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Friday News:

Unlike his last start versus the Yankees, where one pitch ruined his night, Chris Young (2-1) did not suffer a similar slip in the seventh inning against the Dodgers. Young allowed two earned runs on six hits while striking out six as the Mets defeated LA on the road 3-2.

Names like Georgetown's Hollis Thompson and Henry Sims (frozen by the top of Jay Bilas' Best Player Available list for most of the second round), Northwestern's John Shurna and Fairfield's Rakim Sanders were not called during last night's NBA Draft, but Oregon State's Jared Cunningham rose to 24th and was selected by Cleveland before being traded to Dallas.

Georgetown now knows their 18 Big East opponents for 2012-13. The Hoyas will travel to this area for games at Rutgers, St. John's and Villanova.

An interview with John McPhee makes for excellent reading.

Will Venable was one of two Padres to attend the Salute to the Negro Leagues luncheon in San Diego.

During my travels Venable hit his sixth home run of the season (video), a shot originally ruled a triple on the field.

A class of 2015 guard says he has been invited to Princeton's Elite Camp.

Finally, Howie Levy's son Lior had a good game at the Princeton Summer League.

Doug Davis highlights.

Taking a break during my summer vacation (hello from Toronto!) to post these Doug Davis highlights from four different Princeton games.

Thursday News:

The NCAA has released their annual Academic Progress Rate report and Princeton faired quite well across all sports, including a perfect "1000" multi-year rate for men's basketball. You can search by school, sport and conference here.

Chier Ajou has been officially added to Northwestern's 2012 recruiting class, making him the tallest player in school history.

Just up the road from Evanston, Princeton recruit Steven Cook is working on his shooting touch.

Mason Rocca might stay with Milano for another season after all.

There is a quote from John Rogers in a piece about the value of the NBA's advertising partners.

YouTube potpourri LXXI.

Here’s the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, Craig Robinson is interviewed before Oregon State's graduation.

A diverse eight additional videos follow after the jump.

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Tuesday News:

A date for Princeton's home game against Rutgers is now known.

Northwestern will compete in the 2012 South Padre Island Invitational.

Monday News:

Judson Wallace knocked down a championship-sealing pair of free throws with a just over a second remaining as FC Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 73-69 in the deciding game of the ACB championship series.

Chris Young (1-1) likely deserved a better fate on Father's Day, taking a loss despite throwing seven innings versus the Reds during which he only allowed two earned runs. Young also drove in his team's first tally with a bases loaded walk (video). The Mets fell to Cincinnati 3-1.

Siena won the Lega A championship series in five games, perhaps ending the career of Mason Rocca with EA7 Emporio Armani Milano

He says he won't make a decision until March of next year, but a big man from the Los Angeles area mentions Princeton as one of five like-minded schools showing interest in him.

The Tigers are one of over 40 schools inquiring about a small forward from Georgia.

Another Georgian has a comparatively shorter (but still lengthy) school list that includes Princeton.

Georgetown will open its season on November 9th against Florida on an aircraft carrier near Jacksonville.

A formidable 2012-13 schedule for Richmond is nearly complete.

Northwestern's Bill Carmody is one of the coaches quoted in a piece about a recent rule change that allows unlimited texting between recruits and those seeking their services.

A 7'1" Sudanese center will (pending NCAA approval) apparently suit up for Carmody's squad this season, adding much-needed interior size.

Craig Robinson's sister was the graduation speaker at Oregon State yesterday.

Kevin "Moon" Mullin was a special guest at last week's Courier-Post/Kiwanis Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet.

Will Venable is improving in matchups versus lefties.

Did you hear the Patriot League is adding Boston University as its ninth member?

Thursday News:

Judson Wallace scored 16 points off the bench and grabbed six rebounds as FC Barcelona forced a decisive game five in the ACB championship series versus rival Real Madrid.

Princeton is but one of a slew of schools on the trail of a forward taking a PG year at a popular pre-Ivy destination.

