Monday, February 28, 2011

Cornell Athletics Game Notes for Senior Weekend

RTC Checks in on the Ivy League

A Date in Cornell Basketball History: Yale 1914

Above, excerpt clippings from the Cornell Daily Sun's February 6, 1914 issue previewing Cornell's Saturday, February 7, 1914 game with Yale in the Old Armory in Ithaca. Also shown, a team photo of the 1913-1914 Big Red and a ticket stub to the game. Far right, the February 9 issue of the Cornell Daily Sun recaps Cornell's 39-26 victory. The Big Red would go on that season to capture the 1913-1914 EIBL title, the program's second consecutive championship, finishing 14-2 overall and 8-2 in the league.

The programs date the beginning of their series back to 1898. This Saturday, Cornell once again hosts Yale with the Big Red celebrating Senior Night. Come witness one of college basketball oldest rivalries in Newman Arena.

Ivy Awards: Coury on Honor Roll

Cornell's Mark Coury was named to the Ivy League's weekly honor roll. The Ivy League Office notes:
Mark Coury, Cornell, Senior, Center (West Bloomfield, Mich.)
13.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.0 bpg
13 pts., 3 rebs., 2 blks. at Penn
2010-11 AWARD WINNERS

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

November 15-Keith Wright, Harvard, Jr.
November 22-Christian Webster, Harvard, So./Austin Morgan, Yale, So.
November 29-Keith Wright, Harvard, Jr.
December 6-Ian Hummer, Princeton, So.
December 13-Noruwa Agho, Columbia, Jr./Kareem Maddox, Princeton, Sr.
December 20-Kareem Maddox, Princeton, Sr.
December 27-Zach Rosen, Penn, Jr.
January 3-Chris Wroblewski, Cornell, Jr.
January 10-Noruwa Agho, Columbia, Jr./Greg Mangano, Yale, Jr.
January 17-Noruwa Agho, Columbia, Jr./Greg Mangan0, Yale, Jr.
January 24-Greg Mangan0, Yale, Jr.
January 31-Jack Eggleston,Penn, Sr./Kyle Case, Harvard, So.
February 7-Sean McGonagil, Brown, Fr.
February 14-Keith Wright, Harvard, Jr./Greg Mangano, Yale, Jr.
February 21-Tyler Bernardini, Penn, Jr./Peter Sullivan, Brown, Sr.
February 28-Kareem Maddox, Princeton, Sr.

ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
November 15-Miles Cartwright, Penn, Fr.
November 22-Sean McGonagil, Brown, Fr.
November 29-Miles Cartwright, Penn, Fr.
December 6-Laurent Rivard, Harvard, Fr.
December 13-Steve Frankoski, Columbia, Fr.
December 20-Gediminias Bertasius, Dartmouth, Fr.
December 27-Miles Cartwright, Penn, Fr.
January 3-Laurent Rivard, Harvard, Fr.
January 10-Dockery Walker, Brown, Fr.
January 17-Laurent Rivard, Harvard, Fr.
January 24-Jeremiah Kreisberg, Yale, Fr.
January 31-Miles Cartwright, Penn, Fr.
February 7-Sean McGonagil, Brown, Fr.
February 14-Sean McGonagil, Brown, Fr.
February 21-Sean McGonagil, Brown, Fr.
February 28-Jeremiah Kreisberg, Yale, Fr.

Game Preview Center: Senior Week vs. Brown (3/4/11) and Yale (3/5/11)

Get all the information you need about the Big Red's games this weekend vs. Brown (March 4) and Yale (March 5) right here with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. As the games approach, we will be adding relevant links to this space. Let us know your thoughts on the upcoming games by either leaving a comment to this post, sending us an email (CornellBigRedFan@gmail.com), or posting a message on The Cornell Basketball Blog's Community Forum (click here). GO BIG RED!

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News and Notes: Monday Edition

(Photo Daily Pennsylvanian)
Below, some news and notes for Monday...

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Game Recap: Cornell at Penn

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Below, game recaps from Saturday's action...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Afternoon News and Notes

Get all the information you need about the Big Red's games at Princeton tonight and Penn on Saturday with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Below, some mid afternoon news and notes.

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Team Report from the SportsXchange

The Sports Xchange and YahooSports have published updated team reports for each of the Ivy League schools. Below are links to each of team reports as well as the full report for Cornell.

Cornell Daily Sun Weekend Preview

Senior forward and tri-captain Adam Wire (24) feels that the weekend matchups with Princeton and Penn will give the Red an opportunity to show the rest of the Ivy League what it is capable of, despite a difficult start to the season.

