Friday, April 1, 2011

News and Notes: Friday Edition

The April Fool's issue of the Cornell Daily Sun (above) reports the Big Red earning an Elite Eight banner after an NCAA discovery of recruiting violations at Kentucky, Cornell's Sweet Sixteen opponent from 2010. Below, some news and notes...
  • In NBA D-League action last night, the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants lost a critical game 105-100 at the Maine Red Claws. Cornell's Ryan Wittman ('10) finished with 16 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist on 6/18 FGs and 4/13 from beyond the arc.
  • Cornell's 2011-2012 schedule was essentially completed this week with some limited formalities remaining in the signing of the contracts. Cornell will appear in 28 games in 2011-2012. The Big Red were ineligible for a multi-team event ("MTE") this year after appearing in MTEs in back-to-back years in 2009 (Preseason NIT) and 2010 (Legends Classic).

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wittman takes 18 shots? Finally! Finally, he is shooting the ball. I don't care that it was a low percentage, he needs to get his volume up. Way to go.

Anonymous said...

Butler, VCU in the final 4 and Sydney Johnson to Fairfield, who saw this coming?

Anonymous said...

Fairfield isn't a done deal yet; it just sounds like he's one of the finalists and might be the AD's favorite; but it isn't a done deal.

Anonymous said...

Out of the other candidates, Johnson is clearly the best candidate, if Fairfield is smart they will make him the offer, the question is does he take it?

mrjames said...

The MTE rule has been lifted. You can participate in one each year, if you so choose. The only rule pertaining to MTEs is that you can't participate in the same one more than once in a four-year span.

But if Cornell had wanted to, it could have played in an MTE this season, just not the Preseason NIT or Legends Classic.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Not sure the new rule is that simple. Cornell's compliance people advised the MTE was not a possibility this year, but could happen next year.

mrjames said...

While it may be possible that it is an Ivy League rule (the league has some stipulations about the amount of times a team can leave the Northeast zone as part of its regular schedule, for instance), the NCAA rule is pretty clear: you can play an MTE every year, but it can't be the same MTE more than once in a rolling four year span.