Sports http://wrvo.org en Playing youth sports a sign of career success? http://wrvo.org/post/playing-youth-sports-sign-career-success <div><p></p><p>Earning a varsity letter in high school for playing sports will mean better jobs and increased philanthropy later in life. That's the consensus of new research from Cornell University.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two coinciding <a href="http://jlo.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/06/10/1548051814538099.abstract" target="_blank">studies </a>looked at the success of people who played a sport in school.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first asked potential employers and co-workers to look at extra-curricular activities of potential hires. </span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:22:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57642 at http://wrvo.org Playing youth sports a sign of career success? SU group offers backup plans if Carrier Dome becomes inoperable http://wrvo.org/post/su-group-offers-backup-plans-if-carrier-dome-becomes-inoperable <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A special work group at Syracuse University has laid out several options in case the Carrier Dome is ever incapacitated.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group has come up with a back-up plan to deal with the 275 events that happen in SU’s iconic stadium.</span></p><p>So what would happen to Syracuse University's most high profile sports if the Carrier Dome became inoperable for a long period of time?</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:17:02 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57637 at http://wrvo.org SU group offers backup plans if Carrier Dome becomes inoperable Washington Redskins name loses patent protection http://wrvo.org/post/washington-redskins-name-loses-patent-protection <p></p><p>The U.S. Patent Office has canceled the trademark of the Washington Redskins professional football team, ruling that it is offensive to Native Americans.&nbsp;</p><p>It was efforts from the Oneida Indian Nation that put the name back in the spotlight.</p><p>The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board <a href="http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92046185&amp;pty=CAN&amp;eno=199" target="_blank">ruled Wednesday</a> the Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and will no longer be protected. Patent law disallows the use of offensive names as trademarks.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:09:14 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57516 at http://wrvo.org Washington Redskins name loses patent protection State lawmakers join pressure on Washington football team's mascot http://wrvo.org/post/state-lawmakers-join-pressure-washington-football-teams-mascot <p></p><p>A group of New York state lawmakers are joining a growing national push for the pro football team the Washington Redskins to change its name.</p><p>The group plans to introduce a resolution in the state legislature denouncing the football team's use of the word "redskin" and urging team owner Daniel Snyder to pick a new name.</p><p>"The word is absolutely offensive to the Native American community and beyond," said Democratic Assemblyman Keith Wright, noting names like New York Giants and Jets are not offensive, except maybe to broken down jet engines.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 10:13:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Associated Press 55394 at http://wrvo.org State lawmakers join pressure on Washington football team's mascot New Syracuse sports stadium is still possible http://wrvo.org/post/new-syracuse-sports-stadium-still-possible <p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 10:11:55 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55164 at http://wrvo.org New Syracuse sports stadium is still possible Cheerleading moves from sidelines to being a sport in New York http://wrvo.org/post/cheerleading-moves-sidelines-being-sport-new-york <p></p><p>As human pyramids get taller, jumps and throws higher, and tumbles more elaborate, cheerleading in New York state will come under more regulation.</p><p>The state Board of Regents Tuesday gave the final approval to make cheering a sport starting next school year. It was a four year effort for state coordinators.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:24:22 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55035 at http://wrvo.org Cheerleading moves from sidelines to being a sport in New York Opening day for baseball in New York... as soon as the snow melts http://wrvo.org/post/opening-day-baseball-new-york-soon-snow-melts <p></p><p>It's the first full day of the Major League Baseball season. And it's also the first day of the high school baseball season in New York.</p><p>Opening day should elicit familiar sights and sounds, like the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd. Not the sound of a shovel scraping ice, but that's what is more familiar as central New York baseball teams get ready to play.</p><p>This stubbornly cold spring is delaying the start of baseball season and keeping teams indoors.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53433 at http://wrvo.org Opening day for baseball in New York... as soon as the snow melts Amid pressure over name, Redskins create foundation http://wrvo.org/post/amid-pressure-over-name-redskins-create-foundation <p></p><p>The Oneida Indian Nation in upstate New York supports the creation of a new foundation by Washington D.C.'s professional football team, though it says it's not a solution.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:31:03 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53228 at http://wrvo.org Amid pressure over name, Redskins create foundation Olympian Erin Hamlin welcomed home after historic performance http://wrvo.org/post/olympian-erin-hamlin-welcomed-home-after-historic-performance <p></p><p>A small group of family and friends made the arrivals lounge at the Syracuse airport sound more like the bottom on the Olympic luge track Thursday evening. They were welcoming home Remsen, N.Y. native and Olympic medalist Erin Hamlin.