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So far, 2008 has been year of the upset

July 20, 2008 Super Bowl XLII got the sports season rolling for 2008 with the New York Giants stopping perfection by surprising the heavily favored New England Patriots 17-1. more »»

Yankee Stadium's curtain call

July 13, 2008 Very few places have the iconic status of Yankee Stadium, so this year’s All-Star Game, scheduled in this ballpark Tuesday, is bound to get a lot of attention. more »»

Celebrating the Cup ... in Pens’ country

June 8, 2008 I can’t help it. I grew up an hour north of Hockeytown — before it was called by that nam. more »»

Coping with a common malady

June 5, 2008 Nickie McIntire has been getting migraine headaches since she was a child. At 37, the problem remains a painful fixture in her life. more »»

Take your group to enjoy Alleghenies

June 5, 2008 Five seventh-graders with inexhaustible energy led the way, bounding over the rocks and roots along this Laurel Summit trail. more »»

Experience PSFCA hosting

April 20, 2008 When Ray Ventrone of Chartiers Valley High School came to Altoona for the first Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East West All-Star Game in Altoona, I’m certain his host family... more »»

Stories that help us 'cope'

March 2, 2008 While Wednesday was a sad day in Steeler Country due to the loss of legendary radio broadcaster Myron Cope, it was also a day to celebrate his life and his impact. more »»

Meeting Ward makes trip 'super'

February 24, 2008 My husband, Scott, and I had the opportunity to attend the Super Bowl in Phoenix. If you recall a Jan. more »»

A super list of winners and losers

February 10, 2008 As the confetti settled on Super Bowl XLII, I was struck by the incredible symmetry with the Steelers’ improbable title run two years ag. more »»

Flavor of Strawberry appreciated

February 3, 2008 During his playing days and even years after he retired with four World Series rings, Darryl Strawberry made as many headlines for his off the field actions as he did for his performances on the... more »»

Steelers need to improve their draft performancess

January 27, 2008 The Steelers’ front office has done a terrible job drafting since the solid 2002 draft. more »»

Hockey deserves more time

January 20, 2008 I have been a hockey fan ever since I was born, and I believe it is one of, if not the most, exciting sports in the world. more »»

Does baseball have room for the natural?

January 13, 2008 For some frustrated baseball fans, the Mitchell Report will be the last straw. more »»

Time for Steelers to shine

December 2, 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Hines Ward stated to the press Thursday, “It’s December. Teams are starting to separate themselves.” He couldn’t have been more correct. more »»

Sports fans' plates are full locally

November 25, 2007 With Thanksgiving still fresh in our minds, it might be appropriate to point out that sports fans in this area can be thankful for many things. more »»

Numbers tell tale on PSU

November 18, 2007 I have been a devoted Penn State football fan since my boyhood in the 1950s and ’60s. more »»

ND football: Word for the Weis

November 11, 2007 As Notre Dame set yet a new low with its loss to Navy, the same recurring arguments are being raised about what is causing the demise of the program. more »»

Tomlin puts stamp on Steelers

October 21, 2007 The 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers season has started off quite the opposite of 2006. Ben Roethlisberger’s high level of play is the topic instead of preseason injuries. more »»

Tale of JoePa drives home

October 21, 2007 The story of how I nearly T-boned a car driven by Joe Paterno six years ago is one that never has been told in print, and certainly would never have been told if not for... more »»

Brass plan to re-ignite Curve passion

September 23, 2007 Greetings, Curve Nation, from two guys who six years ago had never been to Altoona or met each other. more »»

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