2023 Schedule Breakdown: Cornell Big Red

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The Cornell Big Red are the 20th DI program to release its 2023 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Big Red are coming off a 2022 campaign in which they went 14-5 overall, 4-2 in the Ivy League, and ended the year with a loss to Maryland in the national championship game.

Cornell’s 2023 schedule features 13 games with seven of them coming on the road and six coming at home. Cornell opens the season on February 18th at UAlbany and will open Ivy League play on March 18th at Yale.

Big Red’s 2023 Schedule

2/28 HobartCornell
3/4Ohio StateCornell
3/11CornellPenn State
3/18YaleCornellIvy League
3/25CornellPennIvy League
4/1CornellDartmouthIvy League
4/8HarvardCornellIvy League
4/15Army West PointCornell
4/22BrownCornellIvy League
4/29CornellPrincetonIvy League

New Opponents


Teams Dropped

Colgate, Syracuse

Key Games

3/4 @ Ohio State: The first major test of the season for Cornell will likely come on March 4th when they take the field on the road against the Ohio State Buckeyes. These two met twice last season and Cornell won both meetings. The Big Red took the first game 14-11 in regular season play before beating the Buckeyes 15-8 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Expect another exciting early-season meeting between these two highly-regarded teams.

3/18 @ Yale: Cornell opens Ivy League play on the road against the Yale Bulldogs. The two have been some of the top teams in the Ivy each of the past three seasons, meeting twice in each of those years. That includes two contests between the Big Red and Bulldogs. Cornell topped Yale 13-12 during the regular season in a game that saw Yale need a massive fourth-quarter run to even get back into the game. The Bulldogs knocked off Cornell 14-11 in the Ivy League semifinals. This will be a potential postseason battle preview once again in 2023.

3/25 vs Penn: Just one week after facing Yale in New Haven, Cornell will welcome in the Penn Quakers for what will be another battle of Ivy League contenders. One of Cornell’s two league losses last season came against the Quakers, falling 15-11 on the road in a game where they got out ground balled 46-24.

4/15 @ Army West Point: One of the worst losses for the Big Red last season came late in the year against fellow New York foe Army. The Black Knights went into Ithaca and took down Cornell 17-10 in a game that saw Cornell have to try and claw back from a 7-0 hole early in the second. Cornell will want last year’s game back and this could be another potentially important non-conference contest late in the year.


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