The European Sport Experience: this two-week program during the Winter 2015 term will provide students with an opportunity to experience the sport culture in two European countries: Austria and Germany.

Students will gain first-hand experience with the culture surrounding sports popular in these two countries, including the winter sports of skiing, bobsled and skeleton; acquire knowledge through visits to museums, sports venues, national/international sport federations and have opportunities to speak with industry professionals; and also cover an international sporting event as members of the media.

Applications for program due: Friday, September 12th
Students notified of acceptance: Wednesday, September 17th
Deposit ($500) due: Wednesday, September 24th
Remaining payment due: Friday, October 31st

Want to apply? Click here.

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“The World Cup is sport, spectacle, politics, and economics, and all of these entwined.”
–Gavan McCormack

This course will provide students with a critical examination of the FIFA World Cup with a particular focus on its history, sponsorship, and selection of host countries.

The class will also consider media coverage of the event across several decades, including the controversies and media coverage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and upcoming World Cups in Russia and Qatar.

SPMM 39901-01: ST: The World Cup // CRN: 23763
Schedule: MWF, 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. (August 27th through October 15th)
Credit: 1.0
Instructor: Heather Dichter

Questions? Email Heather at

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If you want to join the award-winning online/print campus newspaper, here’s your chance.

The Ithacan will host a rush night this Thursday (8/28) starting at 8 p.m. in the Park Auditorium.

If you want to join the campus radio stations, here’s your chance.

92 WICB and VIC will host a radio rush night this Thursday (8/28) starting at 7 p.m. in the Park Auditorium.

The Binghamton Senators, members of the American Hockey League, are seeking a broadcast intern for the 2014-2015 season. The selected individual will assist the Director of Broadcasting with associated broadcast duties (primarily radio) on game days throughout the season (October through April plus playoffs).

The selected individual will be assigned broadcast duties based upon their displayed skill set. Duties include:

• Provide assistance to Senators’ play-by-play broadcaster as needed during broadcasts
• Production/hosting of pre-game, intermission and post-game shows (home and away games)
• Conduct live interviews with players/coaches/special guests during home broadcasts
• Audio editing of game highlights as well as out-of-town highlights for use on air
• Potential of being a regular part of the broadcast team in a color analyst role with possibility of play-by-play
• Potential of being color analyst for television broadcasts (typically 8-10 games per season)

The selected individual will possess the following skills:

• Demonstrated radio broadcast experience within their college program (required)
• Demonstrated television broadcast experience within their college program (preferred)
• Working knowledge of the game of hockey
• Knowledge of audio editing software (ex. Adobe Audition, Audacity, Sound Forge, etc.)
• Demonstrated ability as it relates to audio editing (highlights) for length and quality
• Available for all 37 home broadcasts plus playoffs (primarily nights and weekends with occasional holidays required)
• Available for all 76 broadcasts if desiring to take part in studio hosting of road broadcasts

Potential candidates will be currently enrolled in an undergraduate college program with the goal of pursuing a career in the sports broadcast field. This internship, for the sake of on-air continuity, will run the length of the 2014-2015 academic year in conjunction with the Senators’ season. The internship will be approximately 15-20 hours per week based upon typical game day hours of 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

This internship is a non-paid position with no relocation expenses or housing allowance. College credit available upon consultation with your college professor/advisor. Candidates are required to have reliable transportation and ideally live/attend school within a 50-mile radius of Binghamton, New York.

Required materials when applying for this internship:

• Cover letter and resume
• Radio demo (mp3 attachment) which includes any or all of the following: play-by-play, color analysis, studio hosting/scoreboard update segment and one player or coach interview
• TV demo (where applicable) for those interested in additional duties on television broadcasts

Materials may be forwarded via e-mail to Grady Whittenburg, Director of Broadcasting – Binghamton Senators Hockey Club, at

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Ashley Kirby is contributing to the official Major League Lacrosse website this summer.

The senior Sport Media major is currently serving as a media relations/public relations intern with the league. Below, check out a few excerpts from her published pieces:

PREVIEW: Charlotte at Ohio
Game Notes: Charlotte – Ohio

Due to the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships on July 10-July 19 in Denver, CO there were no MLL games played last week. This weekend the Charlotte Hounds (4-6) are looking to claim their first road win this season. While the Ohio Machine (4-6) want another win on their home turf of Selby Stadium.

Last Time Out:

Charlotte: The Charlotte Hounds fell to the Rochester Rattlers 15-13 at home last July 5. Even though Charlotte fought till the end the Hounds were unable to come out on top and continue to not be able to win on the road.

Ohio: The Ohio Machine had an uplifting 16-14 win over the Chesapeake Bayhawks on their home turf. This win allowed the Machine to pull out of last place in the MLL standings.


ALL-STAR WATCH: Ohio Machine

The Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game is fast approaching, and with it, predictions for who will make the cut are proliferating. Team MLL will be announced Tuesday, June 10, and until then, we will preview who we believe to be worthy of donning an All-Star Jersey.

