Wednesday, August 1, 2012

News and Notes: Wednesday Edition

Above, a program and scorecard from a 1918 game between Cornell and the University of Rochester at Rochester, NY.  Below, some news and notes for Wednesday...

  • Above, last night Cornell's Shonn Miller was presented the Defensive Player of the Year award of the Cleveland AmPro Summer League.  The league is loaded with dozens of collegiate players.  
  • When Louis Dale (Cornell '10) suffered a season ending ACL injury last November in Germany's BBL, his club Goettingen struggled the entire season finishing with a 4-30 record and last place league finish.  Goettingen's final record results in the club's relegation to a lower division, Germany's Pro A.  Dale could be on the move as well to a new club.
Above, A Date in Cornell Basketball History, former Cornell head basketball coach, "Speed" Wilson is presented the 1944-1945 Allie Seelbach Memorial Trophy which for a decade during the mid 1940s and mid 1950s annually recognized the most outstanding college basketball team of Upstate New York. Five teams were eligible for the award--- Cornell, Syracuse, Colgate, Niagara and Canisius. The silver trophy was presented each year by Madison Square Garden and the college athletic directors in memory of Allie Seelbach who was a coach at Canisius College for eleven years until his death in 1944. Cornell would win the award again for the 1949-1950 season. Cornell would later win the Ivy League's (EIBL) 1954 title and trip to the NCAA Tournament.  The above photo and photo caption is form the Spring 1945 Cornell Alumni News.


Anonymous said...

Sorry - must be a typo. Speed Wilson had left Cornell BB before 1951, and Royner Greene was the coach of our team that won the EIBL(pre-Ivy) title, and we played in the 1954 NCAA tourney (at the Palestra) when we lost to Navy on a last second shot by Navy. Lee Morton had 34 points for us playing with a bad toothache and sore legs. We played a consolation game the next night against North Carolina State but we had no energy left. By the way, we had beaten Navy in the Regular season at Barton hall in a really good game, as they (Navy) had two consensus All-Americans Clune and Lange. MM

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Thanks for catching error, the post is now corrected.