The Altoona Mirror Columnsen-usThu, 28 Jul 2016 04:17:08 EDTThu, 28 Jul 2016 04:17:08 EDT publicly doesn't help Penn State Franklin went 0-1 at the Big Ten Media Days. In two-plus years, we've learned that Franklin is an excellent representative of Penn State and has strong recruiting, leadership and communication skills.Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTMoney helps turn Cubs into bully - It's ironic that the Chicago Cubs acquired shutdown closer Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees. The Cubs are becoming the Yankee.Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTNASCAR legends heading to Pennsylvania's Cup Series has certainly had its fights and feuds over the years, and more than a few of them have included the likes of Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon.Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTRoot sports shines with kids reactions - It was a one in a million shot that paid huge dividends. Root Sports' compulsion to show crowd shots during Pirates broadcasts finally resulted in something worthwhile.Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTHurdle's 'heavy lifting' away from field from a recent trip to Pittsburgh's PNC Park PITTSBURGH - Clint Hurdle is quick to admit that his biggest challenges as the Pittsburgh Pirates manager often don't lie between the white lines.Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT