Thursday, November 4, 2010

News and Notes: Thursday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Thursday...
  • Cornell returns to the court on Saturday for its final tune-up scrimmage of the preseason. The Big Red will face Lafayette in a closed-door session.
  • Three college basketball bloggers, Andy Glockner (CNN/Sports Illustrated), Jameson Flemming (The Bleacher Report) and Ryan Feldman (The Hoops Report) spent some time last evening on Twitter debating which was the worst night of the week for college basketball on television. All three agreed it was Friday nights, but Flemming noted, "Though I was on press row for the Harvard at Cornell which was an awesome experience."
  • On Wednesday night, Louis Dale ('10) scored 5 points for Gottingen in German Bundesliga action, but the Purple fell to the Deutsche Bank Skyliners, 70-58. Speaking of Dale, he will draw a tough match-up on November 23 in the EuroCup when Gottingen meets Turkish club, Besiktas and its new free agent acquisition, Allen Iverson.
  • Here is a link to a Google-english translation of an article on Ryan Wittman ('10) appearing in Basketground online magazine in Italy.
  • USA Today profiles the best stories in college basketball for the upcoming season and writes, "San Diego State will try to follow the route taken last season by Sweet 16 teams Cornell, Northern Iowa and Saint Mary's for its most memorable season in decades...Who will be this year's darling at the Dance? Last season Northern Iowa, Saint Mary's and Cornell pulled surprises by reaching the Sweet 16 (Northern Iowa knocked off top-seeded Kansas in the second round) and Butler topped nearly everyone by reaching the national final, where the Bulldogs lost to Duke 61-59."
  • The Ithaca Journal notes, "Athletes form the Cornel men's basketball, men's hockey, women's hockey and wrestling teams will be on hand at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at Borders in the Shops at Ithaca Mall. The coaches will announce the arrival of two books on last year's tremendous Cornell winter sports session; 'Making History: March 18-21, 2010' highlighting the record-setting performance and game-changing moments of the four sports teams and 'A Blueprint for Success: Cornell Men's Basketball 2009-2010.'"
  • The Clarion Ledger profiles Meridian High School of Mississippi, the No. 1 ranked team in the state and a likely USA Today Top 50 team. The Ledger notes of the Meridian roster, "The all-senior starting lineup includes Devin Cherry, a versatile guard and terrific defender who's verbally committed to Ivy League power Cornell." Other members of Meridian team are already reportedly committed to Mississippi State and South Alabama.

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