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Junior sports media major Chris Sohl records an episode of Big Red Faceoff. The weekly ICTV show covers Cornell University mens and womens hockey programs.

Sports media students share deep connection with Cornell

By Farrell Hudson, Staff Writer November 16, 2023
Over the years at the Roy H. Park School of Communications, many sports media students have gained experience in the field by covering the Ithaca College sports teams. However, some have had the opportunity to take their craft to the Division I level.
From left, Mark Gross 88, senior vice president of Production and Remote Events at ESPN, and Amy Falkner, dean of the Park School of Communications, during their Q&A with students Oct. 26.

Park welcomes alum to speak with students

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor November 1, 2022
The Ithaca College Roy H. Park School of Communications welcomed Mark Gross ’88 on Oct. 25 and 26 to speak in classes and participate in an open Q&A.
Despite the growth of the sports media program at Ithaca College since 2017, the number of women currently enrolled in the major has stagnated.

IC sports media major struggling to fix its widening gender gap

By Aidan Charde, Assistant Sports Editor March 24, 2022
While the number of men in the sports media major at Ithaca College has continued to grow, the number of women has stagnated.
Ithaca College alumni Emily Adams 21 and Karl Ravech 87 covered the Little League World Series for USA Today and ESPN, respectively. Ravech has covered the event for the network since 2003, while it was Adams first year.

Alumni cover the Little League World Series

By Connor Wood, Staff Writer September 2, 2021
Ithaca College alumni Emily Adams '21 and Karl Ravech '87 covered the Little League World Series for USA Today and ESPN, respectively.
Former basketball player Kevin Connors 97 now works for ESPN as a studio host and anchor after years of honing his craft with student media like ICTV and WICB.

Q&A: Former basketball player shoots his shot as ESPN anchor

By Tommy Mumau, Staff Writer November 20, 2020
Staff writer Tommy Mumau spoke with Connors about his time at the college, his role with ESPN and how COVID-19 will change sports media in the future.
Jeremy Menard, the new manager of TV and Radio Operations, sits in the VIC radio booth. Menard is lifelong lover of radio and has passionately pursued a career in audio since he was young.

Q&A: New TV and Radio Operations Manager lays out goals

By Jake Leary, Life and Culture Editor August 28, 2017
"Whether it’s the specialty shows or the modern rock, the students do a really great job of keeping it sounding good."

Dominant IC women’s tennis program deserves more recognition

By Nick Fustor, Columnist August 29, 2016
Bill Austin, Ithaca College head women's tennis coach, has been leading the team for 17 years and has helped them win 11-straight Empire 8 Conference Championships.
Attorney Frank LoMonte advocates for the rights of student journalists at the Student Press Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Commentary: Student journalists face legal chokeholds

By Frank LoMonte March 30, 2016
College journalism has never been more sophisticated, more needed — and more imperiled.
Former Olympic physiologist Kenneth Rundell came to the college to speak about respiratory and air-quality issues that affect athletes.

Former physiologist shares past Olympic experiences

By Jonathan Beck, Assistant Sports Editor March 2, 2015
Kenneth Rundell, a former Olympic physiologist, visited Ithaca College on Feb. 26 to discuss respiration issues with athletes.
More than 2,000 of the worlds best gamers competed in front of 18,000 spectators at the MLG Championship in Anaheim, California, in June 2013.

Esports break onto scene as new form of competition

By Kira Maddox, Managing Editor October 29, 2014
With emerging technology, esports are becoming comparable to traditional sports.
Students cheer on the football team as it takes on Buffalo State College on Oct. 11 at Butterfield Stadium.

Ithaca College students travel across nation for favorite professional teams

By Christian Araos, Senior Writer October 22, 2014
Students from Ithaca College have traveled across the nation to support their favorite professional sports teams.

The Hot Stove: MLB steroid use still unjustified

By Steve Derderian, Columnist October 5, 2014
Columnist Steve Derderian believes steroid use in baseball should not be used to increase the sports' popularity.
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