The Sports Network Previews Cornell at Princeton

Above, a date in Cornell Basketball history, the May 8, 1991 issue of the Daily Princetonian profiles Cornell's hiring as head men's basketball coach, former Princeton assistant, Jan Van Breda Kolff. Van Breda Kolff coached Cornell during the 1991-1992 and 1992-1993 seasons before leaving Ithaca to take the head position at Vanderbilt. Get all the information you need about the Big Red's games at Princeton tonight and Penn on Saturday with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Below, the Sport Network's Preview of tonight's Cornell at Princeton game.

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News and Notes: Friday Edition

Get all the information you need about the Big Red's games this weekend at Princeton tonight and Penn on Saturday with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Below, some news and notes for Friday...

Ithaca Journal Scouts Princeton

Thursday, February 24, 2011

News and Notes: Evening Edition

Below, some early evening news and notes...

SlopeTV Previews P Weekend

The Historical Cornell-P Series Continues This Weekend

Get all the information you need about the Big Red's games this weekend at Princeton (2/25/11) and Penn (2/26/11) with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center.

Penn Athletics Game Notes for Cornell

Princeton Athletics Game Notes for Cornell

One Beautiful Season A Year Later

Kyle Whelliston of MidMajority.com and the author of One Beautiful Season, the story of 2009-2010 college basketball season, and the year of the mid-majors, which featured a couple lengthy chapters with an emphasis on Cornell, catches up with each of the star programs from a year ago. He writes of Cornell on his site:
Cornell (Ch. 6): The Sweet Sixteen super-megaclass that earned three Ivy titles all graduated, Steve Donahue left for Boston College, and now the Big Red make up this season's saddest rebuilding project. They're 7-17 and 3-7 in the league right now. Cornell didn't even get a victory lap before being forgotten by the hooping public at large... that's the kind of cruel Our Game can be.
Whelliston also notes the step backwards this season for other mid major powers such as Butler and Northern Iowa.

Cornell's epic 2009-2010 season has been unmatched by an Ivy League program in the last 30 years. The Big Red's resume from a year ago included some of the following team achievements:
-Third consecutive Ivy League title (2008, 2009, 2010) (including a perfect season in 2008)
-NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
-Final No. 17 national ranking in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Top 25 Poll
-Final No. 4 ranking in the CollegeInsider.com Coaches' Mid Major Top 25 Poll
-MSG Holiday Festival Champions (2-0)
-Legends Classic Region Champions (4-0)
-Two "Top 25" victories (Wisconsin and Temple)
-Other nonconference victories over: at Alabama (SEC), at St. John's, (Big East), at La Salle, (A-10), St. Joseph's (A-10), at UMass (A-10), at Drexel (CAA), Davidson (SoCon), at Bucknell (Patriot) and Vermont (America East)
-Cornell basketball coaches and players also received numerous individual honors and awards during the season

News and Notes: Thursday Edition

Above, profiles from the Cornell Daily Sun's "161 Faces of Cornell" which includes several Big Red basketball personalities. Get all the information you need about the Big Red's games this weekend at Princeton (2/25/11) and Penn (2/26/11) with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Below, some news and notes for Thursday...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

News and Notes: Wednesday Edition

Cornell's annual trip to Jadwin Gym at Princeton has been a big game on the Cornell schedule in recent years. Get all the information you need about the Big Red's games this weekend at Princeton (2/25/11) and Penn (2/26/11) with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Below, some news and notes for Wednesday...

Jon Gray: From Manager to Marksman

Cornell Recruit Deion Giddens Featured in West Valley Preps

Deion Giddens has paced the Willow Canyon High School boys basketball team, averaging 8.7 rebounds and 4.3 blocks this season. The 6-foot-9 Giddens has accepted an offer to play basketball at Cornell University in the fall.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Recruiting News

Below, some recruiting updates from around the Ivy League for the class of 2011 as well as for 2012.

News and Notes: Early Afternoon Edition

A few mid-day news and notes...

Wroblewski Academic All American

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell junior men's basketball player Chris Wroblewski has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Wroblewski becomes the fourth Big Red player to earn the top academic honor in college basketball and is one of two Ivy League players on this year's list (Brown's Garrett Leffelman - second team).

Wroblewski, a preseason candidate for the Bob Cousy Award as the nation's top point guard, was named to the all-district team for the second straight year in January. He is averaging 14.7 points, 5.4 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals while playing 32.6 minutes per game in 22 contests (20 starts). Wroblewski is hitting on 43 percent of his 3-point attempts (45-of-106). He ranks 13th in career 3-pointers for the Big Red (140), second in 3-point percentage (.440), 10th in free throw percentage (.815) and seventh in assists (304).

