Wednesday, October 6, 2010

News and Notes: Wednesday Edition, Big Red No. 26 Mid Major

Below, some news and notes for Wednesday...
  • is ranking each of the 263 Mid Major basketball programs based on their performances during the last six years. Each day is counting down the teams among the top 100. Cornell is ranked as the No. 26 Mid Major in the country by Cornell is the highest ranked team from the Ivy League. Notable teams ranked thus far include:
    IUPUI (100), Valparaiso (97), Boston U. (94), Hawaii (92), Rider (90), College of Charleston (89), Houston (88), Portland (78), Louisiana Tech (75), Wofford (74), Oakland (68), Charlotte (65), Robert Morris (64), Holy Cross (63), Cleveland State (62), American (59), Penn (58), Richmond (55), Buffalo (50), George Washington (45), Ohio (42), Murray State (41), Drake (39), UAB (37), Bucknell (35), New Mexico State (34), San Diego (32), St. Joseph's (30), Akron (28), Rhode Island (27), CORNELL (26).

  • In discussing Harvard forward Kyle Casey's broken foot, the Dagger of writes, "With Cornell expected to downtick after its coach and a bevy of seniors departed, the league is considered up for grabs for a few clubs..."
  • writes that Princeton's visit to Harvard on March 5 is the No. 66 "Can't Miss Game" of the 2010-2011 season and notes, "For those of you Ivy League fans out there, this is shaping up to be the best game of the entire slate and one that may decide the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. With Cornell’s three top seniors departing, most believe the conference crowd is Princeton’s to lose considering the Tigers return their top five scorers. Harvard, despite losing all-Ivy performer Jeremy Lin, returns the majority of his supporting cast and Lavietes Pavilion should be rocking on the last Saturday of the regular season."
  • ESPN's Doug Gottlieb lists Wofford and Seton Hall, a pair of potential Cornell opponents as two of the most most underappreciated and overlooked teams in the country.
  • Jeff Foote's ('10) Maccabi Tel Aviv club defeated Caserta of Italy, 80 – 69, in an exhibition tournament on Tuesday.
  • BG Gottingen posted some video highlights of their win over Trier on October 3, which included a 19 point performance from Louis Dale ('10).

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