Saturday, February 8, 2014

News and Notes: Saturday Edition

Above, from last week, Cornell recruit, Riley Glassmann signs his intent to enroll papers for Cornell University.  Below, news and notes for Saturday...

  • Heading into a clash of Boston College and Duke, The Duke Basketball Report writes, "There's no question that Steve Donahue can coach. We saw his Cornell team in Cameron, and that team gave Duke a hell of a game.  So what gives? Why are the Eagles 6-16?"
  • After a loss last night, The Trentonian notes of Princeton: "Princeton won’t have much time to think about the loss. The Tigers will turn around and host Cornell at 6 p.m. Saturday night. 'Just fight and come with toughness,' [TJ] Bray said, when asked what the Tigers will need to do to beat the Big Red (1-18, 0-5). 'Their record doesn’t say they are very good, but they’ve hung tight in Ivy League games. We’re not going to roll over them but we have to fight buzzer to buzzer.'"
  • Keeping with the Olympic spirit, the San Diego Chargers remember former Charger and Cornell basketball/football/track athlete, Bo Robertson.
  • Cornell RPI Watch: The RPI (Rating Percentage Index) is a measure of strength of schedule and how a team does against that schedule. It does not consider the margin of victory, but only whether or        not a team won and where the game was played (home/away/neutral court). The formula is 25% team     winning percentage (WP), 50% opponents' average winning percentage (OWP), and 25% opponents' opponents' average winning percentage (OOWP). (See: for a further explanation of the formula.) The RPI may be the most influential factor in NCAA Tournament seeding. Cornell's RPI rank as of February 8, 2014 is No. 344 out of 351 total Division I teams. While neither the Ken Pomeroy or the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) are used by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, the site ranks Cornell No. 340 in the nation, while the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) have Cornell at No. 337. Both sites are predominantly used by fans and the media.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yale just beat Harvard! Way to go, Bulldogs! Fantastic. Wonderful.