Monday, February 7, 2011

Cornell, Penn and Princeton... the Beginnings...

Cornell's basketball rivalry with Penn and Princeton goes back more than 100 years... with the "Ps" returning to Ithaca this weekend-- with Penn on Friday and Princeton on Saturday.

Above, the February 19, 1904 issue of the Cornell Daily Sun recaps Cornell 's 31-12 defeat on February 18 in Philadelphia to Penn, the teams' first ever meeting in basketball.


Above, the January 17, 1902 issue of the Daily Princetonian previews the first ever meeting between the Princeton Tigers and the Cornell Big Red in basketball.

Above, the January 18, 1902 issue of the Daily Princetonian recaps Princeton's 35-14 win in New Jersey over Cornell. Further below, the March 17, 1902 issue of the Cornell Daily Sun previews the return game in Ithaca.

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