Tuesday, July 30, 2013

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Above, A Date in Cornell Basketball History, the 1904 Men's Basketball Team.  Below, news and notes for Tuesday...

  • Former Cornell assistant, Jay Larranaga remains a head coaching candidate for the 76ers per YahooSports.com.
  • Eitan Chemerinski (Cornell '13) and his Team USA (above) won the gold medal at the Maccabi Games yesterday in Israel by defeating Argentina.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You have got to be joking with your recommendation that the Ivy League scrap the AI threshold. Harvard has already shown its true colors, its willingness to lower academic standards to the absolute minimum allowable score. If the League eliminates the AI floor, there will be no academic depth to which Harvard will not recruit.

Your examples of Northwestern or Stanford are irrelevant. Those are examples of excellent academic schools which hold themselves to a HIGHER admissions standard than their conference peers. Harvard is an excellent academic school which holds itself to a lower admissions standard than its League competitors.

Without the AI floor, then it's a race to the bottom academically in this League, pure and simple. Given one or more members who are willing to recruit right down to the minimum already, the Ivy League without an AI floor would not be the Ivy League.