Wednesday, June 29, 2011

News and Notes: Wednesday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Wednesday...
  • Stay tuned for some very exciting news relating to the radio and online broadcasts of Cornell Men's Basketball. These new changes should dramatically improve the overall game experience in multiple respects for alumni, friends, family and fans of the program.
  • While we are unable to provide details, we have heard that Cornell had a historic Elite Prospect Camp last weekend and could reap some major benefits in recruiting with the classes of 2012 and 2013. Stay tuned for our regular recruiting updates.
  • Big Apple Buckets is hoping for the creation of a single elimination New York State Tournament involving all 22 Division I teams in the Empire State.

Cornell duo makes impact: Two years ago, Louis Dale and Jeff Foote led Cornell to its best season in program history, all the way to the Sweet 16, where it pushed Kentucky. They are still playing basketball together, only the setting is much different: Baruch College. The results remain similar. The duo paced Dyckman/NYAC in its 115-107 win over defending champion the Franchise Tuesday night.

Dale, a shifty 5-foot-11 guard, had 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists while the 7-foot Foote contributed 15 point and 13 rebounds. Former St. John’s Prep and Fordham star Bryant Dunston scored 34 points on 13-of-17 shooting. Dale has played at Nike Pro City before, but only sparingly. This summer, he is giving it his all.

“It’s a good atmosphere, crowd, I like the announcer. He always keeps it interesting and there’s great competition,” said Dale, who just finished a season overseas in Germany and is rooming with Foote and Ryan Wittman, another Cornell teammate, in the city this summer.


Anonymous said...

So, the third assistant jumped ship. Between Ithaca weather during the school year and no income, I guess it was good that he stuck around as long (over twelve months) as he did.

As for the 22 Empire State teams playing, it seems impossible. They can't even get the NYC teams to play each other.

Anonymous said...

Only California (with 24) has more D-1 basketball programs than New York.

Agreed. There is just no incentive to making such a turnament happen.

Anonymous said...

Where is Wittman playing this summer? He going back to his D-League team?