At what must be one of the world’s most narrowly focused museums, the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame honors some 230 of the greatest Italian-American athletes, broadcasters, and sports workers to ever benefit athletics in the United States. The hall of fame encompasses a wide variety of games, from traditional sports like baseball an...

Claudie Minor was quite a football player. He helped the Denver Broncos make it to the 1977 Super Bowl. And he helped Bernie Carducci make it to IU Southeast. One of best ambassadors of IUS used to be one of the worst linemen in community-college ball. Before Carducci turned to teaching psychology he turned from dreams of pigskin glory. Carducci cr...

The Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 raised over $10,000 from its annual golf outing held at Knoll West Country Club on Thursday, July 6. Proceeds from the outing will be used to purchase gift cards from area stores to donate to local charitable organizations, including Parsippany Day Care Center, Parsippany Food Pantry, the Valerie Fund, and Jersey Batter...

The Italian Cultural Center presented their Sixth Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser on July 15 at St. Anne Country Club in Feeding Hills.  The Italian Cultural Center works to promote Italian culture, traditions and art in the community.   The center was founded in 1985, and has 386 members.  Though the center is in Springfield, according to Direct...

Boston has often been referred to as the Athens of America for its colleges and universities. This week, the city has been the Rome of America as AS Roma has set up shop for the final two stops on its preseason tour of the United States leading up to the start of Italy’s Serie A season next month. Roma has been training at Harvard University since...

St. Joseph the Worker Church is gearing up for its Italian Festival and Twilight Golf Tournament next weekend. John Dovec and Walter Ruszkowski are co-chairs of the events, which are sponsored by the church’s pastoral council. The twilight golf tournament will be held July 28 at Mountaineer Woodview Golf Course, beginning at 3 p.m. The cost is $50...

Even the most peripheral of football fans have heard of Vince Lombardi. In his eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, he coached them to five NFL championships, including Super Bowls I & II. Indeed, the Super Bowl Trophy is now named after him. Among his most famous quotes are his thoughts on winning through teamwork, and these include: “People...

On Sunday afternoon, Italian soccer legends Francesco Totti, Alessandro Del Piero and Paolo Maldini will visit Boston for a pair of free, open-to-the-public events leading up to the International Champions Cup bout between AS Roma and Juventus. The events will include Q&A, hosted by ESPN’s Gabreiele Marcotti, with all three players. Trattoria II Pa...

Having recently led the Italian Women’s Softball National Team to a second place finish in the 2017 European Baseball Championship with a .529 batting average in 34 at-bats, Laura Vigna now faces even a bigger challenge in the weeklong World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Women’s World Championship (JWWC) beginning July 24, 2107 at t...

The Bocce world descends on Rome, New York. The 44th annual World Series of Bocce kicked off on Friday from the Rome Toccolana Club, where thousands of spectators and over 140 teams gather to compete for over $30,000 in prize money. There are dozens of courts with games going on simultaneously throughout the weekend, as well as live music and count...