May 2, 2010
Kyle Smith Named Columbia Head Men's Basketball Coach
Former St. Mary's (Calif.) Associate Head Coach Kyle Smith has been named Columbia University's head men's basketball coach, Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education, announced today.
April 24, 2010
Cormier Returns to Lead Dartmouth Men's Basketball
Dartmouth has announced the hiring of Paul Cormier as the College's head coach of men's basketball. Having spent most of the past 12 years working in the NBA, Cormier is beginning his second stint with the Big Green having served as the head coach for seven seasons (1984-91).
April 24, 2010
Cornell Gets Bill Courtney to Lead Men's Basketball
Bill Courtney, an assistant coach at Virginia Tech and Virgina and who helped George Mason to mid-major prominence, has been named the Robert E. Gallagher '44 Head Coach of Cornell Men's Basketball by Cornell AD Andy Noel.
April 8, 2010
Donahue Named BC Head Men's Basketball Coach
Steve Donahue, who served as The Robert E. Gallagher '44 Head Coach of Men's Basketball at Cornell for the past 10 years, has accepted the head coaching position at Boston College.
April 7, 2010
Columbia's Jones Accepts Associate Coach Position at BC
Joe Jones, the head coach of the Columbia mens basketball program for the last seven years, has resigned to accept the position of Associate Head Coach at Boston College.
March 31, 2010
CU's Wittman, Foote At Final Four For Senior Showcases
Cornell seniors Jeff Foote and Ryan Wittman have been invited to compete in the Reese's College All-Star Game, while Wittman was also participate in the ESPN 3-Point Shootout during Final Four weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.
March 30, 2010
Allen Named Penn Head Men's Basketball Coach
Penn's Director of Athletics, Steve Bilsky, has made it official: Jerome Allen W'09 is Penn's new John R. Rockwell Head Coach of Men's Basketball. Allen will be formally introduced at a press conference Wednesday at 2:30 in The Palestra.
March 30, 2010
Wittman named AP A-A, Donahue Gets Bee Award
Cornell senior forward Ryan Wittman [pic.] has been named an Associated Press honorable mention All-American, while head coach Steve Donahue was presented with the Clair Bee Award on Monday.
March 26, 2010
Cornell Falls to UK, Big Red Run Ends
The winningest season in Ivy hoops history came to a close tonight, as Cornell fell to top-seeded Kentucky, 62-45, in the East Region Semifinals at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. The Big Red end its season at 29-5.
March 25, 2010
Big Red in the Sweet 16: Ivy Men's Hoops NCAA Central
After dominating Temple and Wisconsin in the NCAA First/Second Rounds, Cornell will play the Ivy League first Sweet 16 game in over 30 years, as the BIg Red gear up for top-seeded Kentucky tonight at Syracuse's Carrier Dome.
March 21, 2010
Sweet 16 Bound!!! C-U in Syracuse
Cornell has done it, shredding its second-straight, higher-seeded opponent -- this time No. 4 Wisconsin -- 87-69, to advance to the Sweet 16 next Thursday against top-seeded Kentucky in the Carrier Dome.
March 19, 2010
The Big Red Do It! C-U in Second Round
Behind a balanced offensive attack and stifling defensive pressure, the Cornell men's basketball team defeated fifth-seed Temple, 78-65, becoming the first Ivy team to win an NCAA Tournament game since Princeton in 1998.
March 16, 2010
Harvard MBB Head to Postseason
The Harvard men's basketball team has accepted an invitation to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT), marking the Crimson's first postseason tournament appearance since the 1945-46 NCAA season. The Crimson will travel to Appalachian State for a Wednesday, March 17 in Boone, N.C.
March 16, 2010
Ivy Basketball Postseason Media Teleconference
Listen to the audio from the Ivy League basketball postseason media teleconference featuring the head coaches and student-athletes of its two NCAA Tournament participants, Princeton and Cornell.
March 16, 2010
Princeton MBB Earn Postseason Bid in CBI
Gaining the program's first postseason berth in six years, the Princeton men's basketball team will host Duquesne Wednesday, March 17 in the College Basketball Invitational tournament.
March 15, 2010
Cornell Learns NCAA Fate, Will Face Temple
The Ivy champion Big Red men's basketball team will meet A-10 champs Temple on Friday, March 19 in Jacksonville, Fla., as the No. 12 seed in the East Region, the highest seed by an Ivy team since Penn was No. 11 in 2003.
