Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Cornell-Penn State Series History

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 further below. The Cornell Daily Sun 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. Below, some items from the Big Red-Nittany Lions series.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whew! Boy! The 1972 win over the Nits was one of four during Cornell's second worst basketball season ever. Uuuuggggghhhhh!

Let's get another W over them tonight!