December 2, 2013 | Leave a Comment
Kandice, a representative of the Oneida Indian Nation, will present the views of the Oneida Indian Nation and examine the controversy regarding the Washington professional football team name and mascot. Kandice will discuss the strategy being used by the Oneida Indian Nation to bring the issue into public discourse and the strategy used to influence the views and decision making of Dan Snyder (owner of the Washington professional football team) and Roger Goodell (NFL Commissioner).
The symposium — open to all campus and community members — will provide for a question and answer session.
Special Symposium: Washington Professional Football Team Name and Mascot
Speaker: Kandice Watson, Educational and Cultural Outreach Relations Director, Oneida Indian Nation
Date: Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
Time // Location: 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. // Textor 101
The Syracuse Chiefs, Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are looking for individuals seeking entry into the sports industry to work in the front office (ticket sales) during the 2014 season.
• Learn all aspects of running a ticket sales department within a professional baseball organization
• Sell season tickets, coupon books, group outings, birthday parties, and hospitality areas
• Maintain accurate database of ticket buyers and prospects
• Acquire a working knowledge of the Glitnir ticketing system
• Handle customer service inquiries over the phone and at ticket windows
• Assist entire staff with printing and processing of all ticket orders
• Other duties as assigned
• Hours: Varying
• Salary: Unpaid/College credit
• Current college student or recent graduate
• Ability to work long hours including night and weekend events
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Previous ticket sales experience preferred but not required
Please send your resume to:
Director of Ticket Operations
By John Avino ’13
College is a time of our lives where we decide what direction we want to take at our lives in one way or another. Sure, going in most of us may have some idea of what we want to do, but going to college and figuring out the specifics of what you want to accomplish is more important then any other step of this process. As an aspiring sports broadcaster I thought my best choice would be Ithaca College for its resources and opportunities. After a great conversation with an Ithaca alum who is very much successful in the same field, I am confident that I chose the right school.
But this story isn’t about me; this story is about that alum. An alum who was the third host in the history of ICTV’s Gridiron Report, a show that I was very heavily involved with during my time here. He called football games in the same press box that I had the pleasure of also calling games in. This is the story of Mike Catalana, the sports director (among other things) at WHAM-TV in Rochester, New York.
Mike Catalana is from southern New Jersey, or as he likes to call it, “outside of Philadelphia.” He grew up rooting for all of the Philadelphia sports teams, and he will be the first to tell you that there have been some hard times. Bobby Clarke, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Ron Jaworski, and Mike Schmidt were among the first athletes that he had a daily following of, and as he expressed in our conversation, watching all of the Philly teams was not an easy task. They were quite lousy, but from the late 1970s to the mid 1980s Mike was as invested as anyone else in Philadelphia sports.
By the time college came around, Catalana knew that he wanted to work both in television and in sports, but where? He looked at Boston College, Boston University, and Temple among other schools, and I took especially great pleasure in hearing that Syracuse was never even on his radar.
When I asked him how he ultimately made his decision, he had a quick and easy answer. “We went upstairs in the library and took a book out and started looking for communication schools and found Ithaca,” Catalana recalled. “I didn’t know anything about it. And then I went to visit and loved the school, loved everything about it — and from that moment on I knew that’s where I wanted to go.”
November 15, 2013 | 1 Comment
It’s hard to believe it has been one year since the 2012 Cortaca Jug, but oh how time has flown. And here we are on the eve of the eve of yet another Cortaca Jug — the 55th edition of one Division III football’s greatest rivalries. To preview the game, Sport Media graduate Meghan Herlihy ’12 takes a look at some of the facts you might not know about the Route 13 Rivalry.
Editor’s note: The piece below was originally published on 11/11/11. Stats/facts are updated to the best of our abilities. Apologies in advance for inaccuracies. You can blame me. Or registration week.
By Meghan Herlihy ’12
There are numerous aspects of the Cortaca Jug game that are common knowledge. Everyone knows that it’s a rivalry game between Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland that began in 1959. Everyone knows that Sports Illustrated proclaimed Cortaca, “the biggest little game in the nation.”
But how many of us know how the Jug game came into existence? Where does the Jug reside in each school when they win it? Why the students, those who don’t know the difference between a field goal post and a signpost, flock to the game?
Armed with my writer’s curiosity and audio recorder I set out to discover some hidden truths and facts about this D-III rivalry game, from the initial matchup in 1930, to the founding of the Cortaca Jug in 1959, right up to the current teams.
As part of a class project, Sport Media Relations students Kristen Gowdy and Ashley Kirby caught up with Ithaca College senior sensation Anna Gray to discuss Bombers women’s soccer.
Listen below (gray play button) as the two-time E8 Defensive Player of the Year reflects on her college recruitment process; shares her favorite soccer moment; and discusses this year’s playoff squad.
Photos courtesy of Ithaca College Athletic Communications
As part of our South Hill Spotlight class project series, Sport Media Relations students Kristen Gowdy and Ashley Kirby sat down with star player Ellyn Grant-Keane to learn more about Ithaca College women’s soccer.
November 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment
Three representatives from Chengdu Sport University will offer a presentation on sport journalism and sport media opportunities. No registration is required.
November 6, 2013 | Leave a Comment
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate Sport Administration program will host an open house on November 7th to promote the program and associated opportunities.
The session will take place at 7:00 p.m. on November 7th in Woollen 304 (or online via Google Hangout) where interested students will have the opportunity to learn about the program and interact with faculty and current and former students.
The focus of the evening will be to promote the various aspects of the UNC Graduate Sport Administration program by highlighting the unique experiences. Topics include alumni mentorship, financial support, the UNC athletics internship, innovative coursework, and other key areas of interest to applicants.
The event will feature three segments: an informational panel session where the program’s key elements are discussed; Q&A for students to ask questions that may have gone unanswered; and reception for students to network with faculty, students and alumni.
For those that are not able to attend on campus, the session will be broadcasted live via Google Hangout. These individuals will receive additional instruction for participation upon registration.
Those interested in attending or who would like more information should contact Brett Botta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNC Sport Administration Graduate Program
The UNC Sport Administration Graduate Program, founded in the fall of 1982, is designed to develop students into leaders that have a strong understanding of the key issues in college athletics. By blending the theoretical and practical elements of learning, the goal is to produce individual who will make a positive change on the sport industry.
EXSS Innovation Squad
The Innovation Squad, housed in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences at the University of North Carolina, is a group of highly motivated faculty and students passionate about investing in creative brand building initiatives. The squad currently has branches that focus on the following marketing areas: graphic design, social media, video production, website development, and strategic vision.
November 5, 2013 | Leave a Comment
Congratulations to Matthew McCarthy ’13, David Gofman ’13 and Matthew Stenberg ’14 for winning “Best Sports Play-by-Play Radio Broadcast” at the recent National Student Electronic Media Convention.
Matthew McCarthy (Major: TVR, Media Production // Minor: Sport Studies)
David Gofman (Major: TVR, Media Production // Minor: Sport Studies)
Matthew Stenberg (Major: Sport Media)
November 2, 2013 | Leave a Comment
The Ithacan, our award-winning campus newspaper, is seeking an assistant sports editor for the Spring 2014 semester.
The position requires an ability to edit sports content and work with other editorial board members to help create the weekly print issue. Other duties include: putting content online daily, leading meetings, planning, producing the Buzzer page weekly, being available to work with writers and assisting the section editor with anything needed.
The pay would be $40 a week, and requires approximately 30 hours per week. This opportunity will give those interested in the sport media profession valuable experience and connections. Those interested should email email@example.com.