Dr. Stephen Mosher, Sport Studies professor/coordinator, was quoted in a recent The New York Times piece concerning the National Baseball Hall of Fame candidacy of divisive former player Barry Bonds.


“It’s Time to Reconsider Barry Bonds for the Hall of Fame” by Harvey Araton

“The Bonds story may be the most complicated moral question of our sporting times,” said Stephen Mosher, a professor of sports management and media at Ithaca College. “It’s about an institution that wants to punish these guys, but was also an institution that more or less encouraged them by turning a blind eye to what they were doing to keep the cash registers ringing.”

Bonds’s case, he added, “is even more complicated because of the records he shattered, the curmudgeonly personality he is.”

Mosher added, “He’s in limbo — and probably will be after our lifetime, and his.”

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If you’re in the Upstate New York area on August 1st and 2nd, work a Tough Mudder event.

The Tough Mudder Volunteer Program seeks individuals to work the 2015 Western New York event:

Available and interested? Register to volunteer here.

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POINT 3 is performance apparel designed for basketball. Founded in 2010, our brand means basketball — nothing else — and the apparel we design is focused exclusively on the on-court needs of the ballplayer.

That exclusive focus led to the development of DRYV® Moisture Control, a patented textile technology designed to absorb moisture where ballplayers need it most . . . like a towel built right into the garment! As brand awareness reaches a critical mass amongst hardcore basketball players, POINT 3 is looking to staff up our marketing team with a digitally savvy marketing workhorse ready to join our high-performing squad.

The Marketing Coordinator will have the opportunity to work on many aspects of POINT 3’s fast moving business. They will report directly to the VP of Marketing and be responsible for managing and growing our Alpha ambassador program; play a key role in our event marketing efforts; and help expand and further engage our online audience through high quality content development and customer service support. The ideal candidate will have:

1) 2-4 years of professional marketing experience
2) Strong content marketing skills suited for the digital age
3) Familiarity with data-driven decision-making
4) Enjoy getting their hands dirty on the front lines of the consumer journey
5) Have a passion for the game founded by Dr. Naismith.

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Live and breathe all things sports? Sporting News Media is seeking an individual to analyze and distribute video highlights to our publishing partners.

In this role, you will be an integral member of our content team, helping to cut, edit and create meaningful sports content.

What you’ll do:
• Apply your expertise in up-to-date sports knowledge
• Build/maintain key relationships with the sports editors at our newspaper partners
• Manage the ongoing distribution of league highlights to key clients
• Partner with our editorial team in Charlotte to generate compelling sports content
• Translate insights into video content creation

Who we’re looking for:
• Avid sports fans who follow all the major leagues (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA Basketball/Football)
• Students working towards a BA/BS or other college degree
• Self-starters who are highly motivated, driven and willing to work hard
• Someone with the ability to initiate and drive assigned projects to completion with minimal guidance

What’s a plus?
• Fluency with various types of video editing software
• Experience working at a sports blog or newspaper

What you’ll get out of this?
• Ability to work with our rights holders (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAA) and gain a foothold in the sports industry
• College credit towards your degree
• Transportation costs covered
• Potential for employment following graduation and performance

If interested, please contact Kyle Woody.
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A scholarship has been established by the Department of Sport Management and Media through the generosity of alumni, colleagues, students, friends, and family of Dr. Wayne Blann.

This $1,200 (approximate) scholarship will be awarded to a student with 60+ credits majoring in Sport Management or Sport Media that has an internship (fieldwork not eligible for this scholarship) for the Summer 2015 semester.

•  The internship must be credit bearing.
•  The recipient will be in good academic and judicial standing.
•  The recipient must also demonstrate financial need.

Completed applications (download form below) must be submitted via email to Dr. Annemarie Farrell (afarrell@ithaca.edu) no later than 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 19th.

Blann Scholarship Application – Summer 2015

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Per the official website: What does it take to host an event like the Nutmeg State Games, Connecticut’s largest Sports Festival? It takes, of course, the VOLUNTEER!

The Nutmeg State Games (July 11th — August 2nd) would not be able to operate efficiently without the services of hundreds of volunteers that have loyally served for the past 22 years.

For more information on how to get involved with the 2015 Nutmeg State Games, please click here.

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If you are in the Syracuse area throughout Summer 2015, the Syracuse Crunch organization has internship openings.

Summer interns are primarily given public relations projects, but can receive assignments from any department. We can always change or add projects to meet their interests. Below is the general description. If interested, please contact Kyle Woody via email.

• Assist the Public and Media Relations Manager with news releases or other relevant projects
• Assist in the continual upkeep of the team’s official website and social media pages
• Assist in the setup and execution of mascot appearances
• Assist in graphics for public relations, marketing and other departments
• Assist with the planning and execution of any Crunch special events, such as Street Crunch, Fan Fest, and Crunch Golf Tournament
• Provide excellent customer service to the Crunch fan base and general public
• Perform other duties as assigned by Crunch full-time staff members

For the Fall 2015 semester, the Crunch will have additional opportunities in PR, community relations, merchandise, game operations, sponsorship and ticket sales.

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The Sport Management and Media Department extends a congratulations to our Sport Management, Sport Media and Sport Studies graduates (December 2014 and May 2015 and August 2015)!

The Department of Sport Management and Media — along with the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance — is proud to announce our 2014-2015 academic and preprofessional award recipients.


Professional Excellence Awards in Sport Management
Brandon Bozek ’15
Candace Burton ’15

Professional Excellence Award in Sport Media

Steve Danylyshyn ’15
Ashley Kirby ’15

Congrats, Brandon, Candace, Steve, and Ashley!

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The Cornell Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for resident counselor positions with our Summer Sports School.

Counselors will be responsible for supervising a group of camp athletes each week throughout our camp programming.

The job dates are: July 2 — August 1, 2015. Counselors are provided a weekly salary, plus room and board. Salary is based on related experience.

A link to the job description and application can be found here. Any questions can be directed to the Sports School Office: camps@cornell.edu / 607-255-1200.

The expressed opinions in this blog are those of the individual authors and do not represent Ithaca College.