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Monday News:

Having successfully completed a second simulated game late last week, Chris Young is returning to the mound. He'll be making a rehab start for the Portland Beavers in Reno on Tuesday.

Speaking of Beavers, the 2010-11 Oregon State basketball schedule has been released. This year's DC-area game is against Howard the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Denver improved to 2-0 in Spain with an 81-79 victory over Lobe Huesca.

CB Gran Canaria officially introduced Judson Wallace as the newest member of their team.

A near-7 footer from central PA has committed to La Salle over apparent interest from Princeton and other Ivy programs.

Harvard is the latest member of the Ancient Eight to unveil their full basketball schedule.

Pete Carril instructional videos.

Four YouTube excerpts from Coach Carril's elucidative tapes. Interesting to hear many of these schemes explained by the man himself.

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Marcus Schroeder's NBA-DL tryout report.

Yesterday he was in Oakland.

Tonight he's in Seattle.

Tomorrow he'll land in China.

Marcus Schroeder will go wherever he has the best chance to continue his basketball career.

"I'm trying to play next year. Overseas, anywhere - it doesn't really matter," Schroeder said from a hotel in the Emerald City. "I do not have an agent. I've been trying to represent myself, using different contacts that I've developed throughout my college career."

While Schroeder, who averaged 5.2 ppg running the point his four years at Princeton and finished his collegiate career fourth all-time in the Tiger record book for assists and fifth all-time in steals, had been focusing his attention on potential opportunities in Europe and Asia, his high school coach Frank Allocco from De La Salle brought an open tryout with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Developmental League to Schroeder's attention.

For four hours yesterday afternoon at the Golden State Warriors' practice facility in Oakland, Schroeder and several dozen free agents competed for a small number of training camp invites.

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Eight minutes in Lavietes Pavilion.

Searching for additional details on Marcus Schroeder's audition for the Reno Bighorns, I stumbled across an eight minute stretch from Princeton's three point victory at Harvard last season.

Watch as the Tigers use a variety of defenses and deft passes to open up a seven point first half lead, part of a 17-1 Princeton run.

Schroeder plays particularly well during this excerpt.

Marcus Schroeder trying out for the D-League.

Former Princeton point guard Marcus Schroeder '10, seen here driving at Columbia last season, is expected to attend the Reno Bighorns' open tryouts in Oakland on Saturday.

The camp for the third-year Developmental League franchise will be led by former NBA head coach Eric Musselman.

At the buzzer in Corvallis, 1983.

I model myself an amateur archivist and take pride in being a thorough researcher, so a discovery like the above photo was all I needed to start digging up details on what happened prior to the final buzzer of Princeton's 56-53 victory over 19th-ranked Oklahoma State in the 1983 NCAA Tournament.

Princeton had already shut down North Carolina A&T 53-41 for their 10th straight win behind 18 from Gordon Enderle and 15 for Ivy League Player of the Year Craig Robinson in a preliminary round of the tournament to set up their meeting with OSU.

There's much to love if you click to enlarge this image shot off the endline of Gill Colliseum in Corvalis, Oregon - from the agape hug on the far right to the joy of the unknown player rushing alone to half court still wearing his warm-up pants to Pete Carril's blase' gesture with his right hand as he shuffles towards the Cowboys' bench.

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Wednesday News:

A diving catch (video), his 11th home run of the season (video) and stolen base number 25 for the year were all part of Will Venable's night as San Diego blanked Arizona, 5-0.

Northwestern has named seniors "Juice" Thompson and Jeff Ryan their captains for the 2010-11 season. The Wildcats leave for four games in Italy on Saturday.

Charlotte will visit Oregon State on Thanksgiving eve.

Watch an interview with John Rogers on "Intelligent Investing with Steve Forbes" from earlier this summer.

Tuesday News:

There's a Q&A with Mason Rocca on the Princeton SID web site.

Pawel Buczak files a postcard from his summer vacation in Europe.

Chris Young took another baby step forward, throwing a 38 pitch simulated game on Saturday.

Iona will host Richmond on November 18th.

Denver arrives in Spain on Thursday and will play six games against Liga ACB teams.

Watch a 1999 interview with Bill Bradley on Charlie Rose.

A 2004 Will Venable interview.

While backing up my laptop, I found this eight minute one-on-one interview from January 2004 with Will Venable hiding on my external hard drive. This recording has not been previously posted on the site.

If I remember correctly, Princeton coach John Thompson III suggested that instead of our regularly-scheduled weekly interview for WPRB's "The John Thompson Show," I instead talk with the junior guard from Marin, CA.

Several of Venable's answers are prescient, as six of the Tigers' 13 Ivy League victories that season were decided either in overtime or by fewer than five points.

An offensive rebound and reverse layup to begin a three point play by Venable with three seconds left during Princeton's second conference game 10 days after we talked gave the Tigers a 49-47 win at Yale and a 2-0 start in league play. Amazingly, the bucket was Venable's only field goal attempt of the game despite playing 37 minutes.

Venable, the team's second-leading scorer (10.3 ppg) and rebounder (4.9) in 2003-04, recording a team-best 81 steals as he consistently locked down the opposition's top scoring threat.

Princeton finished the season 20-8, 13-1 in the Ivy League. The Tigers fell to Texas in the NCAA Tournament as Venable scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the loss.

Assorted programs.

While I'm waiting for another $0.99 eBay gem to arrive in the mail, enjoy covers of 10 programs from games at Jadwin Gym during the late 1980s and early 1990s, including images of several Princeton players I didn't have on file.

Norbert Valis, Chris Pavlic and Troy Hottenstein, anyone?

Above, then-sophomore forward Matt Eastwick. Nine additional images after the jump. Click any program to enlarge.

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Friday News:

A two run single (video) and some extremely clever baserunning (video) in the seventh inning by Will Venable aided the Padres in their 5-3 win over the Cubs. The victory concluded San Diego's first ever four game sweep at Wrigley.

Denver has posted an update from their seventh pre-Spain practice.

Thursday News:

Northwestern has an early jump on practicing, given 10 sessions to prepare for the Wildcats' trip to Italy later this month. Senior guard Michael "Juice" Thompson wants to ask Kevin Coble to consider returning to the team.

Going to Spain at the end of August, Joe Scott and Denver are halfway through their NCAA-allocated practices.

A senior big man who was planning to go the DIII route changed his plans when Temple offered him a scholarship, telling the Tri-Town News that Princeton's staff wanted him to take a post-grad year at a prep school.

Craig Robinson will speak at the Albany Area Oregon State fall sports kickoff barbecue on August 27th.

Bleacher Report argues why Chris Young's return needs to be to the San Diego bullpen.

A diving catch by Will Venable (video) saved a run in the Padres' 1-0 win over the Cubs on Tuesday night.

Appalachian State will visit Georgetown on December 12th.

The Columbia basketball schedule has been unveiled.

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