Above, last March 2,000 fans gathered in Newman Arena to attend Cornell's NCAA Tournament Selection Show. A CBS TV crew showed the Newman Nation fans live across the country reacting to the Big Red's tournament seed. Below, some news and notes for Sunday.
- Cornell will graduate three seniors during May 2011-- Adam Wire (6'6" F) and both of the team's true low post players-- Mark Coury (6'9" C) and Aaron Osgood (6'9" F/C). Bill Courtney and his coaching staff are expected to fill out their 2011 recruting class with two (possibly three) post players. Regardless of whether there are two or three additions, Cornell will count on these new recruits during 2011-2012 to contribute immediately upon arrival. Junior college transfers are an option and are immediately eligible, but finding JuCos with size, talent, and the necessary academic profiles is no easy task.
- In alumni news, Jeff Foote ('10) and his Maccabi Tel Aviv club suffered their first two losses of the exbition season, falling in both games in the Saint Petersburg Tournament. Maccabi bowed to CSKA Moscow Saturday 73-67, then dropped a game to Spartak St. Petersburg on Sunday, 90-82. A recap (without boxscore) of the CSKA game is on the Maccabi official website. HoopsLeader.com previews Maccabi's upcoming season and notes that Foote could go on loan to another club.
- Ryan Wittman ('10) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds and 2 assists in Fulgor Libertas Forli's 82-71 preseason Coppa Italia win over league rival, Reggio Emilia on Sunday.