- In an interview with EagleAction.com this week, Gene DeFilippo, Boston College's A.D. said, "We were very fortunate to be able to hire a coach of Steve Donahue's caliber and I think he will do a terrific job. Over the last two years his Cornell teams have beaten Alabama on the road, beaten St. John's on the road, and lost at Kansas by just two or three points. In last year's NCAA tournament they beat nationally-ranked Temple and nationally-ranked Wisconsin by double digits. I think he'll do a tremendous job here, I really do. I'm excited about his style of play. His Cornell teams averaged 77-78 points per game and they played terrific defense."
- In scheduling news, Wofford will replace Norfolk State in the Virginia Commonwealth Tournament. The Terriers will face the hosts while Cornell meets New Hampshire in the other "semfinal" game. Wofford coach, Mike Young told Rivals.com in discussing his schedule, "...I was in dire need of games. I'm going to VCU's tournament. They're very good, and because of contractual agreements, I'm playing them in the first round. That's just where we are right now." Cornell's 28 games include the following opponents:
at Seton Hall
vs. St. Bonaventure
at Virginia Commonwealth Tournament (with VCU, Wofford, and New Hampshire)
at Boston University
vs. Stony Brook
14 Ivy Games