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Giger: PSU and now Pitt in good shape for future as realignment changes college sports

September 19, 2011 It's scary out there in the Russian roulette world of college realignment, but both Penn State and Pitt are safe and in position to thrive as we enter an exciting yet dangerous new world of college... more »»

Identity crisis: What is PSU football? Not what it used to be, that's for sure

September 11, 2011 WE ARE ... PENN STATE! We are ... One of the great college football programs of all time. We are not ... One of the elite programs today -- proven by Saturday's 27-11 loss to No. more »»

Giger: PSU fans can change school's bad reputation by paying back hospitality favor to 'Bama

September 6, 2011 It's finally Alabama week, and Penn State has an opportunity Saturday to make a major statement -- about its reputation off the field. This won't apply to the 99. more »»

It's time for some to step up

August 29, 2011 Potential is such a fantastically optimistic word — for a freshman or sophomore. more »»

Seniors Powell, Crawford, Still down to last chance to reach their potential

August 28, 2011 Potential is such a fantastically optimistic word -- for a freshman or sophomore. more »»

Macha discusses Brew Crew dominance

August 24, 2011 ORE HILL — Ken Macha didn’t get to stick around Milwaukee long enough to enjoy what the Brewers are doing now and could continue to do for a few years, but he knows plenty about how they have... more »»

PSU predictions: What to expect this season

August 21, 2011 Look for Joe Paterno to be coaching from the press box and for Rob Bolden to be calling the plays when Penn State kicks off the season in two weeks against Indiana State. more »»

One tough guy: To no one's surprise, Paterno bounces back from collision

August 16, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Devon Smith, who clobbered Joe Paterno in practice 10 days ago, just smiled, shook his head with respectful disbelief and stated the obvious. more »»

Keppinger, Eldred, Owens and, of course, Hyzdu top list

August 14, 2011 It’s always fun comparing one player or coach to another, so here’s a debate on the best in Curve history: Best pure hitter In the discussion: OF Alex Presley set a franchise record with a . more »»

PSU football fans: Start your engines

August 4, 2011 Penn State starts football practice today with one obvious question mark at quarterback, the usual question marks about the offensive line and whether this will be it for Joe Paterno, plus plenty of... more »»

Ump in Pirates' game should be punished

July 28, 2011 It was an absolutely atrocious call by the home plate umpire, one of the worst you’ll ever see in a baseball game. more »»

Umpire's blown call in 19th inning costs Pirates in Atlanta

July 27, 2011 It was an absolutely atrocious call by the home plate umpire, one of the worst you'll ever see in a baseball game. more »»

Pirates file complaint over 19th-inning call

July 27, 2011 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates president Frank Coonelly issued a statement on Wednesday, a day after his team's 4-3 loss to the Braves in Atlanta that included a highly controversial call in the 19th... more »»

Giger: Huntington getting last laugh after heavy criticism early

July 17, 2011 Neal Huntington traded away Jose Bautista for essentially a bag of beans. more »»

Cream of the Curve: Marte, Morris lead list of Altoona's top prospects

July 17, 2011 This is a hugely disappointing season for the Curve, but there are still several players on the team who look like they could be productive major leaguers at some point. more »»

Marte could be trade bait

July 10, 2011 Every team in baseball knows the Pirates will be looking to add a hitter to stay in contention in the second half, and most potential trade partners are certain to ask about Curve center fielder... more »»

WWII prisoner of war enjoys touching moment at Curve game

July 5, 2011 Sports venues provide an excellent place to observe and honor heroes. Not athletes. Real heroes. People like Altoona's own Kenneth McCracken Sr. more »»

Chance to mingle with Jeter memorable for Curve players

July 3, 2011 TRENTON, N.J. — They were brief but memorable conversations, and the Curve players who got to have the little chats with Derek Jeter will never forget them. more »»

Losing Mercer a blow to struggling offense

June 28, 2011 Great news for one worthy Curve hitter comes at a terrible time for an offense that’s in the midst of a historic meltdown. more »»

Giger: JoePa, Coach K are what’s right with college sports

June 21, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — Two icons. Two feet apart. A combined 1,301 victories. And one great example of what’s right in college sports. Perfect timing, too. more »»

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