March 12, 2010
All-Ivy Men's Basketball -- 2009-10
Cornell seniors Louis Dale, Jeff Foote and Ivy Player of the Year Ryan Wittman [pic.] lead the way on this year's All-Ivy squad, becoming just the seventh trio of teammates to earn first-team All-Ivy status in Ivy history.
March 12, 2010
Lin, Wittman Named USBWA All-District
For the second time in their respective careers, Cornell senior forward Ryan Wittman and Harvard senior guard Jeremy Lin have been named to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District teams.
March 8, 2010
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 18 - 3/8
In the final full Ivy weekend of the season, it was Cornell's Louis Dale helping lift the BIg Red to its third straight outright Ivy title, averaging 18.0 points and 6.5 assists in road wins over Brown and Yale.
March 6, 2010
Cornell First Team to Dance for Third Straight Year
Cornell went a torrid 20-of-30 from beyond the arc en route to tying the Ivy single-game three-point mark, defeating Brown, 95-76, and clinching its third consecutive outright Ivy League men's basketball title.
March 4, 2010
Method to the Madness
ESPN's Andy Katz recently sat down with Princeton Director of Athletics Gary Walters, who chaired the NCAA's Division I Men's Basketball Committee in 2006-07, to discuss the intricacies of the NCAA Tournament selection process for this week's edition of Katz's ESPNU College Basketball weekly podcast.
March 1, 2010
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 17 - 3/1
Harvard senior Jeremy Lin was a stat-stuffer in powering the Crimson to its first-ever 20-win season, compiling averages of 17.0 points, 6.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals in wins over Brown and Yale.
February 28, 2010
Cornell Men Claim Share of Third Straight Ivy Title
The Big Red men's basketball team have clinched at least a share of its third consecutive Ivy League championship after taking down Penn, 68-48, last night on senior night in Ithaca.
February 23, 2010
Ivy Men's Hoops Duo Earn Academic Distinction
Two Ivy League men's basketball seniors - Columbia's Patrick Foley and Brown's Matt Mullery - have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team. Foley is the first Columbia men's basketball player ever to earn a spot on the first team and first Ivy Leaguer since Cornell's Graham Dow in 2007.
February 22, 2010
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 16 - 2/22
Cornell senior Ryan Wittman once again showed why he's one of the best basketball players in all of America, averaging 25 points in leading the Big Red to a big Harvard-Dartmouth sweep, while setting a school-record with 23 wins in the process.
February 15, 2010
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 15 - 2/15
Harvard freshman Kyle Casey powered the Crimson to its first weekend road sweep in a decade, beating Yale and Brown en route to averaging 23.5 points and 8.0 rebounds - including a career-high 27 points versus Brown.
February 8, 2010
Ivy Men's Basketball Report 14 - 2/8
Cornell senior big man Jeff Foote helped the No. 22 Big Red stay unbeaten in Ivy play, averaging 16.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists while recording his League-best seventh double-double in a win over Yale.
February 5, 2010
Ivy Foursome Named to Academic All-District Squad
Four Ivy men's basketball players have been named to the the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first team. As members, Brown's Matt Mullery, Columbia's Patrick Foley and the Cornell duo of Geoff Reeves and Chris Wroblewski are now eligible for Academic All-America consideration.
February 5, 2010
Ivy Men's Basketball Weekend Preview, 2/5
Ivy men's hoops resumes this weekend with the second full slate of action that will see Brown and Yale travel to Columbia and No. 25 Cornell, while Dartmouth and Harvard play host to Penn and Princeton, respectively.
February 5, 2010
Lin Named One of 11 Finalist for Cousy Award
Harvard senior guard Jeremy Lin has been named as one of 11 finalists for the coveted Bob Cousy Award in an announcement made Thursday evening by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
February 4, 2010
Hyland Named to NCAA Menâs Basketball Rules Committee
Former Princeton basketball player Art Hyland, the current coordinator of men's basketball officials at the Big East Conference, has been named secretary-rules editor for the NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee.
February 1, 2010
Cornell Garners Top 25 National Ranking
The Cornell men's basketball team has become the first Ivy team since 1997-98 to sit among the nation's top 25 teams as the Big Red enter the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll today at No. 25. It is the program's first national ranking in 59 years.
February 1, 2010
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 13 - 2/1
Princeton sophomore Douglas Davis was efficient in pacing the Tigers to a road sweep of Brown and Yale, scoring 16 versus the Bears and 13 more against the Elis.
