The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced the 2013-14 NABC Honors Court earlier this week. Five members of the Liberty League champion Hobart College basketball team were among the 895 student-athletes recognized for their academic excellence during the past season.
Hobart oarsmen Robert McNamara and August Wherry are blogging about their experiences at the 2014 World Rowing U23 Championships in Varese, Italy. The Statesmen qualified for Team USA in the lightweight pair. Racing begins on July 23 and runs through July 27.
The William Smith College field hockey team was named a 2013 Gladiator by SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Academic Team Award recipient. In addition, 10 Herons were named to the 2013 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad.
Four members of the Hobart College tennis team were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes. Rising seniors Luke DeLuccia and Michael Fields earned the award for the third time, while rising sophomores Patrick Dunk and Danny Kot garnered the accolade for the first time.
The 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships will feature several competitors with ties to Hobart when it begins with the opening ceremony this evening in Denver. Two Statesmen alumni will suit up for a national team, while four others will be directing the action as coaches.
Despite a tour de force start from Anderson Martinez in Game 1 and a valiant comeback attempt in Game 2, the Doubledays dropped both ends of a doubleheader by the same 3-2 score to the Jammers on Tuesday.
Washington Nationals fourth-round pick Robbie Dickey tossed four near-flawless innings, and the Doubledays won their fourth in six tries, solidly defeating the Jamestown Jammers 3-1 on Sunday at Falcon Park.
The Doubledays out-hit the Spikes eight to three, but two errors in the fifth and two key strikeouts from Raudy Read and new addition Brandon Miller led to a heartbreaking 5-3 loss at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Thursday night.
Travis Ott (1-1) picked up his first New York-Penn League win, Chase McDowell nailed down his first professional save, and the Auburn Doubledays swept the Jamestown Jammers with an easy 6-2 win at Russell E. Diethrick Park.
In what might be considered a final trial run for Yankee Stadium as the venue for 2015 MLS expansion team NYCFC, Liverpool and Manchester City gave fans a look at two English Premier League teams that have increasingly become part of American fans' collective soccer conscience.
By now, Derek Jeter is used to the celebrations, the pregame festivities that opposing teams honor him with in his final stops at their ballparks. Typically, he knows what to expect. But that wasn't fully the case Wednesday night when the Rangers honored the shortstop by surprising him with a special on-field presentation from the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush.
The Yankees have been able to count on the back end of their bullpen most nights this season, which is why it was so concerning to see Adam Warren, Dellin Betances and David Robertson struggle in succession on Tuesday night against the Rangers.
Brian Cashman has said that he has "more work to do" in preparing the Yankees' roster for a playoff run, and if the general manager is able to cross the finish line on anything, there could be new faces in the clubhouse on Friday at Fenway Park.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter moved closer to Honus Wagner on the all-time hit list with the help of replay on Tuesday night. Jeter's infield single also was big in the Yankees' seven-run rally against Rangers starter Nick Martinez and reliever Shawn Tolleson.
The Yankees erupted for their biggest inning of the season on Tuesday night, sending 11 men to the plate in a seven-run sixth inning. It could have been a laugher, but instead they had to hang on for a 12-11 victory over the Rangers at Globe Life Park.
Joe Girardi has more of an inside track to the Yankees' trade-rumor scene than the average observer, but the manager said that he prefers to give general manager Brian Cashman his space to work, rather than get excited about moves that might not happen.
Mark Teixeira took on-field batting practice Monday for the first time since he sustained what the Yankees called a lower lat strain, and the first baseman hopes to return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Rangers at Globe Life Park.
Brett Gardner continued to show off his head-scratching dominance of Yu Darvish, but the Rangers batted around against David Phelps in a four-run fifth inning and defeated the Yankees, 4-2, on Monday night at Globe Life Park.
A ticket into postseason play remains up for grabs, which fits perfectly into the Yankees' business model of never giving up on a season. That has kept general manager Brian Cashman busy attempting to patch the ship, simultaneously chasing incremental upgrades and bigger fish to rebuild the roster for October.
Joe Torre batted sixth on Sunday, delivering his Hall of Fame speech eloquently, if not briefly, to end this year's induction of the grand Class of 2014. Torre spoke about his family and his love of the game, and he detailed each of the six times the Yankees went to the World Series during his 12-year tenure as manager, winning four of them.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira took swings in an indoor batting cage and fielded ground balls at first base on Sunday, both for the first time since an MRI revealed a mild strain in his lower left lat.
