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February 16, 2014 New QB coach good choice On Jan. 29, the Mirror wrote a story that Ricky Rahne is a good fit to be the quarterback coach at Penn State. more »»

An act of sportsmanship to behold

February 9, 2014 I have been fortunate enough to be coaching basketball for the last 28 years, and from elementary to junior high to junior varsity, high school and Division III college basketball, I have witnessed ... more »»

Williamsburg mid-60s era Hall worthy

February 2, 2014 When I was back home in central Pennsylvania this past fall, a friend mentioned that the 1967 Bishop Guilfoyle basketball team had been elected to the 2014 Blair County Sports Hall of Fame. more »»

Johnson loyalty not returned by PSU

January 26, 2014 Football has become more of a business than it is a game. more »»

JoePa’s place needs acknowledged

January 19, 2014 It’s that time of year again when I get the blues. It has nothing to do with the cold, snow or cabin feve. more »»

Will lesson BOB taught be learned?

January 12, 2014 Let us admit it fairly, as a business people should, We have had no end of a lesson: it will do us no end of good. more »»

O'Brien never embraced PSU

January 5, 2014 Bill O’Brien took the Penn State job not knowing of NCAA sanctions, or at least not the severity of those sanctions, but he did accept the position after the Sandusky scandal. more »»

Titans the toast of Tussey Mtn.

December 29, 2013 Every once in a while, a team comes along and performs much better than anyone expected, and in the process, generates enthusiasm and attention for the whole area. more »»

Mirror missing mark on pro soccer

December 22, 2013 I promised Neil Rudel several years ago that I wouldn’t do this, but then again the president said you could keep your health insurance, so I guess another false promise is nothing big. more »»

Spartans' win a Christmas present

December 14, 2013 I saw last two quarters of Ohio State vs. Michigan State game when it was 17-17. more »»

Bowl system too watered down

December 8, 2013 Once again the NCAA will allow money to talk when it comes to the bowl game pictur. more »»

PSU football needs marketing boost

December 1, 2013 I’ve come to enjoy the changes to PSU football with Bill O’Brien at the helm, but I’d like to see: 1) Christian Hackenberg keep the defense honest by tucking the ball and running (then sliding) on... more »»

Hunters provide valuable service

November 3, 2013 The writer in last week’s Mailbag expressed the premise that bowhunting (and later she added rifle hunting as well) is crue. more »»

Forever asleep at the wheel

October 27, 2013 Baseball and radio have a long, important history. I grew up listening to “the Gunner” (Bob Prince) and the “Possum” (Jim Woods). I still use radio even when the Pirates are on TV. more »»

Pirates have turned the corner

October 13, 2013 Although it was disappointing to watch the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Pirates on Wednesday night, this season has been tremendous for area baseball fan. more »»

Greed takes fun out of games

October 6, 2013 While watching the Pirate game on Tuesday night, I immediately thought of my parents when I saw and heard them say that Game 2 against the Cardinals would only be on the MLB network. more »»

Spare credit for PSU brass

September 29, 2013 Sorry, Neil Rudel, but Rod Erickson in particular and Dave Joyner to a lesser degree deserve zero credit for what happened Tuesday. more »»

Let's keep uniform colors uniform

September 22, 2013 I think that there is a better explanation to the issue Philip Cmor discussed in his column last week. more »»

Rekindle PSU passion

September 9, 2013 Simply stated, the electricity needs to be put back into Beaver Stadium on game day. These non-conference games will be a good prelude to the Big Ten schedule. more »»

Delany should practice what he preaches

September 1, 2013 In the Friday, Aug. 23 Altoona Mirror, an article told how Big Ten football players received a message, straight from the top, about how they should carry themselves as college athletes. more »»

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