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Sunday News:

Judson Wallace and Benetton Treviso lost 107-79 to Montepaschi Siena in the first game of the Lega A semifinals.

Home run number 10 for Will Venable in Portland's 6-1 loss to Fresno.

The Austin American Statesman tells the story of Betty Sue Flowers and her relationship with Bill Bradley.

Not the world's biggest surprise, but here's confirmation that Princeton will play at Rutgers in 2009-10.

Former Princeton assistant Bob Dukiet passed away on Thursday at the age of 61. Our condolences.

Saturday News:

C. Young (4-3) - 2 H 1 ER 6 BB 2 K 4.45 ERA. 102 pitches, 59 strikes.

Chris Young allowed just one earned run and two hits over six innings last night in Colorado, but the Padres' bats were silent as San Diego lost 3-0 to the Rockies.

The Wall Street Journal asks "can the Ivy League get its game back?"

Thursday News:

Judson Wallace and Benneton Treviso advanced to the second round of the Lega A playoffs with a 78-72 victory over Bologna. 29-1 Montepaschi Siena awaits in the semi-finals.

Will Venable hit two home runs, his eighth and ninth of the season, in Portland's 8-7 loss to Memphis.

John Barres, who played JV at Princeton for three seasons, has been selected as the new bishop of the Allentown Diocese.

A sophomore point guard verbally committed to Oregon State.

Northwestern's John Shurna has been invited to attend the 2009 USA U19 National Team Trials.

Wednesday News:

Gilford, New Hampshire native Patrick Saunders is featured in his hometown paper.

Chris Young was a nominee for National League Player of the Week.

Remember Kevin Laue, the one-handed center who said last September he wanted to attend Princeton? Yesterday he accepted a scholarship at Manhattan College.

Monday News:

Back from a four day trip to Ohio. Here's a collection of links from while I was gone...

C. Young (4-2) 7.0 IP 4 H 2 ER 0 BB 4 K 4.76 ERA. 101 pitches, 62 strikes.

On the eve of his 30th birthday, San Diego pitcher Chris Young led the Padres to their ninth straight victory, retiring the first 14 batters he faced and driving in two runs with a single in the fifth inning.

Will Venable hit his seventh home run of the season in Portland's 11 inning loss to Nashville. Padres GM Kevin Towers says it is likely Venable will be promoted again this season.

Bologna and Treviso are headed to a fifth game in their first round Lega A playoff series. Judson Wallace had seven points and five rebounds in defeat for Benneton.

Students from the Newark University Heights Charter School visited the Princeton coaching staff on campus last week.

An Indiana center who recently committed to Butler said Princeton had also been in the mix for his services.

Northwestern recruit Drew Crawford is profiled in the Daily Northwestern.

Wednesday News:

C. Young (3-2) 6.0 IP 5 H 1 ER 3 BB 6 K 5.07 ERA. 100 pitches, 64 strikes.

Six strong innings for Chris Young as San Diego bested San Francisco, 2-1.

10 points and 11 rebounds for Judson Wallace as Benetton Treviso defeated La Fortezza Bologna, 85-77 in the first game of the first round of the Lega A playoffs.

The Gazette Times has a detailed piece on individual workouts and offseason training at Oregon State.

Tuesday News:

Chris Young tries to extend the Padres' winning streak to four games when San Diego hosts the Giants at 10:05 pm ET tonight.

Writer E.M. Swift tells the story of the time he met Pete Carril.

Will Venable homered for Portland as the Beavers defeated New Orleans 2-1 in 12 innings.

Engineer Gary Pietruch, who worked the boards back in the studio for many Princeton sports broadcasts, passed away earlier this month. TigerBlog has a tribute to the friend they never met.

Monday News:

Bill Bradley (shown above in a vintage NBA public service announcement) will present the Commencement Address at Episcopal Collegiate School.

ESPN's Andy Katz reports that Robert Burke may be out as an assistant at Georgetown.

Chris Young was part of a group of San Diego Padres who visited the 14th annual Celebration of Champions' "Torch of Life" relay. The folks at Gaslamp Ball aren't crazy about some of Young's answers in a recent XX Sports Radio interview (.mp3).

Thursday News:

C. Young (2-2) 4.0 IP 6 H 6 ER 3 BB 3 K 5.56 ERA. 102 pitches, 58 strikes.

Chris Young allowed four home runs and took the loss in San Diego's rain-shortened 6-4 defeat against the Cubs.

There's a piece on Twitter in this week's Sports Illustrated written by Sean Gregory. That's as good a cue as any to remind you that can be followed on Twitter by heading here.

Wednesday News:

Princeton assistant Scott Greenman will coach the United States Youth Basketball-Men's team at the 18th Maccabiah Games this July in Israel.

Chris Young faces the Cubs in Chicago this evening at 8:05 pm ET.

Metuchen guard Steve Rennard, who visited Princeton "a few times" during his recruiting has decided to play basketball at Penn.

Georgetown's Athletic Director has accepted the same position at the University of Delaware. Hoyas basketball coach John Thompson III is quoted about this move.

An interview with Jim Lane.

I had a chance to speak with new Union County College head coach Jim Lane '92 yesterday afternoon. Lane takes over as head coach of the Owls after four seasons at Westfield High School in northern New Jersey. A transcript of our conversation follows. - JS



Tell me about what you've being doing before getting this job. What let up to this?

I've been coaching in the Westfield, New Jersey school system for the past four years. I was actually an assistant to my high school coach [Neil Horne, Jr.], who is not of Coach Carril's notoriety, but he's very well known in New Jersey. He won four state championships with a lot of guys who can't run and jump like me [laughs].

I had been doing that and got to the point where you're either going to step up and become a head coach or not coach. Once you've being coaching with someone who is that strong of a teacher, probably like many of the guys who coached directly for Coach Carril - at some point you've learned what you can learn, you buy into it but you want to put your own stamp on your own situation. Whereas Coach Carril's offensive brilliance, I learned so much from that when I played at Princeton because it enables guys like me that can't really run and jump to play and to compete against much better athletes, what I learned in high school and the last four years of coaching was very man to man defense-oriented. This is the opportunity for me to put those two things together.

I better do it well, because unlike the other people in Coach Carril's coaching tree, they were all really good players [laughs]. I was just a guy who worked really, really hard. Whether you're talking about Chris Mooney or Joe Scott or Howard Levy, these were guys who got a lot of playing time because they were very, very good basketball players. I knew going into Princeton that I was a borderline Division I player - if that - but I knew that in that system, that sort of brought me over the line. Our success in my new situation is going to be dependent on getting guys to buy into that, guys who were stars on their high school teams. I don't think it is going to be that hard to get them to buy in, because we're trying to get from the best basketball high schools in New Jersey, the fourth, fifth and sixth-best players.

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Monday News:

Princeton recruit Ian Hummer scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the East as his team fell to the West 92-79 in the 2009 Feinberg Academic All-American Classic. Hummer also had four assists, two blocks and three steals.

The San Diego Union Tribune asks Chris Young for his thoughts on the suspension of Manny Ramirez.

Will Venable was ejected in the seventh inning of Portland's 6-5 win over Salt Lake on Friday night. San Diego GM Kevin Towers says Venable is a likely candidate to play right field for the Padres, despite 29 strikeouts in 107 at bats.

Jeff Peterson, the Princeton commitment who eventually opted for Iowa after much vacillation has announced he will transfer to Arkansas.

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