Below, some afternoon news and notes. Get all the information you need about the Cornell Big Red's game at Penn State tonight, Wednesday, December 21, 2011 with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Tip off is 7:30 pm and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
- Above, WETM NBC News Elmira reports on Jeff Foote's ('10) return to the NBA D-League. Watch Foote in action on Thursday night when his Springfield Armor take on the Dakota Wizards.
- After Cornell faces Penn State tonight, on Thursday Cornell recruiting commit Nolan Cressler (Plum HS) Plum, PA, 6-4, G (class of 2012) faces Shaler High School and Penn State commit, Geno Thorpe, a 6'3" guard. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette notes, "Another interesting game Thursday night is Plum at Shaler. It is non-section, but two of the WPIAL's best guards go head-to-head in Plum's Nolan Cressler and Shaler's Geno Thorpe."
- Watch committed Cornell recruit, Tim Higgins (Paul VI HS) Fairfax, VA, 6-10, C (class of 2013), via online video in the Chick-Fil-A Classic in South Carolina. Higgins and Paul VI High School take on Word of God Academy at 3:55 pm.