Tuesday, January 22, 2013

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

(Photo Cornell Athletics, Patrick Shanahan)
Get all the information you need about the Cornell Big Red's game at Columbia, Saturday, January 26, 2013, 7 pm, with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center.  Below, news and notes for Tuesday...

  • Cornell Basketball has a new additional radio media outlet. The student led program is called "CU Hoops" and it is a branch off of Slope Media Group's Sports and Radio Department. CU Hoops will provide play-by-play broadcast and social media coverage for free to fans anywhere over a live online feed. It will be following in the footsteps of Cornell At Bat, a student run media organization started last year that provides broadcast, radio, print, and online coverage for the Cornell Baseball team. CU Hoops will be broadcasting the remaining home basketball games from Newman Arena. The program was started by co broadcasters Chad Edelblum Class of 2016 and Ben Rosenthal Class of 2013. Ben is a sociology major who is minoring in communications. He interned at CBS New York last summer and CBS Miami in the Sports Department the previous summer. He also held a radio show on Slope Radio called "The Extra Point" in 2011-2012. Chad is a Communications major and was the president of his high school television station.  Last summer he interned at SNY.
  • The Dunwoody (GA) Crier writes, "The basketball teams at Marist are flying toward state tournament berths. The boys’ team is now ranked No. 3 in Class AAAA with 12-2 record overall, 8-1 in the region. That region loss was to top-ranked Columbia by a point. The boys won last week 67-43 vs Banneker and 52-44 at Washington. They are led by Quinton Stevens (committed to Georgia Tech and David Onourah (committed to Cornell)."
  • The Ivy League Office tabbed Shonn Miller to its weekly Honor Roll.  The Ivy Office notes with respect to Miller:
Shonn Miller, Cornell (So., F - Euclid, Ohio) 13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals vs. Columbia

Week 1 November 12-Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth/Will Barrett, Princeton
Week 2 November 19-Fran Dougherty, Penn
Week 3 November 26-Shonn Miller, Cornell
Week 4 December 3-Wes Saunders, Harvard
Week 5 December 10-Wes Saunders,Harv/Ian Hummer,P'ton (Cornell not eligible)
Week 6 December 17-Ian Hummer, Princeton (Cornell not eligible)
Week 7 December 24-Ian Hummer, Princeton
Week 8 December 31-Tucker Halpern, Brown
Week 9 January 7-Ian Hummer, Princeton
Week 10 January 14-Wes Saunders, Harvard/TJ Bray, Princeton
Week 11 January 21-Mark Cisco, Columbia/Sean McGonagill, Brown

Week 1 November 12-Nolan Cressler, Cornell
Week 2 November 19-Rafael Maia, Brown
Week 3 November 26-Grant Mullins, Columbia
Week 4 December 3-Siyanni Chambers, Harvard
Week 5 December 10-Grant Mullins, Columbia (Cornell not eligible)
Week 6 December 17-Siyanni Chambers, Harvard (Cornell not eligible)
Week 7 December 24-Hans Brase, Princeton
Week 8 December 31-Jamal Lewis, Penn
Week 9 January 7-Siyanni Chambers, Harvard
Week 10-January 14-Siyanni Chambers, Harvard
Week 11-January 21-Darien Nelson Henry, Penn
  • Below, links to our recap sections from each of Cornell's games during the 2012-2013 season. 
    1. 11/10/12 vs. Western Michigan W 63-55
    2. 11/14/12 vs. St. Bonaventure L 68-72
    3. 11/16/12 vs. St. Peter's  L 64-68
    4. 11/18/12 at Wisconsin (Las Vegas Invitational) L 40-73 
    5. 11/20/12 at Arizona State (Las Vegas Invitational L 53-64
    6. 11/23/12 vs. Presbyterian (Las Vegas Invitational) at Las Vegas W 89-55
    7. 11/24/12 vs. Longwood (Las Vegas Invitational) at Las Vegas W 84-78
    8. 11/28/12 vs. Stony Brook L 53-76
    9. 12/1/12 vs. Colgate W 70-63
    10. 12/17/12 at Vanderbilt L 55-66
    11. 12/19/12 at Duke L 47-88
    12. 12/22/12 at Boston U. L 57-70
    13. 12/28/12 at St. Francis (PA) W 79-67
    14. 12/30/12 at Binghamton W 79-77
    15. 1/2/13 vs. Bucknell L 56-72
    16. 1/6/13 at American W 68-60
    17. 1/12/13 vs. SUNY Old Westbury W 103-84
    18. 1/19/13 vs. Columbia L 58-67
  • Cornell RPI WatchThe RPI (Rating Percentage Index) is a measure of strength of schedule and how a team does against that schedule. It does not consider the margin of victory, but only whether or not a team won and where the game was played (home/away/neutral court). The formula is 25% team winning percentage (WP), 50% opponents' average winning percentage (OWP), and 25% opponents' opponents' average winning percentage (OOWP). (See: CollegeRPI.com for a further explanation of the formula.) The RPI may be the most influential factor in NCAA Tournament seeding. Cornell's RPI rank as of January 22 is No. 243 out of 344 total Division I teams. While neither the Ken Pomeroy or the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) are used by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, the KenPom.com site ranks Cornell No. 259 in the nation, while the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) have Cornell at No. 251.  Both sites are predominantly used by fans and the media.

