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Stout, Ardrey are unsung heroes

June 5, 2016 In Altoona and small communities like ours, there are people who volunteer, help and serve for the greater good. More often than not, they do their work quietly and without recognition. more »»

Hack gets fresh start

May 8, 2016 Hack gets fresh start I couldn’t be happier for Christian Hackenberg being drafted by New York Jets. The thing to remember is the Jets looked at his freshman year under Bill O’Brien. more »»

Blue-White transportation falls short

April 24, 2016 I arrived at Penn State last Saturday for the Blue-White game around 9:15 am. to find a parking place close to the stadium in order to participate with the Alumni Blue Ban. more »»

Academic accountability plan needed

April 10, 2016 The NCAA and its member schools have agreed to open up the purse strings a little by agreeing to pay more to the student-athletes who make the major revenue possible in the first plac. more »»

Sanderson, PSU enjoying rare air

March 27, 2016 Coming into the NCAA wrestling championships, Penn State coach Cael Sanderson wanted to win his fifth national title and the team won the title collectively. more »»

Unbiased coverage is pleasure to read

March 20, 2016 While reading Jerry Pirrung’s letter “Choking over Giger’s coverage of SFU” in last Sunday’s Mailbag, I realized how people view things differently. more »»

Choking over Giger’s coverage of SFU

March 13, 2016 The March 3 article by Cory Giger was a continued low blow to Saint Francis men’s basketball and personally to Red Flash coach Rob Krimmel. more »»

In Franco, Altoona losing role model

March 6, 2016 It was with much sadness that I read the article online of John Franco stepping down as head coach of the Altoona Area High School football team. In full disclosure, I am coach Franco’s cousi. more »»

Super Bowl, from this view, was super

February 28, 2016 I have been really amused over the last week of listening to and reading the opinions of the professional sports “experts” degrading every aspect of the recent Super Bowl. more »»

Sunday Sports Mailbag

February 21, 2016 After the embarrassing showing of Penn State basketball team at Nebraska last Saturday night, I started thinking about Pat Chambers’ comment at the beginning of this seaso. more »»

Crago part of 'lottery' of coaches

February 14, 2016 On behalf of the many young men of Altoona who were positively influenced by the coaching and leadership of Bob Crago, I’d like to thank the Crago family for sharing him with us. more »»

Crago left an imprint for a lifetime

February 7, 2016 Words cannot express the impact coach Bob Crago had upon me as a youngster and throughout my adult life. more »»

Franklin should keep on being himself

January 31, 2016 I write in reply to Neil Rudel’s commentary on Jan. 17, “PSU needs patience to be virtue. more »»

Folks chiding Franklin should have ‘Hart’

January 24, 2016 I feel compelled to respond to the incredibly negative and irrational opinions of Les Hart in regards to the PSU football program. more »»

Sunday Sports Mailbag

January 17, 2016 I knew when defensive coordinator Bob Shoop took that interview with Tennessee that it was not good for Penn State, and my hunch was proven right. more »»

Franklin setting a new PSU standard

January 10, 2016 James Franklin — unequivocally — is the worst football head coach in Penn State history during my time. I can go as far back as Rip Engle and Joe Paterno. more »»

Attitude against Guilfoyle troubling

January 3, 2016 I’ve just finished reading Angela Keating’s letter in the Sunday, Dec. 20 Mirror. more »»

Nassib feel-good story nice reward

December 27, 2015 For former Penn State walk-on Carl Nassib, his talents and hard work were rewarded when he was named the recipient of the prestigious Lombardi Award and Hendricks Award. more »»

Proud mom defends BG's program

December 20, 2015 Over the past two years, I’ve repeatedly heard “Bishop Guilfoyle recruits players so that’s why they are so good.” I just heard it in the grocery store line this past week. more »»

Walker pays for MLB’s Asian influence B

December 13, 2015 With the Major League Baseball Winter meetings in Nashville recently concluded please allow me to rant about one of my least favorite baseball subjects. more »»

O’Brien left Franklin with bare cupboard

December 6, 2015 Maybe I will be proven wrong, but given what James Franklin inherited — especially the woeful offensive line and receivers that just can’t seem to get separation — it is unrealistic to expect him to... more »»

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Curve's Austin Meadows getting promoted to Triple-A

June 17, 2016 The Pirates are promoting prized outfield prospect Austin Meadows to Triple-A Indianapolis, ending the brief tenure of one of the best Curve players ever. more »

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