|Cornell Big Red|
|Conference|| Ivy League |
Collegiate Sprint Football League
College Squash Association
|Athletic director||J. Andrew Noel Jr.|
|Location||Ithaca, New York|
|Football stadium||Schoellkopf Field|
|Basketball arena||Newman Arena|
|Baseball stadium||Hoy Field|
|Other arenas||Lynah Rink|
|Nickname||Big Red, The|
|Fight song||Give My Regards to Davy|
|Colors||Carnelian Red and White |
The Cornell Big Red is the informal name of the sports teams, and other competitive teams, that represent Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York. The university sponsors 36 varsity sports, as well as numerous intramural and club teams. Cornell participates in NCAA Division I as part of the Ivy League. The men's and women's ice hockey teams compete in the ECAC Hockey League. Additionally, teams compete in the National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association, the Collegiate Sprint Football League, the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC), the Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges (EAWRC), the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association, and the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA).
Cornell's teams did not have an official name until after 1905, when a recent graduate, Romeyn Berry '04, wrote lyrics for a new football song. The lyrics included the words "the big, red team," and the nickname stuck.
Cornell does not have an official mascot; however, the bear has long been a symbol of Cornell Athletics. In 1915, a live bear named Touchdown first appeared at football games to represent Cornell. The current version, which appears at many of Cornell's sporting events, is a brown bear costume (the live bear was replaced in 1939) that is worn by an undergraduate student; it is referred to as the "Big Red Bear" or by its nickname, "Touchdown." And recently, "red man," a person dressed in a tight red suit, has been seen running up and down the field of men's soccer games.
Cornell's colors, carnelian red and white, date back to the university's Inauguration Day on October 7, 1868.
Many of Cornell's athletic directors have made substantial contributions to collegiate athletics in general, including Romeyn Berry, James Lynah, and Robert Kane.
Big Red sports are covered in the two campus publications, the Cornell Daily Sun and the Cornell Review, as well as on various blogs.
A number of fight songs are associated with Cornell sports teams, such as "The Big Red Team", "Fight for Cornell", and "New Cornell Fight Song",but the one with the longest use and tradition is "Give My Regards to Davy", a song written by three Cornellians in 1904. The song is sung to the tune of George M. Cohan's "Give My Regards to Broadway".
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Swimming & diving||Squash|
|Tennis||Swimming & diving|
|Track and field†||Tennis|
|Wrestling||Track and field†|
|† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.|
The sprint football team has won the CSFL title six times. The men's ice hockey team has been NCAA champion twice, ECAC champion 12 times and Ivy League champion 22 times, and recorded the only undefeated season in NCAA Division I Hockey history in 1970. The men's lacrosse team has been NCAA champion three times and Ivy League champion 29 times. The men's Lightweight rowing team varsity 8+ has won the IRA regatta seven times since 1992 (1992, 2006–08, 2014, 2015 & 2017). The women's polo team has won the National Women's Polo Championship 15 times and the women's hockey team has been Ivy League champion 14 times.
The football, lacrosse, and sprint football teams play in Schoellkopf Field, which has a capacity of 25,597. The ice hockey teams play in Lynah Rink, which has a capacity of 4,267. The Cornell men's wrestling team competes at the Friedman Wrestling Center with a capacity of 1,100. Cornell soccer teams play on Charles F. Berman Field on the southeast side of campus. Field hockey plays on Marsha Dodson Field. The Cornell Men's and Women's Track and Field Teams compete in Barton Hall, a converted military hangar, for indoor track, and the Robert J. Kane sports complex for outdoor track. There are also facilities about 2 miles east of campus that has multiple uses, but it is mainly used by the Cornell men's soccer team for practice. Other campus facilities include a Robert Trent Jones (a Cornell alumnus) designed golf course, baseball's Hoy Field, the Niemand•Robison Softball Field, the Oxley Equestrian Center, and numerous fields and gymnasiums. Some of the athletic playing fields along Tower Road are known as the "Alumni Fields" because the Cornell Alumni Association funded the grading and development of these fields in exchange for a promise that they would remain in perpetuity. A subsequent land swap resulted in giving the Agriculture College building sites at the east end of the fields in exchange for the site of what became Schoellkopf Field and Hoy Field.The Alumni Fields became the site of an underground Synchrotron Laboratory. Since the 1970s, several of the fields were used as sites for new biology buildings and were replaced by new fields along Jessup Road. Today, facilities are spread around campus with tennis courts and basketball courts located near a number of dormitories. In addition, the athletics department operates Helen Newman Hall (formerly the women's athletics building) and Noyes Center as remote fitness facilities.
