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Millen headed to BTN; ESPN, May part

June 7, 2015 It’s been a busy offseason for college football TV types, with some big personnel moves in the past couple weeks — one involving a Penn Stater and another involving someone a lot of Penn Staters lov... more »»

Savoring memories of friendship

May 24, 2015 By Patrick J. Labriola Like a line from Don McLean’s “American Pie” says, “bad news on the doorstep” struck me on a beautiful spring Thursday (May 14) when I learned of the passing of Fran Fisher. more »»

Area native making mark with Hawks

May 24, 2015 Just three other sports radio pros in the nation have a job like his for the next week or so, and Mike Conti frames that as a bit of good luck and some right-time-right-place convergence. more »»

Phelps case needs common sense

May 17, 2015 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When the world’s top swimmers head to Russia this summer for the biggest meet outside the Olympics, one important name will be missing from the U.S. team. more »»

Ernie Johnson shows his class

May 10, 2015 People watch sports on TV more for the matchups than the people working the broadcasts, but those viewers do care about the folks on the screen — and one of those talented broadcasters provided... more »»

Sampsell: Big Ten faces decision, or does it?

April 26, 2015 Just two seasons remain on the Big Ten Conference contract with ESPN that expires after the 2016-17 academic year, and every day until the conference decides whether to remain with ESPN or enter a... more »»

Curve’s great ambassador will be missed

April 19, 2015 It’s stupid to be upset over the fact my favorite mascot is leaving, right? I mean, it’s a fictional character that I’ve never once had a conversation with, nor has anyone else. more »»

Instant replay system needs to be fixed

April 12, 2015 It’s time to trash instant replay for televised sports. It’s past time, actually. more »»

Some baseball trivia ... don't Google

April 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — Visiting a struggling pitcher on the mound, Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver advised, “If you know how to cheat, start now. more »»

Giger’s show deserves a pinch-hitter

March 29, 2015 Thanks for nothing — at least nothing local. This past week, with its namesake host on assignment, “Sports Central with Cory Giger” was absent from the local airwaves. more »»

Runners start by honoring Brumbaugh

March 22, 2015 The late North Carolina State basketball coach, Jim Valvano, said after he found out that he had cancer, “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up!” Ken Brumbaugh was one who never gave u. more »»

Newbill all-league snub stirs reactions

March 15, 2015 Kudos to members of the regional sports media, all of whom had the back of their home team and railed against an apparent injustice foisted upon a Penn State men’s basketball all-conference selectio... more »»

European 'football' needs replay, too

March 15, 2015 PARIS — Referees, hang in there. Help may be on its way. more »»

‘Leadoff’ role has fit well for Shuta

March 1, 2015 It’s been 16 years, and the secret to success for “Leading Off with Joe Shuta” remains rooted in two things: people and preparation. Shuta has made the hour-long show that airs at 6 p.m. more »»

Expect Gordon at front of Chase

February 22, 2015 Heading into the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, many were skeptical of the new Chase for the Championship format. more »»

Tark fought the law and Tark won

February 15, 2015 By Chris Dufresne Los Angeles Times There was a time when you might have thought Jerry Tarkanian could not live long enough to get his justice and due. Well, he did. more »»

Raftery gets deserved Final Four call

February 15, 2015 Everybody knows college basketball is a young man’s game on the court. more »»

For NBC, bar is raised super high

February 1, 2015 It’s the big game, but if NBC Sports wants to deliver on its coverage of the Super Bowl it needs to treat it as just another game — albeit one that ranks as the most-viewed television event of the... more »»

Gordon will leave huge NASCAR void

February 1, 2015 Few drivers are great in racing. Less are champions. A select few become legends. This year, a legend is stepping out of the driver’s sea. more »»

Deflategate should signline Belichick

January 25, 2015 Not so long ago, we came to praise the New England Patriots. Now, it’s time to bury them. more »»

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