Wednesday, September 29, 2010

News and Notes: Wednesday Edition

Above, Cornell's specially published postseason media guides (NCAA Tournament) for 2008, 2009 and 2010. Below, some news and notes for Wednesday...
  • A Dime Magazine student-intern interviewed Tommy Amaker, which included the following Q&A:

Dime: How does Cornell’s run to the Sweet 16 put Ivy League basketball back on the map so to speak?
TA: I think Cornell what they have done is win and be competitive, obviously outside of our league. They won our league and went to the NCAA Tournament. I think the exposure the past year was a unique year for the Ivy League. In addition to Cornell, obviously their run was tremendous but this was the first year in the history of this great league that we had three teams win 20 or more games. You had Cornell, Harvard, and Princeton all win over 20 games this season.

We had a ton of exposure throughout the year and people were even speaking of our league as possibly getting more than one bid to the NCAA Tournament which never happened before. Cornell’s success, I think the success of Princeton bringing their basketball program back to where they’ve always been, and for us to come and make some historic runs. We won 21 games this past year which is more than we’ve ever won in the history of our school and we are the oldest school in the country so that’s really saying something.

All three schools, in addition to what Cornell was able to accomplish, have given our league a huge shot in the arm, and it’s opened the eyes of some kids I’m sure who may not have really thought about this as a possibility but certainly can see it now with not only Cornell but with Butler and George Mason. Those are teams that have had sensational runs and been very successful but haven’t necessarily come from the large, BCS kind of schools.

  • 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.
  • Below, links to the Ivy League's 2010-2011 schedules, rosters and recruiting classes.
Cornell has released official announcements of its schedule, roster and recruiting class. Here are links for the rest of the Ivy League:

IVY LEAGUE '10-'11 SCHEDULES
-Brown
-Columbia
-Dartmouth
-Harvard
-Penn
-Princeton
-Yale

IVY LEAGUE '10-'11 ROSTERS

-Brown
-Columbia
-Dartmouth
-Harvard
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Penn
-Princeton (NOT POSTED)
-Yale

IVY LEAGUE '10-'11 RECRUITING CLASSES
-Brown
-
Columbia
-Dartmouth
-Harvard
-Penn
-Princeton
-Yale
  • Check out the projected roster sizes of Ivy League teams for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons by clicking here.
  • With respect to Cornell's Homecoming Weekend, the Cornell Daily Sun writes, "The official attendance at the game itself was 16,026 — the largest total at a Homecoming game since 2000 — and the larger-than-usual crowd was obvious to anyone observing the red-draped Schoellkopf Crescent. Increased attendance and participation at Homecoming — by undergraduates and alumni alike — can only benefit the University. It helps keep undergraduates safe on the “Slope Day Lite” of the fall semester, stirs up alumni involvement (and likely donations) and builds school spirit, not unlike last year’s Sweet 16 run by the men’s basketball team."

  • Jon Jaques ('10) posted his new Ironi Ashkelon jersey on his twitter account.

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