there would have to be some to wash away
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|4 years 39 weeks ago||My NCAA created school is the||
My NCAA created school is the Upper Peninsula University Yoopers, who play in the Big Ten with a main rival of Wisconsin. Our logo is a buck deer, and the colors are Superior Blue and Copper.
Does this count for anything?
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I just can't believe Ron||
I just can't believe Ron Artest has a blog sharing his thoughts with the world..
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Hockey||
Cornell also has had series with NoDak and Michigan State the past few years, and they have resumed the old BU rivalry by playing at MSG every Thanksgiving weekend. No doubt though, the restrictions of the Ivy League keep their out of conference matchups down.
I was really hoping for a Cornell-Michigan matchup this year at Ford Field, which I still think there is some hope. Granted, I have not seen one M game while abroad, so I really don't know. I just can't imagine M missing the tournament.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||"If Cornell committed to||
"If Cornell committed to fielding a competitive football team I bet they could"
I am not so sure. Have you seen an Ivy game recently? No offense if any of my friends who were on the team are reading this, but the talent level there is really deficient. It is like a different world from BCS 1-A, and it would really take a lot of time and effort to just get up to a mid-level MAC type team. Also, there is very little recruiting base in New York to build up talent, and I doubt they would immediately drop all standards to allow fringe qualifiers through the doors.
The rest of your statement is spot on.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||True||
Sadly, I would have to agree with this. The run for the bball team the last few years has been great, but I do not think that it will last too long or that the Red could compete in the Big Ten. Also, I would say that the student following of the team is still nowhere on par with other Big Ten schools, though that could simply just be from inertia and a lack of exposure a la the lack of popularity of college hockey.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||As a Cornell grad...||
As a recent Cornell grad and lifelong Michigan fan, I would say that 1. Cornell is only interested in academics and will not leave the Ivies and 2. I really wouldn't like to see it happen.
I really missed the big game atmosphere at Michigan while in Ithaca and wished it was a part of my own college experience, but I just do not see this as a positive for either party. The Big Ten (athletics focused) would be weakened athletically, and Cornell (academics focused) would be weakened academically.
Also, this has already been mentioned, but the facilities are nowhere near close enough to being adequate for the Big Ten. Schoellkopf is great architecturally, but it seats 25000 and only gets maybe 5000 per game. Newman Arena is like a high school gym--not even a glorified high school gym. Sure, Lynah is great and has the best atmosphere in college hockey, but that is the CCHA and not the Big Ten. On top of spending the money and effort in upgrading the facilities, you would have to change the culture of the administration, faculty, and student body, and I think that would be the most difficult thing of all.