Tuesday, November 9, 2010

News and Notes: Afternoon Edition

Above, an excerpt from the Cornell Athletics recap of Cornell's defeat to Albany back on December 22, 2006. The teams meet again on Friday in Albany. Get all the information you need about the Big Red's games this weekend at Albany (11/12) and Seton Hall (11/14) with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Below, some afternoon news and notes...
  • Albany coach, Will Brown told the media during Albany's media day, ""It feels like we are going to be playing with a chip on our shoulder. It is very exciting [to open up against Cornell]. Cornell made the Sweet 16 last year. Even though they lost four seniors, it is still going to be a good test for us."
  • SouthOrangeJuice.com notes that Cornell is one of several Seton Hall opponents ranked outside the top 100 according to KenPom.com.
  • Lehigh's season outlook from its athletics department notes, "Highlighting the nonconference schedule are games against Penn State (Nov. 12), Cornell (Nov. 22) and USC (Dec. 23)."
  • A couple Big Red mentions in Chad Forde's Minutes on ESPN. He notes, "Steve Donahue, from Cornell to Boston College. Short move geographically. Pretty huge move in basketball terms from the Ivy League to the ACC... stepping back... Cornell. New coach. Four new starters. Not likely to win 29 games again anytime soon."
23. Ivy League: With Cornell -- one of March's Sweet 16 darlings and the conference's lone top-50 Pomeroy team in 2009-10 -- in rebuilding mode, the Ivy takes a bit of a hit in the conference rankings, but that dip might not be as big as first glance might lead one to believe. Harvard returns almost everyone not named Jeremy Lin from last season's 21-win team, Princeton will again be one of the best defensive teams in the league and Penn could be an interesting dark horse candidate after last season's midseason coaching change (and subsequent upset of Cornell). This isn't a good conference, but it's bound to improve in the coming seasons. (Have you seen Tommy Amaker's recruiting class?) For now, a holding pattern is probably the best-case scenario.

Above, an excerpt from the Cornell Athletics recap of Cornell's defeat to Albany on January 9, 2006.


Anonymous said...

Damn, the Albany game recaps bring on some good memories of being a fan before we were great. Yeah, they're losses, but that was right when the team was on the tipping point of success and that those who realized we were, could really feel the excitement despite the lack of general fans.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I think it might actually date to the 2005 game at Princeton when Cornell hung a 20-zip second half run on Coach Scott and his Ivy favorites.

That was a great moment for Toppert, Taylor, Collins, Dow, Naeve and company that showed future Cornell basketballers what they too could accomplish.

Let's Go, Red!