Yellowjacket football player (unnamed) in the lobby of the Robert Goergen Athletic Center, University of Rochester [Photo: David Kramer] From As the University of Rochester’s Fauver Stadium moves forward, its rich football tradition lives on
In recent days, we’ve learned of a spate of sports cancellations and postponements: NCAA basketball tournaments, the NBA, the NHL, the MSL and MLB spring training.
The only good news is that the XFL also cancelled its regular season. As seen in Waiting for the XFL to be the Ex-XFL, this spring football league is a blight on the sports calendar
Feb 8, 2020 (left) Bob Page, at Jeremiah’s Tavern on Monroe Avenue; (far right) Non-spectators at the inauguration of the XFL at Jeremiah’s. From Waiting for the XFL to be the Ex-XFL
Initially — mercifully for its misbegotten fans — Sunday’s game in Seattle was scheduled to be played without spectators. Given the paltry attendance at many XFL games, an empty stadium would be little different. Apparently, the XFL is committed to playing a full season in 2021. Don’t bother.
With live sports on the sidelines, now is the time to relive Talker sports-blasts-from-the past. Today, we conclude, time traveling to the University of Rochester’s Fauver and Havens Fields, Brighton’s Reifsteck Field, the baseball fields of the RCAC, Monroe High School, East High School and Buckland Park.
The University of Rochester’s John Ghyzel follows in the footsteps of Tom Havens ’91 (Madison Muskies, 1992)
My first live pitch of the season
Brighton fans celebrate hometown hero Ernie Clement in victory
Remembering one of two NBA firsts in Rochester: the 24 second shot clock. And why it was bad.
Rooting for the Rams and remembering St. Patrick’s Day, 1989
As the University of Rochester’s Fauver Stadium moves forward, its rich football tradition lives on
At Yankee Stadium, Notre Dame avenges 1961 defeat to Syracuse six days after JFK was assassinated
Racism on the Gridiron: Protest and Tear Gas at Syracuse University
Remembering when the Bowls ruled and Dye’s tie for the ages
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
RCAC baseball is just around the corner
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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Jamming and Slamming at East
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Congratulations Barons on a magical season.
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“Team Eagle” set to open a new field of dreams at East. Roland Williams ’93 drops by for final summer tune up.
On the boards and in the field, Wildcats continue to defeat Barons
First snap of the season and three years of Monroe football on Alexander Street
Happy Homecoming by Jason Muhammad
Varsity football returning to Monroe after 30 year hiatus. And when Bob Matthews covered the 1970 championship season
East’s Coach Brigandi proved the value of sports extends beyond the playing fields
“Don’t go soft, play hardball!” The Rochester Men’s Adult Baseball League needs a few good men.
New Team in Town: Roc City Steelers debut at Buckland Park
Encore for the Roc City Steelers at Buckland Park
Adding Yeshiva football to the Cobb’s Hill series
Brighton Town Councilmember Robin Wilt pitches in at the Game at the Corners
ALL SOFTBALL STORIES INCLUDED ABOVE
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Rochester’s own street ball Rucker League
Back to normalcy at Cobb’s Hill basketball
Adding the very first shot at the Tony Boler Courts, 9:07 a.m., to the Cobb’s Hill series
Just like the NBA at Somerton Park