday.

Richmond tips against Vandy in Denver about an hour after the start of Princeton's game in Tampa.

Craig Robinson breaks down his brother in law's NCAA bracket.

Princeton recruit Bobby Garbade was named to the BCANY All-Section 4 team.

I was interviewed by Newsworks for a piece on local college basketball writers during the NCAA Tournament. Looking for audio of the piece as it sounded on WHYY. Thanks to those who wrote saying you heard me on the radio.

Sunday News:

In addition to our recap, read about Princeton's defeat at the hands of Harvard on, in the Trentonian, in the Star Ledger, in the Daily Princetonian, in the New York Times, in the Boston Globe, in the Crimson, on ESPN Boston and on

Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe also has a column on the game.

Former Tiger Mike Brennan is listed as among those "throwing their names into the mix" for the open Monmouth position.

Sophomore Ian Hummer is profiled by Vienna Patch.

Andy Rimol is quoted in a long Bergen Record piece on New Jersey high school basketball legend Les Cason.

Princeton recruit Denton Koon and Liberty fell in the Missouri Class 5 quarterfinals.

Will Venable is benefitting from ramped-up workouts.

Unlike when he pitched last September, Chris Young feels completely healthy.

Richmond (24-7) earned a first round bye in the Atlantic 10 Tournament with a 68-56 win over Duquesne.

Can Georgetown (21-9) win without Chris Wright? The Hoyas trailed by four at Cincinnati with 8:42 to go, but were outscored 26-8 the rest of the way.

Denver (13-17) saw their season end with a 53-49 loss to FIU in the first round of the Sun Belt Tournament.

With all but six players suspended for a violation of team rules, Oregon State (10-19) was dropped 80-66 at Arizona State.

Around the Ivy League: Rallying from down 13 at the half, Penn (13-14 / 7-6) came back on Dartmouth (5-23 / 1-13) in Hanover, 70-58. Cornell (10-18 / 6-8) finished the season with a 68-55 victory over Yale (15-13 / 8-6). Noruwa Agho had a career high 31 as Columbia (15-13 / 6-8) closed their campaign by besting Brown (11-17 / 4-10) to the tune of 91-74.

Georgetown/Villanova pictures.

Photos from yesterday's game courtesy Stephen Goldsmith.

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Georgetown/Seton Hall pictures.

Photos from today's game courtesy Stephen Goldsmith.

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Georgetown/Rutgers pictures.

Photos from today's game courtesy Stephen Goldsmith.

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Monday News:

Northwestern (10-4) picked up their first Big 10 win of the season, 93-81 over Indiana. Chicago College Basketball has more on what this game means.

Mercer (6-11) was outscored 25-5 in the final five minutes of a 68-50 loss at Borough of Manhattan.

Former Red Sox pitcher Dave Sisler who lettered in basketball at Princeton during the 1950-51 and 1951-52 seasons, passed away yesterday at the age of 79.

Georgetown coaches John Thompson III and Mike Brennan were among those in the stands at the Scholarship for Inner City Children Festival.

Your News Now has a video package from Bobby Garbade and Seton CC's ninth straight victory.

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