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Princeton hosting Kent State on New Year's Eve.

There's not much out there about Princeton's 2013-14 non-conference schedule but the Tigers will close the calendar at Jadwin Gym versus the Kent State Golden Flashes.

Last season's first-ever meeting between the two schools went to Princeton, 62-50.

Thursday News:

Judson Wallace talks about his lengthy professional career overseas.

It is back to the disabled list for Chris Young.

Will Venable had a walk-off single (video) for San Diego in the Padres' extra inning victory over Seattle. A Gatorade shower (video) was his reward.

Princeton recruit Peter Miller received Northfield Mount Hermon's Richard Valentine Award, which is "the highest athletic honor given to an NMH student-athlete."

I've been thinking about Pete Carril repeatedly in the wake of the Mike Rice and Julie Hermann controversies, but Sean Gregory is the first former Princeton player to mention how Carril "walked the tightrope" with his tactics.

Here is the name of Princeton's new Director of Basketball Operations.

Harvard assistant Yanni Hufnagel left the Crimson staff for a job with Vanderbilt.

Thursday News:

Scott Greenman is leaving Georgetown to become an assistant coach on Mike Brennan's staff at American.

Princeton recruit Amir Bell took part in the Southern Jamfest with Team Jersey Elite and earned praise from an observer.

Will Venable is finding his power stroke at home, yet batting him second is causing one writer pain. You can watch video of Venable's seventh home run this season here.

In his most recent start for AAA Syracuse, Chris Young pitched four scoreless innings before allowing damage in his fifth and final frame.

Monday News:

Will Venable lofted a home run to right (video) and added a nice running catch in San Diego's victory over Washington yesterday.

Chris Young makes his sixth start for AAA Syracuse this morning. Young allowed eight earned runs in 4.2 innings his last time on the mound for the Chiefs.

Mixed Martial Arts have evoked the hard side of former Georgetown center Roy Hibbert.

Oregon State will enroll a point guard one year earlier than originally planned.

Denver's Royce O'Neale is transferring to Baylor so he can be closer to his family.

Spotted on eBay: a Princeton basketball belt buckle and a 1977 ticket stub from when the Tigers bested Notre Dame at Jadwin Gym.

Brown guard Joe Sharkey has been in critical condition the past week after an assault in Providence. Two suspects have since been charged including a former member of the Bears' football team.

Monday News:

The Women in Athletic Training Tennis Tournament will be held on June 8th at Princeton. As part of a silent auction leading up to this event benefitting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, you can bid on a signed basketball autographed by Pete Carril. Email Natalie Senese to get in the running!

Will Venable leads San Diego with five home runs this season, including a shot to right that confused everyone. Venable is hitting .391 at the plate in his past 10 games, homering thrice.

In the minor leagues, Chris Young made his longest start (and perhaps his best start) so far with AAA Syracuse.

Judson Wallace was blogging again in advance of Barcelona Regal's appearance at the Euroleague Final Four. Wallace's team fell to rivals Real Madrid in the semis and lost by one to CSKA Moscow in the consolation game.

Nancy Lieberman's son is transferring to Richmond.

You can watch Princeton recruit Steven Cook in the 3rd Annual Chicago United Hoops Classic: Southside vs. Westside.

Monday News:

Start your week with the senior season highlights of Princeton recruit Henry Caruso, who was named third team all-state by Cal-Hi Sports.

Will Venable lined his third home run of the season yesterday and you can see the footage here. Venable's hitting just .216 in 30 games for the Padres.

Have you ever wondered if T.J. Bray can dunk? Your question has been answered.

A New Jersey guard claims 19 offers, including one from Princeton. There's a small forward from the Philly suburbs who also apparently has been offered by the Tigers.

The NCAA has approved a measure that allows teams to start their practice schedules two weeks earlier. It looks like most seasons will start around September 27 but this new rule "would allow schools to make their own judgment about the starting time when practice begins."

Howie Levy's son Lior will play basketball for Franklin & Marshall.

Denver will face Harvard in the 2013 Great Alaska Shootout.

Thursday News:

Above you'll find Tuesday's press conference naming Mike Brennan the head coach at American. The Washington Post and Washington Examiner offer more on this story.

With the departure of Dan Geriot to Campbell, Brett MacConnell has been promoted to assistant coach, leaving an opening on the Tigers' staff for a new Director of Basketball Operations.

For those who asked about incoming Princeton president Christopher Eisgruber in relation to athletics, there's this quote: "I was a big fan of our basketball team in particular when I was a student here, just as I am now."