It's been a few years but the natural rivalry between the Syracuse Orange and Cornell Big Red will kick back into gear on November 8th when the Ivy League school visits the Carrier Dome.
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)