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Baseball’s race problem stems from youth leagues

By Nick Fustor, Columnist September 26, 2016
Young black athletes are being pushed toward other sports like football and basketball — where the cost to play is much less.
New assistant volleyball coach Kaley Viola joined first-year head coach Johan Dulfer on Aug. 15. She was previously an assistant coach at Davidson College for two years.

New assistant volleyball coach begins working with team

By Danielle Allentuck, Sports Editor August 21, 2016
New assistant volleyball coach Kaley Viola discusses her prior experience and the teams goals for the upcoming season.

Bend it like Beck: Baseball moves into new era

By Jonathan Beck, Columnist April 20, 2016
Columnist Jonathan Beck discusses the need for baseball to keep progressing.
Fifth-year starting pitcher John Prendergast spent all of last season recovering from Tommy John Surgery. He is now making his way back into the starting rotation.

Pitch Perfect: Senior battles back from Tommy John surgery

By Lauren Murray, Assistant Sports Editor March 30, 2016
Fifth-year starting pitcher John Prendergast is back on the pitchers mound for the Bombers after missing majority of last season recovering from Tommy John Surgery.
Sophomore second baseman Josh Savacool stands in the batters box during a game at Freeman Field at left, and at right continues to play in the summer with the Cortland Crush.

Blue and Gold gear up for summer collegiate baseball leagues

By Jonathan Beck, Assistant Sports Editor April 29, 2015
Members of the Ithaca College baseball team join summer leagues to sharpen their skills and stay in shape.
Junior Benji Parkes delivers a pitch with one of the new flat-seam baseballs, implemented by the NCAA this season, during the baseball teams 5–4 loss to the University of Rochester on April 16 at Freeman Field.

Lowered seams on baseballs raise eyebrows for Bombers squad

By Andrew Sullivan, Staff Writer April 21, 2015
The NCAA decided to implement flat-seam baseballs this season to counter declining offensive numbers.

The Hot Stove: Lifetime ban unfit for Pete Rose

By Steve Derderian, Colulmnist April 7, 2015
Columnist Steve Derderian argues that Pete Rose should be allowed back into baseball.

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.

The Hot Stove: Why summer college baseball matters

By Steve Derderian, Columnist August 26, 2014
Steve Derderian shares his opinion on summer collegiate baseball and why the sport has expanded beyond being just a sporting event.

Some Much Needed Perspective on Yasiel Puig

By Nik DeCosta-Klipa April 7, 2014

If you weren’t paying attention, baseball season started last week and last season’s biggest breakout story has already seen significant time in the limelight, though not in the most positive context. Los...

Freshman pitcher Logan Barer practices his delivery during baseball practice March 4 in Glazer Arena. Barer will begin the season pitching out of the bullpen.

Freshman pitcher overcomes cancer and returns to the mound

By Kristen Gowdy, Staff Writer March 5, 2014
Freshman pitcher Logan Barer's passion for baseball helped him overcome the most difficult challenge of his life.

The ‘Stache Line: Inconsistent PED punishment for pro sports

By Matt Kelly, Columnist September 10, 2013
Columnist Matt Kelly has his take on the recent steroid scandals in professional sports.
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