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Vedder '03, #1 Cornell set to face #5 Princeton

Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2007 by cornell.edu
Saturday Showdown at Schoellkopf - Tickets On Sale Now For No. 1 Men's Lacrosse vs. No. 5 Princeton

1977 NCAA championship team to be honored at halftime

Former coach Richie Moran and the 1977 National Championship team will be honored this weekend at halftime of the Cornell/Princeton game.

April 17, 2007

ITHACA, N.Y. - Since the inception of the Ivy League, two teams have ruled men's lacrosse like no other - Cornell and Princeton. Since Ivy League play began in 1956, these two squads have dominated their conference foes and have combined to win at least a share of all but 10 Ivy League titles. Likewise, the two teams have won at least a share of the past 12 conference crowns and this weekend, the No. 1 Big Red will be looking to keep that streak alive, as a win over No. 5 Princeton will guarantee Cornell at least a share of its fifth straight league title.

Members of the 1977 NCAA championship team will be attending the game and there will be a special ceremony at halftime to mark the 30th anniversary of their undefeated National Championship season. See below for a list of attendees as of April 17.

Though there is snow on the ground today from the recent Nor'easter, the extended forecast for this weekend shows partly sunny skies and temperatures projected to be in the high 50's, so fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible. Advanced tickets can be ordered by calling (607) 254-BEAR, or in person at the Bartels Hall Ticket Office.

Fans will also be allowed to tailgate in the Crescent lot prior to the contest. Tailgating permits will cost $5 per vehicle and can be purchased in advance, or as vehicles enter the Crescent lot. Charcoal grills and pets are prohibited.

The magnitude of the game, coupled with the good weather, should result in a large crowd, so fans are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the contest.

A nationwide audience will be watching via CSTV (channel 242 on Time Warner Cable in Tompkins County), so come out and cheer the Big Red as it looks to improve to 11-0 on the season and 5-0 in the Ivy League.

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