Browsing: Cornell Big Red

https://youtu.be/7Q0tBQHuupE It’s October 27, 2017, and the sun has already set on the campus of Cornell University. Since it’s a Friday night, many students are preparing to go out for the night and get “Halloweekend” started as soon as possible. At Schoellkopf Field, however, others are preparing to play their biggest game of the season against a perennial power. When you think of the top college football programs in the nation, names like Alabama, Georgia or Clemson may come to mind. In this instance, the Cornell Big Red are preparing for the boys from West Point, the Army Black Knights.…

By Mary Ford and Rachel Wolfgang When it comes to football, bigger is usually better. Every team wants the loudest fans, the most seats to a stadium and the most hulking players. However, a small offshoot of the sport looks at it differently — in sprint football, every player on the field must be 172 pounds or less, and the focus is on speed rather than size. Cornell University hosts one of the country’s eight current sprint football programs. The league will be expanded to nine teams in 2017 with the addition of Caldwell University. The team competes in the…

by Cecilia Morales and Alexa Salvato As practice ends, students, parents and siblings fill the bleachers to watch Ithaca High School’s varsity volleyball team take Vestal High School at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Bliss Gym. The 15 girls on the court laughed as they practiced setting and bumping, tossing the balls back and forth in preparation for their fourth game of the season. They have been there for hours already, watching the junior varsity girls take Vestal before them, a game that Ithaca’s Little Red lost narrowly. But their enthusiasm didn’t wane. Co-captains and Ithaca seniors Sophie Partington…

By Jenny Zdrojeski and Steven Pirani. Cornell University Men’s Tennis is boasting one of the nation’s most promising recruits this season, with freshman David Volfson coming onto the collegiate scene with an impressive history of professional competition behind him. Volfson was ranked No. 2 in the nation among incoming freshman tennis players by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, and, at the time of writing, also holds a world ranking of 943 from the Association of Tennis Professionals. His tennis career, which began when he was just 4 years old, has taken him across the world to over 50 countries and to countless…

By Kristen Gowdy and Will LeBlond The Cornell University field hockey team’s history was changed when senior Taylor Standiford broke the program’s record for career assists on Oct. 24. The midfielder, who had tied the record in the Big Red’s game against the University of Albany last month, recorded two assists to bring her four-year total to 35. Standiford’s record comes at an optimal time for the team, which is in the midst of a heated race for its first Ivy League championship since 1991. Cornell currently sits in third place behind Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania, but…

By Matt Constas and Will LeBlond Alex Gimenez noticed one day that no one was broadcasting the Cornell University baseball games, so he jumped on it. Jesse Sherman soon joined him and a few short years later, the Big Red Sports Network was launched. Co-founders Sherman and Gimenez launched the Big Red Sports Network in Fall 2013 after they had success with their first creation, Cornell At Bat. According to Gimenez, it “was an organization that we created to provide in depth coverage of the Cornell baseball team for parents and alumni.” After working with the baseball team, the pair…

Three Cornell seniors stepped into the in world of post-collegiate hockey as each signed entry-level contracts with NHL teams, joining 26 other Cornell alumni currently playing professionally. Along with the six Cornell alums actively playing in the NHL, there are nine players at NHL affiliate programs and 11 playing hockey professionally outside the U.S. In March, forward Cole Bardreau, and defensemen Joakim Ryan and Jacob MacDonald, signed with the Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks and Buffalo Sabres, respectively. MacDonald said he is honored to be a part of the Cornell’s history in professional leagues, but for the time being wants…

Third period, 20 minutes on the clock, and the score is tied 1-1. The Zamboni resurfaces the ice, and in glides both Cornell and Harvard women’s hockey teams, red and crimson. It’s theEastern College Athletic Conference championship game and both teams are already anticipating what could be the last 20 minutes of their 2014-2015 seasons. The winner of this ECAC championship game will move on to the NCAA tournament – the most competitive league in both the United States and Canada. Of the 12 players on the rink, all 6 Cornell players are from Canada. In fact, 15 of the 20 Cornell women’s hockey team and head…

Over the last 4 years, Charlie Estill built an impressive high school lacrosse resume. The lanky, 6’4” senior captain made Ithaca High School’s varsity team all four years, notching 30 points as a sophomore and 45 points as a junior. This past August, Estill took the first step in transitioning from Lil’ Red to Big Red by committing to Cornell University. But surviving this season is Estill and the rest of Lil’ Red’s biggest challenge of the last half decade; the team graduated 26 seniors, head coach Frank Welch said, including most of their offensive firepower. “We lost 9 out…

Cornell University premiered its online athletics channel on the new Ivy League Digital Network at the Cornell v. Bucknell homecoming football game on Saturday, Sept. 21 in hopes of attracting a larger fan base. The university announced the creation of its channel on the network in July along with the other seven Ivy League colleges. The league’s network is a collaboration with NeuLion, an online television service that provides both live and on-demand programming. Because NeuLion does not provide staff, Cornell hired students through the department of Athletic Communications to work for the network as videographers and assistants to the…

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