With the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts could not handle a shallow popup by Blue Jays designated hitter Dan Johnson. As it fell to the ground for a hit, the Blue Jays scored the deciding run in Saturday afternoon's 6-4 victory over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
As former managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox prepare to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi took some time to reflect on the well-respected trio before Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.
The Yankees chased veteran Mark Buehrle after three innings and uncharacteristically slugged their way to a 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday night at Yankee Stadium. Ichiro Suzuki's first homer of the season led the way for New York.
On Friday afternoon, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner sat at a table during a news conference and looked out toward 206 enthused Yankees summer campers. With eyes glued to one of their favorite players, nearly everyone eagerly raised their hands hoping to ask him a question. Over the past week, they had learned and practiced baseball skills and drills, but now it was finally their turn to speak to a Major Leaguer who started out just like they have.
Jeurys Familia hasn't batted regularly since 2012, when he was a starter in the Minors, but when his turn was up in a five-run seventh inning during a 11-2 Mets win, he delivered his second hit of the season and his first career RBI.
Count manager Terry Collins among those not anticipating sweeping changes before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. Two days after general manager Sandy Alderson said the Mets are "unlikely" to make any moves prior to the Deadline, Collins said he plans to continue focusing on "who we have and what we have" -- and nothing else.
The Mets team that routed the Phillies at Citi Field on Wednesday afternoon, 11-2, hardly resembled the one that scuffled for much of May and June. Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda homered and the offense put together five runs in the seventh.
Within a split second of the ball leaving Chase Utley's bat, it was clear this was not going to resemble the type of game the Mets have grown accustomed to playing in recent weeks. Utley's grand slam sped out of Citi Field on a line on Tuesday night, landing halfway up the second deck in right and sending Cole Hamels and the Phillies to a 6-0 victory over the Mets.
Salmaan Khan and Matthew Silva co-founded "People for the Pavilion," an advocacy group looking to preserve and develop the landmark New York State Pavilion, and the Mets thought highly enough of the group's endeavor to reach out and help.
If Lucas Duda -- who was out of Tuesday's lineup against Phillies lefty Cole Hamels -- wants to complete his transformation from middling prospect to everyday stalwart, he will need to prove he can hit left-handed pitching.
Wilmer Flores received another start at shortstop on Tuesday, his third in six games since the Mets recalled him from Triple-A Las Vegas. But that does not mean Flores is about to receive regular playing time over Ruben Tejada, who has also started three games since being hit in the head with a pitch last week.
These days, each win carries with it implications. The Mets are relevant again, or at least relatively relevant, sitting four games under .500 after Monday's 7-1 dismantling of the Phillies at Citi Field. They are demonstrating obvious growth on a daily basis. They are -- dare it be said -- thriving.
Another day, another Mets challenge. New York manager Terry Collins asked umpires to review a call for the fifth game in a row on Monday, this time on a ruling that Philadelphia's Marlon Byrd was safe at second on Carlos Ruiz's infield single in the sixth inning. After a review of one minute and 51 seconds, the call on the field stood.
Syracuse football head coach Scott Shafer took part in the ESPN ACC Coaches "Car Wash" on Monday at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. The annual event brought head coaches from around the conference to "The Worldwide Leader" for a day packed with interviews and appearances across ESPN's different shows and platforms. It gave Coach Shafer an opportunity to talk about the excitement he feels about the Orange heading into his second season at the helm, while also taking advantage of sharing the fun experience with his son, Wolfgang.
Success on Saturdays in the fall is paid for by countless hours of work in the off-season. Syracuse football knows this and the Orange have been working hard with the program's world-class strength and conditioning staff to prepare for the 2014 season.
On July 25, the Syracuse football team will continue on its mission to raise awareness about brain cancer, something that affected the Orange in recent years. For the second summer in a row, the Syracuse University chapter of Uplifting Athletes will be hosting a Lift for Life event to raise money for Anaplastic Astrocytoma; an uncommon form of brain cancer that former Syracuse punter Rob Long battled during his senior year with the Orange in 2010-11.
Rookie defensive tackle Jay Bromley was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round this past May. Throughout the season, the Syracuse product from Jamaica, Queens will check in with Giants.com and provide an inside look at his journey of playing for the NFL team he grew up watching. This week’s post begins with Bromley embarking on his first training camp.
It's been reported about 15 potential bidders for the Buffalo Bills signed non-disclosure agreements, but Time Warner Cable News reporter Ryan Whalen says as the sun set Tuesday, it was the same widely-reported interested parties making headlines.