Above, Cornell's Barton Hall in 2012 (top) and 1925 (bottom). Barton Hall was once the home arena of Cornell's varsity basketball program and is today the home of Cornell's varsity indoor track as part of the Department of Athletics and a facility utilized by the separate Department of Physical Education for classes and intramural sports. Below, some news and notes for Friday...
- FIBA announced the draw and schedule for the Centrobasket Tournament which starts June 18 in Puerto Rico. Cornell's Jonathan Gray will be playing for the U.S. Virgin Islands team which opens against Mexico on the opening day of the event. A second member of the Cornell roster, incoming Cornell recruit, Braxston Bunce (Kelowna Secondary School) Kelowna, BC, Canada, 6-11, C, is a possible addition to the Canadian Junior National team which is competing this summer in the U18 FIBA Americas Tournament. Bunce was a member of Canada's U18 FIBA World Championships Tournaments team last summer.
- The Ivy League once again closed the door on the idea of hosting a postseason conference tournament. The Ivy League's official press release states:
RED BANK, N.J. -- The Ivy League announced today that its directors of athletics have decided not to move forward with proposals for postseason tournaments in men's and women's basketball."After careful consideration of these proposals, the athletics directors decided that our current method of determining the Ivy League Champion and our automatic bid recipient to the NCAA Championship is the best model moving forward," said Robin Harris, Ivy League Executive Director.In men's and women's basketball, the Ivy League plays a 14-game, double round-robin schedule where each team plays each other home and away. The team with the best conference record in each sport is awarded the Ivy title and the League's NCAA Tournament automatic bid.The Ivy League athletics directors discussed the proposals at their annual meetings, which concluded Thursday afternoon in Red Bank, N.J.
- As Cornell's graduating seniors ponder potential professional careers overseas, Drew Ferry has some personal highlight videos posted.