The Etiquette of the Court Rush

Honestly, I’ve had enough of this cold weather. It’s March now and I still need hot chocolates on demand, you must be kidding me. I understand that when you come to Cornell, you should be prepared for this but I’ve reached my limit. Enough threats of snow, I’m honestly tired of getting smacked in the face by the wind … I can’t go through this anymore. Its been so bad recently that my friend who visited me this past weekend almost considered passing on the Ludacris concert because of the cold … just the other night my friend (Boa manhã consideravelmente) was walking thru Ho Plaza on her way to class and couldn’t do anything but belt out a loud scream in retaliation to this cold place called Ithaca.

M. Basketball Loses Harvard Heartbreaker

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In last year’s dramatic game, junior Alex Tyler scored a layup to give the team a comeback win after being down by 5 with 30 seconds on the clock. This year with the game on the line, junior Louis Dale penetrated to the lane but wasn’t able to connect.
“I came off a double screen,” Wittman said. “After that, Louis was the second option. He got the ball and made a play. And it didn’t go our way.”

Bulldogs Upset M. Basketball on Road

The men’s basketball teams 28-point win on Jan. 31st over Yale was quickly forgotten Friday night as the Bulldogs had a strong defensive effort defeating the Ivy-favorite Red, 72-60. The Red were held to 38.3 percent shooting and allowed the Bulldogs, who only managed 36 points on Jan. 31, to shoot 50 percent from the field. The Bulldogs had four players in double-digits with Alex Zampier leading the way with 15 points. Junior Ryan Wittman led the Red with 21 and senior Jeff Foote tacked on 14 points and six rebounds.
“It was a frustrating game,” Foote said. “They got into us a little bit and our shots weren’t falling. We got ourselves into hole and couldn’t get out. You have to give Yale credit.”

M. Basketball Sidesteps Around Crimson

The Cornell men’s basketball (17-7, 7-1 Ivy) team shot their way to victory Friday night, going 61.9 percent from the field to defeat Harvard (10-11, 2-5 Ivy), 96-75. Five players finished with double figures to put the Red back atop the Ivy rankings with Princeton’s loss to Yale. Junior Ryan Wittman led all scorers with 20 points, hitting 4-of-7 3s passing Cody Toppert ’05 in the school’s all-time 3-pointers made list.
“It’s always good to get stuff like that,” Wittman said. “But it makes it better when it’s a win.”
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Your Valentines Day Playbook

I for one have never been a fan of Valentine’s Day. I never understood why people felt like doing “special” things for your girl was limited to anniversaries, birthdays and February 14th. I am more of the guy who would do something on a random Tuesday and have her ask, “what’s the occasion?” and I would proceed to say, “Every day is Valentine’s Day,” … and it works. But since some of you are facing pressure and expectations of the big game, here is a set of guidelines to get you through.
Rule 1 – Stick to your game

Basketball Adds to the Win Column at Penn

The men’s basketball team had a strong response to its first Ivy League loss since the 2007 campaign, beating Penn on Saturday night, 88-73. The Red (15-7, 5-1 Ivy) got solid contributions across the board with junior Ryan Wittman leading with 21 points, one of the team’s four double-digit scorers. The win keeps Cornell one game behind Princeton for the Ancient Eight’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
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Interview With Randy Wittman

Junior All-Ivy forward Ryan Wittman had more than students and local fans in attendance supporting him during this past weekend’s games at Newman Arena; his Dad joined the cheering fans in the stands. The elder Wittman, a former coach of the Minnesota Tim­berwolves and standout at Indiana University during his college years, shared his thoughts on his son and Cornell Basket­ball following Saturday night’s 64-36 win over Yale.
Harrison Sanford: How does it feel to get to watch your son in person?