Thursday, October 28, 2010

News and Notes: Thursday Edition

Below, some news and notes...
  • The Trentonian writes, "There has only been five instances ever where the Ivy League was not won by either Princeton or Penn. In the past three seasons, the Ivy League has run through Cornell. With a new coach and three players lost to graduation, including Ivy League Player of the Year Ryan Wittman, Cornell’s stranglehold on the Ivy League may be over. Former head coach Steve Donahue moved on to Boston College. Bill Courtney takes over for the Big Red.Princeton is the new preseason favorite with twelve first place votes... Rounding out the rest of the preseason voting, Harvard is second followed by Cornell, Penn, Yale, Brown, Columbia and Dartmouth."
  • writes, "Is This The Ivy League Or The Return Of The Big 8? Even the Ancient Eight jumped head first into the Carousel this season. Not only did Penn dismiss Glen Miller before midseason, but Dartmouth forced Terry Dunn out following the threat of a player boycott. Jerome Allen, who got the interim tag after Miller's departure, was named permanent head coach of the Quakers after the season, while Paul Cormier replaces Dunn, taking the helm of the Big Green for the second time. The other two Ivy departures are related as Joe Jones left Columbia to assist Steve Donahue at BC. Former [Virginia Tech] assistant Bill Courtney replaces Donahue in Ithaca, while St. Mary's assistant Kyle Smith moved across the country to take over in New York City."
  • Rush The Court is counting down via Twitter the top 345 Division I teams. Teams on Cornell's schedule ranked so far include:
-No. 340-Dartmouth
-No. 327-Albany
-No. 300-Columbia
-No. 278-Yale
  • 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)
7. Oral Roberts, Badlands Conference (113 points)
6. Old Dominion, Colonial (113 points)
5. Virginia Commonwealth, Colonial (114 points)

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