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."
- Cornell's Bill Courtney, the new Robert E. Gallagher '44 Cornell Head Coach of Men's Basketball will host the Cornell Basketball Prospect Camp from June 26-27.
- 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)