1. Cornell Big Red Pep Band

The Cornell Big Red Pep Band is considered one of the best pep bands in college hockey, and it’s no different when it comes to basketball. The pep band plays a variety of songs ranging from school songs to modern pop music, so enjoy their performance when attending a Big Red basketball game.

2. Bear Statue

Snap a picture with the bear statue in Cornell. The statue is a can’t miss for anyone attending a game at Newman Arena, and a picture with it is an excellent keepsake, so don’t miss it during your trip to Cornell.

3. Bennett Family Concourse

The Bennett Family Concours is filled with pictures and plaques celebrating the best moments and athletes in Cornell history. Stop by and check it out as the concourse is a must-see for any college sports fan.

4. Cornell-Harvard Rivalry

Harvard is Cornell’s biggest rivals, and as a result, there is a lot at stake whenever these two square off regardless of the sport. The Big Red and their fans flat out hate the Crimson, so make sure to be in attendance when Cornell takes on Harvard as you’ll be in for a good one.

5. Touchdown

The Big Red has no official mascot, but you can see a costumed bear known as Touchdown performing at Big Red basketball games. Keep an eye out for Touchdown as you never know what he’ll do next.

6. Cheerleaders

The Cornell cheerleaders keep everyone in the building engaged in the action on the court with their cheers. Join in the cheers to show your support for the Big Red and to get into the game day spirit.

7. Banners

Take a peek at the banners hanging above the court during your visit to Newman Arena. The banners celebrate the Big Red’s conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances making them an excellent way to remember all of your favorite Cornell basketball moments.

8. Cornell-Penn Rivalry

Cornell and Penn have a fierce rivalry on the gridiron and there isn’t a whole lot of love lost when the two meet on the hardwood. The rivalry was especially intense during the Big Reds run of three conference championships from 2008 to 2010. However, you’ll still find a tense atmosphere inside Newman Arena when these two square off.

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