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February 23, 2020   |   Ithaca, NY

NFL should have given Ray Rice a harsher initial punishment

By | Sep 16, 2014

Back in March, TMZ released a video of Ray Rice dragging his then-fiancee out of an elevator. Just last week, TMZ released another video that apparently shows Rice hitting his fiancee in that elevator.

Athlete’s sexual orientation does not affect performance

By | Sep 10, 2014

It hasn’t been the prettiest road to the National Football League for Michael Sam.

New sports year begins at Masters

By | Apr 9, 2014

With spring in full swing, the Masters is the unofficial beginning of the new sports year.

Football and Concussions: Popularity and Concern Coming to a Head

By | Feb 2, 2014

This year the National Football League got likely their most ideal conference championship and Super Bowl weekends possible. 

Kristy’s Corner: This Super Bowl will be perfect

By | Jan 28, 2014

Columnist Andrew Kristy previews Sunday’s big game.

Kristy’s Corner: Answering why sports matter

By | Jan 22, 2014

In his first column, Andrew Kristy tackles the question of why sports matter

The ‘Stache Line: A Thanksgiving column

By | Nov 21, 2013

Columnist Matt Kelly on what he’s thankful for in sports.

Commentary: NFL’s non-inclusive behavior needs to be flushed away

By | Nov 13, 2013

In the week since Richie Incognito’s so-called bullying of his fellow offensive line-mate, Jonathan Martin, bubbled up from the Miami Dolphins’ sewer of a locker room, countless sports journalists and pundits have voiced their opinions on the matter.

The ‘Stache Line: Easy sports Halloween costumes

By | Oct 29, 2013

Columnist Matt Kelly offers up ideas for the last minute Halloween party goer.

The ‘Stache Line: Inconsistent PED punishment for pro sports

By | Sep 10, 2013

Columnist Matt Kelly has his take on the recent steroid scandals in professional sports.

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: The most over-hyped non-sporting sport event

By | Apr 24, 2013

Thursday brings the beginning of the most over-hyped and delusional self-important sporting event of the year, the NFL draft. Don’t get me wrong, I fully realize the importance of the draft to the long-term success of a franchise. This is true for every major sport. However, the problem is that when you sit down to…