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DiPietro epitomized ’74 Marauders

November 15, 2015 We too often wait until an old friend leaves us to recall the good times we shared with him or her. I, like so many of us, have done that yet again. Dave DiPietro, who died Nov. more »»

PSU getting used to high noon

November 8, 2015 With Saturday’s game at Northwestern, Penn State played its fifth noon game of the season, four have been at Beaver Stadium. For some fans, that’s an inconvenience. more »»

Moore left his mark on the Cove

November 1, 2015 Frank Logan Moore, 89, passed away at the Homewood Retirement Center in Martinsburg on Wednesday, Oct. 14. He is remembered for a stellar athletic career during the 1940s and ’50s. more »»

Officials are on the clock, too

October 25, 2015 Casual sports fans who had not noticed the biggest, most glaring problem with televised sports got a crash course on the subject thanks to the Steelers’ game in San Diego a couple of weeks ago. more »»

AP commentary: Mourinho eating humble pie

October 18, 2015 PARIS — Already a proven winner, Jose Mourinho now must become a specialist in failure, too. more »»

TBS broadcast worthy of wild card

October 11, 2015 Kudos to TBS for its generally solid coverage of the National League wild-card game that the Pirates dropped, 4-0, to the Cubs on Wednesday. more »»

Trip to Johnstown takes Costas back

September 27, 2015 Nationally televised Pittsburgh Penguins games are not unusual, and Bob Costas working a major sporting event on TV is not unusual, either. more »»

Lasorda still bleading Dodger blue

September 27, 2015 LOS ANGELES — It was Tommy Lasorda’s 88th birthday, so of course he was spending it at Dodger Stadium. “It’s where I belong,” the last Dodger manager to win a World Series said. more »»

Mayweather goes out on his terms

September 20, 2015 LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. went out just as expected — on top and leaving boxing fans yearning for more. Andre Berto wasn’t expected to give him much trouble, and he didn’t. more »»

Tebow will be back in his element

September 13, 2015 Fans who enjoy college football on TV should send a thank-you letter to the Philadelphia Eagles for cutting quarterback Tim Tebo. more »»

Tip 1: Don’t bet with your heart

September 6, 2015 LAS VEGAS — No one loves football season more than the bookies in this city’s legal gambling houses. Last year they took in a staggering $1. more »»

ESPN shines with Little League

August 30, 2015 While ESPN gets deserved criticism for many things (and does many things well), it might not do anything better than the Little League World Series — and its coverage concludes with the championship... more »»

‘Most beloved Phillie’ moving on

August 23, 2015 By Marcus Hayes Philadelphia Daily News It was the eve of Independence Day and the Phillies were in Atlanta, but the season was already over. Nobody told Chase Utley. more »»

BTN bus arrives at Penn State

August 16, 2015 Folks who think Penn State’s annual Coaches Caravan drags on do not know half of the story when it comes to long, working bus rides. more »»

Litke: Harbaugh ‘just striving to coach’

August 9, 2015 CHICAGO — Compared to the rest of Jim Harbaugh’s year, this was tame stuff. more »»

Pittsburgh fans, grab your clickers

August 2, 2015 Pirates, Steelers on at same time next Sunday night Next Sunday provides a potentially tough viewing choice for sports fans in the region with both the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers playing in... more »»

Fonzi left legacy of inspiration

July 26, 2015 By Don Appleman Williamsburg has lost an extraordinary gentleman. Samuel Fonzi, recently of Millersville, passed away July 5 after a brief illness at the age of 92. more »»

ESPN voices will be missed

July 19, 2015 While some (perhaps many in this region) cheer the impending departure of vocal ESPN talents Colin Cowherd and Keith Olbermann from radio and TV, respectively, their move to other opportunities is... more »»

Twilight League aligned its stars

July 19, 2015 Last week’s Major League All-Star Game in Cincinnati showcased the best players during this season’s first half of play. more »»

TV lukewarm to social media

July 12, 2015 What looks like a missed opportunity to me represents either a best business practice or a small part of a bigger plan for some who work in TV sports. more »»

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