Also, check out the article from the Philadelphia Daily News below:
Dick Jerardi: Folks in Ivy League might be seeing Red this season
Donahue, who played at Ursinus and was an assistant for some very good Penn and Philadelphia University teams, got the time. Cornell, 10-5 overall, is now a contender, maybe even the Ivy favorite.
"You have visions of what it could be like, and just the satisfaction that you get out of that kind of success would be great," Donahue said. "I'm more excited for our players, our student body and our administration who have been very patient."
The Big Red is the only 2-0 Ivy team as league play gets serious this weekend. Penn and Princeton finally begin. If Cornell can survive the first Ivy weekend, look out. Donahue's team plays at contenders Brown and Yale. A sweep would be great. A split would work, as six of its next eight are at home.
"We're playing well now," Donahue said. "We were averaging, like, 88 points a game and then we ran into teams that aren't going to let you do that. Then I think we just revamped stuff and got back to basics. We've played a lot of road games, and I think we're playing our best basketball."
Princeton is way down. Penn is struggling. For the first time in 20 years, the Ivy door is wide open for another school.
"Princeton is really going through some rebuilding," Donahue said. "I think there are enough pieces there at Penn. This league is not that great . . . Glen [Miller] has been through this enough. They're going to have something to say."
Why not Cornell?
The Big Red has one of the great shooters in America, Ryan Wittman (son of Randy), who shoots 47.8 percent from the arc, eighth nationally. It has a terrific point guard in Louis DaleAdam Gore, the 2006 Ivy rookie of the year, back after missing last season with a knee injury. Dale is the nation's best free-throw shooter (94 percent). Gore is 10th (90.5 percent). It has 7-footer Jeff Foote. Most of the key players on the roster are sophomores. and another scorer in
"This week and this year are huge," Donahue said. "And I feel good about our team for the next several years."