Friday, June 11, 2010

News and Notes: Friday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Friday...
  • Incoming Cornell recruit, Andrew Ferry is a 6'1" guard from Milwaukee via transfers from Valparaiso University and Palm Beach State College. His father, Dr. Patrick Ferry, the President of Concordia University in Wisconsin, recently authored the book, Faith in the Freshman, based on Dr. Ferry's own life as a college basketball player and that of his son's, Andrew. On his website, Dr. Ferry recently posted a new review of his book.
  • The Minneapolis Star Tribune references Cornell's game at the Minnesota Gophers next season. Cornell's schedule for 2010-2011 was intentionally designed to to challenge the team but at a level suitable to the roster's experience. The schedule features tough games at Syracuse and Seton Hall, along with the Minnesota game, as well as participation in a competitive mid-major tournament at Virginia Commonwealth. The home schedule includes attractive mid-major games against St. Bonaventure (A-10), Buffalo (MAC), Delaware (CAA) and Bucknell (Patriot) as well as Stony Brook (America East). Other quality road games include visits to Lehigh (Patriot), Binghamton (America East) and Albany (America East).
  • Important Date: The Cornell Rebounders Club will host on June 22 from 5-7 p.m. at the Country Club of Ithaca a meet-and-greet with Cornell's head basketball coach, Bill Courtney.
  • Coach Courtney will host the Cornell Basketball Prospect Camp from June 26-27. This camp is intended for boys in grades 9-12 and is recommended for high school players who are serious about playing collegiate basketball. The camp will provide high level instruction by Cornell coaches and features competitive games. The camp also offers invaluable exposure to the University and the Cornell coaching staff for high school players interested in potentially playing Division I basketball at Cornell. At a date later in the summer, Cornell basketball will also offer a one-day clinic for Division I prospects.
    -Cornell is the three-time defending Ivy League Champion (2008, 2009, 2010)
    -Cornell is the December 2009 Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival Champion
    -Cornell finished with a undefeated 4-0 record at the November 2009 Legends Classic
    -Cornell finished 2009-2010 ranked No. 4 in the final CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Coaches' Poll
    -Cornell ended 2009-2010 ranked No. 17 in the final Top 25 of the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll
    -Cornell advanced to the 2010 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.
    -Cornell owns victories during 2009-2010 over the likes of Wisconsin (Big Ten), Temple (A-10), St. John's (Big East), Alabama (SEC), St. Joseph's (A-10), La Salle (A-10), UMass, (A-10) Davidson (SoCon), Vermont (America East), Bucknell (Patriot), and Drexel (CAA)

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