The Cornell Big Red is that the informal name of the sports teams, and other competitive teams, that represent Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York. The university sponsors 36 varsity sports, additionally as numerous intramural and club teams. Cornell participates in NCAA Division I as a part of the conference. The men's and women's hockey game teams compete within the ECAC league. Additionally, teams compete within the National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association, the Collegiate Sprint league, the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC), the Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges (EAWRC), the center Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association, and also the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA).
Cornell's teams didn't have a political candidate name until after 1905, when a recent graduate, Romeyn Berry '04, wrote lyrics for a brand new football song. The lyrics included the words "the big, red team," and also the nickname stuck.
Cornell doesn't have an officer mascot; however, the bear has long been a logo of Cornell Athletics. In 1915, a live bear named Touchdown first appeared at football games to represent Cornell. this version, which appears at many of Cornell's sporting events, could be a bruin costume (the live bear was replaced in 1939) that's worn by an undergraduate student; it's noted because the "Big Red Bear" or by its nickname, "Touchdown." And recently, "red man," an individual wearing a good red suit, has been seen running up and down the sector of men's soccer games.
Cornell's colors, carnelian red and white, originate to the university's day on October 7, 1868.
Many of Cornell's athletic directors have made substantial contributions to collegiate athletics generally, including Romeyn Berry, James Lynah, and Robert Kane.
Big Red sports are covered within the two campus publications, the Cornell Daily Sun and also the Cornell Review, still as on various blogs.