Tuesday, August 10, 2010

News and Notes: Afternoon Edition

Below, some news and notes for the afternoon...
  • Syracuse.com notes, "Syracuse and Cornell have played each other 117 times since their first meeting on a basketball court back in 1901. So why stop a good thing? Syracuse and Cornell will meet again in the upcoming 2010-11 season as the Orange hosts the Big Red on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse holds an 86-31 edge in the series.Cornell has captured the Ivy League title for three straight seasons and earned the automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament that is awarded to the conference champion. The Big Red went 29-5 last season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament regional semifinal before losing to Kentucky. Syracuse handed Cornell one of its five defeats during the campaign, 88-73 on November 24. It was Syracuse’s 32nd consecutive triumph against the Big Red."
  • NunesMagician.com notes, "The Orange seem intent on scheduling every team that played in last season's Sweet Sixteen. West Virginia, Northern Iowa and Michigan State are already on the list and now they'll be joined by Cornell, who will visit the Dome on November 30th. The Big Red will have to get used to being the visiting team inside the Dome again. Last time they were here they got the home-team treatment against Kentucky. Not so much this time, though you can expect to see a reddish hue in the audience that night. Despite turning into an Ivy League powerhouse the last few seasons, expectations are muted for this year's squad. Gone is head coachSteve Donahue has left for Boston College and the team lost a lot of senior leadership and scoring. The series is one of Syracuse's all-time rivalries, at least in terms of times played. The two have met 117 times and the Orange hold an 86-31 edge. The second game in the history of Syracuse basketball was a gritty 18-15 victory over Cornell, the first win in school history. The last time the Big Red topped Syracuse...1968. Though Cornell lost only five games last season, Syracuse was one of them, an 88-73 defeat."

  • In reviewing Purdue's 2010-2011 schedule, Hammer and Rails reviews Boilermaker opponent, Alabama and notes, "The Crimson Tide only finished 17-15, but six of those losses were in close games to teams that made the sweet 16 or better (Kentucky twice, Cornell, Purdue, Kansas State, Tennessee). It was a great schedule."

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