Wednesday, September 5, 2012

News and Notes: Wednesday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Wednesday...

  • When they are not trying to win basketball games together, several member of the Cornell basketball team are teammates in Cornell's Finance Club.  In fact, members of the basketball team hold several officer positions in this Wall Street oriented club.  Eitan Chemerinski is President while Jamal Cherry, Dwight Tarwater and Jake Matthews also hold officer positions.  These student-athletes attend Cornell's Dyson School of Business which Business Week Magazine and rank as the #3 undergraduate business program in the country and top in the Ivy League.
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ITHACA, N.Y. – This year, you'll be able to watch all of your favorite Cornell athletic events anywhere in the world in HD and on your mobile devices, including on iPhone, iPad or Android. Subscriptions for RedCast audio/video are now available for the 2012-13 season.
Football, sprint football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's ice hockey, wrestling and men's and women's lacrosse will have all home games/dual meets broadcast on RedCast, with audio also available for road contests for football, men's basketball, men's ice hockey and men's lacrosse contests. Additionally, select events in other sports will also be made available for broadcast on a game-by-game basis. A men's soccer package that includes audio only will be available for home games. Additional contests are expected to be added, with volleyball, baseball, gymnastics and other sports likely to have games broadcast.
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Cornell has upgraded connectivity at Schoellkopf Field, Lynah Rink, Newman Arena and Friedman Wrestling Center to allow for higher quality feeds. In addition, new HD radios will upgrade the audio feeds for football, men's ice hockey and basketball, as well as men's lacrosse. In addition, professional audio broadcasts will be available as part of the video feeds for home events involving sprint football, women's basketball, women's ice hockey and women's lacrosse. Announcing for those broadcasts will be covered by RLM Sports.
Television sometimes contractually precludes the broadcast of home games - typically 4-6 events per year. Subscribers will be notified in advance on Postseason tournaments, including NCAA events, are not included in the RedCast subscription. Wrestling's daylong Body Bar Invitational is also not included.
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Yearly Subscription (all sports, all events for one year) -- $75.00
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Men's Soccer - $10


Alex said...

FINALLY. HD video thank goodness. welcome to the 21st century redcast

Anonymous said...

Although that seems like an impressive statistic about the business school, how many Ivies even have an undergraduate business school? I think two?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Yes and that further emphasizes the point that Cornell is the best business education in the Ivy.

You can study theoretical economics at other Ivies, but you can't take the wide variety of traditional business classes that Cornell and Penn offer (finance, marketing, securities etc.).