Tuesday, October 19, 2010

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Below, some news and notes from Tuesday...
  • Reminder: Cornell's Red-White scrimmage is this Saturday at 12 pm.
  • MidMajority.com 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 50 teams revealed-to-date. Cornell is the only Ivy League to finish among the top 50 among mid major basketball programs.
50. Buffalo, Mid-American (49 points)
49. North Carolina-Wilmington, Colonial (49 points)
48. Montana, Big Sky (50 points)
47. Delaware State, MEAC (50 points)
46. Illinois State, Missouri Valley (50 points)
45. George Washington, Atlantic 14 (50 points)
44. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Southland (51 points)
43. Niagara, Metro Atlantic (52 points)
42. Ohio, Mid-American (53 points)
41. Murray State, Ohio Valley (54 points)
40. Appalachian State, Southern (54 points)
39. Drake, Missouri Valley (54 points)
38. Pacific, Big West (56 points)
37. UAB, Conference USA (57 points)
36. Belmont, Atlantic Sun (58 points)
35. Bucknell, Patriot League (58 points)
34. New Mexico State, Western Athletic (58 points)
33. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Horizon League (60 points)
32. San Diego, West Coast (61 points)
31. East Tennessee State, Atlantic Sun (65 points)
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)
  • ESPN.com's Eamonn Brennan previews the Ivy League in under one minute. He notes, "This is a wide open league... there are no 'Cornells' in the bunch [in reference to the Big Red of 2010 which finished No. 17 in the nation and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen."
"The Dartmouth administration, like others around the Ivy League, has had its eyes opened by the excitement and attention Cornell basketball brought to its campus with its recent success and Sweet 16 run. 'Before, no one was on the same page,’ Cormier said. 'The president would say one thing but it wasn’t relayed to admissions or the financial aid office. Now they’ve seen the notoriety and benefits from what Cornell has done, from an admissions standpoint, from giving, everywhere. That makes it easier to rationalize making sure athletics are as excellent as academics here."
  • In alumni news, Jon Jaques ('10) played 17 minutes for Ashkelon on October 18 in Israeli Winners League action, but did not score or attempt a shot. He picked up four fouls and had 1 assist. Askkelon fell 79-69 to Ashdod. Above, No. 4, Jaques under the glass against Ashdod.
  • Jeff Foote ('10) and Jon Jaques are former Cornell teammates, housemates, and even dance partners. Now the friends could face one another on the court. Jaques' Ashkelon and Foote's Maccabi Tel Aviv clash on October 24. Above left, Ashkelon's team photo. Bottom left, Maccabi Tel Aviv. Right, Jaques and Foote at the 2010 NCAA Tournament.
  • Here are the upcoming games for Cornell alumni with the name of player, Cornell graduation year, pro team, pro league and date of next opponent: Jeff Aubry ('99) (Halcones, LNBP Mexico, October 21 vs. Lechugueros), Cody Toppert ('05) (Plymouth Raiders, BBL United Kingdom, October 22 vs. Everton), John McCord ('97) (Strasbourg, Pro A France, October 23 vs. Le Mans), Jason Hartford ('08) (Ginasio, LPD Portugal, October 23 vs. Academica), Louis Dale ('10) (Gottingen, Bundesliga Germany, October 23 vs. Ratiopharm), Ryan Wittman ('10) (Forli, LegaDue Italy, October 24 vs. Aget IMOLA), Jeff Foote ('10) (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel Winners League, October 24 vs. Ashkelon), Jon Jaques ('10) (Ashkelon, Israel Winners League, October 24 vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is Foote even going to play, what are they doing with him? It sounds like he hasnt gotten on the court in a few games, are they still going to loan him to a lower division team in Europe?

Anonymous said...

It's pronounced 'jakes'. As long as they say his name correctly, that's all that matters, right? It's all about #1. Can you believe he created a site with that name? Dude get over yourself. Go Red!

Anonymous said...

wow you are a retard.

Anonymous said...

It's amusing, ridiculous & curious how this person adds "Go Red!" to a comment insulting one of our guys.

Anonymous said...

http://www.bbl.org.uk/?bbl-team-of-the-week-week-five,1335

They Call me Memphis said...

All about #1? Wasn't Jaques #25? I think #1 was Foote and his first named is pronounced Jeff, so you must be mixed up anon820. It seems to me also if you don't like the guy, don't read his blog. For example, I do not like Penn or Harvard so I don't go to the Penn basketball webpage and I don't read about Jeremy Lin. Its pretty easy really.