January 29, 2010
On the eve of a pivotal early-season Ivy weekend, comes a Sports Illustrated feature by Pablo Torre on Jeremy Lin, Tommy Amaker and the rise of Harvard Crimson basketball.
January 29, 2010
First Full Ivy Weekend an Important One
The first full Ivy travel partner weekend kicks off tonight as Dartmouth and Harvard travel to Cornell and Columbia, while Penn and Princeton open their Ivy campaigns on the road at Yale and Brown, respectively.
January 25, 2010
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 12 - 1/25
Yale senior guard Alex Zampier came up big when the Elis needed a win, scoring a game-high 22 points in the Bulldogs' tough road victory over Brown, that evened their Ivy record at 1-1.
January 21, 2010
Coach Carril & the Kids
Working with players nearly six decades his junior, former Princeton coaching legend and Hall of Famer Pete Carril faces the daunting task of teaching the young Sacramento Kings how to hoop the American Dream.
January 21, 2010
Ivy Hoops Set to Kick Off Fifth Season on SIRIUS XM
Ivy men's basketball returns for its fifth season on SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio with an 11-game slate kicking off tomorrow night when Yale travels up to Providence to take on Brown at 7 pm. All games will be broadcast on SIRIUS 130.
January 20, 2010
Click inside to learn more about the NCAA's leader in Division I three-point shooting percentage - Columbia sophomore guard Noruwa Agho.
January 18, 2010
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 11 - 1/18
Cornell senior center Jeff Foote registered his League-leading sixth double-double of the season in the Big Red's Ivy opening win versus Columbia, scoring 12 points with a game-high 10 rebounds in just 24 minutes of action.
January 14, 2010
Brown senior basketball player Matt Mullery has used his brother's reality to develop a special connection with people with special needs. Click inside to read how the All-Ivy star is raising awareness and helping the cause.
January 12, 2010
Ivy Men's Basketball Midseason Media Teleconference
Listen to the audio from the the Ivy League men's basketball midseason media teleconference featuring coaches from all eight schools.
January 11, 2010
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 10 - 1/11
Cornell senior Ryan Wittman was the story in the Big Red's heartbreaking 71-66 loss at No. 1 Kansas, pouring in 24 points in the near-historic upset. He answered with 18 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in a win at South Dakota.
January 5, 2010
Harvard's Lin Named to Wooden Midseason Watch List
Harvard's Jeremy Lin is one of 30 players to be named as one of the top 30 candidates for the John R. Wooden Award, the nation's most coveted college basketball honor.
January 4, 2010
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 9 - 1/4
Cornell senior Ryan Wittman posted a career-high 34 points en route to becoming the school's all-time leading scorer, all while leading the red hot Big Red to another impressive road win - a 78-75 victory at La Salle.
December 28, 2009
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 8 - 12/28
Cornell center Jeff Foote [pic.] took home Holiday Festival MVP honors with a 19-point, 11-rebound, five-block effort over St. John's, while Yale guard Alex Zampier hit the 25-point plateau for the third time this season in a tight loss to Providence.
December 22, 2009
Cornell Wins MSG Holiday Festival
The Big Red used a career-high 20 points from Jon Jaques and a monster 19-point, 11-rebound, five-block effort from tournament MVP Jeff Foote (pic.) to beat St. John's, 71-66, and become just the fifth team in Ivy history to win the prestigious Holiday Festival - played annually at Madison Square Garden since 1952.
December 21, 2009
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 7 - 12/21
Cornell senior Ryan Wittman scored a season and game-high 29 points against Davidson, but not before hitting a game-winning 35-footer at the buzzer to lift the Big Red to a 91-88 overtime win in the first round of the Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden.
December 16, 2009
After playing basketball at Harvard for two seasons, Darryl Finkton suffered a career-halting knee injury. Had that not happened, the recent Rhodes Scholar may not have had the time to accomplish all that he has.
December 14, 2009
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 6 - 12/14
Columbia sophomore Noruwa Agho (pic.) averaged 26.5 points per game, including a career-high 30-point effort in a win over Wagner, while Harvard senior Jeremy Lin continued his torrid pace with 25 points in a win over Boston College.
December 11, 2009
Living a Dream
Harvard senior basketball star Jeremy Lin has the Crimson off to its best start in 25 years. As it turns out, the Palo Alto, Calif. native is living out the dream of his proud father who taught him the game after coming to America from Taiwan over 30 years ago.
