Chairman’s Corner

November 6, 2018

CFA Members & Friends,

Cornell was defeated by Penn 20-7 at Schoellkopf Field this past Friday. CLICK HERE for a game recap. The complete 2018 schedule is as follows:

2018 Varsity Football Schedule
Home games are BOLD

DateOpponentLocationTime/ResultMedia Links
09/15/18 University of DelawareDelaware StadiumL 10-27GAME RECAP | STATS
09/22/18 Yale UniversitySchoellkopf FieldL 21-30GAME RECAP | STATS
09/29/18 Sacred Heart UniversitySchoellkopf FieldW 43-24GAME RECAP | STATS
10/06/18 Harvard UniversitySchoellkopf FieldW 28-24GAME RECAP | STATS
10/13/18 Colgate UniversityCrown Field at Andy Kerr StadiumL 0-31GAME RECAP | STATS
10/20/18 Brown UniversityBrown StadiumW 34-16GAME RECAP | STATS
10/27/18 Princeton UniversityPrinceton StadiumL 0-66GAME RECAP | STATS
11/02/18 University of PennsylvaniaSchoellkopf FieldL 7-20GAME RECAP | STATS
11/10/18 Dartmouth CollegeSchoellkopf FieldL 24-35GAME RECAP | STATS
11/17/18 Columbia UniversityLawrence A. Wien Stadium1:00 PMTICKETS | TV: ESPN+ | RADIO: WHCU 870 AM

This week, the “Big Red” plays Dartmouth (7-1) with kickoff at 1:30pm at Schoellkopf Field. We will honor our 26 senior players in a pregame ceremony and at the "Celebrating Our Seniors" CFA tailgate event. CLICK HERE for a game preview. The game will be part of the Ivy League on ESPN package and will be broadcast on ESPN+ or tune in locally to WHCU 95.9 FM/870 AM to listen to Barry Leonard and Buck Briggs ’76 call the game on radio.

In our continuing effort to enhance the player experience, the CFA hosted a team dinner at John Thomas-LaTourelle Steakhouse on November 1st. CLICK HERE for photo gallery. It’s important that our players feel supported and these types of activities provide this opportunity! We look forward to hosting our next team dinner this Friday (November 9th) at the same venue.

The CFA looks forward to hosting a pregame tailgate event at Dartmouth game starting at 11:30am. Look for the “Cornell Football Parents and CFA Tailgate HQ” banner in the Crescent Lot – we hope to C U all there. Special thanks to Amanda Backus, Jennifer Sposito, and their crew for their hard efforts in making these tailgate parties such special events! CLICK HERE for Penn tailgate photos. Here is our Schedule of Events; please check regularly for updates to this schedule.

Here is a schedule of the day’s activities.

11/10/2018 | vs Dartmouth College

  • Alumni Reception - 2000's-2010's | 11:30am | CFA Tailgate
  • Cornell CFA tailgate in the Schoellkopf Crescent Lot w/ CFA pop-up tent. Tailgate Opens at 11:30am for Drinks & Appetizers followed by a Hot and Cold Buffet beginning at 12 noon.

"Celebrating Our Seniors Tailgate"
Special Performance: The Cornell "Hangovers" will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this weekend with an a cappella performance during the CFA tailgate event.

CFA Season tickets can now be picked up at the Will-Call Gate, as well as the ticket office in Bartels Hall. Both locations will have a complete and up-to-date roster of all dues paying and lifetime CFA members.

We would like to thank all of our members for their generous support and encourage everyone to renew your membership today. As importantly, we need your help in encouraging others to join the CFA; Our current membership stands at 604 members. Please see our new CFA Membership Levels for 2018!


CFA Membership Progress
Members as of 11/16/2018
GOAL: 800 Members

Feel free to forward this transmission to others and encourage them to sign up today.

Become a member of the CFA, make a donation, join the CFA mailing list – please find a way to be informed, stay involved and “get in the game”!!

Finally, the CFA will be hosting an alumni reception for players and friends of football at our tailgate event on Kite Hill to help promote camaraderie and our efforts on the important “It’s Time Challenge” initiative. CLICK HERE for more info and to register.

  • November 10th | Dartmouth | 2000’s-2010’s | 11:30am
    • Special Performance: The Cornell "Hangovers" will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this weekend with a cappella performances during the CFA Alumni Reception AND the CFA tailgate event.

Thanks for your support of the CFA – BEAT DARTMOUTH!!!


Doug Pratt '84
CFA Chairman
(636) 262-0048