Cornell maintains informal athletic rivalries with other collegiate institutions. Cornell's principal rival is Harvard. The men's ice hockey team has a historic rivalry with Harvard that dates back to 1910 and includes many championship meetings. This rivalry was highlighted in the 1970 novel Love Story and its film adaptation. Following tradition, when Harvard plays the men's ice hockey team at Cornell's Lynah Rink, some Big Red fans throw fish on the ice.A historic rivalry with Boston University, dating back to when Cornell and Boston University played in ECAC Hockey before the creation of Hockey East, is maintained by biennial games at Madison Square Garden, dubbed "Red Hot Hockey," on Thanksgiving weekend.
Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania are long-time rivals in football. They have played each other in 122 games since their first meeting in 1893, this is the fifth most-played rivalry in college football.Cornell's football series against both the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth College are tied for second longest uninterrupted college football match-ups in history, both dating back to 1919. Cornell and Penn play for the Trustees Cup. They are only surpassed by the Lehigh-Lafayette series, which is uninterrupted since 1897.
In polo, the men's and women's teams maintain rivalries with the University of Virginia and the University of Connecticut.
For men's lacrosse, Cornell and Princeton University have historically been the perennial favorites in the Ivy League and the Princeton game is usually the most anticipated Ivy-game. Fellow upstate schools Syracuse University and Hobart are also considered Cornell's lacrosse rivals.
Additionally, in women's equestrian, Skidmore College is a constant rival.
The Harvard Crimson are the athletic teams of Harvard University. The school's teams compete in NCAA Division I. As of 2013, there were 42 Division I intercollegiate varsity sports teams for women and men at Harvard, more than at any other NCAA Division I college in the country. Like the other Ivy League universities, Harvard does not offer athletic scholarships.
The Boston University Terriers are the ten men's and fourteen women's varsity athletic teams representing Boston University in NCAA Division I competition. Boston University's team nickname is the Terriers, and the official mascot is Rhett the Boston Terrier. The school colors are Scarlet and White. The mascot is named Rhett after Rhett Butler from "Gone With the Wind", because "no one loves Scarlet more than Rhett."
The Yale Bulldogs are the athletic teams of Yale University. The school sponsors 35 varsity sports. The school has won two NCAA national championships in women's fencing, four in men's swimming and diving, 21 in men's golf, one in men's hockey and one in men's lacrosse.
The Cornell–Harvard hockey rivalry is a men's ice hockey sports rivalry between the Big Red of Cornell University and Crimson of Harvard University dating back to 1910.
College ice hockey is played principally in the United States and Canada, though leagues exist outside North America.
The Princeton Tigers are the athletic teams of Princeton University. The school sponsors 38 varsity sports. The school has won several NCAA national championships, including one in men's fencing, six in men's lacrosse, three in women's lacrosse, and eight in men's golf. Princeton's men's and women's crews have also won numerous national rowing championships. The field hockey team made history in 2012 as the first Ivy League team to win the Division I NCAA Championship in field hockey.
The Canisius College Golden Griffins are composed of 16 teams representing Canisius College in intercollegiate athletics. These teams include men's and women's basketball, cross country, track, lacrosse, soccer, and swimming and diving. Men's sports include baseball, ice hockey, and golf. Women's sports include volleyball, soccer, and softball. The Golden Griffins compete in the NCAA Division I and are members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) for most sports, excluding men's ice hockey which competes in Atlantic Hockey.
The Cornell Big Red men's lacrosse team represents Cornell University in NCAA Division I men's lacrosse.
Adrian Durant is the head coach for the Cornell University Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams.