Friday, November 9
MIT 54 Harvard 69 Box Score - Recap
UMBC 75 Penn 80  Box Score - Recap

Saturday, November 10
Western Michigan 55 Cornell 63 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 57 Buffalo 53 Box Score - Recap
Yale 82 Sacred Heart 85 (OT) [SNY] [Conn 6] Box Score - Recap  
Columbia 68 Furman 47 Box Score - Recap
Maine 54 Dartmouth 67  Box Score - Recap

Sunday, November 11
Brown 58 Binghamton 49 Box Score - Recap

Monday, November 12
Yale 35 Saint Joseph’s 61 (Coaches v. Cancer) 
Box Score - Recap
Penn 69 Delaware 84 (Preseason NIT)
 Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, November 13
Harvard 64 Massachusetts 67 (ESPN Tip Off Marathon) [ESPN]
 Box Score - Recap
Penn 53 Fairfield 62 
(Preseason NIT) [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap
Northeastern 67 Princeton 66 Box Score - Recap
New Hampshire 72 Dartmouth 58 
Box Score - Recap
Haverford 40 Columbia 74
 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, November 14
St. Bonaventure at Cornell [NBCSN]
 Box Score - Recap

Thursday, November 15
Brown 71 Central Connecticut State 86 
Box Score - Recap

Friday, November 16
Saint Peter’s 68 Cornell 64
 Box Score - Recap
Rutgers 58 Princeton 5
Box Score - Recap
Manhattan 45 Harvard 79 Box Score
Yale 56 Evansville 66 
(Coaches v. Cancer) Box Score - Recap

Saturday, November 17
 61 Penn 59 Box Score - Recap
Yale 63 Buffalo 59 (Evansville, Ind.) (Coaches v. Cancer) Box Score
Brown 70 Maine 68 Box Score - Recap
Marist 67 Columbia 62 Box Score - Recap

Sunday. November 18
Yale 47 Western Illinois 59 (Oakland City, Ind.) 
Box Score - Recap
Cornell 40 Wisconsin 73 (Las Vegas Invitational) [ESPN3]  
Box Score - Recap

Monday, November 19
Penn 68 Fordham 70 (Preseason NIT, Bethlehem PA) Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, November 20
Columbia 75 Villanova 57 [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap
Harvard 56 Saint Joseph’s 75 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap
Penn 66 Lehigh 73 (Preseason NIT) Box Score - Recap
Cornell 53 Arizona State 64 (Las Vegas Invitational) [PAC-12 Sports Network] Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, November 21
Bryant 68 Brown 61 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 53 Syracuse 73 [TIME WARNER] Box Score - Recap
Yale 52 Vermont 65  Box Score - Recap

Friday, November 23
Cornell 89 Presbyterian 55 (Las Vegas Invitational at Las Vegas) Box Score - Recap
Columbia 75 Wayland Baptist 63 (SF Hilltop Classic) Box Score - Recap

