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Plenty to like about first PSU game

September 1, 2014 Looking back on Saturday and ahead to this week and beyond for the Penn State football team. n Five things to like: . more »»

 
 
 
Penn State players get chance at making memories in Ireland

August 29, 2014 DUBLIN — Penn State’s players looked like fish out of water trying to play football Thursday. But don’t worry, it wasn’t our football. It was Ireland’s version of football. more »»

Passionate assistants thrilled for opportunity

August 24, 2014 You want to know one of the biggest reasons to be highly optimistic about the future of Penn State football? The assistant coaches. Why? They’re hungry. And appreciative. more »»

Chambers makes PSU a viable option

August 19, 2014 TIPTON — Stop if you’ve heard this before: Penn State is killing it in recruiting. But wait. This is the part you probably haven’t heard: It’s in basketball. more »»

PSU faces big questions as camp opens

August 3, 2014 An overview of the Penn State football team as it gets ready to start preseason camp Monday. By the numbers 1: Starter returning on the offensive line (LT Donovan Smith). more »»

Franklin ready for family reunion

July 30, 2014 CHICAGO — I have 2-year-old twins, and it’s been emotionally difficult being away from them for a mere three days covering Big Ten football in the Windy City. more »»

New PSU AD has solid hoop history

July 28, 2014 CHICAGO — One of the best things about new Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour — if you’re a basketball fan — is that she has a lot of experience working at schools where basketball actually... more »»

Giger: Barbour odd choice for PSU

July 27, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s just a bizarre hire. A major head-scratcher in so many ways. Whether it will turn out to be good or bad, nobody knows at this point. That will take years to find out. more »»

Sampson getting All-Star raw deal

July 12, 2014 The Pirates are robbing Curve pitcher Adrian Sampson of a chance to enjoy perhaps the biggest highlight of his career as they are not allowing him to pitch in next week’s Eastern League All-Star Game. more »»

It’s easy to root for guys like J-Hay, Maggi

July 8, 2014 How awesome is it that Josh Harrison made the National League All-Star team for the Pirates! He is, and forever will be, “The Man” in Altoona thanks to his wonderfully catchy walk-up song in 2010. more »»

Joyner made a positive impact

June 18, 2014 Dave Joyner is neither a villain nor a hero in the grand scheme of things at Penn Stat. more »»

Giger: Watching Gwynn hit a true joy

June 17, 2014 With all due respect to Ted Williams, I believe Tony Gwynn is the best pure hitter to ever play baseball. more »»

Washington relishes shot to help others

June 7, 2014 Coquese Washington is such a delight, plus she’s the rare individual in sports that you just know would be successful at anything she chooses to pursue in life, even if it had nothing to do with... more »»

Pride kicks in as Curve snap 10-game skid

June 5, 2014 Winning does matter to minor league baseball players, and anyone who tells you differently is flat out wrong. more »»

Giger: Leaving a lasting legacy: Gimenez has special spot in Curve history

June 1, 2014 Hector Gimenez isn’t a household name in baseball or probably even among Altoona fans, but history will forever remember him as one of the most important players in Curve history. more »»

Ex-Curve star finally hits the big show

May 25, 2014 Rudy Owens is the best pitcher in Curve history, if only taking into account how he performed in an Altoona uniform. more »»

Giger: SFU football suffers its biggest loss

May 15, 2014 Five wins. That’s apparently what the academic integrity is worth for the football program at St. Francis University. Shameful. It is incredibly difficult to win at St. more »»

Value of football scholarship is immense

May 2, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — A high school diploma alone will earn a worker $33,852 on average in this country, based on 2013 numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. more »»

Franklin’s personality comes out in speech

April 27, 2014 James Franklin teared up about one minute into his speech Saturday night because, well, that’s just the kind of guy he is. He’s a football coach, of course. more »»

Ngoepe inspired by his late mother

April 21, 2014 We forget sometimes that athletes are people, too. They’re not just statistics on a page. more »»

Personally, Franklin a big change from O’Brien

April 15, 2014 James Franklin is going to genuinely love the next 3¢ months until fall camp begins, not just endure them the way Bill O’Brien did. more »»

 
 

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