Avoid painful decisions by selecting the proper running shoes
With hundreds of specialty running shoes on the market, finding your sole mate can be tricky. Looking for the right pair of shoes that you (and your feet) will love depends on a variety of factors. Are you looking for a high-performance shoe for training or racing? How many miles do you run a week? Are you combating an injury? What’s your running style?
Gore and Whiteface offer ski pleasures without long driving times
In the Nov. 27 column “Road Trip,” I took you “out west,” to Holiday Valley in Ellicottville. In this installment, I suggest going east and north, within a reasonable driving distance.
Ennis and Cooney on SU’s young backcourt exceed expectations
About one month ago, Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim said it would be “foolish” to think that this year’s team would be better than last year’s team, which won 30 games and reached the Final Four.
Getting the right gear is essential for swimming athletes
Swimming is often the most daunting leg of a triathlon for athletes. For those who haven’t spent their lives in the water, learning later in life can be difficult. And even for those who have, triathlon swimming, both recreational and competitive, offer very different ball games.
Here are some gift suggestions for the amateur athlete
Looking for that perfect gift for the running or fitness enthusiast on your holiday shopping list? From stocking stuffers to splurges, here are a few ideas that will make any athlete’s season bright.
Orange football squad refused to concede defeat against Boston College
The Nov. 30 game ended, and about 80 or so young men with blue jerseys and orange pants started jumping, screaming and running around the Carrier Dome turf like second-graders at an Easter egg hunt.
Orange football faces a must-win season-ending contest to bolster its bowl bid
You think the Syracuse University football team was frustrated with their 17-16 loss Saturday, Nov. 23, to the University of Pittsburgh at the Carrier Dome?
Lace up for a Turkey Trot before gorging on a Thanksgiving feast
Thanksgiving, with all of the over-eating, drinking, sleeping and eating again it entails, might stress out super-fit folks who don’t like leaving their practiced regimen of diet and exercise.
A primer on Ellicottville’s Holiday Valley, just a three-hour drive from Syracuse
One of my favorite things about snow sports is heading out with friends or family for a two-night trip by car to somewhere within reasonable striking distance. By that I mean a jaunt of three hours of drive time, give or take. Take vacation day(s), sick day(s), mental health day(s), but go during the week to avoid crowds. Go to Holiday Valley in Ellicottville.
Boeheim says SU hoopsters will have a hard time matching last season
After the Syracuse University men’s basketball team’s lackluster victory over Cornell Nov. 8, Coach Jim Boeheim had a few choice words for media members who had the audacity to predict that SU could make another Final Four run this season.