Saturday, November 24
Saint Francis (N.Y.) 76 Brown72 (OT) Box Score - Recap
IPFW 70 Dartmouth 66 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 72 Lafayette53 Box Score - Recap
Army 83 Yale 86 (2OT)  Box Score - Recap
Cornell 84 Longwood 78 (Las Vegas Invitational at Las Vegas) Box Score - Recap
Columbia 59 San Francisco 79 (SF Hilltop Classic) Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, November 27
Dartmouth 49 Bucknell 62 Box Score - Recap
Vermont 85 Harvard 78 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, November 28
Columbia 61 LIU Brooklyn 70 Box Score - Recap
Stony Brook 53 Cornell 76 Box Score - Recap
Binghamton 54 Penn 65 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 42 Wagner 48 (OT) Box Score - Recap

Thursday, November 29
Sacred Heart 56 Brown 69 Box Score - Recap
Hartford 60 Yale 51 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, December 1
Brown 50 New Hampshire 63 [WBIN/FCS] Box Score - Recap
Fordham 64 Harvard 73 Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 61 Longwood 53 Box Score - Recap
Penn 47 Penn State 58 [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap
Colgate 63 Cornell 70 Box Score - Recap
Bucknell 65 Columbia 57 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 50 Kent State 62 Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, December 4
Dartmouth 49 Elon 71 Box Score - Recap
Harvard 79 Boston College 63 [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, December 5
Yale 64 Bryant 62 Box Score - Recap

Friday, December 7
Harvard 49 Connecticut 57 [SNY] Box Score - Recap

Saturday, December 8
Yale 56 New Hampshire 64  Box Score - Recap
Drexel 64 Princeton 57 Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 56 Holy Cross 67 Box Score - Recap
Brown 57 Notre Dame 84 [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap
Villanova 68 Penn 55 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap

Sunday, December 9
Columbia 54 American 42 Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, December 11
Boston University 64 Harvard 65 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, December 12
Dartmouth 50 Vermont 52 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, December 15
Princeton 60 Fordham 63 (Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival) [YES] Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 42 Arizona State 61 Box Score - Recap

Monday, December 17
Cornell 55 Vanderbilt 66 [ESPNU] Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, December 18
Albertus Magnus 63 Yale 112 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, December 19
Cornell 47 Duke 88 [ESPNU] Box Score - Recap

Thursday, December 20
Rider 45 Princeton 62 Box Score - Recap

Friday, December 21
Penn 60 Delaware 83  Box Score - Recap

Saturday, December 22
Cornell 57 Boston University70 Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 66 Bryant 79  Box Score - Recap
Holy Cross 65 Harvard 72  Box Score - Recap
Elon 70 Columbia 79 Box Score - Recap
Bucknell 67 Princeton 79 Box Score - Recap

Sunday, December 23
Brown 42 Northwestern 63 [BTN.com] Box Score - Recap

Friday, December 28
Providence 68 Brown 69 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap
Cornell 79 Saint Francis (Pa.) 67  Box Score - Recap
Yale 75 Nevada 85 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, December 29
Manhattan 58 Columbia 69 Box Score - Recap
Penn 63 Wagner 68  Box Score - Recap
Harvard 67 California 62 [PAC-12] Box Score - Recap

Sunday, December 30
Cornell 79 Binghamton 77 [TIME WARNER SPORTS] Box Score - Recap
Yale 62 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 78 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 58 Akron 62 Box Score - Recap

Monday, December 31
Dartmouth 58 Boston College 79 [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap
Brown 50 Albany 57 Box Score - Recap
Harvard 69 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 70 [ESPN2] Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, January 1
Yale 70 Iowa State 80 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, January 2
Colgate 59 Columbia 66 Box Score - Recap
Bucknell 72 Cornell 56 Box Score - Recap
Penn 57 Butler 70 Box Score - Recap

Friday, January 4
Brown 47 Rhode Island 59 [OSN] Box Score - Recap
Yale 61 Holy Cross 54 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, January 5
Princeton 74 Elon 64 Box Score - Recap
Penn 57 La Salle 74 Box Score - Recap
Columbia 64 Army 52 Box Score - Recap
Rice 62 Harvard 92 Box Score - Recap
Colgate 78 Dartmouth 62 Box Score - Recap

Sunday, January 6
Cornell 68 American 60 Box Score - Recap
Florida 79 Yale 58 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, January 8
Niagara 74 Brown 75 Box Score - Recap
Columbia 69 Holy Cross 78 Box Score - Recap
Army 58 Dartmouth 75 Box Score - Recap
Lafayette 85 Penn 83 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, January 12
Daniel Webster 34 Brown 71 Box Score - Recap
College at Old Westbury 84 Cornell 103  Box Score - Recap
Oberlin 39 Yale 104 Box Score - Recap
*Harvard 75 Dartmouth 65 Box Score - Recap
*Penn 53 Princeton 65 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap

Thursday, January 17
Colby-Sawyer 42 Dartmouth 80 Box Score
Penn 54 NJIT 53 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, January 19
Harvard 50 Memphis 60 [FSN] Box Score - Recap
*Columbia 58 Cornell 67 NBCSN] Box Score - Recap
Saint Joseph’s 79 Penn 59 [ESPNU] Box Score - Recap
*Yale 51 Brown 65 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, January 23
Penn at Temple, 7 pm

Saturday, January 26
*Dartmouth at Harvard, 2 pm [NBCSN]
*Brown at Yale, 2 pm
*Cornell at Columbia, 7 pm

Sunday, January 27
The College of New Jersey at Princeton, 2 pm
  • The commitments are still rolling in.  Below is an updated list of players committed to Ivy League schools in the class of 2013:
Lealand King (Brentwood School) Los Angeles, CA, 6-6, F, Brown 
J.R. Hobbie (Manasquan HS) Manasquan, NJ, 6-4, G, Brown
Tavon Blackmon (Gonzaga) Washington, DC, 5-11, G, Brown
Matt Madigan (Mt. Tabor HS) Winston-Salem, NC, 6-4, G, Brown
Chris McComber (John McCrae School) Ottawa, ON, 6-7, F, Columbia
Kendall Jackson (Suffield Academy) Suffield, MA, 5-9, G, Columbia
Jeff Coby (Choate Rosemary Hall) Choate, CT, 6-6, F, Columbia
Connor Voss (St. Cloud Cathederal HS) St. Cloud, MN, 6-11, C, Columbia
Ikemefuna Ngwudo (Milton Academy) Milton, MA, 6-5, F, Dartmouth 
Eli Harrison (Sisters HS) Sisters, OR, 6-6, F, Dartmouth 
Mike Flemming (N'field Mt Hermon, MA) Lincolnshire, IL, 6-1, G, Dartmouth 
Matt Fraschila (Highland Park HS) Highland Park, TX, 5-10 G, Harvard 
Hunter Meyers (Douglas HS) Minden, NV, 6-6, F, Harvard 
Zena Edosomwan (Northfield Mt Hermon, MA) Hollywood, CA, 6-9, F, Harvard 
Matt Howard (A.J. Flora HS), Columbia, S.C., 6-4, G, Penn 
Dylan Jones (Village HS) Houston, TX, 6-8, F, Penn 
Dave Winfield (Harvard Westlake HS) Hollywood, CA, 6-8, F, Penn 
Tony Bagtas (Westlake HS) Atlanta, GA, 5-11, G, Penn 
Henry Caruso (Serra HS) San Mateo, CA, 6-4, G, Princeton 
Hashim Moore (Hun School, NJ) Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 6-5, F, Princeton 
Spencer Weisz (Seton Hall Prep) Florham Park, NJ, 6-4, G, Princeton 
Steven Cook (New Trier HS) Winnetka, IL, 6-5, G, Princeton
Pete Miller (Northfield Mount Hermon, MA) Northfield, MA, 6-10, C, Princeton 
Amir Bell (East Brunswick HS) E.Brunswick, NJ, 6-4, G, Princeton (2014) 
Sam Downy (Lake Forest HS) Lake Forest, IL, 6-9, C, Yale 
Anthony Dallier (Northfield Mount Hermon, MA) Wexford, PA, 6-6, F, Yale 
JT Flowers (Lincoln HS) Portland, OR, 6-5, F, Yale

  • Below, a look at the Cornell Coaching Plantations, the coaches in the NCAA with ties to Cornell University.
    Jeff Jackson (Cornell Class of '84)-Head Coach of Furman University (Division I).
    Jon Jaques (Cornell Class of '10)-Assistant coach at Columbia University. Played for Cornell under Steve Donahue.

    Kevin App (Cornell Class of '07)
    -Assistant coach at Army. Played for Cornell under Steve Donahue.

    Yanni Hufnagel (Cornell Class of '06)-Assistant coach at Harvard. Served as student-manager at Cornell under Steve Donahue.

    Steve Donahue-Head coach of Boston College. Served as head coach at Cornell between 2000-2010.

