Tuesday, May 10, 2011

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Above, a 1976-1977 Cornell game program. Below, some news and notes for Tuesday...

  • The Express Times of Easton, PA notes that Chris Wroblewski was selected by the Jewish Sports Review as a First Team Jewish All American in Men's Basketball. He was joined on the First Team with Zach Rosen (Penn), Jared Mintz (Lafayette), Jake Cohen (Davidson) and Bryan Cohen (Bucknell).
  • Brian Delaney, the beat writer for Cornell basketball, announced on Twitter during Monday afternoon that he is leaving the Ithaca Journal and will be joining ESPN Radio (WPIE 1160) in Ithaca. Delaney will continue to cover Cornell basketball, but will do so both in an online web format as well as on the air behind the microphone. The Ithaca Journal, owned by the Gannett Company, which also owns USA Today, was founded by Frank B. Gannett, Cornell alumnus class of 1898.
  • As we noted previously, Cornell will be sporting new look home and away jerseys during the 2011-2012 season. Cornell's last uniform change was during 2006-2007 when Steve Donahue abandoned his program's use of the color silver in the printed numerals and letters, switching to an exclusively red/white scheme.
  • While we are still unable to release the details of Cornell's 2011-2012 schedule, below is a glimpse of Cornell's nine (9) "return" games as part of the team's home-and-away series arrangements. Five (5) additional games will round out the nonconference slate, three (3) of which will be against BCS conference opponents.
at St. Bonaventure
at Delaware
at Stony Brook
at Bucknell
at Buffalo
vs Boston U.
vs Lehigh
vs Albany
vs Binghamton

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Jewish college basketball players, about five years ago, the website Jewish Sports.org counted the number of Jewish Division I players. They came up with a total of 33, of which an incredible one-third were found at only two programs, Princeton (6) and Yale (5).

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

That is interesting. Cornell had three during the 2009-2010 season with Jaques, Wroblewski and Chemerinski.

Anonymous said...

Got nervous when I saw Delaney leaving IJ. Thankfully he's still in Ithaca coving Cornell. If we lost the Slope boys and Brian Delaney the same year wowww that would be a blow to media coverage.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea that Wroblewski was a "fellow traveler"

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Hopefully the Journal will find a solid replacement for Brian, someone who loves basketball. This way, Cornell would get double the coverage, some spotlight from WPIE and Brian, and additional reporting from the IJ.