FRONDORF: Another Ivy tournament plea

As routine as the dawn of spring and the end of college basketball’s regular season, the first week of March inevitably brings with it the arguments as to why the Ivy League should institute a season-ending tournament for men’s and women’s basketball.

FRONDORF: Putting in the hours

10,000 hours is a really long time, and every athlete playing today at the college level has surely put 10,000 hours into their sport of choice.

FRONDORF: We could have had it all

Guys, we almost had a fair catch kick at the end of the Super Bowl.

Frondorf: Goodell stuck in catch-22

This should have been a pleasant week for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

FRONDORF: Putting Te’o in perspective

A few days ago, I was sitting with a couple friends at dinner, talking about — what else — the Manti Te’o hoax.

FRONDORF: Lessons from Santa

This holiday season, I started believing in Santa. No, not the one so admirably portrayed by Tim Allen in a series of gripping biopics. I’m talking about Dr. Santa Ono, the new president of the University of Cincinnati.

FRONDORF: VCU firing raises questions

The sports world has seen more than its usual share of controversy over the last week.

FRONDORF: Madden absurdism

Thanksgiving Eve — the perfect time to catch up with some friends. We decided to party like it was 2010 and reach into the nostalgia bin for “Madden NFL 11” to relive our glory days.

FRONDORF: Maybe, just maybe

On Sept. 15, a brand-new Yale football team took the field in our nation’s capital to play Georgetown

FRONDORF: Bowls are bunk (what a surprise)

Last Saturday afternoon, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats took home field at Nippert Stadium, looking for a win over Big East rival Syracuse after two straight losses that knocked them out of the national polls. After a hard-fought 35–24 Cincinnati victory, the Bearcats became bowl eligible with a 6–2 record! I trembled with excitement as […]

FRONDORF: Athletics survey: an epistolary response

“Yale is about learning. It is not about meaningless sports or professions.” That’s real talk from a real student, apparently. Before fall break, the Yale College Council released its “Presidential Search Report,” which included a compilation of some of the student responses to a survey about, what else, the world-ending search for Yale’s next president. […]

FRONDORF: Abbreviated grieving, and lack of fandom, at Yale

I waited all year for this. More than a year, actually. Two seasons, 324 games. Two years after my hometown Cincinnati Reds got swept in horrendous fashion by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2010 NLDS, the Redlegs finally had another chance. And two Sunday nights ago, they were up two games to none against the […]