    Zach Spiker-Head coach of Army. He served as an assistant coach at Cornell under Steve Donahue from 2004-2009.

    Joe Burke-Head coach of Skidmore College (Division III). He was an assistant coach at Cornell under Steve Donahue between 2001-2004.

    Izzi Metz-Former Head coach Hobart College (Division III). He served as a Cornell assistant coach for five seasons between 2001-2006 under Steve Donahue and is currently an assistant coach and head of basketball operations at Boston College under Donahue.

    Nat Graham-Associate Head Coach (assistant) at Boston College under Steve Donahue. Served as an assistant coach under Donahue at Cornell from 2005-2010.

    Woody Kampmann-Assistant coach at Boston College under Steve Donahue. Served as an assistant coach under Donahue at Cornell from 2007-2010.

    Ryan Woerner-Former student intern coach under Steve Donahue during the 2009-2010 season and assistant coach for Cornell's women's team during 2010-2011. Currently director of basketball operations at St. Peter's.

    Steve Robinson-Assistant coach at North Carolina under Roy Williams. He was an assistant coach for Mike Dement at Cornell for two seasons, including on the 1988 Ivy League Championship team.

    Paul Fortier-Assistant coach at Washington under Lorenzo Romar. He served as an assistant coach at Cornell during 2003-2005 under Steve Donahue.

    Desmond Oliver-Assistant coach at Charlotte. He was an assistant coach at Cornell between 1998-2000 under Scott Thompson.

    Ricky Yahn-Assistant coach at Longwood. He was an assistant coach at Cornell during 2010-2011 under Bill Courtney.

