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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 »»

JoePa shook off dinner interruption

February 2, 2013 With the one-year anniversary of his death (Jan. 22) having just passed, I wanted to tell my favorite Joe Paterno story that occurred while I was a journalism student at Penn State in 1975. more »»

NFL’s Final 4 full of success stories

January 20, 2013 The NFL is down to the final four teams entering championship weekend. These playoffs are not lacking excitement nor dramatic endings. The two games today shouldn’t be exceptions. more »»

Glad O'Brien is staying

January 13, 2013 The one question I ask myself after all this talk about Bill O’Brien is this: Why would he want to leave? He has a special-needs son who is getting good medical care in State College. more »»

Swogger left quite a legacy

January 6, 2013 When blindsided by the news of Coach John Swogger’s death on Christmas Day, a torrent of thoughts and emotions swept over me. One of the great heartaches of life is losing the people of your youth. more »»

Swogger was, knew ‘a good one’

December 30, 2012 The first day that John Swogger came to Altoona to meet his new staff and team was during the summer of 1968. I was part of a group that met him for lunch at the Penn Sill Hotel. more »»

Bellwood group was special

December 23, 2012 I would like to take this opportunity to comment on the Bellwood-Antis football team’s great season. more »»

Sports letters to the editor

December 16, 2012 As a Penn State graduate who has been a football season ticket holder for 44 consecutive years, I am quite pleased that the Maxwell Football Club has chosen to honor the Nittany Lion senior football... more »»

Look beyond Joyner for AD

December 9, 2012 I understand that some may view my comments as inappropriate given my position as a Penn State truste. more »»

Tomlin taking Steelers the wrong way

December 2, 2012 After sitting through the debacle in Cleveland, it is hard not to conclude that the Steeler season is over. more »»

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