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Lane: A special day to share with your dad

June 16, 2013 Editor’s note: Retired Mirror sports editor Jim Lane wrote this column after his dad passed away in 1987. It’s reprinted every Father’s Day. Today is Father’s Da. more »»

Too much panic in NBA, NHL voices

June 9, 2013 With the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup playoffs both heating up, anyone following either sport’s postseason (and there are probably a few more hockey fans than basketball fans in the region) has to... more »»

Jones trying to dial up right combo

May 26, 2013 Callers remain elusive for “Sports Talk with Steve Jones and Brian Tripp,” largely because of the show’s early afternoon timeslot and in part because callers seem somewhat indifferent to Jones’... more »»

Baseball salaries are way out of kilter

May 12, 2013 I have recently started to pay more and more attention to the contracts superstar Major League Baseball players get. more »»

Hoping PSU board purge continues

May 12, 2013 I was happy to read that two more members of the Penn State Board of Trustees were ousted. Here’s hoping the purge continues until everyone of them that were part of the Joe Paterno ouster are gone. more »»

Boston Marathon helps transform Altoona man

April 28, 2013 April 2013 marks the eight-year anniversary of my relocation from central PA to the Boston area. more »»

ACC getting ready for the future

April 28, 2013 Everyone knew TV money, specifically for football, prompted much of conference realignment in recent years — when intercollegiate athletics became blind to geography and tradition as athletic... more »»

Bettman's leadership hurts NHL

April 21, 2013 The Pittsburgh Penguins took the idea of “you win some, you lose some” to heart in the beginning of their condensed season, sporting an on-again, off-again playing style and a so-so record. more »»

Coaches can be bullying victims, too

April 14, 2013 As the nation sees in former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice the ultimate in repellent on-court behavior, viewers tut-tut about the rise of dictatorial coaches. more »»

CBS, Masters trust their partnership

April 14, 2013 CBS Sports has final round coverage of The Masters for the 57th consecutive year today, and no relationship better exemplifies the booster/partnership role of a broadcaster with a sports event. more »»

Less brutal than boxing, MMA?on rise

April 7, 2013 If I saw someone getting punched and kicked on the street, my first instinct would be to offer help. more »»

Forever program promos fall short

March 31, 2013 Whether it’s news talk or sports talk, Forever Broadcasting takes a somewhat unusual approach with on-air promotions for its shows and talent. more »»

Remembering Fowler, SFC great

March 24, 2013 As a lifelong follower of the sporting panorama here in the Blair County area, it was very sad to learn of the recent passing of Calvin Fowler, former St. Francis College basketball great. more »»

WWCP has big plans for Curve

March 17, 2013 All too often the talk of community-minded efforts by TV broadcasters or pro sports teams ring hollow and produce just that — talk. At best it’s calculated lip service or serious spin. more »»

Glendale’s finest hour still sweet

March 10, 2013 District 6 boys basketball has a rich history with strong traditions all around us. more »»

Bucs' Brown swings into season

March 3, 2013 While there are no questions about the lineup in the broadcast booth for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, spring training still matters for the on-air team. more »»

Ready for NASCAR season

February 24, 2013 With the death of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt at the end of the 2001 Daytona 500, NASCAR officials made a swift change on the design of the NASCAR. more »»

Always fun bumping into folks from home

February 17, 2013 BRADENTON, Fla. – A trip to The Villages, the arrival of the Pirates, and some much-needed rain for area residents were among this week’s highlight. more »»

Jones, Giger: contrasting styles

February 17, 2013 Talk about lucky. more »»

 
 

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