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Tuesday News:

Yahoo! Sports has published their preseason Princeton team report.

The Daily Princetonian talked to Craig Robinson, Randy Melville and Steve Mills about John Rogers' appointment to chair the president's Advisory Council on Financial Capability.

Former Princeton assistant Robert Burke is embracing the challenge of rebuilding Mount St. Mary's.

Duke rolled 141-68 over Division II Saint Augustine's in the first of their two exhibitions before they open their season versus Princeton.

Not directly related to Ivy basketball, but I found this article about the Sun Belt's conference-wide plan to increase their power rating fascinating.

R.W. Enoch, Jr. said,

October 26, 2010 @ 1:40 pm

How come Duke is allowed to make their exhibition opponents and results public, but Princeton can't?

Also, any indication about possible starting line-ups and/or the PG situation for Princeton?

Jon Solomon said,

October 26, 2010 @ 9:57 pm

Sorry I couldn't get to this sooner. I've been driving all day.

Duke held an exhibition, which can be open to the public and is played just like a regular season game would be (40 minutes, two halves, five fouls per player, all the trappings).

What Princeton does (and many other schools do as well these days) is known as a "controlled scrimmage." These are closed to the public but each team's coach can use a set amount of time as they wish - be it asking the other team to play zone on defense or wanting to work on facing a high/low on offense or a third request that I can't come up with after eight hours in the car.

Play can stop during the action so coaching staffs can make adjustments and do more hands-on teaching. There's more coaching but not the same continuous flow of a "real" game.

From what I gather, coaches get a lot more out of these sorts of opportunities but they are not as fan-friendly as playing some DII school or an organization such as Athletes In Action.

Jon Solomon said,

October 26, 2010 @ 11:17 pm

Ps. If you're really curious to learn more about "controlled scrimmages," I can pull up my reports from the Georgetown/Princeton event that took place at Jadwin in the early 2000s before the NCAA started cracking down on keeping people out.

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