•It's kind of maddening what is included and what isn't, but check out this NCAA site to find old stats for various college teams in various sports. There's some pretty obscure stuff available but it's a fun time waster.
•Away from the world of sports there is this from BusinessWeek:
Cornell University announced an anonymous $350 million gift to support its bid for a proposed engineering campus in New York City hours after Stanford University said it was pulling out of the competition.For more information and a photo mockup of what the facility on Roosevelt Island could look like, check out a New York Times story.
Cornell, based in Ithaca, New York, and Stanford were among 15 universities taking part in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s competition to bring an engineering school to the city to create new companies and jobs. Stanford pulled out yesterday after failed negotiations with the city.
Cornell, which has teamed with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, has proposed a campus with 2 million square feet for almost 2,000 students on Roosevelt Island, one of the sites offered by the city.
•And while we're at it, Stony Brook University on Lond Island has received a $150 million gift. From Newsday:
Stony Brook University is being granted $150 million, the largest gift in the school's history, according to a published report.Jim Fiore, assistant AD for intercollegiate programming at Dartmouth from 1995-98, is the very active director of athletics at Stony Brook.
The Simons Foundation's gift, said The New York Times, is the sixth-largest donation ever to a public university . . .