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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, Dylan Shane 19 and Sam Factor 19, the founders of WalterPicks, an AI-powered fantasy football tool. The pair made the algorithm in a machine learning class in 2019, but have since expanded it to a popular app and TikTok brand.

Fantasy football tool started by alumni finds big audience

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor August 31, 2022
Not only has WalterPicks, started by Ithaca College alumni Sam Factor ’19 and Dylan Shane ’19, found an audience, but it has been 17% more accurate than ESPN and Yahoo.
Ithaca College alumni Steve Mayer ’84, Ivan Gottesfeld ’85 and Dan O’Neill ’96 all played major roles in organizing and running the NHL postseason coronavirus bubble.

Three IC alum help organize pandemic-safe NHL postseason

By Connor Wood, Staff Writer October 13, 2020
When the NHL put its season on hold March 12 because of COVID-19, IC alum Steve Mayer, Ivan Gottesfeld and Dan O'Neill stepped in to bring it back.

Women serve as bright spot for US in underwhelming Olympics

By Danielle Allentuck, Columnist February 27, 2018
After earning more medals than the men for the first time since 1998, the women of the US Olympic team deserve recognition.

Cities should not fund professional sport stadiums

By Nick Fustor, Columnist December 5, 2016
Team owners across the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL are seeking public funding for stadiums is a disturbing trend that doesn’t seem to be stopping

Kristy’s Corner: NBA Playoffs need vintage NBA toughness

By Andrew Kristy, Columnist April 22, 2014
Columnist Andrew Kristy describes the one key aspect of play missing from the NBA playoffs compared to the past.

Between The Lines: The biggest sports turkeys of 2012

By Nathan Bickell, Columnist November 27, 2012
With finals and paper deadlines looming, columnist Nathan Bickell spreads a last bit of Thanksgiving cheer by handing out his biggest sports turkeys of 2012.

NHL lockout looming: buy NHL ’13

By Andrew Kristy September 23, 2012
Due to the NHL lockout that is going to majorly suck for all parties involved, a positive can come out of the situation: playing more NHL '13.

Conferences and Divisions

By Alex Holt December 15, 2011
I don't mind the new alignment the NHL has adapted for next year. Really, I don't. I understand perfectly that Detroit and Columbus resented having to play their division games against teams an entire hour behind them in time zones and most of their other games against teams two or three hours behind them in…

I don’t know about this…

By Alex Holt December 1, 2011
This has been a pretty big week for firings in sports. The Jacksonville Jaguars became the first NFL team of the season to can their coach, Jack Del Rio. Jim Crane made his first big move as the new owner of the Houston Astros by firing the team's GM, Ed Wade. Colleges like Washington State,…

The trouble with nuclear winter

By Alex Holt November 17, 2011
As you all know, MLB and the MLBPA are apparently close to a new labor deal. What's that, you say? You didn't know? Don't worry, you're not alone. MLB's labor negotiations have largely gone under the radar mediawise. And since conflict usually generates "juicier" news than when people get along, there's not an awful lot…

So long Sean Avery

By Alex Holt October 5, 2011
New York Rangers left wing Sean Avery was placed on waivers Tuesday and is now probably bound for Europe or at least the AHL after going unclaimed by any team. It's very possible that he's played his last NHL game and while I never thought I'd say this, I'm actually going to miss him a…
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