Thursday, June 30, 2011

News and Notes: Thursday Edition

Below, news and notes for Thursday...
  • Pittsburgh Live notes that Cornell has offered a member of the class of 2012, Nolan Cressler (Plum HS), Plum, PA, 6-4, G. Cressler attended Cornell's Elite Prospect Camp last weekend. Cressler averaged 26 points per game as a junior.


Anonymous said...

Would Cressler turn down a Yale offer for Cornell?

We are closer to Pittsburgh, but they've got the academics and a more, well, established head coach.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Cornell out-recruits Yale quite regularly. Most of Cornell's current players had offers from Yale.

Cornell is also stronger than Yale academically in several popular areas of study, including but not limited to business and engineering. (Yale has no undergrad business program)

Throw in the fact that Yale has virtually no history of national success in basketball, and Cornell can easily take players from the Bulldogs.

Anonymous said...

Chris Dudley aside, you make a valid point about Yale's history. In terms of business, yes, they don't have an undergrad business program (like most of the league, Duke, Stanford, etc.).

If Donahue was still the coach, I would be less apprehensive. I'm still hoping that Courtney will be able to keep the program at the elite level (on a relative scale) that Donahue achieved.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

It took Donahue 10 years and has taken Amaker at least 5 years. Perhaps Bill should not be judged after just 1 season.

After all, look what mess Holy Cross has made of their program... 3 coaches in 3 years. Yuck.

Anonymous said...

Cornell is clearly much stronger than Yale is in certain disciplines, including engineering as you mention. But to say that Cornell has a better business curriculum is only a technicality. Majoring in economics at Yale offers at least a comparable education to a business program at Cornell and will likely open many more career doors in addition.