Mike Schafer ’86 to retire as hockey coach after next season

Clarkson head coach Casey Jones ’90, a former Big Red captain and assistant coach, will join the team this year as associate head coach, then succeed Schafer as Cornell’s 13th head coach of men’s hockey in 2025.

First Black woman NFL coach shares journey through sports

During a May 3 talk, Jennifer King, the first Black woman to coach full time in the NFL, touched on topics ranging from the importance of diversity and representation to the growing opportunities for women in athletics.

Big Red men sprinting toward Ivy League basketball title

A radical shift in playing style has helped fuel a Cornell men’s basketball resurgence. The Big Red has posted its third straight winning season and is the No. 3 seed heading into this weekend’s Ivy League Tournament, at Columbia.

Annual Soup & Hope speaker series to kick off Jan. 25

The 17th annual Soup & Hope speaker series returns to Sage Chapel on Jan. 25, featuring six Cornell staff, faculty and student storytellers sharing their experiences of overcoming life’s challenges while attendees enjoy a free meal of soup and bread.

Dan Swanstrom named 28th head coach of Cornell Football

Dan Swanstrom, the architect of Ithaca College football’s recent resurgence and an impactful offensive coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania and at Johns Hopkins University, has been named the Roger J. Weiss ’61 Head Coach of Cornell Football.

The Inclusive Excellence Podcast: Goals to Gold with Olympian Adrian Durant

In this episode of the Inclusive Excellence Podcast, Erin Sember-Chase and Toral Patel are joined by Adrian Durant, head coach of men’s track and field at Cornell, for a conversation about his journey from the U.S. Virgin Islands to competing in college and the Olympics to becoming a head coach at an Ivy League institution.

Around Cornell

Peer-to-peer course improves student-athletes’ financial literacy

In a new Cornell Law School practicum and pilot program funded by the NCAA, students give athletes the skills to manage their finances while in school and when they graduate.

New indoor sports facility to honor Peter C. Meinig ’61

The Department of Athletics and Physical Education has announced plans to build an indoor sports and recreation facility on Tower Road. The facility will be called Meinig Fieldhouse, in memory of former Board of Trustees chair Peter C. Meinig ’61.

Researchers have designs on better women’s hockey protective gear

While pursuing her master’s in apparel design, Tulasi Elangovan, M.A. ’23, researched and designed a prototype for a shoulder pad made especially for female hockey players, with help from members of the Big Red women’s team.