Tuesday, October 30, 2012

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Tuesday...

  • Her Campus: Cornell, suggests costumes for Halloween and writes, "Cornell Basketball Team at the Sweet Sixteen-Only the seniors were here for this, but many of the underclassmen have heard about Cornell’s triumphant and exciting run to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in the spring of 2010. This would be a fun group costume, particularly if you have someone extremely tall (or someone who owns stilts) to play our star player Jeff Foote. Bonus points? If the people dressing up are actual members of the Cornell Basketball team. You’ll get ‘em this year, boys!"
  • The Chicago Tribune published The Sports Network's season preview for the Ivy League.  The Sports Network referred to Cornell as an "underachiever" last season and writes of the Big Red:
PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH: 1. Princeton, 2. Harvard, 3. Penn, 4. Columbia, 5. Dartmouth, 6. Yale, 7. Cornell, 8 Brown 

CORNELL: Just a few years ago the Big Red were a perennial power in the Ivy League, but in Bill Courtney's first two seasons as head coach they have not lived up to the standard they set by winning the league title in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Cornell went just 12-16 last year (7-7 Ivy League) and Courtney is now 22-34 since taking the reins. It figures to be another difficult season in Ithaca as the team will be without it's two top performers from last season in Chris Wroblewski (11.5 ppg, 5.3 apg, 4.7 rpg) and Drew Ferry (11.3 ppg). In their absence, sophomore forward Shonn Miller (8.9 ppg) appears to be the new go-to guy on offense. Miller is also a force in the paint as he led the team in both rebounding (6.1 rpg) and blocks (1.6 bpg) last season. Johnathan Gray (8.8 ppg) and Galal Cancer (6.1 ppg) will be the starting guards, but neither shot better than 38.1 percent from the field in 2011-12.
  • The various quantitative analysts are releasing their computer rankings. Ken Pomroy's preseason rankings are out and Cornell is No. 189 out of 347.  Meanwhile, Basketball Prospectus has Cornell at No. 196.
  • Brian Delaney of ESPN 1160 reports via Twitter the following:



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

could we see some details about the Siena scrimmage? I heard we won by about 15.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Details are not permitted per NCAA Rules.

Anonymous said...

When I ask for details I mean like what you did for the Red/White scrimmage. Is that not permitted because they are scrimmaging another team? Silly rule if that is the case.

Anonymous said...

But every year Delaney gives info about the scrimmages.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

We are allowed to post vague comments. No stats, no specific descriptions of plays or scores.