</p><p>Hamlin became the first American to ever medal in singles luge <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/remsen-native-first-american-medal-singles-luge" target="_blank">when she slid to bronze</a> at the Sochi Winter Games this month.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"It's a different world for her right now," her mother, Eileen Hamlin, said.</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:30:07 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52014 at http://wrvo.org Olympian Erin Hamlin welcomed home after historic performance Special Olympics get underway in Syracuse this weekend http://wrvo.org/post/special-olympics-get-underway-syracuse-weekend <p>Almost 700 athletes will file into the OnCenter in downtown Syracuse this evening to kick-off this year’s New York Special Olympic Games.</p><p>The OnCenter will also host floor hockey competition. Alpine skiing will be at Greek Peak. And there are snowshoeing and cross-country ski races too.</p><p>Stacey Eder, the volunteer coordinator for the Special Olympics, says having their annual event coincide with the Winter Olympics in Russia will add to the excitement.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:04:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51717 at http://wrvo.org Remsen native first American to medal in singles luge http://wrvo.org/post/remsen-native-first-american-medal-singles-luge <p>Mohawk Valley native Erin Hamlin has become the first American to win an Olympic medal in singles luge.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hamlin slid to a third place finish and a bronze medal today at the winter games in </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Russia.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was her third time completing in the Olympics. She was world champion in 2009, but she had finished out of the top 10 at the last two games.</span></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:34:09 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51223 at http://wrvo.org Remsen native first American to medal in singles luge New high school football rules protect helmetless players http://wrvo.org/post/new-high-school-football-rules-protect-helmetless-players <p>Following the tragic deaths of several high school football players across the country, the sport's rules and practices are being scrutinized. Recent rule changes are protecting helmetless players, and some coaches in the region say it's bringing common sense back to the game.<br /><br />On a chilly evening, the Oswego Buccaneers varsity football team hustles down the field against the Nottingham Bulldogs, its quarterback lobbing a well placed ball to an open receiver.<br /> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:31:59 +0000 Gino Geruntino 47832 at http://wrvo.org New high school football rules protect helmetless players Central N.Y. group encourages involvment in inclusion sports http://wrvo.org/post/central-ny-group-encourages-involvment-inclusion-sports <p>Advocates for the disabled in central New York want to encourage more participation in inclusion sports. &nbsp;<br /><br />Greg Cullen, founder of the group Move Along Inc., said the idea is that people with physical limitations and able-bodied people can play sports together.<br /><br />"You really get confidence," Cullen said. "You then are willing to engage or approach other individuals, that typically, maybe before you had an awkwardness or a fear of doing. And these types of activities can increase that confidence, so these people can continue to engage." &nbsp;<br /> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:59:25 +0000 Ellen Abbott 47043 at http://wrvo.org Central N.Y. group encourages involvment in inclusion sports Oneida 'disappointed' in response from NFL over Redskins name http://wrvo.org/post/oneida-disappointed-response-nfl-over-redskins-name <p></p><p>The Oneida Indian Nation says it was disappointed the National Football League defended its Washington team using the name Redskins in a meeting between the two parties.</p><p>Representatives from the nation met for an hour on Wednesday with senior league executives. The meeting was moved up a few weeks, but did not happen on Oneida territory in upstate New York as the nation had hoped.</p><p>The Oneida say the use of the name 'Redskins' is racist and offensive to Native Americans.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:04:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46424 at http://wrvo.org Oneida 'disappointed' in response from NFL over Redskins name Angina, Bob Dole, and NASCAR: How Viagra solidified its role in American society http://wrvo.org/post/angina-bob-dole-and-nascar-how-viagra-solidified-its-role-american-society <p>1998 brought about many things: the invention of Google, the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the Winter Olympic Games in Japan and the film <em>Armageddon</em>. While these events took the world by storm, one little blue pill also made its way on to the scene, and has changed how Americans view sex in the 15 years since.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, sociologist Meika Loe discusses the history and the effects of the drug Viagra. Loe is an associate professor of sociology and women’s studies at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., and the author of the book <em>The Rise of Viagra: How the Little Blue Pill Changed Sex in America.</em></p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Meika Loe.</strong></p><p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 46121 at http://wrvo.org Angina, Bob Dole, and NASCAR: How Viagra solidified its role in American society Poll: Most fans okay with Redskins name change http://wrvo.org/post/poll-most-fans-okay-redskins-name-change <p>A poll conducted by the Oneida Indian Nation has found that a majority of Washington D.C. residents wouldn&#39;t be bothered if the city&#39;s professional football team changed its name.