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A unique view of "Deflate-gate"

June 28, 2015 America’s quarterback, Tom Brady, took his Celtic good looks and gold plated resume to the Big Apple and knelt before the high altar of the NFL, to seek absolution from sins for which he avows... more »»

Pharoah couldn’t run with Secretariat

June 21, 2015 I read Ira Kaufman’s column (Pharoah’s triple crown a sight to behold”) last Sunday, and I think we’re the complete opposite. I am a New York City native and currently reside in Bedford. more »»


June 7, 2015 Pitch clock ‘a start’ I liked baseball when the games lasted two hours and 45 minutes or less. Today, baseball bores me. The 20-second pitch clock is a start and can’t be reduced much more. more »»

Franklin doesn’t want tough schedule

May 31, 2015 I am writing about Penn State football scheduling. Both Neil Rudel and Will Walk provided thought provoking articles on that subject in the past few weeks. more »»


May 24, 2015 Patriots’ legacy tainted As a fan of the New England Patriots going back to when Coach Bill O’Brien was the offensive coordinator and then becoming the head coach at Penn State, I don’t understand... more »»

PSU Altoona should add wrestling

May 17, 2015 It is exciting to see Penn State Altoona athletics moving forward in their NCAA Division III sports programs. The women’s softball team is ranked No. 5 and the baseball team is having a fine seas. more »»

Sunday Sports Mailbag

May 10, 2015 I’m disappointed the proposal to change the regulations on delayed harvest areas was shelved by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. more »»

Sunday Sports Mailbag

May 3, 2015 Last week, Paul Newberry made his case why Roger Clemens, Pete Rose and Barry Bonds should be in Baseball’s Hall of Fame. I sort of agree. Pete Rose, his gambling troubles aside, is a no-brainer. more »»

PSU’s extension of Chambers curious

April 26, 2015 Recently, the college basketball ranks have been switching coaches like guys sometimes switch their underwear. Coaches like Rick Barnes of Texas and Steve Lavin of St. more »»

Broadband needs MLB, NHL

April 19, 2015 I would like to see Atlantic Broadband add the MLB Network and NHL Network to the cable lineup. I know local sports fans would love it. more »»

Record will be forever ‘Young’

March 29, 2015 Any baseball fanatic knows, America’s favorite pastime is all about records, and someday these records should and are made to be broken. more »»

Soccer referee against use of instand replay

March 22, 2015 This is my response to last Sunday’s column by John Leicester about video replay in European “football.” I’ve been involved in youth soccer in this area for 32 years, 28 as a referee. more »»

PSU hoops future bright

March 15, 2015 When you look at this year’s Penn State basketball team, only one player will stick out, and that’s D.J. Newbill. But a closer look, and you notice how young this team is. more »»

Plight of PSU hoops

March 7, 2015 I liked last week’s letter by Byron Lasser. Yes, there are people out there whose heads are buried in the sand about PSU basketbal. more »»

PSU satisfied with state of its hoops

March 1, 2015 As another Penn State basketball season is slowly coming to an end, I would like to ask the question, “Have they improved the past few years?” I guess the answer depends on whom you are asking. more »»

King ‘more than a baseball coach’

February 8, 2015 Eddie King’s recent passing will leave a huge void in the lives of all who knew him. more »»

NFL needs to revisit its rules for overtime

February 1, 2015 After watching the Seattle Seahawks’ impressive win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship game two weeks ago, I started to question the NFL’s overtime rules. more »»

PSU enemies 'lie within'

January 25, 2015 Thirty months ago, Louis Freeh, as an agent for the Penn State Board of Trustees, said that Penn State’s culture placed football above the welfare of children. We all know that is not true. more »»

BG success a true family effort

January 17, 2015 It was very inspiring to see what seemed to be most of Blair County in Hershey, watching a group of young men succeed at something they — as a family, as brothers?— worked towards since the fourth... more »»

Coverage stirs BG memories of ’68

January 11, 2015 A few weeks back an article was printed in the Mirror that paid tribute to the fine Bishop Guilfoyle-Altoona Catholic High School football tradition. more »»

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