Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Schedule Update: Cornell at PSU

Penn State has announced its 2011-2012 schedule which includes a December 21 game against the Cornell Big Red in State College, PA. PSU Athletics notes, "Penn State will wrap-up the non-conference slate at home with ... a match-up with Cornell on Wed., Dec. 21. The Lions ...will face Cornell for the first time since 2005. "

While we are still unable to release Cornell's full nonconference schedule, below is a listing of the games already publicly announced or which are commonly known "return" games from a year ago.
11/22/11 at Delaware
12/19/11 at Illinois
12/21/11 at Penn State
12/31/11 at Bucknell
at St. Bonaventure
at Stony Brook
at Buffalo
vs Boston U.
vs Lehigh
vs Albany
vs Binghamton

Cornell owns a 5-4 lead in a series against Penn State dating back to February 16, 1900 when the teams first met in State College, Pa., just Cornell's second season of program existence. PSU won the first meeting between the programs 18-5 as the February 23, 1900 issue of the Cornell Daily Sun recaps the game above (which also accuses the Penn State spectators of interfering in the outcome). The teams also met in 1910, 1923, 1941, 1970, 1971, 1972, and 2005. In the December 5, 1972, meeting, Cornell defeated Penn State in Ithaca, 74-65.


Anonymous said...

A little meh.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Why? Good venue, within driving distance of several major cities, and winnable over a BCS opponent.

Anonymous said...

Hints from throughout this blog suggest that the remaining BCS game will be versus a non-Big East BCS school with a new head coach, and the school is located in the Mid Atlantic region. That's gotta be @ Maryland. I cannot think of any other school that fits all of that criteria.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Just to keep you off balance... you've combined hints for several different opponents. And besides, if you didn't notice, Penn State just happens to be a mid-atlantic team with a new head coach.

Anonymous said...

Oh man if it is Maryland then our schedule is officially awesome. Further details that might support this guess: Eitan is from Maryland and every recruit is supposed to get homecoming game, and he's already a junior ...

Anonymous said...

The CBB suggested AFTER the Penn State game was announced that the final non-Big East opponent BCS opponent has a new head coach. So, your gonna need more to throw readers off balance.

Not sayin its Maryland, but suggest some other candidates who are non-Big East mid-atlantic opponents with a new head coach.......

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Where was that hint?

We did give this hint (before the Penn State game announcement)


Anonymous said...

Sometime ago, CBB said there will be 3 BCS opponents not in the Big East. Illinois and Penn State were announced, and then, on the 7/27 message board/community forum, CBB said:

"The following Cornell opponents have new head coaches:

Princeton (Mitch Henderson in for Sydney Johnson)

Boston U. (Joe Jones in for Pat Chambers)

Penn State (Pat Chambers in for Ed Dechellis)


Could there be another? Three more opponents still to announce!"

Non-BCS American has been announced. Jeff Jones has been the coach at American for awhile.

That leaves one non-BCS and one BCS opponent yet to be announced. So, its true that "the CBB suggested AFTER the Penn State game was announced that the final non-Big East opponent BCS opponent has a new head coach."

If the non-BCS school is the school with the new head coach (such as Navy or George Mason), then Maryland is wrong. However, Maryland at least makes sense as the non-Big East BCS mid-atlantic school through the process of elimination.

Plus, its mildly entertaining to speculate ....

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Ok, at least now you've acknowledged there still is a non-BCS team out there.

Hey, did you know that Hobart is going to have a new head coach?

Anonymous said...

How about Miami (FL)?

Mentor, as new BCS coach, invites student to bring his team for a visit to the sunny South over the holidays?

A very mediocre Pepperdine squad helped the 'Canes bring in the New Year last season.