Thursday, October 20, 2011

News and Notes: Thursday Edition

Civil War approaches! Cornell's Red-White Game is this Saturday. Below, some news and notes for Thursday...
  • A reminder, Cornell's Red-White Game, the annual open-to-the-public intersquad scrimmage is scheduled for October 22 at Newman Arena. The scrimmage tips off at approximately 4 pm following the home football game against Brown. The Red-White Game also coincides with the basketball program's Alumni Weekend where former players are invited to return back to Cornell. There is no expected online broadcast for the Red-White Game. The first 100 fans in attendance will receive a free Cornell Basketball t-shirt.
  • In alumni news, Jason Hartford (Cornell '08) was cut yesterday by his club, Cader Rocha, (LUB Uruguay premier league). Hartford, a 6'9" forward, was the team's second leading scorer (12.8 ppg) and rebounder (6.4 rpg). Cader started the season 0-6. Hartford previously played professionally in Portugal (Ginasio, LCB Portugal premier league), Finland (Huima, Korisliiga Finland premier league) and Mozambique (Maxaquene, D1 Mozambique premier league). Also in alumni news, Adam Wire (Cornell '11) scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, while Aaron Osgood (Cornell '11) chipped in 8 points and 7 rebounds helping their club, Vaerlose of Denmark improve to 2-4 on the season and defeat league rival, SISU, 87-83 on October 19. Meanwhile also last night, Louis Dale (Cornell '11) netted 6 points and collected 6 rebounds in Germany, but his Goettingen club fell to 1-3 on the season with a 77-63 loss to Bremerhaven. Below, Dale in action yesterday.
  • Over the last 100-plus years, the Cornell Daily Sun has taken notice in the changes in the Cornell Basketball team's uniforms.
  • Below our Tweets of the Day from the world of Cornell Basketball on the twittersphere in the last 24 hours...


Anonymous said...

In order to win the Ivys, we must beat Columbia twice early on. Now with revised schedule, prep for them will be a little more difficult. Go Big Red.

Anonymous said...

Every Ivy team is to be respected.
However, the truth is that anything more than seventh for the Lions this year will be a surprise. Both Princeton and Penn, OTOH, project as first division clubs.

It is a real opportunity for Cornell to have the P's coming to Ithaca early in the season, when the Red will be fresh off the League's best OOC schedule, one where virtually every game will be both difficult to win, and at the same time somewhere within reach. There are no Duke's, UCLA's, or UConn's. But there are no Longwood's, Chicago State's, or Georgia Southern's either. No matter their record, Cornell will have completed a combination of close W's and games in which they learned something about what not to do that led to a tight L. Smart scheduling by Coach.

We will be well-prepared for all three teams, and even better for the Lions than we are when we open with the Columbia series, by having already hosted the Quakers and Tigers the first weekend.