  • Throughout the year we provide periodic updates on Cornell's alumni playing professionally. Below, some updates:
-Jeff Aubry ('99) (Halcones Rojos, LNBP Mexico premier league/Arecibo Capitanes, BSN Puerto Rico premier league)-As of January 22, Aubry, who has been injured for most of the season, was averaging 6.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game prior to the injury for Halcones of the LNBP in Mexico, the premier league. Halcones is 32-8 and in 2nd place out of 16 teams in the league. A 6'11" center, Aubry splits his time in both the Mexican and Puerto Rican professional leagues. A well traveled pro player, Aubry spent several seasons in the NBA D League in the early part of his career with the Fayetteville Patriots and Florida Flame and earned honorable mention all NBA D League in 2002. During his more than a decade of pro experience, Aubry has also played professionally in the ABA (Miami Tropics) and abroad  in Puerto Rico (Arecibo, Leones de Ponce, and Santurce, BSN Puerto Rico), Spain (Tarragona, LEB Gold Spain 2nd Division), Mexico (Halcones Rojos and Chihuahua Dorados, LNBP Mexico premier league), Poland (Slask Wroclaw, PLK Poland premier league), Argentina (Libertad Sunchales, Liga A Argentina), Uruguay (Hebraica, LUB Uruguay )and Peru (Alas Peruanas, Peru).
-Alex Tyler ('10) (Rockville Victors, Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League)-Tyler is in his rookie season with the Victors.
-Louis Dale ('10) (KAOD Dramas, Greece A1 premier league)-As of January 22, Dale is averaging 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.  KAOD is 5-8 and in 9th place out of 14 teams in the A1.  Dale spent his  first two professional seasons both in Germany's BBK Bundesliga, the country's premier league with Goettingen.
-Jeff Foote ('10) (Zalgiris, Lithuania LKL premier league/EuroLeague/VTB Russian League)-As of January 22, Foote is averaging 9.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game for Zalgiris in the Lithuanian premier league, the LKL.  Zalgiris is 6-0 and in 4th place out of 12 teams in the LKL.  Zalgiris finished 8-2 in the 6-team Group C of the EuroLeague.  In EuroLeague action, Foote is averaging 5.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.  Zalgiris is now in the Final Sixteen's Group E with a 1-3 record.  In a third league of competition, the Eastern European VTB League, Zalgiris is 10-1 and in 2nd place out of 10 teams in Group B.  Zalgiris is currently ranked #5 in Europe.  Prior to the start of the 2012-2013 season, Foote played with the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Summer League and participated in the team's free agent mini-camp.  During 2011-2012, Foote averaged 15.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game in the NBA D-League for the Springfield Armor (the Brooklyn Nets' affiliate) after being named a starter at the D-League's All-Star Game during FebruaryFoote finished the D-League season ranked 4th in double-doubles and also 4th in rebounds. Foote averaged 1.0 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 4 games for the NBA's New Orleans Hornets during a 10-day contract between March 9 and March 19. Foote was ranked by the D-League as its #6 overall NBA prospect.  During April 2012 he was profiled in a video on NBA.com.  He participated in the Portland Trailblazers' 2011-2012 preseason training camp and played the 2011-2012 preseason with with Zastal of   the PLK Poland premier league and the full 2010-2011 season in Spain (Melilla, LEB Gold Spain 2nd division) while on loan from Euro League powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel's premier league.
  • Below is a directory listing of some Twitter feeds associated with the Cornell basketball program.
-Josh Wexler ('88)
-Rich Medina ('92)
-Bo Buttenback ('98)
-Cody Toppert ('05)
-Steve Cobb ('05)
-Ryan Rourke ('06)
-Andrew Naeve ('07)
-Jason Canady ('08)
-Khaliq Gant ('09)
-Conor Mullen ('09)
-Brian Kreefer ('09)
-Ryan Wittman ('10)
-Pete Reynolds ('10)
-Jon Jaques ('10)
-Louis Dale ('10)
-Alex Tyler ('10)
-Geoff Reeves ('10)
-Jeff Foote ('10)
-Andre Wilkins ('10) (inactive)
-Aaron Osgood ('11)
-Adam Wire ('11)
-Max Groebe ('12)
-Chris Wroblewski ('12)
-Andrew Ferry ('12)
-The Cornell Rebounders Club
-Jonathan Gray ()
-Miles Asafo Adjei ()
-Peter McMillan ()
-Errick Peck ()
-Josh Figini ()
-Galal Cancer ()
-Ned Tomic ()
-Dominick Scelfo ()
-Jake Mathews ()
-Dwight Tarwater ()
-Manny Sahota ()
-Dave LaMore ()
-Shonn Miller ()
-Devin Cherry ()
-Nolan Cressler ()
-Braxston Bunce ()
-Holt Harmon ()
-Robert Mischler ()
-David Onuorah (committed recruit)
-Tim Higgins (committed recruit)
-Assistant Coach Mike Blaine ()
-Assistant Coach Marlon Sears ()
-Assistant Coach Arlen Galloway ()
-Brian Delaney, ESPN Radio Ithaca ()
-Barry Leonard, Cornell Redcast/Play-By-Play Annnouncer
-Ed Boulat, Ithaca Journal
-Cornell Daily Sun Sports ()
-Slope Sports ()
-WVBR Sports
-Former assistant coach, Jay Larranaga
-Former assistant coach, Ricky Yahn ()
-Former head coach, Steve Donahue ()
-Former intern assistant Ryan Woerner ()
-Former assistant coach, Zach Spiker ()
-Former assistant coach, Nat Graham ()
-Former assistant coach, Woody Kampmann ()
-Former assistant coach, Izzi Metz ()
-Former assistant coach, Paul Fortier ()

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Anonymous said...

I'm glad to read that Brandyn Curry and Kyle Casey are using their forced hiatus from campus very wisely. Next year, when Harvard gets Curry, Casey and Corbin Miller back, while adding Zena Edosomwan to the mix as well, their talent level will be scary.

Indeed, with Curry, Casey, Edosomwan and Siyani Chambers on the court, it could be the most athletic (not the best, but the most athletic) Ivy squad since Penn's national powerhouses of the 1970's.

Next year could be the final straw that breaks the camel's back in terms of forcing the League office to re-examine the AI policy.

Anonymous said...

Great to see Slope (or whatever it's called now) back on the map. They were missed. Now, if we can only have a winning team back as well.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Harvard would be outstanding with Curry and Casey back. But they are not back yet. If they were admitted back, there would have been an announcement. Seems like the process is still fluid.

As for Corbin Miller, he is gone for another year. He returns in 2014-2015.

Anonymous said...

Smart money is that Casey and Curry will be back. A Harvard team with those two and the best recruit this league has ever seen will be top 25 nationally and could make a serious run in the tournament.

No one else in the league will have the collective talent of Chambers, Curry, Saunders, Casey, Zena, and a bunch of others. irks me to say that, but it's true.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

"Smart money?"

