Tuesday, March 19, 2013

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition


Below, news and notes for Tuesday...

  • Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) had 6 points over the weekend in the Lithuanian League (Beko LKL) All Star Game. When Simonas Baranauskas, a well known European basketball blogger for BBL.net and Eurobasket.com commented on Twitter prior to tip off, "Jeff Foote and Mario Delas in the All-Star Game starting five. This is history in the making, people. Worst front-court duo ever," Foote comically responded back, "definitely the best looking duo ever though."  The Twitter exchange landed in some Lithuanian media outlets, including Lithuania Basketball.  Cornell fans are of course familiar with Foote's tendency to play back with the media.
  • Cornell's 2012-2013 opponents in the postseason include:
  • The Ivy League notes, "The last time the Ancient Eight only had one team play in the postseason was following the 2008-09 season when Cornell lost to Missouri in an NCAA Tournament first-round game in Boise, Idaho."
  • The Boston Globe writes, "Harvard bowed out of last year’s tournament in the first round as the Ivy League’s lone entry, marking the fifth time in six seasons that the conference registered a single game. But in the 2010 tournament, Cornell University played three games, to make it to the Sweet 16.  The extra two games for Cornell meant an extra $3.1 million for the Ivy League, with Harvard getting a slice."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cornell's Sweet 16 run yielded 3.1 million dollars to the Ivy League while many of the players paid big dollars to go to school. NCAA licensing contracts are worth an estimated 4 billion dollars. That makes it easy to root for Ed O'Bannon in O'Bannon v. NCAA.

Anonymous said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

Donahue was able to get transfers from Kentucky, UMass, and USC, although not all panned out. Let's hope Coach Courtney can do the same and bring in some transfers -- we could really use the help.

Anonymous said...

Two USC players are being criminally investigated by the authorities for their role in a series (not one) of fights that sent a bunch of people to the hospital. Even though they won the recruiting battle for Julian Jacobs, they clearly won't win a contest of character.

Anonymous said...

CBB:

OK. This is getting scary. We know you said that Galal left the program and it was basketball related and that we can surely replace him although not very easily. However, is there any truth to the rumor I just hear that Miller may be leaving also. Please dispel this one for me and if it is true, why and where.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Hear that Shonn is just fine. He has a job set up for him working in NYC this summer. He's coming back.