Friday, July 30, 2010

News and Notes: Friday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Friday...
  • A new book is set to be published chronicling Cornell's 2009-2010 season, which culminated in a third consecutive Ivy League Championship, a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the NCAA Tournament, and a final No. 17 national ranking in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Top 25 Poll. More details to come on the new book.
  • The Cornell's Rebounders Club will be holding their annual picnic with the men's basketball team later in August as the players return to campus. More details to come.
  • The Harvard Crimson newspaper covers Harvard's recruitment of several high profile high school prospects. However, as Cornell proved to the rest of the league the last three years, well-known recruits do not always translate to success in the league. Ask the fellow Ivy coaches that opted not to recruit Jeff Foote, Ryan Wittman, Louis Dale, Alex Tyler, Geoff Reeves, and Adam Gore, among others.
  • ESPN's College Basketball Nation Blog writes, "Former Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins, who once famously remarked that an NCAA tournament game against Cornell is "not a spelling bee," misses going to Kentucky. In fact, the one-and-done first-round NBA draft pick told reporters Thursday while back on campus for a John Calipari basketball camp that he misses Kentucky so much ... "I wish I could just start going to classes again," Cousins said. But the smile on his face immediately after saying it prompted one reporter to ask, "You mean really classes? Come on!" "Nah," Cousins said, his chair tilting back as he and the reporters laughed."
  • links Cornell's admissions spike with a potential influence from Cornell's Sweet Sixteen run. According to the site, Cornell University did not take a single student off its waiting list this year.
  • In a follow-up to a discussion taking place between readers in our comments section, below is a listing of some current and former Cornell basketball players on Twitter, as well as coaches and members of the Cornell basketball media. Happy tweeting Cornell Basketball world...


Anonymous said...

so cool about the book.

Anonymous said...

After what game was the picture taken of Jaques, Tyler & Wrobo?