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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 »»

All-Star memories still special

July 12, 2015 Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game is set to unfold in Cincinnati on Tuesday night, but, not surprisingly, most of America will tune into something else. It wasn’t always that way. more »»

Women breaking into talk radio

July 5, 2015 Sports-talk radio listeners in the region (and across the nation) might hear something a little different in a few weeks from ESPN Radio. more »»

Still reveling in Warriors’ title

June 28, 2015 I’ve been obsessed with sports since I was 12. more »»

A day to celebrate with your dad

June 21, 2015 Today is Father’s Day. It’s a chance to tell your favorite guy thanks for all he’s been and done for you over the years. more »»

Passanisi’s versatility left mark on Curve

June 21, 2015 Today marks the end of a five-year tenure with the Altoona Curve for Mike Passanisi, the team’s assistant general manager who handled everything from promotions and media relations to radio... more »»

U.S. Open will be like British Open

June 14, 2015 So much is brand new about America’s oldest golf championship. Not to worry. The U.S. Open hasn’t lost its reputation as the toughest test in golf. more »»

Pharoah’s triple crown a sight to behold

June 13, 2015 I have been going to the Belmont Stakes almost every year since 1997 when Silver Charm was going for the triple crown. more »»

Millen headed to BTN; ESPN, May part

June 7, 2015 It’s been a busy offseason for college football TV types, with some big personnel moves in the past couple weeks — one involving a Penn Stater and another involving someone a lot of Penn Staters lov... more »»

Savoring memories of friendship

May 24, 2015 By Patrick J. Labriola Like a line from Don McLean’s “American Pie” says, “bad news on the doorstep” struck me on a beautiful spring Thursday (May 14) when I learned of the passing of Fran Fisher. more »»

Area native making mark with Hawks

May 24, 2015 Just three other sports radio pros in the nation have a job like his for the next week or so, and Mike Conti frames that as a bit of good luck and some right-time-right-place convergence. more »»

Phelps case needs common sense

May 17, 2015 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When the world’s top swimmers head to Russia this summer for the biggest meet outside the Olympics, one important name will be missing from the U.S. team. more »»

Ernie Johnson shows his class

May 10, 2015 People watch sports on TV more for the matchups than the people working the broadcasts, but those viewers do care about the folks on the screen — and one of those talented broadcasters provided... more »»

Sampsell: Big Ten faces decision, or does it?

April 26, 2015 Just two seasons remain on the Big Ten Conference contract with ESPN that expires after the 2016-17 academic year, and every day until the conference decides whether to remain with ESPN or enter a... more »»

Curve’s great ambassador will be missed

April 19, 2015 It’s stupid to be upset over the fact my favorite mascot is leaving, right? I mean, it’s a fictional character that I’ve never once had a conversation with, nor has anyone else. more »»

Instant replay system needs to be fixed

April 12, 2015 It’s time to trash instant replay for televised sports. It’s past time, actually. more »»

Some baseball trivia ... don't Google

April 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — Visiting a struggling pitcher on the mound, Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver advised, “If you know how to cheat, start now. more »»

Giger’s show deserves a pinch-hitter

March 29, 2015 Thanks for nothing — at least nothing local. This past week, with its namesake host on assignment, “Sports Central with Cory Giger” was absent from the local airwaves. more »»

Runners start by honoring Brumbaugh

March 22, 2015 The late North Carolina State basketball coach, Jim Valvano, said after he found out that he had cancer, “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up!” Ken Brumbaugh was one who never gave u. more »»

Newbill all-league snub stirs reactions

March 15, 2015 Kudos to members of the regional sports media, all of whom had the back of their home team and railed against an apparent injustice foisted upon a Penn State men’s basketball all-conference selectio... more »»

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