February 2, 2023
Ithaca, NY | 31°F

It has been a great ride

By | May 1, 2013

I went back and forth last spring deciding whether to apply for the position of sports columnist for The Ithacan. Writing for each week’s issue was something I had not taken on before, and I decided to go for it. I could not be happier. Looking back over the past four years, taking myself out…

Between the Lines: Providing salaries for Division I players would only hurt programs

By | Apr 10, 2013

Every year, around the time of the Final Four, there are grumblings about college athletes — particularly football and men’s basketball players. These grumblings usually involve the question of should these athletes be paid? What these critics fail to realize is that college sports, Division I athletics in particular, are much bigger than the few…

Between the Lines: Keep an eye on the American League East

By | Apr 3, 2013

We are in the first week of what could be one of the most exciting and unpredictable baseball seasons in recent memory, and no division better exemplifies this than the one most likely to have its hats and jerseys displayed around campus: the American League East. From 1998 to 2007 the AL East was the…

Between the lines: score one Go-Daddy

By | Feb 7, 2013

Go-Daddy.com ad may have disgusted audiences, but it was the Super Bowl’s most effective advertisement.

Between the lines: Sibling rivalry hits sport’s biggest stage

By | Jan 31, 2013

Sibling rivalries exist all over the sports world, from the NFL to NCAA crew

Indoor track teams add another win onto their E8 championship streaks

By | Jan 27, 2013

Men’s and women’s indoor track teams take home another Empire 8 tournament championship

Between the Lines: The truth will set you free

By | Jan 24, 2013

This past week, we have witnessed the fall from grace of two athletes, Lance Armstrong and Manti Te’o, whose stories once represented all that was right with sports. The former was inevitable while the latter was drastic and unexpected. In a two-night interview with Oprah, Armstrong finally admitted that he cheated his way to all…

Between the Lines: Running brings film crew and boxer together for documentary

By | Dec 13, 2012

Film crew travels to UMAR Boxing gym and bonds with a boxer through a jogging trip together and come together for documentary “Cornered.”

Between The Lines: Bonds and Clemens should be kept out of the Hall of Fame

By | Dec 4, 2012

Columnist Nathan Bickell states why he feels Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds should be kept out of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Blue and Gold runners hit closing strides at NCAA championships

By | Nov 28, 2012

Ithaca’s Sawyer Hitchcock and Nathan Bickell hit personal bests and the women’s cross country team finished 30th overall at the NCAA Championship Meet in Terre Haute, Ind.

Between The Lines: Why I no longer root for the Washington Redskins

By | Nov 7, 2012

Columnist Nathan Bickell is fed up with the way Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is running his favorite NFL football team. He says it’s time to switch teams and don the Baltimore Ravens’ purple and black.

Between The Lines: My vote for Sports Fan In Chief

By | Oct 30, 2012

Columnist Nathan Bickell steps into the election season discussion to cast his vote for America’s Sports Fan In Chief.