Below, some news and notes for the evening. Above, the ever-changing logos of Cornell Basketball throughout the decades.
- ForliBasketb.it reports the news of Ryan Wittman's ('10) signing with the Italian club, Forli. Read the Google translation page by clicking here. See also the official release on the Forli team website.
- Speaking of Forli, the George Mason basketball team just defeated the Italian club during the program's European tour. And there is a bit of a Cornell connection here. George Mason is coached by Jim Larranaga, the father of Cornell assistant coach, Jay Larranaga. Additionally, Cornell assistant, Ricky Yahn, was a video cooridantor/manager with George Mason last year, while Cornell head coach, Bill Courtney, also previously served a lengthy stint as a GMU assistant.
- If you aren't already following us on Twitter, you should! Tonight, poor Louis Dale ('10) laments on Twitter, "got the "Welcome Back" email from President Skorton today.O man i'm gonna miss college.ha that was definitely the last one of those i'll get." On behalf of all Cornell fans, we are gonna miss Lou.
- Dr. Patrick Ferry, father of incoming Cornell transfer, Andrew Ferry, recently described on his website his son's trip out to Ithaca this week. Dr. Ferry writes:
Andrew is a junior at Cornell in Ithaca, New York... he really knows no one at school. But, he’s just as eager to get going. We made the trek across Canada with a brief stop at Niagara Falls to deliver Andrew — no car for him this year! The trip to Ithaca went smooth if not straight. The closest distance between two points in that part of New York is not a straight line. There are no straight ways to get to or around once you arrive in Ithaca.
We didn’t even go straight to see Coach Courtney when we arrived. I don’t think Andrew was too excited for him to see the splint on his wrist. That was better than the cast and sling he had on when he got off the plane from China. The trip to China was wonderful. Andrew described the opportunities for spiritual growth, cultural experience, and basketball competition. Everything went well — until the next-t0-last game when he hurt his right wrist.The original diagnosis was a fracture. That, however, was not the conclusion of the doctor here in Milwaukee. Whatever the case, Andrew has a couple of weeks of healing and rehabilitation before he can return to the court.