Wednesday, November 3, 2010

News and Notes: Evening Edition

Below, some evening news and notes...
  • Perhaps a bit of disrespect as Cornell was not included on Storming the Floor's list of November games where a "David" could take down a "Goliath." Cornell visits Seton Hall and Syracuse during this month.
  • Brian Delaney of the Ithaca Journal reports via Twitter, "Cornell ailing a little bit at the guard position, with Wroblewski, Scelfo and Jake Matthews sitting out today with various ailments." And, "Wroblewski sprained an ankle in the Colgate scrimmage; he said he expects to play against Albany on Nov. 12."
  • The Cornell Club of Albany is gathering together for the Big Red's season opener at Albany. The Club writes, "Come watch the Cornell men's basketball take on the Danes as the Big Red try to recapture the magic of last year's Sweet Sixteen run! Join with other local Cornellians in the Cornell blocks of seating for family fun as we cheer on the three-time-repeating Ivy League Champions in the team's season opener." The Big Red could get a lot of fans at this game. In addition to the many Cornell alumni living in the Albany area, Cornell also maintains several extension campus centers in Albany and the surrounding area.
  • Rivals.com projects Princeton as a No. 14 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Brian Delaney writes on his Ithaca Journal hosted blog , "Is there any question that Cornell basketball fans will be following two teams particularly close this year? Probably not. Aside from material on the Big Red, results/stories/features concerning the Boston College Eagles will be option No. 2 for a good number of people in this community who got to know and like Steve Donahue over the years." Delaney also posted an A.P. story on Boston College which we previously posted.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

BRF,
you misread the list, it is the games where the teams above the red line are playing in the home of teams below the red line which they mention is only 0.7% of all games this year

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Thanks for correction. Then what about St. Bonaventure?

Anonymous said...

huh??? They are A-10

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

A-10 budgets are much higher than Ivy budgets. Which is why CollegeInsider.com does not include the A-10 in its rankings.

Anonymous said...

Didnt realize they didnt include the A-10 but that list only considered Big 6 conferences

http://www.midmajority.com/redline
The interesting thing about the A-10 is that they average $16.2mil overage budgets and $2.6 mil basketball budgets while the Ivy averages $19.7 mil overage budgets and 800k basketball budgets.

The A-10 is strong at the top with Temple, Xavier, Richmond but extremely weak at the bottom with St Bonaventure, Fordham, Lasalle, GW. We should probably be favored in the St Bonaventure game

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Right. The average A-10 budget for basketball is three times as large as the average Ivy budget.

There is no way the A-10 and Ivy are both mid majors/competitors.

A-10 is a high major in basketball, albeit, way below the BCS.