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Cornell Releases 2018 Schedule

With a new coach, can the Big Red get back to the Ivy League Tournament?

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The Cornell Big Red are the fifth Division I team to unveil their 2018 schedule and the second Ivy League team to do so. The Big Red hope to rebound from last year’s 5-8 record where the team lost their first five games before winning five of their last eight games. The team also has a new interim head coach in Peter Milliman after Matt Kerwick resigned.

Here’s the entire 2018 schedule:

Cornell’s 2018 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes Last Year's Meeting(s)
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes Last Year's Meeting(s)
2/10 Cornell Drexel Scrimmage
2/17 Cornell Colgate 15-6 W
2/24 Hobart Cornell 138th all-time meeting 18-6 L
3/3 Cornell Albany 17-6 L
3/6 Binghamton Cornell First time on schedule since 2015; 12-0 vs. Bearcats
3/10 Cornell Penn State in Sparks, Maryland 20-10 L
3/17 Yale Cornell Ivy League 17-8 L
3/24 Cornell Penn Ivy League 10-9 L
3/27 Air Force Cornell Second ever meeting (Cornell won first meeting in 1968 in Boca Raton, Fla.)
3/31 Cornell Dartmouth Ivy League 14-5 W
4/7 Harvard Cornell Ivy League 12-9 W
4/10 Syracuse Cornell 15-8 L
4/14 Cornell Lehigh 16-11 W
4/21 Brown Cornell Ivy League 13-10 L
4/28 Cornell Princeton Ivy League 18-17 W

The schedule remains the same for the most part, since Cornell has a very long history with some of their nonconference opponents. It’s also fun to see Air Force on the schedule as well.

Let’s check out some notable games on this schedule:

Best Non Conference Game: @ Albany

We’re gonna hopefully see last year’s top freshman, Jeff Teat, against this year’s top freshman, Tehoka Nanticoke. Both of these attackmen should put up some big point totals, one more than the other maybe, but get ready to put this game on one of your screens on the first Saturday in March.

Best Conference Game: @ Princeton

This was a one-goal win for the Big Red last year in a thriller. Michael Sowers had seven points for Princeton, while Jake McCulloch also had seven. That got overshadowed by Jeff Teat’s 12 points. Hopefully it’s another offensive shootout.

Under The Radar Game: vs. Binghamton

Last year, Binghamton was pretty good. This year, Binghamton should still be good. They’ve never defeated the Big Red in 12 meetings, and this might be the game where they get their first win. Binghamton has a solid defense, but will they be able to contain Teat and the rest of the Big Red offense?

Possible Upset: vs. Syracuse

I think the Big Red are a middle-of-the-road team. Most of their opponents are around Cornell’s level, so there’s not a ton of possible big upsets available. Two years ago, the Big Red caught the Orange at the right time in Ithaca and beating Syracuse in overtime. Last year in the Carrier Dome, they got crushed. It’s a historic rivalry game, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this was a close game once again.