- With the announcement of Yale's schedule, we can now publicly identify the dates of four of the Big Red's Ivy League games. They are as follows:
Fri, 02/10/2012 vs. Yale, 7:00 PM
Sat, 02/11/2012 vs. Brown, 7:00 PM
Fri, 02/24/2012 at Brown, TBA
Sat, 02/25/2012 at Yale, 7:00 PM
- While we are still unable to release the nonconference schedule details, it is common knowledge that Cornell owes nine (9) "return" games as part of the team's home-and-away series arrangements from a year ago. Five (5) additional games will round out the nonconference slate. Below are the expected series return games this upcoming season.
at St. Bonaventure
at Stony Brook
vs Boston U.
- Cornell's '09-'10 team always will be remembered for its incredible run to the Sweet 16 and final No. 17 national ranking. The Big Red's '07-'08 team is revered for its dominating and perfect 14-0 run through conference play and breaking the Penn-Princeton stranglehold on the conference crown. But somewhere lost in fan appreciation is the Big Red's '08-'09 team, a club which showed more mental toughness than arguably any Cornell team in program history. How many Ivy League teams can lose two All Stars to significant injuries and still manage to win an Ivy League title? Looking back on Cornell's '08-'09 campaign, the second of three consecutive Ivy League championships for the Big Red, some might yawn at the Big Red's final 21-10 (11-3 conference) record. What many might forget however are the significant injuries that the team endured on its road to repeat. These injuries included losing Adam Gore for 18 games due to an ACL tear. Gore was a Second Team All Ivy League selection during the prior '07-'08 season and was a former Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Cornell was also without the services of Louis Dale for 8 games due to nagging calf and hamstring injuries. Dale was the '07-'08 Ivy League Player of the Year. If Losing Gore and Dale were not enough, Cornell also did not have a healthy Geoff Reeves, who also missed 2 games due to chronic back problems, Like Dale's and Gore's, Reeves' injury never fully healed during the season. In short, the '08-'09 Cornell team was without a doubt one of the most persevering teams in Ivy history which overcame tremendous hurdles on the road to repeat.