Tuesday, February 1, 2011

News and Notes: Afternoon Edition

Below, some afternoon news and notes...
  • NBA D-League Ft. Wayne Mad Ants Team President, Jeff Potter writes in his personal blog, "This has potentially been in the works for the past couple of days, but Oliver Lafayette will be leaving the team to replace Allen Iverson for Besiktas in Turkey. From what I hear, it truly is an offer he cannot refuse, and we are all happy for O. He has been an exemplary player and person for the Mad Ants, and I will certainly miss him. To replace O, I signed Ryan Wittman yesterday. Ryan is the son of former IU great Randy Wittman, but Ryan more than made a name for himself with a great career at Cornell University. Last season, he led Cornell to their first ever NCAA Tourney win last season and even made it to the Sweet 16. He is a very good shooter with very deep range, and I hope he will help us better spread the court for Walker's penetration and for the bigs down low."
  • The Daily Pennsylvanian's Calder Silcox writes the following: "A Tale of Two Cities. The [Harvard] Crimson tallied that fourth conference win — their tenth straight at home this season — Saturday night with a 78-57 blowout of Cornell. The comparison between the two programs is almost too sweet. Meanwhile, former Cornell coach Steve Donahue was in attendance, watching his old group crash and burn. Three years ago the Big Red climbed up the Ivy ladder to take hold of the conference, and didn’t let go until its talented senior class and even more talented coach hit the road, sending the program into a tailspin. This year another (albeit darker) shade of red is on the rise, poised to take control with its own young talent: Harvard has less seniors than a Penn dining hall. So if history is any indicator, the Crimson will lose an Ivy game sometime in 2013. If the world still exists...But the biggest loser this weekend was easily the Big Red, not only because they lost to Dartmouth, but because they traveled 13 and a half hours and still lost to Dartmouth."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

has FEWER seniors. Do they teach English at PENN?