- Cornell will likely make more than a half dozen television appearances during the 2013-2014 nonconference season in addition to the Ivy League televised games on NBC Sports. Cornell's game at Louisville on November 15 will be televised on WHAS. Just as throughout the 2012-2013 Louisville basketball season, the WHAS broadcast is expected to be simultaneously televised on ESPN3. Also announced as a televised game is Cornell's visit to St. Bonaventure on January 4 which will be broadcast on NBC Sports. Cornell will likely also make television appearances on ESPN3 on November 8 at Syracuse and December 1 at Notre Dame. Both Syracuse and Notre Dame had virtually all of their home games televised a year ago on an ESPN channel. Games vs Binghamton on November 13, vs Siena on November 22 and at Stony Brook on December 22, might also be televised on Time Warner Cable Sports (Binghamton and Siena) and Cablevision Sports (Stony Brook).
- Cornell Athletics announced:
Jaques, Metzendorf Join Big Red Men's Basketball Staff
ITHACA, N.Y. – Former Big Red captain Jon Jaques and former student assistant coach Dave Metzendorf have joined the Big Red men's basketball staff it was announced today by Bill Courtney, the Robert J. Gallagher Head Coach of Men's Basketball. Jaques will serve as an assistant coach, while Metzendorf will serve as a special assistant to the head coach.
Jaques returns to the Big Red sidelines after spending one season apiece as a graduate manager at Columbia (2012-13) and as an assistant coach at Stevens Institute (2011-12). After graduation from Cornell, Jaques spent one year playing with Ironi Ashkelon in the Israeli Premier League.
Jaques was a four-year member of the Big Red basketball team, including emerging as a starter as a senior in 2009-10. He exploded for at least 11 points six times, including 20 points in wins over both St. John's and Brown. The all-tournament pick in the Legends Classic started 23 contests and averaged 6.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.8 assists while shooting 50 percent from the floor, 45 percent from 3-point range and 81 percent from the free-throw line. He led the Ivy League in 3-point shooting overall (.472) in league games. In Jaques' four seasons, Cornell went 88-33, including 47-9 in Ivy League play, and won three outright Ivy League titles.
Metzendorf served as a student manager for the Big Red for one season and as a student assistant coach for two more. He was instrumental in assisting with gameday setup, statistics and player workouts. He is a 2013 graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in sport management and earned the department's Professional Excellence Award and the Dean's Award.