Tuesday, March 22, 2011

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Tuesday...

  • Incoming Cornell recruit, Galal Cancer (Christian Brothers Academy) Albany, NY, 6-2, G, was named a runner-up for the Albany Times Union's Athlete of the Week. The newspaper writes, "Galal Cancer, CBA boys' basketball: The senior co-captain capped his stellar varsity career Saturday by scoring 11 points, grabbing nine rebounds and adding three assists in the Brothers' 61-56 overtime loss to Jamestown in the Class AA state semifinals at Glens Falls Civic Center. Cancer, the Big 10 and Section II Class AA Tournament Most Valuable Player, is headed to play his college basketball at Cornell." Fellow incoming Cornell recruits, Shonn Miller (St. Ignatius HS) Cleveland, OH, 6-6, F, and Ned Tomic (North Royalton HS) North Royalton, OH, 6-7, F, were both named Associated Press Division I All State Honorable Mentions in Ohio. Division I is the large school division and the honor includes all geographic regions of Ohio. Miller was also invited to the Ohio-Kentucky All Star game, but declined the invitation in order to allow his preseason foot injury to fully recover before arriving at Cornell.
  • The Ft. Wayne News Sentinel previews tonight's NBA D-league game between Ryan Wittman's ('10) Ft. Wayne Mad Ants team and the Erie Bay Hawks, coached by former Cornell assistant, Jay Larranaga.
  • Chris Wroblewsi is highlighted in the spring issue of Cornell's Spirit Magazine, a publication of the Athletics Department. The issue also includes an article on Cornell's new financial aid policy and its positive impact on Cornell Athletics recruiting efforts.
  • The Wall Street Journal profiles Cornell's wrestling team which finished as the national runner-up for the second consecutive season. The WSJ also notes, "In basketball, the school managed an improbable run to the Sweet 16 last year."
  • Madison.com notes of Wisconsin's first round NCAA Tournament game, "Belmont was not Cornell.. Last year, the senior-laden Big Red nearly stunned Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse in a midyear non-conference battle, so Cornell's blitz through the Badgers to the Sweet 16 wasn't a surprise. This year's Belmont team drew a lot of comparisons..."

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