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WWII prisoner of war enjoys touching moment at Curve game

July 5, 2011 Sports venues provide an excellent place to observe and honor heroes. Not athletes. Real heroes. People like Altoona's own Kenneth McCracken Sr. more »»

Chance to mingle with Jeter memorable for Curve players

July 3, 2011 TRENTON, N.J. — They were brief but memorable conversations, and the Curve players who got to have the little chats with Derek Jeter will never forget them. more »»

Losing Mercer a blow to struggling offense

June 28, 2011 Great news for one worthy Curve hitter comes at a terrible time for an offense that’s in the midst of a historic meltdown. more »»

Giger: JoePa, Coach K are what’s right with college sports

June 21, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — Two icons. Two feet apart. A combined 1,301 victories. And one great example of what’s right in college sports. Perfect timing, too. more »»

They truly earned it: The top 10 Curve-to-MLB stories

June 11, 2011 The Curve have had 85 players reach the major leagues, and each one deserves credit for fulfilling his lifetime dream. more »»

Giger: PSU needs Chambers’ people skills

June 7, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — There are only two kinds of people in the world: Those you want to hang out with and those you don’t. The ones you don’t are boring. They have nothing to add to any conversation. more »»

Having two broadcasters a luxury in minor leagues

June 5, 2011 I host a daily radio show, and even I get tired of hearing my own voice for two hours. Radio works best with at least a couple of people bouncing ideas, stories and jokes off each othe. more »»

Chambers is the right guy -- for the price

June 4, 2011 It’s debatable that Penn State basketball will ever be a consistent national threat, but this much is certain: The Nittany Lions will never be one if they can’t get their share of talent from the... more »»

Giger: Healthy JoePa using Skype to recruit, tells kids he 'could go four more years'

June 3, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Joe Paterno loves to proclaim he's not up on technology, cell phones or what he called "tweedle-doo" or "tweedle-dee" (actually Twitter), but the 84-year-old is showing he's... more »»

PSU to name Chambers

June 3, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Pat Chambers will be Penn State's new men's head basketball coach. He is expected to be introduced Monday. more »»

Wootten endorses Everhart, who will interview this week for PSU job

May 30, 2011 Legendary high school basketball coach Morgan Wootten believes one of his proteges, Ron Everhart, would be a perfect fit as Penn State's new coach. more »»

Reports: Tressel resigns at Ohio State

May 30, 2011 News broke this morning that Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel has resigned. Tressel had been suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for his role in NCAA rules violations. more »»

All he does is hit: Fryer not team’s top catcher, but bat keeps him in lineup

May 28, 2011 Eric Fryer is too good of a hitter to keep out of the lineup, even if he is technically considered a backu. more »»

Giger: DeChellis resigns for Navy job, but not exactly for reasons he said

May 24, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Let's be clear about what really happened: Ed DeChellis made a preemptive strike for job security reasons because he knows the immediate future at Penn State is bleak, that the... more »»

Strikeout guy promotion a big hit

May 22, 2011 It’s usually the most entertaining 30-45 seconds of the night at Blair County Ballpark. The McDonald’s strikeout guy is up. There are two strikes. Pitcher winds up and delivers. more »»

Giger: Sanchez says bye bye birdie, quits Twitter after another controversial post

May 18, 2011 Tony Sanchez is a good guy with a fun personality and offbeat sense of humor who occasionally comes across looking bad in the 140-character Twitter world. more »»

Power surger: Mercer doubles HR total in less than quarter of season

May 14, 2011 Jordy Mercer hit just three home runs in his first 126 Double-A games, but he's belted 10 in his last 41 games for the Curve. more »»

Alderson regroups for good start to season

May 8, 2011 All the numbers so far, starting most importantly with his fastball, point to Tim Alderson making strides and putting his disastrous 2010 season behind him. more »»

Giger: Moskos reaches majors after years of unfair ridicule

May 1, 2011 Some perverse Pirates fans have rooted against Daniel Moskos since the day he was drafted, hoping he would fail so they could blast the organization for making a big mistake. more »»

Knowing when to pull pitcher sometimes a difficult decision

April 24, 2011 Let’s revisit an interesting scenario that played out Wednesday afternoon at Blair County Ballpark. more »»

 
 
 

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