Friday, September 10, 2010

A Date in Cornell Basketball History: March 9, 1954

On March 9, 1954, Cornell captured its fourth EIBL (Ivy League) championship thanks to a buzzer beating shot by an Ithaca native-son. Cornell has won eight EIBL/Ivy League titles (1913, 1914, 1924, 1954, 1988, 2008, 2009 and 2010.) Above, the cover of the March 10 Cornell Daily Sun. Below, the articles in full.

Also back during the 1953-1954 season, a regular beat writer for Cornell men's basketball was legendary Dick Scaap '55. Below, a December 17, 1953 article by Dick Schaap, recapping Cornell's victory over Harvard. Schaap's son, Jeremy, would follow in dad's footsteps, writing for the Cornell Daily Sun, graduating Cornell in '91 and ultimately landing at ESPN.


Anonymous said...

different game then without a shot clock, he held the ball for 1min 54 seconds and then called timeout

Anonymous said...

These old newspaper clippings are great fun to read. Keep 'em coming.

Also, you've got to give credit to Princeton. There have been long stretches, such as the entire decade of the '70s, when Penn had the superior program but, as far as consistency goes, the Tigers have been remarkable. Princeton has been near the top of the EIBL/Ivy standings for basically a century (without the benefit of The Big Five or The Palestra, two huge recruiting advantages).