Tim Layden's article, "As Good As It Gets" in the March 29, 2010 | Volume 112, Issue 14 of Sports Illustrated.
- The Ithaca Journal notes:
The final game of Cornell's 2010-11 men's basketball schedule was announced Tuesday, a Nov. 30 date at the Carrier Dome against Syracuse.
The two teams will meet for the 118th time. Syracuse has won 86 of those matchups, including 32 straight. Last Nov. 24, the Big Red suffered an 88-73 defeat to the Orange.
- A bit of background on Cornell newcomer transfer, Andrew Ferry. During 2008-2009, Ferry passed up opportunities to play at Princeton and Columbia, and opted to walk-on at Valparaiso in the Horizon League. Coached by Homer and Bryce Drew, Ferry appeared in 22 games during 2008-2009. While his playing time was overall limited as a rookie, Ferry's minutes increased as the season progressed, appearing in each of Valpo's final seven games, while averaging 6.6 minutes per game in those contests. The Crusaders finished the season 9-19 and No. 216 in Ken Pomeroy's final rankings, ahead of Ivy League teams-- Yale (13-15, No. 240), Harvard (14-14, No. 243), Princeton (13-14, No. 260), Penn (10-18, No. 267), Columbia (12-16, No. 274), Brown (9-19, No. 302), and Dartmouth (9-19, No. 304). Encouraged by his rookie year performance, Ferry explored transferring to other Division I programs by spending his sophomore season at Palm Beach State College, a 2-year JuCo program. With Palm Beach, Ferry played in a wide-open, up-tempo offense and averaged 18.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.9 steals per game, earning First-Team All-Florida Southern Conference honors in the process. He shot .46%from 3-point range to finish in the top 20 nationally in junior college and made 51 percent of his shots from the floor overall. By the end of his campaign, more than a half-dozen Division I schools searching for a shooter had offered scholarships, including programs in the WCC and MAC. He committed to Cornell shortly after the Big Red knocked off Wisconsin and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.