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Gordon fan gets surprise

May 19, 2015 NASCAR fan Donna Lloyd of Tyrone picked rookie Jeff Gordon as “her” driver when he first came on the national scene in 1992. He was just 21 years old. She was 62 ... more »»

Observations on area’s spring sports scene

May 12, 2015 Some random spring sport observations while recognizing all that mothers do for sports, from taxi service to laundry, first aid to cheering section… Major League Baseball’s Mother’s Day festivities... more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Brooks’ songs inspire athletes, cowboys

May 5, 2015 In the arena that’s home to the Penn State basketball teams, PIAA competitions and even NCAA athletic events, Garth Brooks took center stage this past weekend, rounding out his multi-date on-campus... more »»

NASCAR’s good, bad and sad

April 28, 2015 It is often said that sport is a microcosm of life, and this past week in NASCAR has reflected the good, the bad and the sad of both… The ever-controversial Kurt Busch took the checkered flag at... more »»

Movers, shakers and record-breakers

April 21, 2015 Let’s recognize some significant moves and milestones in Pennsylvania women’s athletics. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Browns trying to repair Manziel’s nature

April 14, 2015 ESPN reported over the weekend that Cleveland Quarterback Johnny Manziel has been released from rehab and would begin his quest to return to the football fiel. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Batch inspires with leadership lessons

April 7, 2015 “Greatness doesn’t live here.” That was how former Steeler quarterback Charlie Batch opened a thoughtful discussion with an audience of regional business leaders in Johnstown last week. more »»

Kentucky still the talk of the town

March 31, 2015 The NCAA’s March Madness has been as entertaining as ever. more »»

Woy has up close view of the madness

March 24, 2015 NCAA basketball came to the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh for second-and-third round action last week, and amidst all of the madness was Everett native, Ethan Wo. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: St. Patrick’s Day signals change in USA, Europe

March 17, 2015 One year ago today, I was celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in the Emerald Isle itself. more »»

PSU alumnus Smith to share international basketball stories

March 10, 2015 The Penn State All-Sports Museum continues its Ellen Perry Speaker Series next week, welcoming former professional basketball star Tyler Smith to the Clemen’s Family Theatre. more »»

Tradition special in wrestling

March 3, 2015 They call it the reason for the season. For the best-of-the-best high school wrestlers in Pennsylvania, this week’s destination is Hershey’s Giant Arena for the PIAA individual championships. more »»

Daytona 500 jumpstarts racing season

February 24, 2015 NASCAR is one sport where the most important event of the year is also the first event of the year. more »»

NASCAR gets drama-free 500 race it needed

February 24, 2015 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt. more »»

Character big issue at NFL combine

February 24, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS — The questions were similar, and Dorial Green-Beckham had virtually the same response for each one. more »»

Racing and wrestling while waiting for spring

February 17, 2015 Some general observations while watching the snow swirl and listening to the wind howl. n Group qualifying for the Daytona 500 was not entirely a crash and burn, but definitely left many fuming. more »»

Time to celebrate college signees

February 10, 2015 The beginning of February brings a number of significant dates, like Groundhog Day, the Super Bowl, and college football signing day. more »»

Plenty to like, not like about Super Bowl

February 3, 2015 The Super Bowl is in the books, but controversy abounds, and not just about New England’s deflated footballs and Seattle’s curious last-minute play call. more »»

Celebrating a basketball milestone

January 27, 2015 Their photos are found in high school trophy cases, painted on gym walls, or carefully sealed behind Plexiglass plaques in school lobbie. more »»

Super Bowl season begins

January 20, 2015 Politics has its silly-season; the NFL has the two-week break between the league championships and the Super Bowl. more »»

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