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Tested Giants will prevail

By | Feb 1, 2012

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the New England Patriots and New York Giants will kick off Super Bowl XLVI — that’s 46 if you don’t know your Roman numerals — at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.


Action sports imperil lives

By | Jan 26, 2012

She is launched into the thin mountain air, her trajectory angled to fly. At heights of more than 10 feet above the lip of the 25-foot half-pipe, freestyle skier Sarah Burke completed two-and-a-half full rotations before coming back to earth ready to soar again.


New program heals player

By | Oct 12, 2011

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby took a vicious hit to the side of the head from Washington Capitals center David Steckel just before the end of the second period of the NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1.


Ithaca swimmer to compete in 2012 Olympic games in London

By | Oct 5, 2011

This summer, former Ithaca High School distance swimmer Alex Meyer won the 10-kilometer swim in the Federation Internationale de Natation Open Water World Championships in Shanghai, China. His time of 1:54:33 qualified him for a spot in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.


Money drives college sports

By | Sep 29, 2011

Academic ideals, geographic proximity and historic rivalries once decided the schools that made up a conference in the NCAA. Now one thing determines conference alignment in NCAA athletics — money.


Fans avoid costly games

By | Sep 21, 2011

We live in a culture where sports can lift the fortunes of a downtrodden city or set off riots depending on whether a team wins or loses. But many modern sports fans will never get to see their favorite teams play in person simply because of cost. Sports economist Rodney  Fort, a professor in the…


Extra teams dilute playoff

By | Sep 15, 2011

Playoff expansion has been a constant in baseball for the past 52 years. The playoffs expanded for the first time in Major League history in 1969 when four teams from the National and American Leagues qualified for the post season and each split its teams into two divisions.


Teams return to gridiron

By | Sep 7, 2011

It’s been 214 days since the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, and tonight the professional football season finally gets under way as the Packers take on the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field in a matchup of the latest two Super Bowl winners.


From fantasy comes reality

By | Sep 1, 2011

Saturday night in an NFL preseason game between the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers, reigning rushing champion Arian Foster injured his left hamstring. It’s the second time during this preseason Foster injured the same hamstring, setting off panic attacks among owners of fantasy football teams who had drafted the player with their top picks.


Source of Inspiration

By | Sep 1, 2011

Whenever senior cornerback Mike Conti is on the football field in a moment of intense stress, he closes his eyes and thinks of his father.