December 7, 2009
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 5 - 12/7
Harvard's Jeremy Lin was virtually unstoppable, tying a career-high with 30 points to go along with a season-high nine rebounds as the senior led the 6-2 Crimson to a near upset of No. 13 UConn in Storrs.
November 30, 2009
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 4 - 11/30
Columbia's Noruwa Agho (pic.) continued his hot start with back-to-back games of 20+ points to give him three-straight games of scoring 20 or more, while Cornell's Ryan Wittman led the 5-2 Big Red to three wins in three days.
November 23, 2009
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 3 - 11/23
Brown senior center Matt Mullery (pic.) had a big week, averaging over 16 points, including a double-double versus Rhode Island and a 24-point performance in a win over Maine, while Columbia's Noruwa Agho also had 24 in a win over Longwood.
November 16, 2009
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 2 - 11/16
Cornell senior Ryan Wittman (pic.) led the Big Red to a big road win over Alabama, its first over an SEC opponent in 37 years, while Harvard senior Jeremy Lin has the Crimson off to a 2-0 start after his half court runner at the buzzer to beat William & Mary.
November 13, 2009
2009-10 Ivy Basketball Central
The 2009-10 Ivy League Basketball season is here and Ivy League Basketball Central is the one-stop source for all the information for the official start to the 2009-10 season, including the announcements of the preseason men's and women's media polls, the 2009-10 Ivy Basketball Media Guide and audio from the Ivy Menâs Basketball Preseason Media Teleconference.
November 9, 2009
Ivy Weekly Men's Basketball Report 1 - 11/9
Another season of Ivy men's hoops kicks off this weekend. Cornell senior forward Ryan Wittman leads the Big Red into Tuscaloosa to face SEC foe Alabama, as the Cornell guns for its third consecutive Ivy title in 2009-10.
October 28, 2009
Cornell Unanimously Picked by Media to Three-peat
The Cornell men's basketball team have been unanimously selected by 16 Ivy media members to win its third consecutive Ivy League men's basketball title; Princeton was picked to finish second.
October 7, 2009
Over a decade ago, former Princeton basketball players Steve Goodrich and Gabe Lewullis (pic.) hooked up to complete one of the most memorable moments in NCAA tournament history. Since then, the two have taken very different paths to post-basketball success.
September 23, 2009
Bones on Haggling
Former Princeton basketball player and current Time Magazine scribe Sean Gregory has stepped inside the ring to spar with Oscar De La Hoya and on the court to go one-on-one against Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. Now, the man Pete Carrill nicknamed "Bones" as a player, recently stepped outside the realm of sports, appearing on NBC's Today Show to talk about the art of haggling in retail stores.
August 10, 2009
A Hero For Justice
Pushing 40 years old, former Princeton basketball player John Doar interrupted a normal family life in northwestern Wisconsin to become one of the most important figures in the Civil Rights Movement during the turbulent 1960s. Click inside to read Doar's remarkable story as re-told in a recent feature in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
July 28, 2009
David Gardner has bounced around three continents pursuing a variety of professions since graduating from Dartmouth in 2005, but the former Big Green hoops co-captain has found his niche, settling nicely into his role as chief executive of a thriving Internet design startup. Click inside for the feature.
July 20, 2009
Former Princeton basketball player and current Tiger assistant Scott Greenman is coaching the U.S. youth basketball entry in the Maccabiah Games in Israel going on now. Click inside for Greenman's first-hand account of his overseas experience thus far.
July 8, 2009
Satch Goes Home
Former Harvard basketball coach Satch Sanders' illustrious career in the sport has included a trip to the college Final Four and eight NBA World Championships as a player, a stint as head coach of the Boston Celtics, as well as 20 years of overseeing the NBA's player development initiative. Check inside for a NY Daily News feature on Sanders' recent return to his hometown East Harlem neighborhood.
July 7, 2009
Carril to Coach Kings in NBA Summer League
Basketball Hall of Famer Pete Carril, the winningest coach in Ivy League basketball history, will coach the Sacramento Kings summer league team in Las Vegas later this month. Carril currently serves as an assistant coach for the club.
July 7, 2009
Former Penn basketball standout and current overseas professional Ibrahim Jaaber puts on his GM cap for ESPN to provide his thoughts on the much discussed debate between recent NBA lottery picks Brandon Jennings and Ricky Rubio.