Monday, July 25, 2011

A Date in Cornell Basketball History: Cornell at Illinois

A December 19, 2011 trip to Illinois as a tribute return home game for Cornell senior, Chris Wroblewski (Highland Park, IL) is among the highlights for Cornell's 2011-2012 schedule. The two teams do have some history, facing each other in 1932, 1939, 1948 and 1961. The last game was certainly the most memorable for Cornell. During the 1961-1962 season, the Big Red raced out to a 14-2 start, which included a 72-60 win at Illinois on December 23, 1961. The win made headlines in the national wire services. Cornell finished the season 18-7 under head coach Sam MacNeil. The Cornell Daily Sun (below) published the news of Cornell's big Illinois win in the first issue following the winter break for students.

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