News

Cornell study: Youth sports spill over to successful life

Cornell study: Youth sports spill over to successful life

Photo: WHCU

A new Cornell study takes a look at the relationship between playing youth sports, and a person’s success in life.

Cornell researcher Kevin Kniffin finds that people who participated in sports in their younger years, including high school sports, land better jobs, are more confident, and have more self-respect.

“This research just provides some positive feedback that there are lots of benefits associated with participating in sports, that extend far beyond the immediate outcome of learning more physical skills,” Kniffin said.

Kniffin’s study also finds that former varsity athletes reported a higher level of volunteerism and charitable activities.

Recent Headlines

in Black Friday, Entertainment, National

Obama pardons ‘Cheese,’ America’s top turkey

Fresh
turkeypardon

The President pardoned the official Thanksgiving turkey in a tradition that is truly American.

in Local

Five arrested on drug trafficking charges

Fresh
crime

Authorities seized 108 bags of heroin, 2.4 grams of crack cocaine.

in Sports

Source: Redskins to start Colt McCoy over RG3

rg3

The Washington Redskins plan to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

in Local

Local retailers gearing up for Black Friday

Local_News41-620x400

Arguably the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday is in the sights of retailers.

in Local

Cortland YMCA preps for annual Turkey Trot

runnin1

The Cortland YMCA will hold its annual Turkey Trot, the last and largest of the 6 races in the Borg Warner/Cortland YMCA Race Series on Thanksgiving Day.