Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
A Date in Cornell Basketball History: The Cornell Dynasty of 1912-1914, a National Player of the Year and Almost a National Championship
In 1941, the Helms Foundation retroactively selected national champions for the years 1901-1941 (after the NCAA created the first NCAA Tournament in 1939). The Helms Foundation ultimately designated Navy (9-0) as the national champion for 1912-1913. However, the Midshipmen did not face Cornell during the 1912-1913 season.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
- Preseason Ivy League Media Poll
- Ivy League Preview from the Sports Network and Fox Sports
- Rush The Court Ivy League Preview
- Blue Ribbon Yearbook: Cornell Preview
- CBSSportsline.com 2011-2012 Ivy League Preview
- Ivy League Season Preview from YahooSports.com
- Lindy's 2011-2012 Cornell Preview
- Sporting News 2011-2012 Cornell Preview
- Athlon Sports College Basketball 2011-2012 Preview
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
* Revised 2011-12 Men's Basketball Schedule
Men's basketball's scheduled single home game against Columbia has been moved to Saturday, Jan. 28 at Newman Arena from its original date of Jan. 14. That weekend will switch with home contests against Princeton and Penn, which will now be played on Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14, respectively. Those games were originally scheduled for Jan. 27 and 28.
Game times will be announced shortly.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
In front of 4,131 fans on the road at Buffalo, Eric Taylor ('05) put forth one of the best individual single game performances in Cornell basketball history as he finished with 30 points on 14/16 shooting from the floor and collecting 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Taylor had 22 points on a perfect 10/10 from the floor in the first half, guiding Cornell to a 78-72 win.
"That was the best offensive performance in the history of basketball. Eric Taylor looked like Bill Walton. At halftime I thought he may have been the best player in college basketball history. He did whatever he wanted," Buffalo head coach Reggie Witherspoon said after the game. "This is a great win for our program, to go out in front of 4,000 screaming fans and get a win," said former Cornell head coach Steve Donahue after the game.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Taylor was a three-year captain of the Big Red as a 6'8" forward/center and earned All Ivy League Honorable Mention honors during the 2004-2005 season. Taylor ranks among Cornell's top 30 in career marks in virtually every major statistical category. He currently sits 21st on Cornell's all-time scoring list, 10th in career rebounding, 30th in career assists, 29th in career steals and 6th in career blocks.
Taylor is currently pursuing an MBA at Cornell's Johnson School.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
- In news around the country, the Big 5 is just a shell of its former self according to ESPN's Dana O'Neil. ESPN also has a feature on Penn State while YahooSports has some coverage of Maryland. Cornell faces Penn State on December 21 and Maryland on January 3.
- Several Cornell alumni were involved in exhibition games in Europe over the weekend. Goettingen (Germany) defeated Karlsruhe 82:67 with Louis Dale ('10) chipping in 14 points. Goettingen, is a member of Germany's premier league while Karlsruhe is in the second division. Meanwhile, Zastal (Poland), a premier league team in its country, took down Sponkia 87-77. Jeff Foote ('10) scored 16 points wihile Ryan Wittman ('10) contributed 14. On September 1, Foote scored 19 points while Wittman added 8 points as Zastal, cruised to an 81-53 win over Polpharma, a PLK league rival. Listen to an interview following the game with Foote on Radio Zielona Gora.
- TheValley News Dispatch writes:
Basketball season is more than two months away, but Alle-Kiski fans can look forward to watching a pair of Division I recruits play.
Plum's Nolan Cressler verbally committed to Cornell last week, joining another local standout, Highlands' Micah Mason, a Drake recruit.
The Valley hasn't had two Division I recruits heading into a season since 2004, when Freeport's Dave Bauman committed to Albany and Plum's Mike McKee picked Kent State.
Cressler narrowed his list of five offers to Cornell and Yale.
"Cornell is the place I will be the happiest," said Cressler, who averaged 25.5 points per game last season.
Mason was the WPIAL's top scorer, at 33.3 points. He is awaiting medical clearance to return to competitive basketball. He was diagnosed with POTS Syndrome and spinal cord meningeal compression, which has caused varying symptoms, such as irregular heartbeat, dizziness and digestive problems.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Above, our Tweets of the Day from the twittersphere...
- In preseason exhibition action in Poland, Cornell alumni-- Jeff Foote ('10) scored 19 points while Ryan Wittman ('10) added 8 points as their club, Zastal, cruised to an 81-53 win over Polpharma, a rival in Poland's PLK league.
- The Daily Pennsylvanian notes that Mike Hall (Woodward Academy) College Park, GA, 6-10, F/C, has narrowed his college list to five schools: Virginia Tech, George Mason, Penn, Harvard and Cornell. Hall has scheduled visit dates to George Mason (September 1), Penn (September 16) and Harvard (September 23). Of the schools already eliminated from consideration, Hall had offers from Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Charlotte, Northwestern, Cal, Florida State, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Murray State, New Mexico State, Fairfield, Furman and Tennessee Tech according to Rivals.com. It is not known whether Hall will use his two additional NCAA permitted official visits to his other finalists.
- VirginaPreps.com published the following story on the recruiting commitment of Tim Higgins (Paul VI HS) Fairfax, VA, 6-10, C (class of 2013) to the Cornell Big Red. Higgins joins Nolan Cressler (Plum HS) Plum, PA, 6-4, G (class of 2012) as committed recruits in the last week.