Below, News and Notes for Friday...
- Discussion activity is starting to pick up again as the season approaches. Share your thoughts on the upcoming season on The Cornell Basketball Blog's Community Forum and Message Board. Membership is free, just create a user profile.
- Check out The Cornell Basketball Blog's Season Preview Index for 2013-2014. A new Yardbarker/FoxSports preview picks Cornell for 5th in the Ivy League and writes:
Cornell has one of the conference’s best forwards in Shonn Miller and best shooters in Nolan Cressler, but after that the Big Red does not have much this season.
Miller made the Ivy League’s first team last season after averaging 11.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, and 1.9 steals per game. Over the course of the year, he posted four double-doubles.
Cressler made three-pointers at a 40.3% clip last season and averaged 9.3 points. Against Western Michigan last November, Cressler drained six treys.
These two have the talent to keep Cornell competitive on any given night this season, but they may not have a good enough supporting cast to make a significant push in the standings.
- A new feature, "Basketball Passport"- is expected to be launched later this month by Peter Robert Casey that lets you track every college basketball game you've been to, including all Cornell games. Keep on the lookout for this exciting new application!
- Duke Basketball Report previews Boston College and writes, "Entering his 4th season at Boston College, Coach Don[a]hue has had no top 100 national recruits. In his final season at Cornell with even less talent, Coach Don[a]hue led the Big Red to the Sweet 16 with crushing wins over Temple and Wisconsin before falling to Kentucky. Like that Cornell team that had a large and experienced senior class in 2010, Boston College has a 7 player junior class this season that has gained valuable experience under fire. As freshmen, the BC juniors suffered through losing records of (9-22) overall and (4-12) in conference play. Last season, those won-lost records improved to (16-17) and (7-11)." Donahue's Cornell connection is also mentioned today in Daily Dose of Hoops.
- Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) is quoted in an article about former pro teammate and Penn alum, Ibby Jaaber.