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Wednesday News:

Marquette vs. Georgetown - 7:00 pm ET - ESPNU
Illinois vs. Northwestern - 7:00 pm ET - Big Ten Network
Richmond vs. Charlotte - 7:30 pm ET

Columbia vs. Colgate - 7:00 pm ET
Penn vs. Lafayette - 7:00 pm ET - LSN

Mercer (3-12) returned from an extended holiday break with a 79-65 win over Manor. The Vikings were led by Andre Wilburn and Brandin Youngblood, who each scored 25 points.

Pete Carril attended the Starters Moravian Winter Classic with Chris Thomforde.

Princeton's return to the NCAA Tournament is fourth on the Princeton Packet list of 2011's special sports moments.

There is a faculty and staff free ticket option for Sunday's game versus TCNJ. Take advantage if you're eligible!

Some Princeton/Siena highlights can be found here.

Georgetown hosts Marquette tonight.

Illinois visits Northwestern.

Richmond opens Atlantic 10 play at Charlotte.

Around the Ivy League: Yale (9-4) controlled the interior in an 82-67 win over Holy Cross. Harvard (12-2) was surprised on the road at Fordham, 60-54. Bucknell remained undefeated versus the Ancient Eight, defeating Dartmouth (3-12) by a 67-59 count. Cornell (4-9) fell on the road to Maryland by eight.

YouTube potpourri XXXIV.

The latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, the first of two interviews with Chris Thomforde. This originally aired on PBS 39 in 2007.

Four additional clips after the jump.

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Wednesday News:

St. John's vs. Georgetown - 7:00 pm ET - ESPN+
Northwestern vs. Minnesota - 8:30 pm ET - Big Ten Network

Moravian College president Chris Thomforde is profiled on the NCAA web site.

The Princeton Packet writes about the Tigers' victory over TCNJ.

Yahoo! Sports has updated their Princeton team report.

Kevin Anderson scored 26 in a 70-61 Richmond (16-5) win at Dayton.

As previously discussed on this site, Mercer (9-13) handily defeated Manor.

Princeton recruit Denton Koon scored 15 as Liberty High School won at the buzzer. There's video of Koon in a KMBC piece that aired last week.

A running back from the Lehigh Valley has verbally committed to Princeton. Worth considering: He's averaging 21 ppg as a basketball player at Nazareth Area High School.

Austin Freeman looks to continue his resurgence as Georgetown hosts St. John's.

Still seeking a signature win, Northwestern visits #16 Minnesota.

John Wooden against Princeton.

Shortly after the news broke last night that legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden had passed away at the age of 99, I received a note from a reader asking if Princeton had ever played against a Wooden-coached team.

The Tigers faced UCLA twice during Wooden's incredible run, the initial meeting in 1968 when Princeton's first undefeated Ivy League champs fell 83-67 to the 29-1 eventual national champions in the first round of Saint John's annual Holiday Festival tournament at Madison Square Garden.

Lew Alcindor scored 40 points matched up against Chris Thomforde in UCLA's 23rd straight win. The next day Princeton was crushed by previously unbeaten North Carolina, 103-76 in the tournament's consolation game.

One year later, on December 28. 1969, the Tigers traveled to Pauley Pavilion for the Bruin Basketball Classic and a game that was nearly the program's biggest victory.

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Thomforde, Barres, Carril.

Moravian College president Dr. Christopher M. Thomforde, Bishop John O. Barres and Peter J. Carril. Picture courtesy the Diocese of Allentown.

Friday News:

A big afternoon for Will Venable - Four hits, a three run home run and four runs batted in as San Diego defeated Cincinnati 7-4. It was Venable's second four hit game of the season. Watch highlights here.

Andy Katz talks with Georgetown coach John Thompson III about the Hoyas' 2009-10 schedule and the team's struggles last season.

If you're in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday morning, Coach Thompson will be participating in The Coach Andrew A. Sewell Youth Basketball Clinic.

Princeton junior forward Kareem Maddox is playing in LA's Say No Classic Summer League. Maddox had 13 points and six rebounds for Hank's Big Time on the 17th.

At the ceremony yesterday where John Barres became the new Bishop of Allentown, Barres addressed Chris Thomforde and Coach Carril in his remarks.

Photos from last night's retirement ceremony.

Couldn't make it to last night's dinner honoring Bill Bradley and Dick Kazmaier? I know, neither could we. Thankfully, our photographer, Stephen Goldsmith was able to attend and submit the following photo essay. Lots of familiar Princeton basketball faces - past, present and future were at Jadwin as #42 was retired across all Tiger sports. If you went, please share your memories of the event in our comments. Thanks so much to Stephen for his excellent work!

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Monday News:

C. Young (1-0) - 7.0 IP 5 H 2 ER 3 BB 8 K 2.13 ERA. 115 pitches, 79 strikes.

Chris Young with another strong start for San Diego, but the Padres fell 3-2 in the ninth.

Chris Thomforde writes about March Madness.

According to the Sporting News, Craig Robinson will tour the Oregon State campus today.

Update: Oregon State will introduce its new head coach at 4:00 pm PT.

Friday News:

Denver (8-9) moved into a first place tie in the West Division of the SBC with a 59-52 victory over Arkansas State. The Pioneers have now doubled last year's win total.

A feature on Chris Thomforde, president of Moravian College.

Monday News:

6'10" center Emerson Kampen (above) will wait until April to decide between Princeton and IPFW.

The Daily Princetonian reviews the Tigers' loss to Chaminade and profiles Moravian College president Chris Thomforde.

ESPN analyst Jay Billas named Noah Savage to his all-Maui Invitational team.

Around the Ivy League: Cornell (3-1) recorded an impressive 83-77 victory at home over Siena.

Friday News:

Associated Press/Christopher Barth

In the wake of the passing of Butch van Breda Kolff (right), the majority of today's articles are about his life.

The Princeton athletic department press release has the following quote from head coach Sydney Johnson:

"We lost one of our program's most important figures yesterday," says Princeton head coach Sydney Johnson '97. "He was a central figure in establishing Princeton as one of the top 20 college basketball programs of all time. Our players, coaches and fans are honored to be associated with Coach van Breda Kolff and we offer our deepest condolences to his family and dear friends."

Harvey Yavener of the Trenton Times talks to former Princeton coach Pete Carril and current Tigers Athletic Director Gary Walters about the man they called "Coach."

The New York Times remembers Uncle Butch.

Columnist Ed Laubach with the Express-Times writes about the life of Butch van Breda Kolff, speaking to Moravian College president Chris Thomforde along with Coach Carril (who mentions he would like to coach again as an assistant).

But I think my favorite find while searching the newswire was this 1967 piece from Time Magazine, "Tiger In The Ivy."

The Princeton Packet's Bob Nuse would still love to see the "Carril Classic" happen at Jadwin Gym. While Nuse knows this would never come together, what about having three teams from the "Princeton family" of coaches play three different teams in a tripleheader at Jadwin?

Will Venable homered for the second consecutive game, but Frisco got the better of San Antonio, 6-4.

While Chris Young won't be rejoining his Padres teammates in Philadelphia this weekend, there is hope that he will return to the rotation next week.