Something Cappy Cappon once said to him has always stayed with Frank Deford.

Oregon State picked up a commitment from a 7'1" big man.

Yale unveiled a tentative 2012-13 basketball schedule which means you can pencil in dates for four of Princeton's conference games this season. Also of note, a significant home "get" for the Bulldogs.

Wednesday News:

C. Young (1-0) 5.2 IP 9 H 2 ER 2 BB 4 K 3.38 ERA. 106 pitches, 72 strikes.

Chris Young picked up his first major league victory in over a year as the Mets rallied for an 11-2 win at Tampa. Young teetered in the first inning but recovered nicely, allowing his team to stay in the game. It was Young's 50th career W.

Young's former teammate Will Venable, seen here (video) making a terrific diving catch, still trails his father in one key area.

Princeton recruit Mike Washington Jr. picked up a significant honor at his high school and earned several scholarships for his collegiate education.

Inside Mercer County Community College basketball.

During the preseason and first weekend of the 2011-12 season, Mercer County Community College head coach Howie Levy allowed a group of student filmmakers led by director Zohair Zaidi full access inside practices and the team locker room.

The result is a well-made and fairly unflinching "Hard Knocks"-style look at the Vikings from the often quite different perspectives of the coaching staff and the players.

This video is fully worth 20 minutes of your time, though I should warn you it probably would be rated PG-13 for language.

Tuesday News:

Will Venable returned from his oblique injury and promptly smacked three hits versus Milwaukee, including his fifth home run of the season to lead off the game.

It was pointed out to me that in the process Venable passed his father Max for most career hits in his family.

You can watch Pete Carril receive his honorary doctorate from Princeton here. Go 1:02:46 in to see.

Chris Mooney shared stories of Coach Carril at the Richmond head man's recent lecture on leadership.

While it has some errors, this Princeton recruiting page also acts as a class-by-class depth chart. Worth bookmarking.

Not on this list is a two sport standout who currently has no plans to keep playing basketball as a Tiger.

2013 Princeton recruit Steven Cook is a part of Fundamental U.

Coming off the "craziest 12 hours or 14 hours of my life," Chris Young takes to the mound for the Mets, this time in Tampa versus the Rays.

Judson Wallace scored a team-high 13 points for FC Barcelona in the third game of the ACB finals. Wallace's team trails Real Madrid 2-1.

His contract is up at the end of this season and apparently Virtus Bologna has interest in signing Mason Rocca. Siena is on the verge of sweeping Rocca's current team, EA7 Emporio Armani Milano, in the Lega A championship.

Al Dufty is remembered fondly.

Friday News:

Ian Hummer cracked Basketball Prospectus' list of last season's Top 100 players.

TigerBlog has a piece on Doctor Pete Carril.

A panel of ESPN writers/personalities went conference by conference ranking the best and worst jobs in each. An interesting exercise.

One day after making his first major league start in 13 months, Chris Young went on the team's "paternity list." Young's wife gave birth to the couple's third child on Wednesday morning.

A forward who plays on the Main Line apparently holds offers from Princeton and Fairfield.

Here's the official press release on Kendrick Saunders being named an assistant coach at Navy.

Wednesday News:

Photo Credit: Sacramento Bee / Mel Evans

Princeton bestowed an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree to Pete Carril during yesterday's Commencement.

Far less momentous, but there's a brief, funny Carril anecdote in this piece on how social media has limited what contemporary coaches say and do.

It was an encouraging return to the major leagues for Chris Young. Making his first start in 13 months, Young allowed two earned runs on six hits in five innings for the Mets (75 pitches, 52 strikes), a small part of an odd 12 inning loss at Washington.

Will Venable is likely going to avoid the disabled list but remains out with a strained right oblique. Venable has been reunited with fellow Princetonian Ross Ohlendorf in San Diego.

Friend of the site Andy Glockner examines the rise of Harvard for Sports Illustrated.

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