- Brian Delaney tweeted that Aaron Osgood has injured his knee again and is not expected to play this weekend. Delaney added on his blog:
Cornell's Courtney: Osgood will miss Yale-Brown weekend
Cornell's 6-foot-9 senior center, Aaron Osgood, will not play this weekend due to a knee injury suffered in practice Wednesday, coach Bill Courtney said.
Cornell plays at Yale on Friday night, and at Brown on Saturday night. The injury means more playing time for 6-8 sophomore Eitan Chemerinski. Josh Figini, a 6-9 sophomore, hasn't played in recent weeks largely due to a thumb injury. But he will be on call this weekend in Osgood's absence.
- A Harvard junior, blogging for Rush The Court writes of Harvard basketball, "Tommy Amaker...came to Harvard after jobs with Seton Hall and Michigan. His hiring represented a transition in Harvard’s attitude about basketball. The shift has been met with some resistance from other schools (namely Yale) and hasn’t evaded the press’ watchful eye. From my point of view, these violations are a necessary “evil” that’s a sign of Harvard’s progress. They show that Harvard is willing to push the envelope like a major or mid-major power (and if you don’t think every school has these violations, you’re naive). They come with going after the best prospects." The article references Cornell but erroneously notes, "Steve Donahue, coached Cornell to back-to-back Ivy titles the last two years." Of course, Donahue led Cornell to three consecutive Ivy titles, not the two as indicated.