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Giger: Gators' growing list of problems could bite them

December 29, 2010 TAMPA, Fla. -- I touch on the mounting issues -- from injuries to coaching oddities -- facing the Florida football team and how they could impact Saturday's game in my Giger Counters blog. more »»

Giger: Losing Bradley and others to Temple would have cost JoePa, PSU dearly

December 23, 2010 Depending on your point of view, Penn State either dodged a bullet or missed a great opportunity to turn the page forward Wednesday when Temple decided not to hire Tom Bradley as its new head coach. more »»

Giger: Having LB Mauti healthy big boost for PSU's defense

December 20, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s lack of playmakers on defense was evident all season, and especially so when linebacker Michael Mauti missed significant time with injuries. more »»

'I'm just a dad': Cal Ripken Jr. visits Altoona to watch son play basketball

December 18, 2010 “I’m just a dad here to watch my son play.” -- Cal Ripken Jr. It must be great for the baseball superstar to be able to say that at this point in his life. more »»

Giger: Meyer's decision bad news for Penn State

December 9, 2010 All jokes aside -- like he's retired twice at 46 while Joe Paterno is still going at 83 -- Urban Meyer's decision is bad news for Penn State. Florida has not been very good this season. more »»

Giger: Walbeck still unemployed; Beasley to manage Harrisburg

December 9, 2010 One of the two best managers in Curve history, Tony Beasley, will be returning to the Eastern League next season, while the other, Matt Walbeck, still doesn't have a job. more »»

Reports: Meyer resigns Florida job

December 8, 2010 Several websites are reporting that Urban Meyer, the University of Florida's head football coach, has resigned. A 5 p.m. news conference has been scheduled in Gainesville, Fl. more »»

Giger: Paterno's hearing problems must be addressed

November 29, 2010 Joe Paterno can't hear well anymore, and if he plans to return as Penn State's coach in 2011, he needs to get a hearing aid. That's not meant to be mean or disrespectful. more »»

Giger: Good riddance to fake rivalry with Michigan State

November 25, 2010 Good riddance to college football's biggest fake rivalry and to its ugliest, most ridiculous trophy. more »»

Giger: After tough summer, Paterno now healthy enough to return in 2011

November 22, 2010 I have watched Joe Paterno up close in numerous settings for the past three-and-a-half months, paying attention to every physical detail, listening to each word and how it was spoken and trying to... more »»

Talent dropoff: Lions have few NFL prospects this year

November 19, 2010 An NFL scout recently told me this is the least-talented Penn State team he has seen in many years, in terms of pro talent. more »»

Giger: Urination citations a hot topic in dull week for PSU

November 18, 2010 Pretty much every guy has urinated in public at some point, either on a golf course, while hunting, camping, running, hiking or doing some other outdoor activity. I'm guilty of it. more »»

Giger: Bracketologist Lunardi likes PSU's schedule

November 17, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Bracketology expert Joe Lunardi looked at Penn State’s non-conference schedule and said it should be good enough if the Nittany Lions are in the discussion come Selection Sunday. more »»

Giger: Bradley's chances of succeeding JoePa shrinking

November 15, 2010 It's intriguing, and perhaps telling, how fewer and fewer people mention Tom Bradley's name anymore as a likely successor to Joe Paterno. This season isn't helping Bradley's caus. more »»

Giger: Pirates did best they could with Hurdle

November 15, 2010 Clint Hurdle looks like a good hire for the Pirates for the simple reason that he’s not Jeff Banister. more »»

Giger: Greatest college FB coaches ever are: 1. Bryant, 2. Osborne, 3. JoePa

November 8, 2010 Athletic director Tim Curley stood on stage Saturday night at Beaver Stadium and declared Joe Paterno "the greatest college football coach ever," which many Penn State fans also believe. more »»

Giger: Fitzgerald would leave Northwestern for PSU job

November 4, 2010 Several weeks ago, in an airport coming back from covering a Penn State road game, I ran across a well-known college football figure who knows a lot about the Northwestern program. more »»

Giger: Bowden happy for JoePa as he goes for 400th win

October 31, 2010 Bobby Bowden's bitterness is evident when he talks about getting ousted at Florida State, but so is his sincerity when he discusses his good friend, Joe Paterno, reaching the incredible milestone of... more »»

Giger: Even in win, PSU's problems surface

October 24, 2010 Penn State stopped the bleeding and gets to feel good about itself for a week, and that sliver of confidence may be the springboard to turning this disappointing season around. We'll see. more »»

 
 
 

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