</p><p><a href="http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReportUC.aspx?g=b41b9bde-1b19-40f7-af86-0b585eb8df03" target="_blank">The poll</a>, released Wednesday, finds 55 percent of residents say it would make no difference if the Washington Redskins went by a different mascot. A quarter of those surveyed said they would be less of a fan, but 18 percent said they would be more.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:49:07 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45713 at http://wrvo.org Poll: Most fans okay with Redskins name change Utica welcomes new hockey team, investments to city http://wrvo.org/post/utica-welcomes-new-hockey-team-investments-city <p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:40:41 +0000 Gino Geruntino 45334 at http://wrvo.org Utica welcomes new hockey team, investments to city Team owner says Washington Redskins name is 'badge of honor' http://wrvo.org/post/team-owner-says-washington-redskins-name-badge-honor <p>The owner of the Washington Redskins professional football team has responded to charges from the Oneida Indian Nation that its name is offensive by saying the name and logo are &quot;a badge of honor,&quot; not a label.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:55:09 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45407 at http://wrvo.org N.F.L. may meet on Oneida land to discuss Redskins name change http://wrvo.org/post/nfl-may-meet-oneida-land-discuss-redskins-name-change <p>The National Football League has expressed interest in moving up a previously scheduled meeting with the Oneida Indian Nation to discuss the nation&#39;s desire to have the Washington Redskins team change its nickname.</p><p>That meeting could now happen on nation territory in a few weeks.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:47:37 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45335 at http://wrvo.org Oneida Nation puts pressure on N.F.L.'s Redskins to change name http://wrvo.org/post/oneida-nation-puts-pressure-nfls-redskins-change-name <p></p><p>The Oneida Indian Nation held a conference in Washington today to put pressure on the city&rsquo;s football team to change its name from the Redskins.</p><p>The Oneida and other Native Americans say the name is offensive and <a href="http://changethemascot.org" target="_blank">pressure on the N.F.L. team</a> is growing, including from the president.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:03:41 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Gino Geruntino 45285 at http://wrvo.org The changing culture of youth sports http://wrvo.org/post/changing-culture-youth-sports <p></p><p><em>With children starting to play sports at younger ages and playing their sports year-round, the chance they are going to get injured is on the rise. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," recently spoke with Dr. Pietro Tonino, the chief of sports medicine at Loyola University in Chicago, about why these injuries are occurring and how to prevent them.</em></p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: How has youth sports changed over the years?</em></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:45:29 +0000 WRVO News 44359 at http://wrvo.org Chiefs struggling to get fans to the ballpark again this year http://wrvo.org/post/chiefs-struggling-get-fans-ballpark-again-year <p></p><p>For a recent mid-week doubleheader against the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Syracuse Chiefs baseball team announced an attendance of 6,119 at NBT Bank Stadium - a number based on tickets distributed, not people through the turnstile.</p><p>The following night an announced crowd of 10,842 came out to the ballpark. A glance around the 11,000 seat stadium on both days would suspect much smaller actual crowds.</p><p>Last season the Triple A affiliate of the Washington Nationals drew an average of 5,288 fans to the ballpark, their lowest since the 2004 season.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:15:26 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42728 at http://wrvo.org Chiefs struggling to get fans to the ballpark again this year Lawmakers seek ban of dangerous supplement http://wrvo.org/post/lawmakers-seek-ban-dangerous-supplement <p>A push to ban the fitness supplement DMAA brought a sports hero and parents who say they lost their son to the substance to the state Capitol. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:41:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34242 at http://wrvo.org Lawmakers seek ban of dangerous supplement Former SU employee charged with videotaping athletes in locker room http://wrvo.org/post/former-su-employee-charged-videotaping-athletes-locker-room <p>A former Syracuse television sportscaster, and Syracuse University employee stands accused of unlawfully recording video of male student-athletes in a locker room, without their knowledge.&nbsp; Wed, 16 Jan 2013 04:26:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31924 at http://wrvo.org Former SU employee charged with videotaping athletes in locker room Bills will play football in Buffalo for another 7 years http://wrvo.org/post/bills-will-play-football-buffalo-another-7-years <p>The Buffalo Bills will likely be staying in New York for at least another seven years, now that state and team officials have worked out a new deal. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:21:09 +0000 Karen DeWitt 30894 at http://wrvo.org KanJam: From Buffalo backyards to world domination http://wrvo.org/post/kanjam-buffalo-backyards-world-domination <p>In the late 1980s, a few college friends in Buffalo created a game called “Trash Can Frisbee.” Players tossed a disc toward garbage cans where a partner slapped it in for points. The sport was mostly played in backyards around Buffalo for years. Now, it’s now known as KanJam and played at tailgates and parties all over the country. But the sport owes its success… to gym class. Sun, 09 Dec 2012 12:23:00 +0000 Daniel Robison 30246 at http://wrvo.org KanJam: From Buffalo backyards to world domination