The Ohio Machine lost Steele Stanwick, Kyle Harrison and Marcus Holman to Team USA. However, there are still a handful of heavy-duty Machine players that could fill the MLL All-Star roster and make a substantial impact. All the craziness comes down to one question: who will those players be? Based on the 2014 season thus far, there are three players who immediately come to mind: Brian Phipps, Peter Baum, and Tom Schreiber.


PREVIEW: Ohio at Rochester

Three Storylines:

A Change in Venue: The Rattlers and the Machine will faceoff Saturday, August 16 at 3:00 p.m. at Wegman’s Stadium in Rochester, as Sahlen’s Stadium was not available due to a conflict. If you’re unable to make it to the game, the action will be televised on CBS Sports Network.

Hungry For Revenge: First, on June 14 the Ohio Machine beat the Rattlers 18-13 at Selby Stadium. Then, on August 2 the Ohio Machine defeated the Rochester Rattlers yet again, 17-15 in a back-and-fourth match at Sahlen’s Stadium, where Ohio handed Rochester their first home loss of the season. The Rattlers are hungry for revenge and hoping that having home field advantage will seal the deal.

High-scoring Marcus Holman: Ohio’s Marcus Holman finished with the highest number of goals scored this season with 37. Last week against the Florida Launch Holman tallied 4 goals that led to an Ohio victory. Marcus Holman will need to bring his ‘A’ game again if Ohio wants to beat Rochester for the third time this year.

Photos courtesy of Major League Lacrosse

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For those who need to know: Below are some announcements/deadlines for the start of the Fall 2014 semester.

Save travels back to Ithaca!


• Wednesday, August 27th: Classes Begin (MONDAY class schedule)
• Monday, September 1st: Labor Day (No Classes)
• Wednesday, September 3rd: Last Day ADD/DROP Block I Courses
• Wednesday, September 3rd: Last Day ADD/DROP Semester Courses
• Wednesday, September 3rd: Last Day to Audit Courses
• Friday, September 5th: Last Day to request S/D/F Option Block I Courses
• Wednesday, October 1st: Last Day to Withdraw (“W”) in Block I Courses
• Wednesday, November 5th: Last Day to Withdraw (“W”) in Semester Courses

Kristen Gowdy ’16 is contributing to the official National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum website this summer.

The junior Sport Studies minor is currently serving as a public relations intern with the prestigious museum. Below, check out a few excerpts from her pieces (click on each link for the full versions).


“Babe’s on Film”
When referring to Yankee greats, one of the first names that comes to mind is Babe Ruth.

Now, a new chapter in the Great Bambino’s history has been discovered.

As the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum finishes its preparations for the opening of the new Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend exhibit on June 13, senior curator Tom Shieber has identified what he believes to be the earliest known footage of Ruth in a Yankee uniform.


“June 25, 1988: Cal Ripken appears in 1,000th consecutive game”
At first glance, June 25, 1988 was an unremarkable day for the Baltimore Orioles, as the team lost to the eventual American League East champion Boston Red Sox 10-3 in the second of a three-game series at Fenway Park.

Even though the loss prevented the struggling Orioles from beginning just their fourth winning streak of the season, 26 years ago this week one streak remained unbroken – as Cal Ripken appeared in his 1,000th consecutive game, a feat that only five other players in the history of Major League Baseball had accomplished at the time.


“July 9, 1969: Tom Seaver nearly perfect”
He was two outs from perfection.

When Chicago Cubs’ rookie Jimmy Qualls stepped to the plate to face Mets’ ace Tom Seaver with one out in the top of the ninth inning 45 years ago this week, the 50,709 fans at Shea Stadium were on their feet in anticipation of the Mets’ first perfect game in franchise history.

Instead, Qualls singled to left-center, spoiling Seaver’s chance at a perfect game. After retiring Willie Smith and Don Kessinger for the final two outs of the game, Seaver’s teammates gathered on the pitcher’s mound to congratulate their ace on his one-hitter on July 9, 1969.

Photos courtesy of National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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Dr. Stephen Mosher, Sport Studies professor/coordinator, was quoted in a recent piece written by Ithaca College alum Andrew Marchand ’96.

“Are fans giving the Mets a free pass?” explores the fan culture and allegiances to underperforming professional teams. Commenting on how fans chose the Mets over the Yankees, Dr. Mosher states:

“The first Mets fans were deliberately choosing to not to be Yankee fans. They may not have been Brooklyn or Giants fans, when those teams left. They might not even have been baseball fans.

“It was a deliberate choice to be an anti-Yankee fan. The Mets represented the World’s Fair and the 21st century in a way the Yankees didn’t. The Mets also represent the middle class, the way the Yankees don’t. The Yankees own everything. They are the high rollers. They always have been. A lot of people living in the real world resent that.”

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As part of a class project, Sport Media Relations students Nicole Johnson and Zach Milicic caught up with Ithaca College senior star Sydney Folk to discuss Bombers softball.

Listen below (gray play button) as the two-time Empire 8 Player of the Year reflects on her decorated career and talks about this past season’s successful squad.


Photos courtesy of Ithaca College Athletic Communications

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