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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.

Chris Mooney on ESPNU.

Richmond head coach Chris Mooney appears on a panel hosted by ESPN's Andy Katz at the U-17 AAU Super Showcase.

Scott Greenman interview.

Photo courtesy Jordan Polevoy.

I had a chance to speak with Princeton assistant coach Scott Greenman yesterday afternoon about his experiences as head coach of the Junior USA men's basketball team during the 18th Maccabiah Games earlier this month.

Greenman was happy to go into detail about his return to Israel and to discuss his team's loss at the buzzer versus Israel in the gold medal game. This Q&A is 15:00+ in length.

Tuesday News:

Will Venable went 0-4 at the plate for San Diego last night in Cincinnati, lowering his batting average to .209.

Chris Young played catch yesterday without soreness, but his recovery from a shoulder inflammation is taking longer than planned. has a feature up on Oregon State coach Craig Robinson.

Robinson may be on the verge of signing a prized recruit, according to

Some of the Princeton coaching staff was out recruiting at the Hoop City Classic in Kansas.

Jim Lane will not coach at Union after all.

I received the surprising news today that Jim Lane will not be the head coach of Union County College this season. While Lane was announced by the school as its new coach in May, the former Princeton center was unable to work out philosophical differences with UCC before finalizing his contract - despite having already held team meetings, done recruiting and supervising "open gym" scrimmages.

Lane will instead be teaching history at the CREATE Charter Middle School in Jersey City and is looking forward to moving on from this false start.

Two more schedule cards.

CJ Chapman on the front of the 1999-2000 schedule card.

Mike Bechtold's card from the following campaign.

I've made "Schedule Cards" its own category and tagged older posts retroactively, so click above to see what I've scanned to date.

Friday News:

Georgetown will play Washington in the Wooden Classic on December 12th.

6'6" forward Stepehen Stepka will join the Hoyas as a walk on this fall.

The Oregon State schedule has been released.

An article in the Reading Eagle about John Barres has both anecdotes about Pete Carril and an excellent locker room photograph.

Richmond is focusing on strength and conditioning during the off-season.

Brown has also released their 2009-10 schedule.

Wednesday News:

Scott Greenman and the USA Juniors team came up two points short of the gold medal at the Maccabiah Games, falling to Israel 79-77.

Georgetown will host Temple in an early-season game broadcast by ESPN.

The Richmond non-conference schedule now includes a meeting with Florida.

A 6'3" combo guard from Tennessee says Princeton is one of the schools recruiting him.

Assorted photographs.

I turned up a short stack of pictures - one from Princeton's 1999 NIT win over Georgetown at Jadwin Gym and two from the Tigers' subsequent victory at NC State five days later. The final two photos are undated from some point during the 1999-2000 campaign.

Have any snapshots in your collection you would like scanned? Let me know and I'd be delighted to share them.

Bill Carmody instructs his iron five against the Hoyas.

Tigers win!

Princeton cheerleaders storm the floor at Reynolds Coliseum.

Spencer Gloger and Ahmed El-Nokali.

Coach Levy and Coach Thompson (standing) with El-Nokali and Chris Young (sitting). Mike Bechtold crossing his arms in the background.

Monday News:

The Scott Greenman-coached USA Juniors Team remained undefeated at the Maccabiah Games with a 81-28 victory over Argentina. If the United States can defeat Azerbaijan today, they will advance to tomorrow's gold medal game. Greenman is interviewed about his return to Israel in today's Atlantic City Press.

A thorough interview with Georgetown product DaJuan Summers was on DC Sports Bog a few days ago. Summers speaks about his time as a Hoya and debunks a few myths about his experiences.

Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson has chosen an author for his book, "A Game of Character."

For those of you curious about potential recruiting targets, these brief Q&As with players at the Hoop Group Elite Camp and the Summer Classic East include several players who list Princeton as a school that is showing interest in them.

Dan Mavraides talks about his experiences this summer with The Athens Fellowship.

Friday News:

The dates for Princeton's two games against Penn have been announced. The Tigers will travel to the Palestra on Tuesday, February 16th and host the Quakers at Jadwin Gym on Tuesday, March 9th. See the full 2009-10 Princeton basketball schedule here.

Scott Greeenman shares some thoughts about his return to Israel with the Princeton Athletic Department.

A guard from New England who visited Princeton has committed to Harvard.

Will Venable was 1-4 at the plate as the Padres began the back half of their season with a 10-1 loss to Colorado.

I received an advance copy yesterday of Kathy Orton's book "Outside the Limelight: Basketball in the Ivy League" and immediately read it cover-to-cover. The book, which chronicles the 2005-06 Ivy season, is worthwhile reading for anyone interested in Ivy League basketball. You can preorder using the link above. A full review and an interview with the author will follow later this summer.

Wednesday News:

The Town Topics spoke to Princeton assistant Scott Greenman in advance of Greenman's trip to Israel as head coach of the USA Youth Basketball Team at the 18th Maccabiah Games. Results from the games are hard to find on the event's web site, but my research shows that Greenman's team is 3-0 with wins over Germany, Canada and Israel. The United States faces Australia on Wednesday.

Former Princeton coach Pete Carril is profiled by the Las Vegas Sun.

One of the top players in the class of 2010 is considering Oregon State.

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