Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Never Quit, A Date in Cornell Basketball History

In Cornell's 6th year of program existence, the 1903-1904 campaign, the Big Red started the season with a promising 5-2 record. The Big Red, however, would tailspin and embark on a 9 game losing streak

As the above March 9, 1904 issue of the Cornell Daily Sun reveals, members of the basketball team gathered in a team meeting to consider whether the team should disband due to the lopsided scores. Ultimately, the team voted to finish out the season, which included subsequent defeats to Princeton and Columbia and a final season ending victory over Pratt which snapped the 11-game losing streak. Cornell finished 6-13 overall and 1-5 in the conference.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You think that the Friday/Saturday away games are tough? How about playing three nights in a row? I'm sure that the bus or train was not all that comfortable either.

Glad that they made the trip and didn't quit.