Wednesday, August 8, 2012

News and Notes: Wednesday Edition

Above, a 1929 Cornell-Syracuse game program.  Below, some news and notes for Wednesday...

  • Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) had 23 points and 13 rebounds last night in the semifinals of the Nike Pro City League in New York.  He and teammate, Louis Dale (Cornell '10), members of Cornell's #17 nationally ranked Sweet Sixteen team of 2010, will appear this Thursday in the league's championship game with the Dyckman team.  See the New York Post for the story.
  • Anchor of Gold notes that Vanderbilt's nonconference schedule which includes a game against Cornell during 2012-2013 will help the Vandy program in its rebuilding efforts.
  • Both of the semifinals and the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational will be broadcast on either ESPN2 (televison) or ESPN3.
  • Below, A Date in Cornell Basketball History.  The Cornell Daily Sun previews a December 9, 1967 game between Cornell and Army and the Cadets' star guard, Mike Krzyzewski.  During Coach K's career, he faced Cornell three times as a varsity player for West Point.  He also coached his Duke teams three times (1987, 1988, 2008) against Cornell with his fourth appearance against Cornell coming up during the 2012-2013 season.

Below, a glimpe of committed Cornell recruit,David Onuorah (Marist HS) Atlanta, GA, 6-9, 230, F, in action earlier this summer with his AAU club in the Nike Peach Jam.  Onuorah is #55 in the video.


Anonymous said...

Blog, when I saw your tweet that linked to a list of the most overrated college coaches, I immediately smiled and thought, "Gee, I wonder if Cornell Basketball Blog would send this around unless the list contained a certain recently successful coach in Cambridge, Massachusetts?" Anyways. . . .

It's not just that Amaker has "way better players than everybody else" -- recruiting is a big, arguably the biggest, part of how any coach wins. It's HOW Amaker has accumulated way better players -- by subverting a conference-wide regulation which limits his competitors' ability to recruit similarly athletic players. That is the issue. Not even the other overrated coaches have that advantage working for them.

I'm sorry to see that the new floor has the same red paint inside the three-point line. I hate that look. It just says "high school."

BigRed1965 said...

I was at that Army game in '67. with my wife-to-be and a law school friend. I remember finding the cheers of the cadet section quite intimidating. Bob Knight was the Army coach. Unfortunately, the Red lost that night. Hank South was one of the greatest Cornell shooters ever, whose injuries prevented him from reaching his full potential.