Tuesday, October 29, 2013

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Below, news and notes for Tuesday...
Cornell will face a trio of preseason USA Today/ESPN Top 25 opponents this season.

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  • According to the Daily Pennsylvanian, Cornell might be the tallest team in the Ivy League.  It writes, "Along with Cornell, Columbia and Harvard, Penn’s 11 guards stand at an average of 6-foot-2...Moving on to the frontcourt, Penn, Yale, Cornell and Columbia’s forwards stand at 6-foot-8 on average... Penn’s centers are still average for the Ivy-League at 6-foot-10, and three other teams — Princeton, Cornell and Columbia — have taller centers to contend with the Quakers’ tandem."
  • Time Warner Cable/YNN profiles by video the ten best sports stories of the last decade and checking in at #10 is Cornell's 2010 Sweet Sixteen and #17 nationally ranked season.
  • MLive.com previews Michigan's opener against Concordia, which is coach by former Cornell assistant, Ricky Yahn.
  • Sports Illustrated writes of Boston College, "This is Donahue's fourth season at BC, and the former Cornell coach is no longer leading a program in transition. All five starters return from last year, and every player on the roster was recruited by his staff. Look for the Eagles to improve over last year's 16-17 overall record (7-11 ACC). The Eagles are also 1-13 against teams in the AP Top 25 under Donahue, with the lone win coming against Florida State in 2011-12."

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