Friday, November 1, 2013

News and Notes: Friday Edition

Below, news and notes for Friday...

  • Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) returns to the NBA D-League.  The Springfield Armor issued the following press release:
Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Armor today announced eleven players set to attend the team's 2013 training camp in November. Among the eleven are two players who will be joining the Armor as Affiliate Players, forward Gary Forbes and forward Adonis Thomas. NBA D-League teams are permitted to protect up to three players waived from their NBA parent club's training camp roster. Centers Jeff Foote and Willie Reed, forwards Dennis Horner, Damian Saunders and L.D. Williams, as well as guards JamesOn Curry, Lance Hurdle and Justin Johnson will be returning to the Armor this season...

...Jeff Foote: Foote (7-0, 265, Cornell) rejoins the Armor for the upcoming season. In 2012-13, Foote played overseas for Zalgiris Kaunas of the Lithuanian LKL. In the 2011-12 season, Foote played in 39 games (38 starts) for the Armor averaging 15.1 points, 9 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks in 32.6 minutes per game on his way to earning All D-League 2nd Team honors and was named an All-Star starter. For his high-level of play, Foote was called up on March 9th, 2012 by the New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans) and appeared in 4 games highlighted by a 4 point-4 rebound game against the Denver Nuggets. Foote's professional career began as an undrafted rookie in the Portland Trail Blazers 2011 training camp.
  • College Basketball ChalkTalk previews the Ivy League and writes, "One of the upsides of waiting until the 11th hour to write the Ivy League cheat sheet is leveraging some of the information that emerges just prior to and during the annual media conference with the league’s eight coaches.  Such as the news that Cornell junior forward Shonn Miller is still not recovered from a shoulder injury that plagued him late last season.Miller, a first team all-Ivy performer as a sophomore, will miss a minimum of the out of conference portion of the Big Red schedule and perhaps the entire campaign — according to various reports."  Cornell is picked to finish 8th in the conference and Miller is tabbed as the league's "most athletic" player.
  • The Ivy League and Cornell Athletics issued press releases concerning television appearances by the Big Red and other Ivy League teams.  Cornell Athletics writes:
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell will have four nationally televised contests during the 2013-14 campaign, beginning with its season opener next Friday at Syracuse. Included are two games as part of the league's agreement with NBC Sports Network. Additional games may be picked up during the season.

The League's package with NBCSN is highlighted by seven intra-conference matchups to along with three games pitting League teams against foes from the Atlantic-10 Conference. NBCSN is slated to present more than 60 college basketball games during the 2013-14 season, including over 40 regular-season matchups from the Ivy League, A-10 and Colonial Athletic Association, three holiday tournaments featuring Big East, Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conference schools and coverage of two conference tournaments. Ivy League men's basketball teams are scheduled to take part in 35 live broadcasts across 13 different networks for the upcoming season.

The Big Red will open its tv appearances with a game on the ACC Regional Sports Network against the Orange on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. The Big Red's game against Notre Dame on Sunday, Dec. 1 will be on ESPN3, while its game at St. Bonaventure on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. will be on NBC Sports Network. The final televised game of the season comes when Brown visits the Big Red on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. live from Newman Arena in Ithaca.

2013-14 IVY LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE
All times ET

Date Game, Time Network
Saturday, Nov. 8 Cornell at Syracuse, 7 pm ACC Regional Sports Network
Sunday, Nov. 10 1-Harvard vs. Holy Cross, 5:30 pm NESN
Monday, Nov. 11 Yale at Connecticut, 3 pm SNY
Wednesday, Nov. 13 Brown at Providence, 7 pm FOX Sports 2
Thursday, Nov. 14 Yale at Rutgers, 7:30 pm ESPN3
Friday, Nov. 15 2-Columbia at Michigan State, 9 pm BTN
Saturday, Nov. 16 Princeton at Butler, 8 pm FOX Sports 2
Friday, Nov. 22 Penn at Iowa, 7 pm BTN
Sunday, Nov. 24 Harvard at Colorado, 4:30 pm ESPNU
Tuesday, Nov. 26 Yale at Lafayette, 7 pm Lafayette Sports Network
Thursday, Nov. 28 3-Harvard vs. Denver, Midnight CBS Sports Network
Friday, Nov. 29 3-Harvard vs. TBA, TBA CBS Sports Network
Saturday, Nov. 30 3-Harvard vs. TBA, TBA CBS Sports Network
Sunday, Dec. 1 Cornell at Notre Dame, 1 pm ESPN3
Wednesday, Dec. 4 Penn at Villanova, 8 pm FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, Dec. 10 Dartmouth at Illinois BTDN
Wednesday, Dec. 11 Princeton at Rutgers, 7:30 pm ESPN3
Saturday, Dec. 14 Princeton at Penn State, 2 pm BTN
Tuesday, Dec. 17 Yale at Providence, 7 pm FOX Sports 1
Saturday, Dec. 28 4-Columbia vs. St. John's, 2:30 pm FOX Sports 1
Harvard at Fordham, 4 pm SNY
Sunday, Dec. 29 Penn at Rider, Noon The Comcast Network
Thursday, Jan. 2 Penn at George Mason, 7:30 pm NBC Sports Network
Saturday, Jan. 4 Cornell at St. Bonaventure, 2 pm NBC Sports Network
Yale at Saint Louis, 5:30 pm NBC Sports Network
Harvard at Rice, 8 pm CBS Sports Network
Wednesday, Jan. 8 Harvard at Connecticut, 7 pm ESPNU
Saturday, Jan. 11 Princeton at Penn, 6 pm NBC Sports Network
Sunday, Jan. 26 Harvard at Dartmouth, 4 pm NBC Sports Network
Saturday, Feb. 1 Penn at Harvard, 9 pm NBC Sports Network
Saturday, Feb. 22 Brown at Cornell, 8 pm NBC Sports Network
Harvard at Princeton, 8 pm ESPN3/ESPNU
Sunday, Feb. 23 Yale at Columbia, 1:30 pm NBC Sports Network
Friday, Feb. 28 Brown at Penn, 7:30 pm NBC Sports Network
Friday, March 7 Harvard at Yale, 7:30 pm NBC Sports Network

KEY:
1-Coaches vs. Cancer Massachusetts Tripleheader (TD Garden, Boston)
2-Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (East Lansing, Mich.)
3-Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout (Anchorage)
4-Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival (Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.)

    2 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    The (limited) reports on the Army-Cornell scrimmage are that Army ran circles around us. It's just a scrimmage, but that's an embarrassing fall from a Sweet 16 team. Even with Shonn, we're still not a top 4 Ivy team.

    The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

    Cornell is a 7th place/8th place caliber Ivy team this year. And disagree with your assessment about Shonn. He changes everything.