Friday, June 15, 2012

News and Notes: Friday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Friday...

  • Below is a list of Cornell's 2012-2013 opponents.  Cornell will play a slate of 31 games (14 home, 15 away, 2 neural court):

    -vs. Western Michigan (season home opener, halftime honoring 25th anniversary of 1988 Ivy League Championship Team)
    -at Duke
    -at Vanderbilt
    -at Wisconsin (Madison, WI) (Las Vegas Invitational)
    -at Arizona State (Tempe, AZ) (Las Vegas Invitational)
    -Las Vegas Invitational Game 3 (Longwood, Florida A&M or Presbyterian)
    -Las Vegas Invitational Game 4 (Longwood, Florida A&M, or Presbyterian)
    -vs. St. Bonaventure 
    -at American
    -vs. Bucknell
    -at Binghamton
    -at Boston University
    -vs. Stony Brook
    -vs. St. Peter's
    -vs. Colgate
    -at Division I opponent TBA
    -vs. Division III oppnent TBA
    -14 Ivy League Games

  • The Kelowna (Canada) Capital News writes, "KSS Owls senior boys basketball star Braxston Bunce will represent Canada at the 2012 FIBA Americas Championship June 16 to 20 in Brazil.  Bunce, the 6-foot-11 centre who is off to Cornell University in the fall, was named as one of 12 players from across Canada who made the Junior National Basketball team.  It's the second straight year Bunce has made the team after playing with Canada's Junior National Basketball team as a 17-year-old last year.  Team Canada opens play on Saturday against Puerto Rico. Finals are next Wednesday at the Arena Olimpica in Sao Sebastiao do Paraiso, Brazil.The top four countries will represent their nations at the U-19 World Basketball Championships next summer in the Czech Republic. Canada has qualified for the past three FIBA World U19 Championships."
  • Bill Courtney was quoted by CBS Sports on the new NCAA Rule permitting unlimited texting.  Below is an excerpt of the CBS article:
"I guarantee at bigger schools there are texts ready to go out to two or three hundred kids at midnight," Cornell's Bill Courtney said. He should know -- he has worked with BCS programs before.  "I think eventually it will calm down, but in the beginning, you'll have young, aggressive assistants wanting to prove themselves as recruiters. They're already foaming at the mouth."  And that's where the head coaches and the assistants who are, I don't know, around 40 years old or younger are best suited. They've adapted to cellphones and smartphones more than guys like Jim Boeheim, Tom Izzo, Jim Calhoun, etc. Courtney said he has talked to older guys in the establishment recently, and they've said there's no way they're getting into the text wars at this point in their lives/career.

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