The 2009–10 Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey team represented Cornell University in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I women's hockey season. The Big Red were coached by Doug Derraugh and assisted by Dani Bilodeau and Edith Zimmering. The Big Red were a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference and were one of the most improved teams in the NCAA. The Big Red won 21 games, an improvement of nine wins over the 2008-09 season. The Big Red finished second in the USA Today poll and were 21-9-6 overall. The team won both the regular season ECAC title with a 14-2-6 record as well as the Ivy League title. Cornell won the league's post-season tournament, defeating Clarkson 4-3 in overtime in the championship game. The team qualified for the NCAA tournament and advanced to the championship game before losing to Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 in the third overtime period. Coach Derraugh was named the AHCA Division 1 Coach of the Year.
The Cornell Big Red men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Cornell University. Cornell competes in the ECAC Hockey conference and plays its home games at Lynah Rink in Ithaca, New York. Six of the eight Ivy League schools sponsor men's hockey and all six teams play in the twelve-team ECAC. The Ivy League crowns a champion based on the results of the games played between its members during the ECAC season.
The Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey program represents Cornell University and participates in ECAC Hockey.
The Mercyhurst Lakers, representing Mercyhurst University which is located in Erie, Pennsylvania, are composed of 24 teams in intercollegiate athletics, including men's and women's basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, tennis, and water polo. Men's sports include baseball, football, and wrestling. Women's sports include field hockey, softball, and volleyball. The Lakers compete in the NCAA Division II and are members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) for all sports except ice hockey, which competes in NCAA Division I, and water polo, a sport in which the NCAA holds single all-divisions national championships for men and women. The men's ice hockey team is a member of Atlantic Hockey, while the women's ice hockey team is a member of College Hockey America. The men's water polo team plays in the Collegiate Water Polo Association, and the women's water polo team plays in the Western Water Polo Association.
The Hobart Statesmen are composed of 11 teams representing Hobart and William Smith Colleges in intercollegiate athletics, including men's basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, sailing, soccer, squash, and tennis. The Statesmen compete in the NCAA Division III and are members of the Liberty League for all sports except men's lacrosse, which competes in NCAA Division I, as a member of the Northeast Conference.
The St. Lawrence Saints are composed of 33 teams representing St. Lawrence University in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's alpine skiing, basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, nordic skiing, riding, rowing, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, and track and field. Men's sports include baseball and football. Women's sports include field hockey, softball, and volleyball. The Saints compete in the NCAA Division III and are members of the Liberty League for all sports except ice hockey, which competes in NCAA Division I, as a member of ECAC Hockey.
The 2010–11 Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey team will represent Cornell University in the 2010–11 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season. The Big Red will be coached by Doug Derraugh and assisted by Dani Bilodeau and Edith Zimmering. The Big Red is a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference and will attempt to win the NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship. The Big Red were ranked eighth nationally, had a 17–8–6 overall, and posted a 14–2–6 record in ECAC Hockey last season. All of their home games will be played at Lynah Rink.
The Cornell Big Red women's hockey team represented Cornell University in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season. The Big Red are coached by Doug Derragh and aims to become the first team in ECAC to triumph in the NCAA Frozen Four championship game.
The Cornell–Princeton lacrosse rivalry is a college lacrosse rivalry between Princeton University and Cornell University and their respective men's lacrosse teams, Princeton Tigers and Cornell Big Red. The rivalry stems from the dominance of the two programs in the Ivy League where in the first 63 seasons Cornell has won 29 Ivy League Championships and Princeton has won 27 league titles. The next nearest team is Brown with ten titles The Ivy League awards the league championship to the team with the best record at the conclusion of the regular season. In the event two or more teams are tied with identical records the title is shared with no tie breaking mechanism. The teams shared the title in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2015.
The Limestone Saints are the athletic teams that represent Limestone College, located in Gaffney, South Carolina, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sporting competitions. The Saints compete as members of Conference Carolinas for most sports, which Limestone has been a member of since 1998. The swim team competes in the Bluegrass Mountain Conference, and the field hockey and wrestling teams are members of the ECAC–Division II. The football team competes as an independent, but has a scheduling agreement (2015–2018) with the South Atlantic Conference.
The Cornell Big Red women's basketball team is the intercollegiate women's basketball program representing Cornell University. The school competes in the Ivy League in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Big Red play home basketball games at the Newman Arena in Ithaca, New York on the university campus.