Cornell Big Red Basketball is 115 years of tradition...Below, news and notes for Tuesday...
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.
- ESPN's Summer Shootaround Series provides updates on several Division I conferences including some of Cornell's 2012-2013 opponents. These teams include Duke, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, Arizona State and St. Bonaventure. Speaking of the 2012-2013 schedule, did you know that Cornell's first opponent in the Las Vegas Invitational, Presbyterian, defeated Cincinnati last year? They also defeated Princeton during its Ivy League Championship 2010-2011 season.
- Ned Tomic is in action today in the championship game of the Cleveland AmPro.
- Dwight Tarwater is in London with his parents to watch his brother Davis swim in the Olympics.