Friday, April 29, 2011

News and Notes: Friday Edition

(Photo Tina Chou, Cornell Daily Sun)
Below, some news and notes for Friday...
  • The NCAA released its official 2011 attendance figures. As we noted previously, after Cornell led the Ivy League in attendance for three consecutive seasons during the 2007-2008 through 2009-2010 seasons, the Big Red had the league's third highest attendance during 2010-2011, only behind Penn and Princeton. Behind Cornell, Columbia had the league's fourth highest attendance total in 2010-2011 with Harvard placing fifth.
Above, far right No. 15, John McCord (Cornell '97) is still getting it done in the French premier league at age 38. Through April 29, the 6'6" forward is averaging 11.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per game and notched 17 points (on 7/10 FGs) and 4 rebounds on April 23 in a loss to Orleans. McCord, a 1st Team All Ivy League selection in 1997 averaged a dynamic 18.1 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 58% from the floor during the 1996-1997 season. Arguably the most athletic player to ever play at Cornell, McCord was also a stalwart defender and at 6'6" he recorded 34 blocks in 26 games. His 20 rebounds (along with 23 points) against Penn on February 1, 1997 remains in Cornell's record books as the program's second highest single game rebound total.

The 2008 Ivy League Player of the Year, Cornell's Louis Dale ('10) is pictured in the main image on his pro club's website. Dale and his team, Goettingen of Germany's BBL (the Bundesliga) will take on the Deutsche Bank Skyliners on Saturday in game 1 of the first round of the BBL playoffs. Dale is considered a strong candidate for the BBL's All Newcomer Team after posting impressive rookie numbers of 8.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists off the bench in 17.9 minutes per game.

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