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Sunday Sports Mailbag

February 21, 2016 After the embarrassing showing of Penn State basketball team at Nebraska last Saturday night, I started thinking about Pat Chambers’ comment at the beginning of this seaso. more »»

Crago part of 'lottery' of coaches

February 14, 2016 On behalf of the many young men of Altoona who were positively influenced by the coaching and leadership of Bob Crago, I’d like to thank the Crago family for sharing him with us. more »»

Crago left an imprint for a lifetime

February 7, 2016 Words cannot express the impact coach Bob Crago had upon me as a youngster and throughout my adult life. more »»

Franklin should keep on being himself

January 31, 2016 I write in reply to Neil Rudel’s commentary on Jan. 17, “PSU needs patience to be virtue. more »»

Folks chiding Franklin should have ‘Hart’

January 24, 2016 I feel compelled to respond to the incredibly negative and irrational opinions of Les Hart in regards to the PSU football program. more »»

Sunday Sports Mailbag

January 17, 2016 I knew when defensive coordinator Bob Shoop took that interview with Tennessee that it was not good for Penn State, and my hunch was proven right. more »»

Franklin setting a new PSU standard

January 10, 2016 James Franklin — unequivocally — is the worst football head coach in Penn State history during my time. I can go as far back as Rip Engle and Joe Paterno. more »»

Attitude against Guilfoyle troubling

January 3, 2016 I’ve just finished reading Angela Keating’s letter in the Sunday, Dec. 20 Mirror. more »»

Nassib feel-good story nice reward

December 27, 2015 For former Penn State walk-on Carl Nassib, his talents and hard work were rewarded when he was named the recipient of the prestigious Lombardi Award and Hendricks Award. more »»

Proud mom defends BG's program

December 20, 2015 Over the past two years, I’ve repeatedly heard “Bishop Guilfoyle recruits players so that’s why they are so good.” I just heard it in the grocery store line this past week. more »»

Walker pays for MLB’s Asian influence B

December 13, 2015 With the Major League Baseball Winter meetings in Nashville recently concluded please allow me to rant about one of my least favorite baseball subjects. more »»

O’Brien left Franklin with bare cupboard

December 6, 2015 Maybe I will be proven wrong, but given what James Franklin inherited — especially the woeful offensive line and receivers that just can’t seem to get separation — it is unrealistic to expect him to... more »»

Hack character outshines performance

November 29, 2015 As someone who holds to the larger ideals that Penn State has long represented, my favorite things about Christian Hackenberg are: 1) As a highly prized recruit, he kept to his commitment to enroll... more »»

Parents should support coaches

November 22, 2015 I’ve been wanting to write this letter for many years. As a parent of two former scholar-athletes, I feel that now is the time. more »»

Great coaches win close games

November 15, 2015 It’s too bad Penn State’s game with Northwestern had to come down to the 35 vs. 9 seconds. There were plenty of other missed opportunities. Somehow the great coaches seem to win these. more »»

Sunday Sports Mailbag

November 8, 2015 Even though the Pirates didn’t make the World Series, I still watched it this year. more »»

Soccer ref exits with mixed emotions

November 1, 2015 I’ve spent 32 years as a volunteer, in several capacities, for the Altoona American Youth Soccer Organization, Region 452. For 29 of those years, I officiated soccer matches of youth ages 12 to 19. more »»

Wiberg was more than a coach

October 25, 2015 I was extremely disappointed to learn of the recent passing of John Wiberg in Jim Lane’s tribute article in Tuesday’s Mirror. Wiberg was everything good that was mentioned in that article. more »»

Hartsock captures Pirates’ season

October 18, 2015 John Hartsock wrote another incredible, detailed summary of the Pirate season with all its wonderful highs and heartbreaking low. more »»

Franklin needs time to build program

October 11, 2015 This year is the great unknown at Penn State, with lots of new players, a staff in its second year and a fan base that can finally breath. more »»

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