Big Red hosts Cortland In final hoops tuneup on Saturday

The Cornell men’s basketball team will have its final tuneup for the regular season opener at Syracuse when SUNY-Cortland visits Newman Arena for an exhibition on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. The contest between the Big Red and its local Division III rival will be free and open to the public. CornellBigRed.com: Read More more

Cornell upsets Princeton with last-minute kick (full-coverage)

Sophomore place-kicker Nickolas Null drilled a 43-yard field goal with 48 seconds remaining to lift Cornell into first place in the Ivy League standings thanks to a 29-28 comeback win at Princeton on Saturday evening. Facing the defending Ivy League champion and preseason favorite Tigers in the 100th meeting between the programs under the lights on national television, the Big... more

FLX WEEKLY: An amazing month of October coming to a close in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Weather-wise, this has probably been the greatest October of all-time here in the Finger Lakes. We will all be sad to see it go. Before we turn the page to November we have one final weekend of October and Halloween fun remaining and Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso will get you set with everything you need to know... more

Cornell lacrosse announces 2018 regular season slate

With its captains selected and new class now on campus, Cornell men’s lacrosse announced its 2018 regular season schedule Monday afternoon, which begins at Colgate and, hopefully for the Red, results in at least a trip to New York City for the Ivy League tournament. After a Feb. 10 scrimmage with Drexel, Cornell will look to open its 2018 campaign... more

Cornell stuffs Brown, keeps pace with Ivy League leaders

For the first time since 2000, the Cornell football team will head into the second half of an Ivy League season with title aspirations. It guaranteed itself a chance to start the final four-game sprint next Saturday against defending champion Princeton in a primetime, nationally-televised showdown thanks to a dominant 34-7 victory over Brown on Homecoming Saturday at Schoellkopf Field.... more

Cornell basketball ranked 6th in Ivy preseason poll

Although the Cornell men’s basketball team is looking to make the jump to a top-four team in the Ivy League, the conference’s annual preseason media showed how difficult that climb might be, ranking the team No. 6 in the league. Cornell garnered 48 points in the poll to finish ahead of New England rivals Dartmouth and Brown. Unsurprisingly, the poll... more

Man airlifted to hospital after falling at Belle Sherman

A man was airlifted to a hospital Thursday afternoon after falling at Belle Sherman Elementary School. First responders were called at 1:32 p.m. to the school, located at 501 Mitchell St., after a man reportedly fell, a Tompkins County 911 dispatcher said. According to emergency scanner traffic at the time, he may have fallen down several stairs. The man was... more

FLX WEEKLY: Yet another warm, wonderful October weekend (podcast)

We’ve passed the mid-point of the month of October in the Finger Lakes but we will be treated to yet another unseasonably warm weekend filled with great local events and outdoor activity options. Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi fill you in on all the details including the weekend sports line-up, top local headlines of the week and the... more

Ithaca quietly cut gorge ranger safety program this year and now it’s erased from budget

In his 2018 city budget proposed last week, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick eliminated funding for the city’s decades-old Gorge Ranger program, which employs rangers to monitor safety at Ithaca’s gorges. But it was actually this year that the program first got the chopping block. Despite a $15,000 allocation in 2017’s budget, gorge rangers were never hired for the 2017 season,... more

Former Cornell student pleads guilty to student loan fraud

A former student at Cornell University has pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of student loan fraud, according to the United States Attorney’s Office. Cavya Chandra, 26, of Carmel, Ind., admitted she obtained admission to – and attended – three universities between 2008 and 2014 by forging various documents, including academic transcripts and letters of recommendation. The charge... more

1979 Cornell hockey game viewed as the most legendary in the history of Lynah Rink

The only loss in the last month was to Providence – the same team that had bounced the Big Red from the ECAC Tournament the previous year. So, of course, when the 1979 quarter-final matchups were announced, it was the Friars who would be coming to Lynah Rink. Providence jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period as... more

Auburn, Ithaca rank among best places for young families in Upstate

The website NerdWallet ranked 75 places that offer the best combination of affordability, quality schools, future growth and prosperity — as well as family-friendliness in an analysis, which ranked the top-places in Upstate New York for young families. Locally, very few communities made the list — but that doesn’t mean the Finger Lakes wasn’t represented at all. Rochester and Syracuse... more

Bucknell bottles up Cornell, 26-18

John Burdick kicked a school-record four field goals, including three in the decisive third quarter, and Bucknell’s defense held strong to knock off Cornell 26-18 on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red fell to 1-4, while the Bison evened its record at 3-3. Burdick kicked field goals of 38, 33 and 28 yards in the second half to... more

Former Cornell student awarded $71 million from lawsuit following August 2012 fatal crash

A former Cornell student won $71 million in September from a lawsuit following a fatal crash that caused her to become disabled. Myra Moran, a 94-year-old woman, died from injuries sustained in the two-car crash that occurred in August 2012 on Route 79 in Dryden. Morgan Wang, a former Cornell student from Brooklyn, suffered a fractured back and spinal cord... more

Ithaca tech firm awarded $9M for cyber security research

An Ithaca tech company has been awarded federal funds for research and development for protecting software from cyber attacks. GrammaTech has been given $9 million dollars in funding from the Office of Naval Research. The company will be transforming existing software applications so they are tailored for each specific new situation. This will reduce the time between detecting and fixing... more

Big Red gets big win over Harvard, 17-14 (full coverage)

For many years, David Archer ’05 has brought a simple gift for the women’s lacrosse coaching staff on Mondays after a win over Harvard – warm cups of coffee. After more than a decade, Jenny Graap and staff will have to return the favor. The Big Red dominated both lines of scrimmage against the preseason Ivy League favorite Crimson, rallying... more

del Lago gives over $2K for healthy food locally

From the very start, del Lago Resort & Casino has had a focused mission to strengthen the community by supporting local businesses and nonprofits. The resort and casino is sincerely committed to improving the quality of life in the community by forging strong partnerships with organizations that impact the surrounding Finger Lakes region. Through sponsorships, donation of in-kind services, and... more

Two overdoses reported within 10 minutes of each other on Ithaca block

Two overdoses were reported within 10 minutes of each other near the intersection of West State and South Plain streets in Ithaca Tuesday night. The first overdose was reported around 8:10 p.m. at the apartment building located at 100-108 S. Plain St. Ithaca Police, the Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance responded to the scene and a person was taken... more
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