Tuesday, July 31, 2012

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Cornell Big Red Basketball is 115 years of tradition...Below, news and notes for Tuesday...

Above, "Cornell now has a Basket Ball Team."  This was a headline in the December 1, 1897 issue of the Cornell Daily Sun announcing the creation of the University's first team which commenced training during the 1897-1898 school year.

Above, a photograph and autograph of Edwin R. Sweetland (Cornell Class of 1899).  Sweetland was a member of Cornell's first basketball team and played for the team during its inaugural official varsity season during the 1898-1899 school year.  While at Cornell, Sweetland also played football for the Big Red under the legendary coach, Pop Warner and was named a Walter Camp All American.  Sweetand's incredible career beyond Cornell included serving as the head football coach of Syracuse and then in 1909 as the first paid head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky.  See some of our prior posts on the Origins of Cornell Basketball.
  • Ned Tomic is in action today in the championship game of the Cleveland AmPro.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

His son also named Edwin was a long time Justice of the Peace for the Town of Dryden just outside of Ithaca.