Filling the role of familiar face in a season full of unfamiliar ones, the Cornell series goes all the way back to 1900 and the Big Red are the team SU has played 2nd-most in our history. Syracuse leads the series 87-31 and has won 33 in a row.
I've said in the past that Cornell should be a yearly game and I'm glad to see them back on the schedule. Even if they're down, coming off a 13-18 season, there's a good chance they'll get better. Couple that with the Upstate location and they're a natural compliment to a schedule full of schools from North Carolina and Florida.
So, let's update the schedule as we know it...
Friday, November 8 - Cornell Big Red (Carrier Dome)
Tuesday, November 12 - Fordham Rams (Carrier Dome)
Monday, November 18 - St. Francis, NY Terriers (Carrier Dome but part of Maui Invitational, ESPN2)
Monday, November 25 - Minnesota Golden Gophers (Lahaina Civic Center, Maui Invitational, ESPN2)
Tuesday, November 26 - Game 2 TBD (Lahaina Civic Center, Maui Invitational, ESPN2)
Wednesday, November 27 - Game 3 TBD (Lahaina Civic Center, Maui Invitational)
Tuesday, December 3 - Indiana Hoosiers (Carrier Dome, ESPN)
Sunday, December 15 - St. John's Red Storm (Madison Square Garden)
Friday, December 20 - High Point Panthers (Carrier Dome)
Sunday, December 28 - Villanova Wildcats (Carrier Dome)
Saturday, February 1 - Duke Blue Devils (Carrier Dome, ESPN)
Monday, February 3 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Carrier Dome, ESPN)
Monday, February 24 - Maryland Terrapins (Comcast Center, ESPN)