Above, images from Inside Cornell Basketball, a video tour of the program's facilities led by Slope Media. Below, some news and notes for Thursday...
- With the official announcement of Cornell's incoming recruiting class, Cornell Athletics has now updated the final 2011-2012 roster.
- Boston College also announced its recruiting class with the BC Interruption blog noting, "[Steve] Donahue was always a good recruiter at Cornell and managed to put together competitive rosters despite a relatively undersized program."
- If you have not had the opportunity to check it out, take a look at the exclusive Inside Cornell Basketball video tour of Bartels Hall and Newman Arena, the home of Cornell Basketball. The tour video was produced by the staff of Slope Media. The tour's background music was produced by Cornell alumnus, Alex Kresovich. The background song, "The Return" will also be the main theme song for the upcoming 2012 version of the video game, NBA2K. Slope Media's tour takes us into Newman Arena where it shows the Big Red's recent championship banners, including the 2010 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen banner. Newman Arena is the newest and most modern of the Ivy League's gyms and has led the Ivy League in attendance in three of the last four seasons and is home to Cornell's fan base, Newman Nation. The tour also enters Cornell's locker rooms as well as the program's study and training rooms. Cornell's locker rooms are proudly named for Chuck Rolles ('56) who finished his Cornell career as one of the most decorated players in Big Red program and Ivy League history. During February and March of 1956, Rolles was named to the United Press International's (UPI) Small All America Team, a collection of the best players in the country 5'10" or smaller. Rolles was also tabbed to appear in the Fresh Air Fund All America game at Madison Square Garden where he played with the likes of future Hall of Famers, Bill Russell, K.C. Jones and Tommy Heinsohn. A member of Cornell's 1953-1954 EIBL/Ivy League championship team, Rolles was a First Team All Ivy League selection in both 1955 and 1956 and was a 1956 NBA Draft pick of the Syracuse Nats, the predecessor franchise of the Philadelphia 76ers.
- Speaking of Slope Media, The Cornell Basketball Blog applauds the outstanding journalistic work of Sam Aleinikoff and Jake Mastbaum, both recent graduates of Cornell.
- The Cornell Basketball Blog also congratulates Cornell's graduating players, Adam Wire, Aaron Osgood and Mark Coury.
- A look back into some Cornell uniform history. Above, Cornell was the first Ivy League basketball team to wear a mostly black-themed uniform. Above, the uniforms and warm-ups of the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 seasons. These were Steve Donahue's 2nd and 3rd seasons as head coach of Cornell.