Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cornell-Syracuse History

Below, just a few images from the 1oo-plus years of the Cornell-Syracuse basketball series.

Cornell and Syracuse first met on January 26, 1901 with the Orange prevailing 18-15. It was the first win in Syracuse's young basketball history. Chimes were played across the campus in celebration of defeating Cornell.

Following a December 1904 Big Red visit to Syracuse, in which the Orange prevailed 56-17, the series was suspended. After a fifteen year hiatus, the teams resumed play with Cornell meeting Syracuse on on January 11, 1921, defeating the Orange, 25-13.

During the 1920s, Syracuse fans such as these women pictured above, brought "Cornell scarecrows" to SU's Archbold Gym to taunt the Cornellians. Syracuse loyalists blamed Cornell for blocking the Orange's entry as a member into the Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League (EIBL), the predecessor to the Ivy League's formalization.

A game program to Cornell's January 5, 1929 visit to Syracuse.

This photo was taken during a 1930 game between the Big Red and Syracuse.

A 1937 game program for Cornell at Syracuse.

A 1942 game program and scorecard for Syracuse's visit to Barton Hall.

A 1947 program, Cornell hosting Syracuse at Barton Hall.

A photo from a 1948 game between Syracuse and Cornell.

A 1959 program for Syracuse's visit to Ithaca to face the Big Red in Barton Hall.

A photo from the mid 60s in Barton Hall during a Cornell-Syracuse game.

A 1967 Cornell-Syracuse program.

A clipping from a 1973 issue of the Cornell Daily Sun from a game between Cornell and Syracuse.

A Cornell at Syracuse program from 1984. While some of Cornell's meetings with Syracuse during the 80s were lopsided losses for the Big Red, the rivalry kept some of its intensity Below, some clippings from the Cornell Daily Sun following the brawl of 1987.

A Jim Boheim signed game ball from December 3, 2008. Syracuse beat Cornell 88-78.

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