Founded in 1865, Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, Cornell has a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in New York State, the nation, and the world. Cornell’s Division I hockey teams plays home games at Lynah Rink. Though many physical aspects of Lynah Rink have changed over the years, one thing remains constant: the crowd. Lynah is capable of holding 4,267 boisterous Cornell hockey fans who provide unwavering support for the Big Red and create an atmosphere that is unparalleled in the sport of college hockey.