Thursday, August 4, 2011

News and Notes: Thursday Edition

Below, news and notes for Thursday...
Boston College – Joe Jones left to become the head coach at Boston University and Steve Donahue [former Cornell head coach] has decided to promote [former Cornell assistant] Woody Kampmann and hire Izzi Metz [also a former Cornell assistant] as his new director of basketball operations. The Eagles will play in the 76 Classic in Anaheim and have non-league games against Providence (12-8) at home, UMass (11-21) and Penn State (11-30). Dallas Elmore transferred out of the program while Oregon transfer Matt Humphrey is eligible this season. [Donahue has also promoted former Cornell assistant, Nat Graham].

Maryland – Mark Turgeon brought Scott Spinelli and Dustin Clark (director of basketball operations) with him from Texas A&M, hired Dalonte Hill (Kansas State) and kept Orlando “Bino” Ranson. The Terps will play in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off and also have non-league games vs. Illinois (11-29), against Notre Dame (12-4) in D.C. and against Temple at the Palestra (1-21). Haukur Palsson left the program to play pro ball back home.
  • Continuing our regular series, A Date in Cornell Basketball History, below, a game recap and box score from Cornell's January 8, 2003 visit to Georgia Tech and its star, Chris Bosh.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jeff Goodman is with CBS Sports now

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Thanks, old habits die hard. Corrected.

Anonymous said...

Mangano made the USA Team for the World university games...like I said, he's going to be a beast next season and I'd like to see how we can possibly stop him.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

He is good, no doubt, but he is the same Greg Mangano before the selection as he is today. Cornell split with Yale a year ago and actually should have swept the series. Go back and read your game recaps.

Cornell can sweep Yale this year.

Anonymous said...

No moral victories or losses. Mangano is going to be an even bigger beast next year. Plus, we don't have Coury to match up with him.

You expect Fruit and Big Rubix to stop him? Lamore might be the only guy with the size, but he has zero experience.

Anonymous said...

Harvard looks like it will have a major recruiting weekend around 9/22 according to Jeff Borzello. 5 great players-Brannen Greene (2013-deep shooter with size-already visited Duke), Stephen Domingo (2013, great shooter, 4.0 from the Bay area, but ran with Dream Vision on the AAU side), Austin Colbert (2013 big man--a bit soft for the top leagues, but a nice kid and top 100 caliber), Zena Edosomwan (6'8" Pac-10 offers.. ran with Trigonis' Belmont Shores team this spring/.summer) and Chris Bolden [2012 guard--de-committed from Miami (FL)]