Cornell athlete turned ESPN chairman says sports are the soundtrack of his life

How did Jimmy Pitaro ’91 go from Human Ecology to the helm of ESPN? “I had a coach who said you either win or you learn,” the former Big Red football player told student athletes during a recent visit back to campus.

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Nicki Moore named director of athletics

Nicki Webber Moore, vice president and director of athletics at Colgate University, has been named Cornell’s Meakem Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education. She will be Cornell’s first female director of athletics.

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Bringing parity, equity to the court and the boardroom

Cornell alumni with backgrounds in sports and business shared thoughts on diversity, equity and inclusion during a Nov. 10 event in New York City.

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New baseball field to honor generosity of Rich Booth ’82

Cornell’s new baseball stadium on Ellis Hollow Road will be called Booth Field, honoring Richard L. “Rich” Booth ’82 for his extraordinary leadership and generosity – much of it anonymous – over the last four decades.

Cornell celebrates 50 years of women’s athletics

All this academic year, Cornell Athletics is celebrating 50 years of women’s varsity sports, shining a spotlight on Big Red pioneers, great moments and alumnae whose experience in sports helped propel them to success after graduation and paved the way for future women athletes.

New grad transformed lives with palazzo pants

Cornell women's volleyball's Alena Madar '21 used palazzo pants to transform the lives of tribal women in India.

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Glen Mueller, lauded Cornell athlete and auditor, dies at age 70

Glen Mueller ’72, MBA ’74, the university’s auditor and a member of the Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame, died March 4 at NewYork Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City at age 70.

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Ricky Rahne ’02 draws on ILR experience to lead ODU football

Every day, an ILR education serves Cornell football great Ricky Rahne ’02 in his collegiate coaching career. 

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Good sport: Squash alum introduces new players to Big Red

Cornell squash champion Aditya Jagtap ’15 is helping young players in India understand college recruiting – and giving the Big Red an invaluable resource 7,755 miles away.