Monday, October 25, 2010

News and Notes: Monday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Monday. Above, an autograph card signed by several members of the Big Red. Players were signing autographs following the Red-White scrimmage on Saturday.
  • The Heights, a student newspaper of Boston College writes, "New head coach Steve Donahue brings a different coaching style and worthy experience from coaching the Cornell University men's basketball team, which triumphed as Ivy League champions from 2008-2010 and reached the NCAA Sweet Sixteen last year."
  • is ranking each of the 263 Mid Major basketball programs based on their performances during the last six years. Each day MidMajority is counting down the teams among the top 100. Here is a look at the top 30 teams revealed-to-date. Cornell is the only Ivy League to finish among the top 50 mid major basketball programs.
30. Saint Joseph`s, Atlantic 14 (66 points)
29. Sam Houston State, Southland (67 points)
28. Akron, Mid-American (70 points)
27. Rhode Island, Atlantic 14 (72 points)
26. Cornell, Ivy League (73 points)
25. Kent State, Mid-American (73 points)
24. Massachusetts, Atlantic 14 (73 points)
23. Vermont, America East (76 points)
22. Morgan State, MEAC (77 points)
21. Missouri State, Missouri Valley (79 points)
20. Creighton, Missouri Valley (80 points)
19. Temple, Atlantic 14 (80 points)
18. South Alabama, Sun Belt (83 points)
17. Siena, Metro Atlantic (84 points)
16. George Mason, Colonial (90 points)
15. Wichita State, Missouri Valley (92 points)
14. Southern Illinois, Missouri Valley (92 points)
13. Dayton, Atlantic 14 (97 points)
12. Utah State, Western Athletic (99 points)
11. Bradley, Missouri Valley (100 points)
10. Winthrop, Big South (109 points)
9. Saint Mary`s, West Coast (111 points)
8. Northern Iowa, Missouri Valley (112 points)

  • Throughout the season we will provide periodic updates on Cornell's eight (8) overseas alumni playing professionally. These former Cornell players include: Jeff Aubry ('99) (Halcones, LNBP Mexico); John McCord ('97) (Strasbourg, Pro A France); Cody Toppert ('05) (Plymouth Raiders, British Basketball League); Jason Hartford ('08) (Ginasio, LPD Portugal); Louis Dale ('10) (Gottingen, Bundesliga Germany); Ryan Wittman ('10) (Forli, LegaDue Italy); Jeff Foote ('10) (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel Winner's League); Jon Jaques ('10) (Ashkelon, Israel Winner's League).


Anonymous said...

who is the signature between Osgood #4 and Ferry #15

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

It is not very legible, but it is from Adam Wire, No. 24. Adam's signature is much clearer on a few other originals that we have.