Saturday, September 10, 2011

News and Notes: Saturday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Saturday...
  • The Olean Times Herald writes of St. Bonaventure's schedule and its opponents' RPIs from a year ago, "Bona has just four out-of-conference home games at this point: Arkansas State (178), Canisius (183), Cornell (215) and St. Francis (259), nobody truly terrible, but nobody that will boost the Bonnies’ RPI or increase their postseason chances. They’re all should-be wins, but they could also be RPI-killers should they lose any."
  • Jeff Foote ('10) led all scorers with 14 points while Ryan Wittman ('10) added 11 points as their club, Zastal of Poland's PLK league knocked off league rival, PGE Turów, 97-80 in exhibition action on Friday. Princeton alumnus, Konrad Wysocki finished with 9 points for PGE. Other PGE scorers included Dallas Lauderdale (Ohio State) with 5 points, Ronald Moore (Siena) 7 points and David Jackson (Western Illinois) with 14 points. Former 7'0" NBA vet, John Edwards (Kent State) also added 8 points for PGE.
  • On Twitter (above), Jon Jaques ('10) reacts to Schoellkopf Field's new scoreboard, advocating a new video display board for Newman Arena. We join in his sentiments. While Cornell has several national power athletic programs, including but not limited to the men's lacrosse (2007, 2009, 2010 NCAA Division I Final Fours), women's hockey (2010 and 2011 Division I Final Fours), men's hockey (2003 Division I Frozen Four), and wrestling (2011 Division I National Runner Up), Cornell's men's basketball team arguably brought more national publicity and attention to the University than any of those teams when the program captured its third consecutive Ivy League title and finished the 2010 season nationally ranked and advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet Sixteen.

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