Monday, December 15, 2014

News and Notes: Monday Edition

Below, news and notes for Monday...

  • has taken notice of Cornell and speaks to Bill Courtney in a podcast.  Bill Courtney also breaks news that has been known around the program since the start of classes.
  • On the Ivy League, the Boston Herald writes, "It certainly makes for a more interesting schedule when league play kicks off later in January. There is no conference tournament, and the NCAA bid goes to the team standing tallest after the regular season. Harvard has been the bell cow in the conference for the past few years, but with Yale at 8-3, and with Columbia and Cornell above .500, what is going on in the league should serve as a warning to the 7-1 Crimson."
  • Black Shoe Diaries writes, "Penn State sits at ten wins and one loss right now. Their wins have come over Morgan State, Fordham, Cornell, USC, Akron, Bucknell, Virginia Tech, Marshall, Duquesne, and George Washington. Their only loss came in double overtime to Charlotte."  Crimson Quarry also writes on PSU, "Pat Chambers's team is 10-1 right now. So why am I still a little skeptical of them? Well, the strength of schedule has been questionable, for one. In addition, a lot of these victories came by the slimmest of margins - Cornell by 1 point, Duquesne by 2, and Virginia Tech by 3."
  • After Cal beat Princeton, the A.P. noted, "Although the two teams hadn't played each other in five years, forward Dwight Tarwater has seen plenty of Princeton. The fifth-year senior transfer previously played six games against the Tigers while attending Cornell. Tarwater had five points and two rebounds..." 

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Matt said...

What breaking news? That Miller will move on to a top program next season? That's not really news at all until it happens.

Anonymous said...

The criticism of Penn State's schedule is bogus. 11 of the 14 B10 teams have realistic shots at the NCAA tournament; the Nits are not one of them. All but Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Minnesota soften up significantly on their non-con games because of the difficulty of the conference schedule.

Won or lost, Cornell's tight game with PSU ranks right up there with Harvard's home win over UMass, Columbia's effort @UK and Princeton's game @Cal; just behind Yale's win @UConn, at the top of the Ivy's achievements so far this season.