March 22, 2010

Cornell Is No Longer a Stretch by Ray Glier, NYT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — There was respect for Cornell, sure, but there was never the awe that surrounds elite teams. The Big Red challenged No. 1 Kansas in January and lost by just 5 points, yet it was an Ivy League team, a squad of nonscholarship players, so it was not always clear how much should be invested in it.

On Sunday, in the second round of the N.C.A.A. tournament, awe replaced respect.

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Cornell’s Chris Wroblewski attempted a shot on Sunday.

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Louis Dale led Cornell with 26 points, a career high.


Go Big Red!

March 22, 2010

Enjoying the flurry of upbeat Cornell stories. Great sports teams this year, highlighted by men’s basketball. But kudos also to students in women’s hockey, men’s hockey and wrestling. And, this alum fervently HOPES, all done by high-achieving students without sports scholarships. That part’s important: squads of great …scholar-athletes, without the distortion of big money — that’s the goal. Go Big Red!