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Routs destroy youth sport

By | Dec 7, 2011

When the Pikesville Middle School boy’s basketball team defeated Kimper Middle School’s boy’s basketball team 100-2 a couple weeks ago in Pike County, Ky., my initial thought was that the score must have been a misprint. There is no way any coach in youth sports would let this happen.

Overtime overseas

By | Dec 1, 2011

More than 10,000 spectators cheered as music blared and fireworks erupted above Republican Stadium in Yerevan, Armenia, during the opening ceremonies of the fifth annual Pan-Armenian games on Aug. 13. There to take it all in was junior guard Eric Halejian and junior forward Andrei Oztemel.

Coaches’ acts scar players

By | Nov 30, 2011

When allegations of molestation were raised against Bernie Fine, assistant basketball coach at Syracuse University, two weeks ago, many people initially dismissed them. Fans and the media jumped to the conclusion that the men who came forward were simply looking to take advantage of a situation at a time when the relationship between young athletes…

Scandal rocks iconic squad

By | Nov 16, 2011

By now everyone has some idea of what is going on at Penn State University. It seems like every news show is devoting time to it, every blogger or columnist has an opinion on it and new horrifying details are emerging every day.

Drug policies pry too much

By | Nov 10, 2011

When the NFL Players Association and owners came to an agreement to end the lockout this summer, one condition of the deal was that the league would implement Human Growth Hormone testing.

Football: Blue and Gold’s comeback falls short

By | Nov 7, 2011

Alfred University senior quarterback T.J Kilcarr passed for 211 yards and two touchdowns as the Saxons beat the Bombers 21–19 Saturday at Butterfield Stadium. It was Alfred’s first win at Butterfield Stadium since 1982.

Long playoff drops ratings

By | Nov 2, 2011

One of the most exciting World Series Championships in baseball history concluded Friday when the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers 6-2 in a winner-take-all Game 7.

Renewing a lost pastime

By | Oct 26, 2011

In these times of corporate dominance, it seems like every venue in professional sports is being sold by owners piece by piece in an effort to maximize profits. Owners are paying little attention to the actual events they are putting on display.

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.

NBA risks losing fans

By | Oct 5, 2011

Lockouts have become a common occurrence in the four major American professional sports leagues and are an easy way to distance fans from the games they love.

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.