Peter Schwartz

The New York Islanders skate against the New Jersey Devils during a preseason game at Barclays Center. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Barclays Bringing Islanders’ Tradition To ‘Best Building In The Country’

As the Islanders finish out a 43-year run at the Nassau Coliseum, their future home is getting ready to welcome them with open arms for the 2015-16 campaign.

02/05/2015

Retired Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter appears on Topps' Sy Berger set (credit: Topps)

Schwartz: Topps Honors Jeter, Berger In 2015 Baseball Card Sets

One man was responsible for bringing joy to generations of kids and collectors. The other was responsible for bringing joy to Yankees fans of all ages for 20 years.

02/03/2015

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Schwartz: What’s A Super Bowl Party Without Buffalo Wings?

Let’s face it: It’s not “Super Sunday” without Buffalo wings!

01/26/2015

Raúl (Credit: New York Cosmos)

Schwartz: Unlike Red Bulls And NYCFC, There’s No Controversy In Cosmos Country

It’s been an offseason of nothing but smiles and cheers from Cosmos Country, a far cry from what Red Bulls and NYCFC fans have had to endure.

01/19/2015

Todd Bowles (arrow) stands for a high school team photo (credit: Elizabeth High School)

Schwartz: Elizabeth Proud To Welcome Back Hometown Hero Todd Bowles

Ray Korn was at home watching the Miami-Duke college basketball game on Tuesday night when he saw the news. Todd Bowles was going to be the new head coach of the Jets.

01/16/2015

Paul Rabil (Credit: New York Lizards)

Schwartz: New Lizards Midfielder Paul Rabil Will Make Impact In More Ways Than One

In a blockbuster trade last week, the New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse acquired Rabil from the Boston Cannons, and he’s bringing his game and his brand to the lacrosse hotbed of Long Island.

01/12/2015

Pat Lafontaine of the New York Islanders takes a slap shot during warm ups prior to a game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Oct. 4, 1990. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Islanders To Honor LaFontaine On March 24, Prior To Game Vs. Wild

After representing the United States in the 1984 Winter Olympics, Pat LaFontaine jumped straight to the NHL and joined the Islanders in the midst of their quest for a fifth consecutive Stanley Cup.

01/05/2015

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Schwartz: Self-Publishing Has Become Big Hit With Both Athletes And Fans

These days, players and fans have a voice, and they are reaching a lot of people who are looking for something different in their sports news and stories.

12/29/2014

SpeedFlex helmet (Credit: Cohn & Wolfe)

Schwartz: SpeedFlex Football Helmet Enjoys Highly-Successful Launch

The SpeedFlex helmet from Riddell burst onto the scene in 2014. Its safety features and unique design were a big hit among the initial players that made the switch.

12/22/2014

Hockey Hall of Famer and New York Islanders legend  Mike Bossy, seen here back on Oct. 13, 2006 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Bossy Embracing Islanders’ Fast Start To Final Season In Nassau

Mike Bossy heard plenty of cheers at the Nassau Coliseum during his 10-year Hall of Fame career. Lucky for him, he still hears them today.

12/08/2014

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Schwartz: Former ‘Sopranos’ Star Creates Sports-Themed Covers For Water Bottles

Gannascoli has teamed up with Fabrique Innovations on a unique product for the sports fan.

12/03/2014

The 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on January 26, 2014 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Outdoor-Game Documentaries To Be ‘Epix’ For Hockey Fans

The “Road to the Winter Classic” and “Road to the Stadium Series” on Epix will only make these marquee games even more memorable with behind-the-scenes access and the ability to tell stories.

11/24/2014

Red Bull Arena (Credit: Steinlight Media)

Schwartz: New York Red Bulls Are Finally Relevant In Local Sports Scene

It’s taken the Red Bulls a long time and a lot of struggles to get to this point. After many years of being the butt of many jokes, they have turned into winners both on and off the field.

11/17/2014

Islanders mini-locker nights will honor some of the franchise's greatest players. (Photo: Peter Schwartz)

Schwartz: Islanders To Honor Past Greats With Unique Mini-Locker Giveaways

The Islanders will welcome back their legendary players, whose retired numbers hang in the rafters, for one last curtain call. At those games, fans who purchase “Tradition on Ice” tickets will take home a commemorative mini-locker for each player.

11/11/2014

John Tavares minifigure (credit: OYO Sportstoys)

Schwartz: OYO Sportstoys — The Mighty Mini Collectibles

With the holiday season right around the corner, you can be sure that these are going to be a popular gift for kids and sports fans of all ages.

11/04/2014

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