Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Big Red's Diverse Roster

In a University known for its broad reach, diversity and motto ("Any Person, Any Study"), ESPN recruiting analyst, Dave Telep points out on Twitter today the national nature of Cornell's basketball recruiting efforts.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thats crazy

Anonymous said...

This factoid and $2.50 at Starbucks gets you a cup of coffee.

Really?

A better point would be how smart it was for Donahue to go outside of the East Coast to recruit, knowing that he would be up against the Ps and the Amaker machine for East Coast recruits.....

.....Hope that Coach D can do the same at BC.

Anonymous said...

Also they should try to get more NY state guys like Cancer, got the advantage on tuition there to start without even including financial aid

Anonymous said...

Donahue has got I think 3 California recruits coming

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Cornell has not lost out (to other Ivies) on all that many great New Yorkers. Some of the better ones were Pat Foley, Michael Sands and Alex Zampier. We did get the most important one of them all: Jeff Foote.

Anonymous said...

league really screwed up by having the game at Yale, sold out in 30min, shouldnt had it somewhere bigger, that suggestion as the undercard for Big East final was a good one

Anonymous said...

Is the Palestra too much of an advantage for Princeton due to proximity?

It is the marque venue.

Why not the Palestra?

Anonymous said...

Palestra would be a huge home court advantage for Princeton. Just can't do that.

Gotta keep it right on the East Coast and midway. NYC is not midway. Yale is fine. Christl Arena at West Point (5100 capacity) might have been an option, but it would probably cost something to rent the hall.

Game will be streamed.

Anonymous said...

Harvard and PU alumni are all over the place, how many are actually near Princeton and Boston

league messed up, they could have sold out the Palestra and gotten the game on tv

Anonymous said...

Honestly, the Yale decision seems to make sense. Great college basketball venue. Equidistant location. Yeah it's small with only 2,800 seats but that's part of the allure of the game. Right on top of the court, really loud, should make for an amazing atmosphere.

After all this game is about the players. Yeah, yeah, Harvard has never won a league title, hasn't been to the tournament since 1946. There are great storylines, lots of people who are effected. But this game, like all other games, is about the players on the court. And on the court, Yale is a smart decision.

Anonymous said...

It is not a good decision, just another case of the league thinking small

the players can play anywhere, put this at Quinnipiac or somewhere else so everyone can see the game

Anonymous said...

Yale is the perfect place for this year's playoff game.

Consider that Harvard has already lost one game there this year. Princeton hasn't lost at the John J. Lee in over two years.

Wouldn't it be something if going 0-2 at Yale kept Harvard from their first NCAA tournament appearance in 65 years?