Tuesday, May 18, 2010

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Above, Cornell's Anthony Gatlin, a 6'8" transfer from Centenary. Below, some news and notes for Tuesday...
  • Rivals.com's panel of experts discussed the recent coaching changes across Division I. Jason King noted, "More than a few folks were surprised when Boston College fired longtime coach Al Skinner, but the move turned out to be a brilliant one thanks to the hiring of Steve Donahue, who led Cornell to the Sweet 16 last spring." Steve Megargee also noted, "I don't think you'll see many first-year coaches in the NCAA tournament next year. Clemson, Cornell, Houston, Robert Morris, Siena, UTEP and Wake Forest made coaching changes after reaching the 2010 NCAA tournament, but nearly all those schools suffered major losses to graduation and/or the NBA draft."
  • The Louisiana Basketball Report ranks incoming Cornell recruit, Dominic Scelfo as the No. 15 prospect in the state of Louisiana in the site's final rankings for the class of 2010. The site writes, "high IQ point guard that is in the mold of Steve Nash. Great passer, shooter and defender."
  • The Ithaca Journal's Brian Delaney tweets, "In the who woulda thunk dept: Cornell outlasted Syracuse in men's basketball and men's lacrosse in 2010." After appearing in college basketball's Sweet Sixteen, Cornell's lacrosse team is now in the NCAA's quarterfinals (Elite Eight). The Big Red fell to Syracuse a year ago in the national title game.
  • Cornell has put together yet another sports year for the ages. We salute some of the impressive finishes by Cornell's athletic teams during the 2009-2010 academic year:
* Men's Ice Hockey (ECAC Champions/NCAA Tournament)
* Women's Ice Hockey (Ivy League Champions/ECAC Champions/NCAA National Runner-Up)
* Men's Basketball (Ivy League Champions/Final No. 17 National Ranking/NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen)
* Wrestling (Ivy League Champions/EIWA Champions/NCAA National Runner-Up)
* Women's Softball (Ivy League Champions/NCAA Tournament, still ongoing)
* Men's Outdoor Track & Field (Ivy League/Heptagonal Champions)
* Women's Outdoor Track & field (Ivy League/Heptagonal Champions)
* Men's Lacrosse (1st Place Ivy League Regular Season/NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals, still ongoing)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

that is a stretch about outlasting cuse in hoops. it was only a matter of 3 hours.

Anonymous said...

yeah but we made it as far as Syracuse

Anonymous said...

we always go further than syracuse...they go from dorm to dome, and we go from ithaca to dome, and it'll probably never change

Anonymous said...

anon 2:50, what are you talking about? we are talking about how far the basketball team made it in the tournament not the fact that Syracuse will never play us in Ithaca

Anonymous said...

yes, i was aware of the topic of discussion, just trying to make a joke...

Anonymous said...

Interesting - In the 50's/60's Syracuse and Cornell played home and home, ie. they came to Barton Hall. A side note, in 60 or 61, Jim Boeheim and Dave Bing were on the Syracuse Freshman team that played in Barton. Cornell Frosh won that game, with Steve Cram, Garry Munson, Bob Berube, Bob Deluca, and Bob McCready. Of course as we all know, Boeheim and Bing are both Hall of Famers.

Anonymous said...

Great recall ANON 10:19!
The mayor and the coach were SU frosh in Fall '62.

Cornell swept SU home-and-home in the 64/65 season, the same year the Red knocked off Bradley and the Tigers' Final Four Team in Barton Hall. They were 11-0 in late Feb-65.

Those were great Big Red teams (and McNeil was a terrific coach) that played in an era when Ivy basketball had five teams mixing it up for the Title.