Ivy hoops roundup – Hard roads, new hardwood and a Hamburger

The Ivy League conference schedules were released last month, but official releases of the Ivies’ nonconference slates have been trickling in and reveal that after the season that wasn’t, the Ancient Eight aren’t shying away from trekking throughout the country for out-of-conference competition. Meanwhile, the coaching carousel continues:

Lions have a Hamburger

The Columbia men completed their coaching staff by hiring Bruce Hamburger, who joins the Lions after eight seasons as associate head coach at Fairleigh Dickinson. Hamburger is Division III Kean University’s all-time winningest coach, having led the Cougars from 1995 to 2006. Hamburger was an assistant coach at Saint Peter’s from 2010 to 2013. Hamburger’s 35-plus years in coaching includes nine years as an assistant under P.J. Carlesimo at Seton Hall and two years as an assistant for the WNBA’s New York Liberty.

Carideo helming Haverford

Stephanie Carideo has left the Penn women’s program after two years as an assistant coach to take the head coaching job at Haverford College some 30 minutes away. Carideo had come to Penn from the Jefferson University men’s program, where she was one of only two female coaches on staff for a men’s program throughout all levels of NCAA basketball. Carideo coached there under Naismith Hall of Fame coach Herb Magee.

Remembering Joe Tebo

Brown men’s basketball 1958 alumnus Joe Tebo died Sept. 10, according to Brown Athletics. The 1976 Brown Athletics Hall of Fame inductee was a two-handed set-shooter who ended his career with a then-program-high 1,319 points.

“Joe Tebo unquestionably had the finest all-around offensive skills of any player during my years at Brown,” Tebo’s coach at Brown, the late Stan Ward, previously told Brown Athletics. “Joe knew exactly how to use the post, shooting over it or driving left or right to the hoop. If he hadn’t suffered a severe ankle sprain in his junior year, I doubt that his scoring records would ever have been broken. He could shoot that well.”

Forbes recognized for good works

The National Association of Basketball Coaches on Thursday named Harvard men’s rising senior forward Mason Forbes to the association’s Community Assist Team. The team consists of 10 men’s Division I, II and III college basketball players recognized for their community service. A psychology concentrator, Forbes is cofounder of the Harvard Black Varsity Association, an organization created to enhance the Black student-athlete experience at Harvard through education opportunities, community service, and social justice initiatives.

Tiger men have tough road ahead

Princeton men’s basketball will take its talents to the Asheville Championship in North Carolina after a season-opening contest versus Rutgers-Camden on Nov. 9. The Tigers will play South Carolina on Nov. 12 and then Minnesota or Western Kentucky on Nov. 14. Other schedule highlights include trips to Oregon State (Nov. 21) and Monmouth (Nov. 24) and a home tilt against reigning Colonial Athletic Association Tournament champion Drexel (Dec. 4).

Big Red men’s slate

The Cornell men’s schedule finds them venturing away from Ithaca to face familiar nonconference foes Penn State (Nov. 22) and Syracuse (Dec. 21) in addition to a road battle against Virginia Tech (Dec. 8).

Brown women hitting the road

Brown women’s coach Monique LeBlanc will coach her first game for the Bears 19 months after getting hired on Nov. 9 at Fairfield. Six of the Bears’ first eight games in the schedule come away from home, where they will open action Nov. 18 versus Central Connecticut State. The Bears will host Providence on Dec. 8.

Schedule to begin Shibles era released

The Adrienne Shibles era at Dartmouth will open with a home contest versus Rhode Island. Next will come a four-game road trek comprised of trips to New Hampshire, Holy Cross, Merrimack and Drexel. The Big Green will travel to the Lone Star State for matchups with Texas at San Antonio and Texas State. They’ll close out the nonconference slate on Dec. 28 at home against Massachusetts.

Yale women will travel

The Yale women will open the 2021-22 campaign at Providence on Nov. 9. Nine of their 13 non-Ivy games come away from home, including clashes at St. John’s (Nov. 21), St. Joseph’s (Dec. 4) and Drexel (Dec. 14).

Princeton women’s tough schedule include Texas coming to town

The Tigers will tussle with six schools that qualified for postseason play a season ago. They’ll start by squaring off with Villanova on the road on Nov. 10 and hosting Delaware on Nov. 12 – two 2021 WNIT participants. Other schedule highlights are a trip to ASUN champion Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 1) and home meetings with Seton Hall (Dec. 11) and 2021 NCAA Tournament participant Central Florida (Dec. 29).

But the marquee matchup in the schedule is a date with Texas at Jadwin Gym on Dec. 22. The Longhorns are coming off an Elite Eight appearance in Vic Schaefer’s first season as head coach in Austin. (Their NCAA Tournament run included a Sweet 16 round win over former Harvard standout Katie Benzan’s Maryland squad.) Princeton has never faced Texas.

Tigers’ court gets a new look

When the Longhorns and other opponents visit Jadwin this season, they’ll play on a newly made over Pete Carril Court.

The Princeton men’s and women’s hoops Twitter accounts recently posted a 45-second video of the court’s transition, which features the ‘P’ logo at center court supplanting the school’s Tiger face logo, lighter-toned hardwood and the university shields removed from the foul lanes.

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