Wednesday, May 14, 2014

News and Notes: Wednesday Edition

Above, A Date in Cornell Basketball History.  The March 8, 1951 issue of the Cornell Daily Sun reports that Cornell's victory over NYU on New Year's Day, January 1, 1951 in Madison Square Garden was tainted by NYU players accepting gambling bribes to throw the game.  We published the game program cover in yesterday's post.  Below, news and notes for Wednesday...

Cornell Sweet Sixteen
The group that led Cornell to its first tournament victory in school history is getting the band back together in hopes of earning the $500,000 prize. Will their team chemistry allow them to make up for a lack of talent?
  • Hammer and Rails thinks Purdue should look at Dwight Tarwater and writes, "Dwight Tarwater - Cornell - Perhaps Errick Peck can speak with his former Cornell teammate, who also has a year of eligibility left after injury issues earlier in his career. The 6'6" forward is coming off of his best season here he averaged 26 minutes, 7.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, and was effective from outside as well." 

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