Based on what? Not saying they are not coming back. But on what basis do you "bet" they are coming back? On what facts are you relying upon?

So far, there is nothing in the public record that suggests their return is a formality.

If they do come back, I would say (1) Harvard will be damn good, and (2) Harvard became good by an unfair advantage.

IMO, "red shirt" (5th years) should only be for student-athletes with family emergencies, religious reasons, and/or medical/mental health issues.

Here, the Harvard players are trying to take a 5th year VOLUNTARILY because they want to preserve eligibility due to an academic investigation (which their own conduct triggered). This hardly justifies a 5th year in this league. Maybe at UNLV or Kentucky this makes sense, but not in the Ivy League.

But yeah, Harvard would be loaded (and once again, by the wrong means).

Anonymous said...

Bottom line, Harvard's "unfair" tactics are working quite well for them. We shall see whether Casey and Curry come back. They could have transferred but chose not to.

So what is Cornell doing to counter Harvard? I see the gap between the two programs growing rather than becoming narrower, which stinks given where we were in 2010.

Anonymous said...

CBB, I think that you're missing the forest for the trees when you point to the Curry and Casey withdrawals to say that "Harvard became good by an unfair advantage."

That's like quibbling over the fact that armed bank robbers double parked at the curb while committing a felony. "Harvard became good" by circumventing Academic Index restrictions, stockpiling low AI players to an extent nobody else in the League does, using academic boosters to cover up the transgression. Allowing Casey and Curry to take a year off when under threat of suspension is merely the cherry on top -- you're missing the entire sundae underneath, my friend.

Anonymous said...

I think everyone recognizes that Harvard has significantly changed the way Ivy basketball has operated for decades and that they are profiting from Amaker's recruiting practices. There seems to be an easy solution to this: get even.

There are ways to get kids through Cornell admissions into certain schools that aren't as selective as Dyson, Arts, etc. Bring in a booster to keep team AI up so scores level off (by booster I don't mean the Harvard practice, but kids like Mischler who probably won't see much floor time but have excellent grades/character). Give the floor AI kid or two a full financial aid package (if appropriate) and see where the chips fall. Floor AI kids can still be terrific students. Not saying this is a perfect solution and is probably flawed in many respects, but something has to be done.

Anonymous said...

Kendal Harris has asked for his release from USC, according to some reports. Not sure what that means for Julian Jacobs. Could mean he's on his way out as well, or it could mean he's got less competition for playing time next year.

None of this really means anything, of course, but given how this season has gone, you gotta have something that gives you hope...

br2 said...

A few things:

First: *Those two coming back would be a disgrace to the league's integrity. They cheated. They realized it, took a year off to avoid investigation and preserve elligibility - which is again essentially cheating the system. They were NOT injured. They did NOT go on a mission (as some religious folks do). They did NOT have unfortunate family circumstances (i.e sibling/family passing). They did not have any reason for a year off besides cheating.

Second: *Is the "Harvard may be one of the best teams ever" hoopla starting again...and this early too? It always seems to happen. Yet what have they done? Winning deserves respect. Nothing else does. Not a website which says some unproven highschool kid is a top recruit. Not a poster who says two players coming back (who happened to already fail to win a tourney game or league outright) should earn hype either.

Alas...hype away now...lose later.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 1/22 9:16 PM,

I can see why you and others might have such a visceral reaction to what Harvard is doing in terms of bending and perhaps outright breaking AI rules. But "getting even" is not the answer. If all eight schools are going to flaunt the very principles which motivated the formation of the Ivy League, why not just disband the conference and get it over with?

No, the answer is to do what several other commenters have suggested in previous threads on this topic, namely, put men's basketball on a banding system similar to what we already do in football. As with football, institute a full audit of all recruited players and anybody who sees the court as a walk-on.

Harvard is cheating, no question about it. I think the answer is to force a cheater to follow the rules by tightening both the rules and the enforcement thereof. I feel it would be a tragedy for all eight Ivies to combat Harvard's cheating by cheating themselves. That's like Lance Armstrong saying it's okay to use PEDs because his competitors do as well. You're ruining the Ivy League by following Harvard down the road of AI abuse.

Anonymous said...

I second the above motion favoring the Ivies implementing a formal AI banding system that isolates basketball from the other non-football sports.

It is shameful that it has not already been done.