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Giger: 4 reasons why O'Brien deserves national Coach of Year at midpoint of season

October 8, 2012 Again, I'm not a genie, and I can't tell you how this thing's gonna turn ou. more »»

Giger: Lions a fun, refreshing team to watch because of coaching, new offense

October 1, 2012 This is a fun Penn State football team to watch, and certainly a very different kind of team than we've seen in a long time. more »»

Giger: PSU not great, but may not have to be in weaker Big Ten

September 24, 2012 It’s taken just four weeks to realize one blatant fact: The Big Ten is weak this season. more »»

Video recap: PSU beats Temple, improves to 2-2

September 22, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Cory Giger and Neil Rudel discuss Penn State's 24-13 win over Temple, which improved the Nittany Lions to 2-2 heading into Big Ten play next week at Illinoi. more »»

Giger: Paul Jones' struggles at QB and move to TE make Matt McGloin the Lions' most important player

September 10, 2012 It's fascinating how things work out in life sometimes, and we'll use Matt McGloin as an example. more »»

Giger: Confidence, focus will be key for PSU after this loss, others to come

September 3, 2012 There's no shame in losing to a good Ohio team that very well could go 12-0. more »»

Giger: They are Penn State -- Mauti, Hill, Urschel epitomize what's great about school

July 27, 2012 CHICAGO -- The three young men could not have represented themselves or their school any better, and they reminded everyone who was on hand here Thursday of one important thin. more »»

Giger: Paterno was not Penn State, and not the man we thought he was

July 16, 2012 Joe Paterno was not Penn State. He was a football coach. A great coach, yes. But still just a football coac. more »»

Curve's Black dominates in relief

July 12, 2012 READING — Vic Black has been nothing short of fantastic for the Curve this season, and while health is the primary reason, perspective also has played a big part. more »»

Curve players motivated by Pirates' success

July 8, 2012 What makes "Major League: Back to the Minors" the stupidest sports movie ever made is the ridiculous assertion that minor league players and coaches can't stand the guys on their parent big league... more »»

So glad they went with the Curve

May 31, 2012 Altoona Fish would have been a funny name. For about 10 minutes. Then it would have been hokey and borderline embarrassing for the city and franchise. Ridge Runners? No way. Coasters? E. more »»

Curve's turnaround all about having fun

May 20, 2012 The simplest advice is all it takes sometimes, and when the Curve were hitting rock bottom last week, all they needed was a reminder of one basic principle. Have fun. more »»

Sanchez’s ‘little bro’ gets heart

May 19, 2012 On his way to the hospital Friday to receive a heart transplant, 15-year-old Dalton Igoe called his buddy, Curve catcher Tony Sanchez, to tell him the wonderful news. more »»

Giger: O'Brien will be flexible with his system and tailor it to current players' strengths

May 15, 2012 The worst thing a new coach can do is marry his system and run it regardless of whether he has the right personnel in place to succeed with i. more »»

Giger: O'Brien to base QB decision on winning now, not on eligibility remaining or potential

April 29, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Bill O'Brien plans to play the quarterback who gives Penn State the best chance to win every game, and he called it a "ridiculous notion" to think the decision will be based on... more »»

Giger: PSU offense no longer 'simple'

April 8, 2012 Receiver Justin Brown explained in a few simple words this past week one big example of why Penn State football as we’ve come to know it no longer exist. more »»

Roster mix should play to Curve’s benefit

April 4, 2012 Young worked for the Curve in 2010. It didn’t in 2011. Young can be exciting, especially when it consists of talent like Matt Hague, Josh Harrison, Chase d’Arnaud, Rudy Owens and Justin Wilso. more »»

Pirates have tough decision to make on Alvarez

March 25, 2012 If the Pirates truly believe they have a chance to finally break their 19-year losing streak and contend in the NL Central this year, they owe it to themselves, every player on the team and their... more »»

Giger: Nothing beats excitement of NCAA tourney

March 15, 2012 It’s time for the two most exciting days of the sports year, tipping off the best, most unique and most captivating championship our country has to offer. more »»

Flash backward: Friday has failed so far at St. Francis

February 28, 2012 Don Friday is fortunate to still have a job after going 6-23 this season and a miserable 32-86 in four years at St. more »»

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