Wednesday, September 14, 2011

News and Notes: Wednesday Edition

Above, Cornell's Errick Peck, a 6'6" junior, could be primed for a breakout season in 2011-2012. Below, some news and notes for Wednesday...
  • Ryan Woerner has been named an assistant basketball coach for men's basketball as SUNY New Paltz. During 2010-2011, Woerner was an assistant coach for Cornell's women's team. The New Paltz press release notes, "His path toward becoming a college coach began as a senior at Ithaca College, where he interned with the Cornell men's basketball team, learning from head coach Steve Donahue's coaching staff that led the Big Red to the Sweet 16 during the 2009-10 campaign."
Above, our Cornell Basketball Tweets of the Day. Below, some historical photos of Barton Hall, the former (and still spiritual) home of Cornell Basketball.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

That Barton lighting and atmosphere looks phenomenal

Anonymous said...

the problem is that if Peck misses his first couple of shots or gets into early foul trouble, you are pretty much guaranteed a stinker from him.

Anonymous said...

Bottom Shot - Steve Cram left handed hook, Gary Munson and Bob McReady going for rebounds, Bob Deluca and Bob Berabe st guard. Cornell's best non-Ivy winning team!

Anonymous said...

In the fifties, we enjoyed playing in Barton Hall as the size made it more difficult for opponents. But the super-hard floor gave everyone on our team shin-splints starting half way thru the season.

Anonymous said...

They could fix that Barton problem now by adding more cushion under the hardwoods. Newman with its grand flourescent lighting is one of the weakest basketball arenas I've ever been in. It's no secret that Coach D was not a fan either. It just doesn't have the vibe that a college basketball arena should have. Sure, it got very loud during our 3-yr title run, but in general, it doesn't make a very intimate or intimidating environment.

But knowing this athletic department, they will never go back to Barton. And because Newman is somewhat "new," we'll just have to make do for the next few decades.

Anonymous said...

The black-and-white pictures of Barton Hall, with the very stark shadowing in the background, look so dramatic that one might think they were staged. Amazing photography. Great stuff.

I love the tweet from Ivy executive director Harris congratulating the League for placing five schools in the top five places of the US News rankings. That implies we took all top five spots.

In reality, there were nine schools in "the top five" due to a five-way tie for fifth. That's runaway grade inflation on our campuses for you.

Anonymous said...

In later years Barton had a rubberized surface that was actually kind to the legs. In fact it made white men jump higher. It was an awesome place to play in front of a big crowd. The rest of the time it was freezing and depressing.