Wroblewski joins Jeff Gaca (third team in 1993), Lenny Collins (third team in 2006) and Graham Dow (first team in 2007) as Cornellians named to the men's basketball Academic All-America team.

The 2008 Ivy League Rookie of the Year is a three-time weekly honoree. Off the court, Wroblewski has posted a 3.61 grade point average in Applied Economics and Management.


Men's Basketball Teams as selected by CoSIDA
UNIVERSITY DIVISION - FIRST TEAM
Name School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major
Tim Abromaitis (1) Notre Dame V Gr. Unionville, Conn. 3.72 Finance/MBA
Devon Beitzel (3) Northern Colorado VII Sr. Lafayette, Col. 3.69 Finance & Accounting
Matt Howard (1),(2) Butler V Sr. Connersville, Ind. 3.77 Finance
Tyrell Reed Kansas VII Sr. Burlington, Kan. 3.65 Pre-Physical Therapy/Ex.Sci.
Tyler Zeller North Carolina III Jr. Washington, Ind. 3.56 Business Administration

SECOND TEAM
Name School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major
Nathan Hedgecock U.S. Military Academy I Sr. El Paso, Tex. 4.00 Mech. Engineering Management
Blake Hoffarber Minnesota V Sr. Minnetonka, Minn. 3.50 Finance
Levi Knutson Colorado VII Sr. Littleton, Col. 3.92 Business Administration
Garrett Leffelman Brown I Sr. Naperville, Ill. 3.89 Economics, Political Science
Jalin Thomas Central Michigan IV Sr. Columbus, Ohio 3.65 Sport Studies

THIRD TEAM
Name School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major
Riley Benock Mississippi State VI Sr. Battletown, Ky. 3.97 Kinesiology, Physical Educ.
Will Creekmore Missouri State VII Sr. Tulsa, Okla. 3.67 Finance
Scott Saunders Belmont IV Jr. New Orleans, La. 3.84 Finance
Drew Spradlin Elon III Jr. Wheelersburg, Ohio 3.65 Political Science
Chris Wroblewski Cornell I Jr. Highland Park, Ill. 3.61 App. Economics & Management

Capital One Academic All-America of the Year: Matt Howard, Butler

1. Capital One Academic All-America first team selection in 2009-10
2. Capital One Academic All-America second team selection in 2008-09
3. Capital One Academic All-America third team selection in 2009-10

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

During the 1966-1967 season, Cornell finished 19-5 overall (11-3 Ivy League). The following season, Cornell headed into the year as the overwhelming league favorite. The Big Red would however underachieve and finish 14-11 (6-8 Ivy League). Above, the Daily Princetonian's headlines from Cornell's February 2, 1968 meeting with Princeton at Barton Hall, the first ever meeting between Cornell and legendary Princeton coach, Pete Carril. The Big Red would get hammered by the Tigers in Barton Hall, 71-51 before 6,000 fans, just two days after Cornell beat Ohio State in Columbus. Cornell faces the Tigers this Friday in Princeton. Get all the information you need about the Big Red's games this weekend at Princeton (2/25/11) and Penn (2/26/11) with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Below, some news and notes for Tuesday...

SlopeTV Highlights




SlopeTVs weekend highlights.

Cornell Athletics Game Notes for Princeton/Penn Roadtrip

Monday, February 21, 2011

Wroblewski to Ivy Honor Roll

Cornell's Chris Wroblewski was named to the Ivy League's weekly honor roll for the second consecutive week. The Ivy League Office notes:
Chris Wroblewski, Cornell, Junior, Guard (Highland Park, Ill.)
13.5 ppg, 6.0 apg
19 pts., 9 asts. vs. Dartmouth
2010-11 AWARD WINNERS

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

November 15-Keith Wright, Harvard, Jr.
November 22-Christian Webster, Harvard, So./Austin Morgan, Yale, So.
November 29-Keith Wright, Harvard, Jr.
December 6-Ian Hummer, Princeton, So.
December 13-Noruwa Agho, Columbia, Jr./Kareem Maddox, Princeton, Sr.
December 20-Kareem Maddox, Princeton, Sr.
December 27-Zach Rosen, Penn, Jr.
January 3-Chris Wroblewski, Cornell, Jr.
January 10-Noruwa Agho, Columbia, Jr./Greg Mangano, Yale, Jr.
January 17-Noruwa Agho, Columbia, Jr./Greg Mangan0, Yale, Jr.
January 24-Greg Mangan0, Yale, Jr.
January 31-Jack Eggleston,Penn, Sr./Kyle Case, Harvard, So.
February 7-Sean McGonagil, Brown, Fr.
February 14-Keith Wright, Harvard, Jr./Greg Mangano, Yale, Jr.
February 21-Tyler Bernardini, Penn, Jr./Peter Sullivan, Brown, Sr.

ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
November 15-Miles Cartwright, Penn, Fr.
November 22-Sean McGonagil, Brown, Fr.
November 29-Miles Cartwright, Penn, Fr.
December 6-Laurent Rivard, Harvard, Fr.
December 13-Steve Frankoski, Columbia, Fr.
December 20-Gediminias Bertasius, Dartmouth, Fr.
December 27-Miles Cartwright, Penn, Fr.
January 3-Laurent Rivard, Harvard, Fr.
January 10-Dockery Walker, Brown, Fr.
January 17-Laurent Rivard, Harvard, Fr.
January 24-Jeremiah Kreisberg, Yale, Fr.
January 31-Miles Cartwright, Penn, Fr.
February 7-Sean McGonagil, Brown, Fr.
February 14-Sean McGonagil, Brown, Fr.
February 21-Sean McGonagil, Brown, Fr.

Game Preview Center: Cornell at Princeton/Penn

Get all the information you need about the Big Red's games this weekend at Princeton (2/25/11) and Penn (2/26/11) right here with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. As the games approach, we will be adding relevant links to this space. Let us know your thoughts on the upcoming games by either leaving a comment to this post, sending us an email (CornellBigRedFan@gmail.com), or posting a message on The Cornell Basketball Blog's Community Forum (click here). GO BIG RED!

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News and Notes: Monday Edition

Above, the February 8, 1969 game program from Cornell's first ever visit to Jadwin Gymnasium at Princeton. Jadwin opened its doors on January 25, 1969. Below, the February 7, 1969 issue of the Cornell Daily Sun previews the Big Red's roadtrip to the new digs and referred to Jadwin as "brand smacking new" and "spacious and plush" while calling Princeton's former Dillon Gym "tiny" and "unpopular" for opponents.

Below, some news and notes for Monday...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A First Visit to the Palestra

Cornell returns to Philadelphia to face Penn next Saturday. Above, the February 22, 1927 issue of the Cornell Daily Sun previews the Big Red's first ever game in Penn's "new Palestra." The February 23 issue of the Cornell Daily Sun recaps Cornell's 18-16 win over the Quakers. Penn's Palestra, which opened two months earlier on January 1, 1927, is the Ivy League's oldest gymnasium still in continuous use by its varsity basketball program. Cornell's former basketball home, Barton Hall, which still serves as a varsity athletics facility, namely for indoor track & field, is nearly a decade older than the Palestra. Barton Hall commenced hosting varsity basketball games at Cornell in 1919 and continued to do so through 1990 until the construction of Newman Arena.

News and Notes: Sunday Edition

Above, during 2008, Cornell stormed the floor following a perfect 14-0 Ivy League season. The Big Red would repeat as conference champions during 2009 and then again in 2010, making it a "3-peat" -- culminating with the No. 17 final national ranking and Sweet 16 appearance last year. After Saturday's Ivy action, no team will match Cornell's perfect '08 record. Below, a weekend wrap up and news and notes for Sunday...

Game Recaps: Dartmouth at Cornell

Cornell's Chris Wroblewski is double-teamed by Darmouth during the first half at Newman Arena in Ithaca on Saturday night. Photo Ithaca Journal. Below, recaps from Saturday's action.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

News and Notes: Early Evening Edition

Get all the information you need about Cornell's game tonight vs. Dartmouth with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Tip off is at 7 pm. Pregame show begins at 6:30.
Below, some early evening news and notes...

It is on! Big Red vs. Big Green

Get all the information you need about Cornell's game tonight vs. Dartmouth with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Tip off is at 7 pm. Pregame show begins at 6:30.

Sports Network Previews Big Green at Big Red

Ithaca Journal Scouts Dartmouth

News and Notes: Saturday Edition

Below, news and notes for Saturday...

Game Recaps: Harvard at Cornell

Game recaps from Harvard's win at Cornell on Friday night...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Afternoon News and Notes

Get all the information you need about Cornell's games this weekend in Newman Arena vs. Harvard tonight and Dartmouth on Saturday with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Both games tip off at 7 pm.

Sports Network Previews Harvard at Cornell

News and Notes: Friday Edition

Tommy Amaker and Harvard come to Ithaca tonight. Above, "roll outs" from Penn students during Harvard's visit to the Palestra earlier this month. Below, some news and notes for Friday...

Ithaca Journal Previews Weekend vs. Harvard/Dartmouth