Friday, September 10, 2010

News and Notes: Friday Edition

Some news and notes for Friday...
  • A few reminders to fans of Cornell Basketball. Blueprint for Success, the book commemorating Cornell's 2009-2010 season is now on sale and available for delivery. Visit the Cornell Athletics website to order your copy today! Or pick up a copy sold in the Cornell Store on campus. Additionally, fans of the basketball program in Ithaca area should not miss the opportunity to join the Cornell Rebounders Club. Finally, don't forget, the Red-White scrimmage is just around the corner. Be at Newman Arena, Saturday, October 23 to see the three-time defending Ivy League Champions and Sweet Sixteen team.
  • ESPN's Summar Shoot Around series briefly profiles the Ivy League for 2010-2011 and notes its predicted champion, "Princeton: Under Sydney Johnson, the Tigers are poised to take back the Ivy League title after a surprising second-place finish behind Sweet 16 team Cornell last season. They have their two best scorers returning in Doug Davis and Dan Mavraides and have warmed to Johnson's style. Princeton likely will have to fend off Harvard, Cornell and upstart Penn for the league title, but the Tigers should be a tough out in March."
  • In previewing the ACC for Slam Magazine Online, Jon Jaques (Cornell '10) writes, "In order for BC to come close to replicating the offense Cornell displayed last March, every player on the floor needs to be a serious threat to pass, dribble, and shoot."
  • Not a bad recruiting pitch for prospective Big Red ballers, the American Institute for Economic Research ranked Ithaca as the best town for college students in the United States. Other rankings which include Ithaca among the nation's best collegetown's includes Outside Magazine's No. 14 ranking.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

C'mon Princeton at least cheat at major sports like Harvard did

Anonymous said...

I know; Tennis? Blah. I was hoping it was discovered that Douglas Davis had played professionally in Turkey for a while.

Anonymous said...

Matthews is gonna be riding the pine all season

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Freshmen guards have looked impressive.

Anonymous said...

Good to hear about the freshman guards. Any comments on other players/positions yet or is it too early?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Definitely too early... but some comements/evaluations overheard...

Tarwater-Most physically ready to contribute. Could play right away depending on competition for positions.

Matthews: Needs to add bulk, but very savvy and also a possible rotation guy.

Scelfo: More physically developed than Matthews, but just beginning to get back into shape from where he was a year ago. Like Matthews, a possible rotation guy.

Sahota: Love the ceiling, but needs to adjust to this level of competition.

Ferry: If not starting, a top reserve. Barring injury, will play big minutes.

Gatlin: In the Donahue system, he was going to be a power forward. Prior staff loved his dribbling and shooting ability.

Anonymous said...

i had a dream a few nights ago that we were playing harvard. Peck dropped 37 points, and Asafo-adjei chipped in with 6 points and 33 (thirty three!) assists.