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NBA should create 'thug of the year' award

July 7, 2013 I can’t believe the arrogance of the NBA. In an attempt to change their thug image, they have come up with a yearly Maurice Stokes/Jack Twyman Awar. more »»

NBA coaches face unrealistic demands

June 30, 2013 Lionel Hollins of the Memphis Grizzlies became the third successful coach from the NBA Western Conference to be fired in less than a month. more »»

Franco justified on WPIAL concerns

June 16, 2013 I know that Neil Rudel seems to disagree with John Franco’s desire for Altoona to pull out of the WPIAL and play more of a District 6 schedule, and the debate seems to be on. more »»

Riccio should think about athletics

June 9, 2013 What sport does Phil Riccio coach? It seems as though he is more interested in making less work for himself than in what is best for his own athletes at Altoona Area High School. more »»

Wendy Lucas

June 9, 2013 Name: Wendy Lucas Age: 47 Residence: Altoona High school: Altoona, class of 1983 My favorite sport: Football I usually attend games with: My husband, Dan Favorite high school team: Altoona Favorite... more »»

Hoping for Paterno statue to return

June 2, 2013 I was absolutely delighted to read about the planned suit against the NCAA by the Paterno estate and others. My hopes, of course, are that they prevail. more »»

Two local baseball teams exude class

May 26, 2013 Last Sunday, I had the privilege and honor to umpire a doubleheader at Juniata College between the Curve Juniors from Altoona and the RedHawks from Huntingdon, a pair of 13-year-old traveling summer... more »»

Seeing through PSU’s ‘reformers’

May 19, 2013 I appreciated Neil Rudel’s column (“Undermining no help to O’Brien, PSU future”) on Thursda. more »»

Hoping PSU board purge continues

May 12, 2013 I was happy to read that two more members of the Penn State Board of Trustees were ousted. Here’s hoping the purge continues until everyone of them that were part of the Joe Paterno ouster are gone. more »»

Sunday Sports Mailbag

May 5, 2013 I honestly don’t believe Steven Bench’s transfer from Penn State had anything to do with Bill O’Brien not wanting to “invest time in a player he wasn’t sure about,” as Neil Rudel suggested in a... more »»

Reporter gets Tebow message wrong

April 28, 2013 My letter is in response to Scott Franco’s reporting of the Tim Tebow visit sponsored by the Penn State Altoona at the Blair County Convention Center on Tuesday, April 1. more »»

The ‘endless rhythm’ of the sports seasons

April 14, 2013 The big dance is finally over. After all of the momentum building up to the NCAA?tourney, the finals ended quickly and didn’t leave much impact on most fans. more »»

Lady Lions missing intangibles

April 7, 2013 In my recent letter to the Sunday sports mailbag, I said the Penn State Lady Lions basketball team was not a money team. more »»

The flaws of college athletics

March 31, 2013 March Madness has become a national obsession. Diehard fans are probably researching individual players’ previous season records and injuries. more »»

Play it safe with your bracket

March 24, 2013 It’s that time of the year again. The 2013 NCAA Tournament got under way this week throughout its respective regions across the countr. more »»

76ers should resign Bynum

March 17, 2013 The Philadelphia 76ers have a very big decision to make regarding center Andrew Bynum that will impact the team for the considerable future. more »»

Pick a day to honor Paterno

March 10, 2013 I understand the Board of Trustees have received countless letters from Penn State alumni urging the board to accept the structural reform as suggested by Auditor General Jack Wagner. more »»

Georgiana was BG's top cheerleader

March 3, 2013 The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School family lost one of its best cheerleaders with last week’s passing of Joan Gooderham Georgiana. more »»

O’Brien showing leadership skills

February 17, 2013 There is no question but that Coach Bill O’Brien has faced more challenging situations that he had to overcome despite the very harsh sanctions. more »»

College athletes deserve to be paid

February 9, 2013 Coaches like Nick Saban are being paid $5 million each year to coach college football teams. more »»

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