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Ivy Briefs: Cornell taps Virginia Tech assistant for bball head coaching job

April 29, 2010 0 comments

Cornell has named Bill Courtney its head men’s basketball coach, the school announced Friday in a press release. Courtney, who spent 15 years as an assistant coach, helped Virginia Tech to the NIT quarterfinals this past season.

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M. lax defeats No. 8 Cornell, finally gets marquee win

April 26, 2010 0 comments

The men’s lacrosse team rose up to beat No. 8 Cornell, 13-10, Saturday in Ithaca, N.Y. The Bears outscored the Big Red, 9-2, in the second and third quarters, and then survived a furious Cornell rally in the fourth behind stout goaltending from Matt Chriss ’11, giving the program a badly-needed statement victory.

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Ivy Briefs: Old is new for Dartmouth basketball

April 22, 2010 0 comments

After undertaking a national search for a new men’s basketball head coach, Dartmouth looked backwards to rehire one of the most successful coaches in recent program history.

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No. 19 m. lax falls to No. 16 Yale

April 19, 2010 0 comments

Saturday’s game between the Bears — the No. 19 men’s lacrosse team — and No. 16 Yale figured to pit two of the top teams in the country, but for much of the game only one team showed up.

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Harvard’s National Championship-winning squash coach dismissed

April 15, 2010 0 comments

Harvard announced Tuesday that it will not renew the contract of head men’s and women’s squash coach Satinder Bajwa for the 2010–11 season, ending his 11-year tenure.

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In ‘big’ win, Bears topple Penn

April 12, 2010 0 comments

The No. 20 men’s lacrosse team rose up to beat Penn, 12-9, on Saturday in Philadelphia to advance to 5-4 overall and 2-1 in Ivy League play.

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Donahue leaves Cornell hoops

April 8, 2010 0 comments

Steve Donahue, who led the Cornell men’s basketball team to three consecutive Ivy League titles and a trip to the 2010 NCAA Sweet 16, accepted the head coaching position at Boston College, the schools announced in separate press releases on Wednesday.

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Playing against top-10 teams, Bears keep falling just short

April 5, 2010 0 comments

The No. 16 men’s lacrosse team dropped a pair of close games to top-10 opponents last week, falling at No. 7 Duke (9-3), 11-10, on Tuesday before suffering a 9-7 loss to No. 5 Princeton (7-1, 3-0) at the New England Lacrosse Classic at Gillette Stadium Saturday. The Bears’ record fell to 3-4 overall and 1-1 in Ivy League play.

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Big Red play Cinderella

March 25, 2010 0 comments

The Cornell men’s basketball team made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament Sunday with a win over No. 4 seed Wisconsin. The Big Red will face Kentucky, the top overall seed remaining in the tournament, on Thursday night at 9:57 in Syracuse, N.Y. in the Carrier Dome. The winner will face No. 2 seed West Virginia or No. 11 Washington on Saturday for a Final Four bid.

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M. lax falls to UMass in rainy-day disappointment

March 24, 2010 0 comments

No. 18 Massachusetts won a battle of momentum shifts with the No. 15 men’s lacrosse team, 11–10, on a rain-soaked Tuesday afternoon. After twice being on the wrong end of one-goal games against the Bears in the past two years, the Minutemen walked off Meister-Kavan Field victorious in the old rivals’ 45th meeting.