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Ivy League News of the Break

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

No. 25 Cornell men’s basketball nearly slays Goliath in non-conference, is now Goliath in conference

Cornell destroyed Harvard, 86-50, in a battle of the Ivy League unbeatens last Saturday.  The Big Red are 4-0 in the Ivy League, and haven’t won a conference game by fewer than 21 points this season. After defeating Harvard, Cornell moved into the ESPN/USA Today top 25 to earn a ranking for the first time in 59 years, making the Big Red the first ranked Ivy team since Princeton in 1998.
On Jan. 6, The Big Red made the SportsCenter highlights by nearly defeating No. 1 Kansas on the Jayhawks’ home court. Cornell led with less than 50 seconds left, but Kansas ultimately won, 71-66.

Penn basketball coach fired
Penn Head Coach and former Brown Head Coach Glen Miller was fired on Dec. 14 after a 0-7 start with the Quakers. Assistant Coach Jerome Allen stepped in as the interim head coach. The once-perennial powerhouse posted the worst non-conference record of any team in the Ivy League.

Dartmouth basketball coach resigns, reportedly after player revolt
Dartmouth basketball Head Coach Terry Dunn resigned on Jan. 8, just one day before the Big Green opened its Ivy League schedule against Harvard. According to Fox Sports, Dunn had to step down after his entire team threatened to walk off the court.
But Dartmouth captain Robby Pride contradicted the report. “There was no player revolt, but the details are staying in-house,” he told the Boston Globe.
Dartmouth is the only team still without an Ivy win.

Cornell football coach leaves for Duke
Cornell Head Coach Jim Knowles resigned on Dec. 23 to accept a position as the defensive coordinator at Duke.

Cornell wrestler dies
Adam Frey, a 23-year-old wrestler for Cornell, died Dec. 26 after a 21-month fight against cancer.