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Wednesday News:

C. Young (1-0) 4.2 IP 4 H 3 ER 2 BB 3 K 2.65 ERA. 88 pitches, 53 strikes.

A rocky return in a short outing for Chris Young still wound up as the Mets' fifth straight victory.

Mitch Henderson has come back to his roots.

Like the coach who preceded him, Henderson is also a big soccer fan.

Seth Davis and Jeff Goodman add their two cents about this spring's coaching carousel.

Former Princeton player Lincoln Gunn now has a blog.

Did Yale center Greg Mangano really declare for the NBA Draft?

larry said,

April 27, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

Today is one of those big days in Young's career. How he feels today may affect everything. Hopefully he feels great.

Daniel Mark said,

April 27, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

Since today's picture is baseball related, I'm gonna assume other sports are fair game. Continuing with this month's theme of "Somebody get Gary Walter on the phone," men's varsity hockey coach Guy Gadowsky is leaving to become Penn State's first-ever coach. (The program is starting next year, apparently.) Coach G orchestrated a Coach J-like turnaround of the hockey program, taking a team that won a total of eight games in the two years prior to his arrival and turning it into a perennial ECAC powerhouse (a conference that had as many as half of its teams in the top twenty this year, if memory serves). Gary Walters is losing head coaches like it's 1999. Is Princeton unwilling to compete? Or is it time for a new AD? (And will Sean Bonar transfer to Fairfield?) Over to you, Mack.

Michael Braun said,

April 27, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

The other explanation is that Gadowsky leaving the same year as SJ is a coincidence. It is also possible that the financial pressures are not of Walters' making, but imposed at the University level. Or, it could be that there are no financial pressures at all, but that Gadowsky (maybe like SJ) wants to see how much he could achieve with scholarship players. For all of the speculation about what goes on behind the scenes in the Princeton athletics department, there is shockingly little observed data to support any of this.

Jon Solomon said,

April 27, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

On the other end of the spectrum, Princeton women's basketball coach Courtney Banghart posted on her Twitter a couple days ago that she had signed a contract extension.

This post has since been removed, but I saw it when it went up.


Gregg Lange said,

April 27, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

Guys --

This was pretty thoroughly discussed in the Monday news. Sorry you missed it.

To repeat:

Interesting issue, wrong example. Penn State just got $88 mm from Terry Pegula, the new billionaire owner of the Sabres, to build a huge arena and endow the hockey team — they are swimming in bucks, and probably could have bought almost anybody. This is not career suicide, it is the Emerald (well, OK, blue) City. What it does show is how well Gadowsky is regarded, tacitly including his reasonable success at Princeton.

None of which addresses Fairfield.

But that doesn't mean conspiracy theories aren't tiresome.

Daniel Mark said,

April 28, 2011 @ 1:16 am

Settle down, everyone. There's no conspiracy-theorizing here. But dissatisfaction with Gary Walters is neither new nor limited to a few people. Sure, there's no data, but, on a number of fronts, it's not unreasonable to ask whether another AD might do better.

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