Please join Sport Media Relations students Luke Horowitz, Rob Terano, and Frank Tessier as they live blog tonight’s (4/20) NBA Playoffs game (8:00 p.m. ET) between the Pelicans and Warriors.

Live Blog NBA Playoffs Game 2 Bucks @ Bulls

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The Auburn Doubledays (Auburn, NY) organization is looking for interns who can commit to working most home games in promotions, sales, operations, and guest services for the Summer 2015 season.

This is a great opportunity for students to be a vital part of a minor league baseball team, learn about the inner workings of the team, and have their hard work individually recognized and appreciated. Given the relative small size of the full-time staff, interns will have the opportunity to gain significant responsibility quickly.

Applicants can send an email with attached resume to Andrew Sagarin, Operations Manager, at: andrew.sagarin@auburndoubledays.com

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If you’re looking for a Fall 2015 fieldwork opportunity — or just a way to make some extra cash — the Ithaca College football team needs your help.

• Opportunity to work with the Ithaca College varsity football team filming practices and games

• Need to be available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; also Saturday afternoons

• If interested, please contact head coach Mike Welch at: 607-274-1143 or MWelch@ithaca.edu

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Junior Elijah Breton will present at the James J. Whalen Academic Symposium this afternoon. The Sport Studies major will discuss his research on “You’ll Never Chant Alone: The Social Functions of Fan Singing in British Football”.

If you wish to attend to support Elijah, the presentation will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Clark Lounge. For the full list of presentations today, please check out the schedule here.

At the 2015 PCA/ACA Conference, Dr. Mosher, alum Brian Hotchkiss, and current student Elijah Breton presented their research study: Tony Stewart and NASCAR’s Deadly Sins.

The presentation and discussion focused on the culture of NASCAR with an emphasis on the motivations behind the death of Kevin Ward, Jr., a sprint car driver who was struck by Tony Stewart’s vehicle during an August 2014 race.

The PCA/ACA Conference celebrates and supports scholarship in the popular and American arts. If interested in working with faculty to present at next year’s conference in Seattle, please contact Dr. Mosher.

As part of the annual Harold Seymour Lecture in Sports History series, Cornell University will host Duke University historian Dr. Laurent Dubois.

Dr. Dubois will discuss his research on “The Hijab on the Pitch: The Global Politics of Women’s Soccer.” The lecture — free and open to the public — is scheduled for April 17th from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Kaufmann Auditorium.

Brock Winter ’12 was recently quoted in an NBA.com piece discussing his involvement with the Erik Spoelstra Basketball Academy. The former Sport Management major serves as associate director for the Miami Heat head coach’s academy.

“The Kids Game: Why Erik Spoelstra’s Basketball Academy Matters”
If you’re reading this, you probably love the NBA. If not, you at least like it. Or you have a family member who works in the industry. Whichever one it is, professional basketball is a part of your life. And as something that is a part of your life, you talk about it.

We talk about Dwyane Wade euro-stepping on the break. We talk about Goran Dragic splitting two defenders and finishing over a third. We talk about Chris Bosh defending centers and shooting like a guard.

But what we don’t talk about very often is where these guys came from.

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“Read-and-react teaches the kids how to play the game with passing and cutting, moving without the ball,” Brock Winter said. “It’s not a set offense. This lays the groundwork on how to play the game of basketball without having a set offense. It teaches kids how to be decision makers and not just robots.”

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If you are a member of the Sport Event Networking Club (SENC) and wish to attend the Syracuse Crunch home game on Friday, March 20th, please contact Brandon Bozek (bbozek1@ithaca.edu) for more information.

What: Syracuse Crunch vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
When: Friday, March 20th // Departure time is between 4:30 — 5:00 p.m. // Game starts at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $14
Why: A fantastic opportunity to network with Syracuse Crunch staff, including Andrea Marino (IC alumna ’12), Sponsorship Services Manager

It’s been quite some time since we last checked in on Tucker Healy (June 8, 2012 to be exact) . . .

Recently, the 2012 Ithaca College graduate appeared in his first Spring Training game for the A’s this season.

[Editor's Note: I will select Tucker in the 1st-round of my upcoming fantasy baseball draft -- and will win ALL the trophies.]

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As the Global Events Manager with Under Armour, Megan Collins has planned and executed a multitude of events including a traveling summer Women’s Tour, the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, the Senior Bowl and college and NFL fan events.

Megan formally worked for the Baltimore Ravens as the Events Manager for 12 years. As a member of the Global Events Department, Megan Collins will talk about all aspects of the work that goes into organizing and preparing these large, annual or special events and share with students some of her work materials for analysis and discussion. Students will also have the chance to assist in the preparations for one of the events she is currently planning. Students will work in teams to develop event ideas, prepare a proposal, and pitch them to Megan Collins and Professor Heather Dichter. This course will require students to do reading in advance and participate fully in a weekend in the class experience. NLA

Dates & Times:
Friday, March 6th: Deadline to submit resume (application for course)
Monday, March 16th: Notification of course acceptances via email
Friday, April 10th: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Class instruction
Saturday, April 11th: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Class instruction

Location: Friday, April 10th: Hill G03; Saturday, April 11th: Hill G24

Number of Credits: 1.0 credit

Grading Method: Pass/Fail

Prerequisites: Minimum of one course in SPMM

Course Cap: 25 students. Preference will be given to Sport Management, Sport Media, and Sport Studies majors by class year. If space is available, students majoring in other areas will be considered on a first come-first serve basis.

Course Fee: $30 to cover expenses associated with the course, including readings, meals from Friday dinner though lunch on Saturday

Instructor of Record: Dr. Heather Dichter, Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Management & Media. All inquiries should be directed to Professor Dichter, hdichter@ithaca.edu.

Instructor: Megan Collins, Manager, Global Events Manager, Under Armour

To apply for Course: Please send an email to Dr. Heather Dichter at hdichter@ithaca.edu indicating that you are interested in taking this course and include a copy of your resume.

Deadline for indicating that you wish to be considered for the class? Friday, March 6th at 5:00 p.m. You will be notified if you have been accepted into the course on Monday, March 16th.

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