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Friday News:

Yahoo! Sports has posted a short write-up about Ian Hummer.

CBS Sportsline has published their Ivy League preview.

A guard from Baltimore has committed to Richmond.

Excerpts from a Fox Sports Radio interview with Craig Robinson.

The first ESPN/USA Today poll of the season is out. Georgetown is ranked 18th. Fox Sports slots the Hoyas 12th.

Got the new issue of Basketball Times in the mail yesterday. Their Ivy predictions have been added to our pundits table.

Georgetown's DaJuan Summers & Austin Freeman interviewed.

Georgetown junior forward DaJuan Summers.

Georgetown sophomore guard Austin Freeman.

Wednesday News:

The good recruiting news continues for Coach Sydney Johnson: 6'9" senior forward Will Barrett has confirmed that he will play his college ball for the Tigers, choosing Princeton over Columbia and interest from Michigan.

The Contra Costa Times talked to Lincoln Gunn about his decision to give up basketball.

Yesterday was Atlantic 10 Media Day. Listen to audio from Richmond head man Chris Mooney.

Craig Robinson will be happy when the presidential election is over.

Hummer chooses Princeton.

This just in: The Washington Post's Recruiting Insider reports that 6'7" Gonzaga senior center Ian Hummer has decided to attend Princeton, choosing the Tigers over Northwestern and Cal. We'll have more on the newest Tiger soon.

Tuesday News:

The official Athletic Department report on Friday night's retirement reception for Bill Bradley and Dick Kazmaier is on-line.

This year's Blue Ribbon report on Princeton is available for those with an ESPN Insider subscription.

An Andy Katz piece on about Craig Robinson that accompanies yesterday's video from Outside The Lines.

If you're in Seattle tonight and looking for something to do you can go see Robinson headline the Warren G. Magnuson Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

Northwestern coach Bill Carmody speaks surprisingly highly of his freshman class, part of a recent movement by the Wildcats to look closer to home for recruits.

Craig Robinson on Outside The Lines.

Craig Robinson and Oregon State were featured on ESPN over the weekend in an Outside The Lines piece called "Obama's Bench Strength."

Questions for Sydney Johnson?

I'll be interviewing Princeton head coach Sydney Johnson in early November for the first in our series of weekly sit-down interviews during the 2008-09 basketball season. Donors are encouraged to send in questions you might want me to ask. Hopefully I'll be able to include some of your submissions.

If you want to sign up for's donor-only content to get access to these exclusive interviews and have the opportunity to ask Coach Johnson your questions this season, head here.


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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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New Recruit - Gus Gabel.

Gus Gabel, a 6'7" wing player from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, has committed to play basketball at Princeton. As discussed here a few days ago, this athletic scorer originally made an unofficial visit this summer to Princeton "mostly for [his] parents" according to an article on

We had a chance to speak with Gabel's high school coach Aaron Windler yesterday afternoon and he told us more about Gabel's game and how Princeton landed this new recruit. Exclusive quotes and links to articles and evaluations about Gabel can be found after the jump.

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Thursday News:

Greetings from San Francisco! I'm out here for a long weekend with my family, which means I will miss the ceremonies tomorrow and Saturday where #42 will be officially retired at Princeton University. If you're going to either event, I'd love to share your reports!

Town Topics and the Trenton Times both have stories about the numerically connected Bill Bradley and Dick Kazmaier.

Much to my shock, amazement and shocked amazement THERE ARE NOW CHAMPIONSHIP BANNERS HANGING IN JADWIN GYM. See the long-overdue additions to the rafters here.

USA Today previews the 2008-09 Princeton Tigers.

Yesterday was Big East Media Day. Georgetown was picked seventh in the pre-season coaches' poll. The Star Ledger spoke with the adaptable Hoyas head coach, John Thompson III.

Richmond has reached a tentative agreement with the NCAA in relation to their recruiting violations.

Expectations are higher at Northwestern this season.

One more Oregon State practice recap, this from The Oregonian.

Wednesday News:

Practice is underway at Richmond.

During yesterday's teleconference, Soft Pretzel Logic asked each of the eight Ivy coaches their thoughts on an Ivy League tournament.

Five Georgetown recruits have already become fast friends.

Northwestern coach Bill Carmody met the media on Monday.

Another first-hand report from the pre-dawn practices at Oregon State.

Pundits! Pundits!

The glossy 2008-2009 college basketball previews are on newsstands.

Here are some of the Ivy-centric projections out there...

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