Chairman’s Corner

November 14, 2017

CFA Members & Friends,

Cornell lost to Columbia 18-8 in the Empire State Bowl at Schoellkopf Field this past Saturday. The loss put the “Big Red” in a three-way tie for third place in the Ivy League. Click here for a game recap. The complete 2017 schedule is as follows:

2017 Varsity Football Schedule
Home games are BOLD

DateOpponentLocationTime/ResultMedia Links
09/16/17 University of DelawareDelaware StadiumL 14-41Postgame Story | Stats
09/23/17 Yale UniversityYale Bowl, Class of 1954 FieldL 24-49Pregame Story | Postgame Story | Stats
09/30/17 Colgate UniversitySchoellkopf FieldL 7-21Pregame Story | Postgame Story | Stats
10/07/17 Harvard UniversitySchoellkopf FieldW 17-14Pregame Story | Postgame Story | Stats
10/14/17 Bucknell UniversitySchoellkopf FieldL 18-26Pregame Story | Postgame Story | Stats
10/21/17 Brown UniversitySchoellkopf FieldW 34-7Pregame Story | Postgame Story | Stats
10/28/17 Princeton UniversityPrinceton StadiumW 29-28Pregame Story | Postgame Story | Stats
11/04/17 Dartmouth CollegeMemorial FieldL 0-10Pregame Story | Postgame Story | Stats
11/11/17 Columbia UniversitySchoellkopf FieldL 8-18Pregame Story | Postgame Story | Stats
11/18/17 University of PennsylvaniaFranklin FieldL 22-29Pregame Story | Postgame Story | Stats

This week, the “Big Red” plays University of Pennsylvania (5-4) in the Trustees Cup with kickoff at 1:30pm at Franklin Field. Click here for the Cornell Sun pregame story. You can watch the game live on the Ivy League Digital Network (Eleven Sports) or tune in locally to WHCU 95.9 FM/870 AM to listen to the game on the radio with Barry Leonard and Phil Mahoney ’90.

The CFA hosted our final pregame tailgate event prior to Columbia game; it was “Senior Day” and a good time was had by all. Click here for the tailgate party photos. Special thanks to Amanda Backus, Jennifer Sposito, and their crew for their hard efforts in making these tailgate parties such special events! Here is our Schedule of Events; please check regularly for updates to this schedule.

Cornell-Penn Tailgate


  • The Cornell Club of Greater Philadelphia is hosting a tented, catered tailgate beginning at 11 a.m. at the outdoor parking lots at 34th and Chestnut Streets, just a few blocks from Franklin Field. Paid parking is available at the site and is recommended to all.
  • The cost of the tailgate is anticipated to be about $27.50 per person (Catered event). Traditional Philly sandwiches, sides, salads and soft drinks and H2O.
  • CFA members and parents are welcome to attend or host their own parties in the lots.
  • We hope that CFA members will join the Cornell Club of Greater Philadelphia for this great, traditional event.
  • Football tickets: You must buy football tickets separately.
  • Go to: and enter the code “bigred”
  • Tom Barron ’72,

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 624 members. Please see our new CFA Membership Levels for 2018!


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For a list of current CFA Members click here. 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”!!

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

Doug Pratt ’84
CFA Chairman

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