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A brief All-Met interview with John Thompson III.

John Thompson III is interviewed after receiving the 2010 Washington Post Distinguished All-Met Award at the All-Met banquet.

Thursday News:

The NCAA has released their 2008-09 Academic Progress Rate Public Report. You can see the numbers for Princeton here.

As "Distinguished All-Met," John Thompson III will be honored at the 26th annual Washington Post All-Met banquet.

Despite injuring his neck sliding into third base on Friday, Will Venable would not hesitate to do so again.

TigerBlog asks if John Wooden was a better coach than Pete Carril.

Wooden had a couple nice things to say about how Princeton plays in this 1998 interview.

Mason Rocca had six points and seven rebounds as Armani Jeans Milano forced a deciding game five in their Lega A semifinals against Caserta. The winner of today's contest advances to play powerhouse Siena in the finals.

Northwestern guard Alex Marcotullio has been invited to the Great Britain U20 training camp.

It sounds like the workout Greg Monroe had with the Sacramento Kings went well.

Princeton recruit Tom Noonan won Penn Charter's American Association of Physics Teachers' Award.

Padres/Phillies pictures.

Stephen Goldsmith and I attended the final night of a four game series between NL East-leading Philadelphia and the first place San Diego Padres at Citizen's Bank Park on Monday.

The Padres won a crisp 3-1 decision behind seven shutout innings from Wade LeBlanc to retain the best record in the National League and win the back pair of their only trip to Philly this season.

Photos of Chris Young, Will Venable and game action can be found after the jump.

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An interview with Chris Young and Will Venable.

I had the opportunity to talk with Chris Young and Will Venable at Citizen's Bank Park before tonight's Padres/Phillies game. While there have been numerous interviews published with one or the other over their respective professional careers, this is the first time I can remember Young and Venable interviewed as a pair.

They discuss their shared experiences, answered what type of teammate the other is, recalled when they first met, riffed off each other a fair bit, told me about the former Princeton basketball players who have visited them this weekend and answered a wide-ranging assortment of questions over 14:00+ while sitting in the surprisingly windy San Diego dugout.

Stephen Goldsmith is with me currently in Philadelphia and he'll have some photos from our trip up tomorrow.

Craig Robinson at Dominican University.

An hour+ conversation and audience Q&A with Craig Robinson as part of Dominican's Leadership Lecture Series.

Sunday News:

Alex Wolff shares memories of John Wooden in the above video.

Sean Gregory remembers "The Wizard of Westwood" for Time Magazine.

Will Venable had to leave Friday's game versus the Phillies after jamming his neck sliding into third base. His status is uncertain.

Congratulations to former Princeton player Conor Neu, the new General Manager of the BJ-League's Tokyo Apache.

One of USMNT head coach Bob Bradley's favorite teaching lessons comes from Pete Carril. It involves a duck.

Craig Robinson is on Oregon State's committee that will search for the Beavers' next women's basketball coach.

Richmond will play at Arizona State in December.

There was talk of Rider and Princeton meeting in 2010-11, but the Tigers did not end up on the Broncs' non-conference schedule.

A fascinating breakdown of the expenses, revenues and profits of all Division I college basketball programs ran on

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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Thursday News:

Bill Bradley discusses the current state of the NBA with SB Nation.

Chicago Magazine interviews John Rogers.

Craig Robinson is profiled by the Los Angeles Daily News.

Team captain Mason Rocca was one of four Armani Jeans Milano players in double figures as the "Little Red Shoes" took a 1-0 series lead over Pepsi Caserta in the Lega A semifinals.

Richmond will play in fifth annual Chicago Invitational.

Not much new on the Will Venable front, so enjoy video of a sliding catch he made in a game versus the Cardinals last week.

Sean Gregory vs. Craig Robinson.

A conversation while shooting hoops between two former Princeton players.

Happy Birthday, Maggie!

June 1, 2008.

June 1, 2009.

June 1, 2010.

Lover of "ba-ba." Enemy of mascots. Climber of bleachers. Rarely still for photos. Missed during road trips. Two years old today.

Happy Birthday, Maggie!

I love ya kiddo.

The shirt you were given the day you were born somehow still fits (as a dress).

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