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Rudel: Gauging improvement starts today

September 18, 2010 Joe Paterno has always said a football team makes its biggest improvement from its first to its second gam. more »»

Rudel: A ‘Bear’ of a call to Paterno

September 11, 2010 Three rings, four rings, five rings ... "Hello ... you’ve reached the Paternos. Joe and Sue aren’t available to take your call. Please leave a message." "Joe, this is Paul Bryant ... more »»

Rudel: Toasting Beaver Stadium’s half-century

September 4, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Beaver Stadium turns 50 this year, and three members of the Penn State coaching staff were on the field the day it opened in 1960 with the Nittany Lions beating Boston University,... more »»

Hockey could chill PSU hoops

August 27, 2010 Some random thoughts collected from the past couple of weeks while smelling the pigskin in the air: n News of the looming possibility of a new Penn State hockey arena and, with it, the implementatio... more »»

Rudel: Hard to imagine freshman QB starting

August 22, 2010 Could Penn State actually start a freshman quarterback this season? Anyone who has followed Joe Paterno’s career knows the saying by heart — “I’d rather play a freshman tw... more »»

Is this JoePa's last year? Rudel thinks so

August 15, 2010 Plenty of issues surround Lions, starting at the top UNIVERSITY PARK — If it’s hard to remember Penn State entering a football season with this much uncertainty, that’s probably because there’s... more »»

Greenberg, Ryan win control of Rangers

August 5, 2010 (Editor's note: Chuck Greenberg owned the Altoona Curve from 2002-2008). By ANGELA K. more »»

Lambeau would be cool choice

July 24, 2010 Some recent news items in sports worthy of comment while wondering why the Pirate scores aren’t regularly announced at Blair County Ballpark: ITEM: Lambeau eyes Big Ten title game. more »»

Loyalty overcome by Heat

July 10, 2010 Some random notes and post-vacation thoughts as we enjoy the summer calm before the football storm: n I was hoping LeBron James stayed in Cleveland because I think that was the right thing to do. more »»

Big Ten ought to stand pat

June 16, 2010 The first wave of the trumpeted collegiate conference expansion appears to be complete, and so far the game of musical chairs has produced only two seat changes. more »»

Illness slowing JoePa?

June 11, 2010 Some random thoughts while wondering if Stephen Strasburg will be considered for this year’s Major League All-Star Game: n Joe Paterno has a big game next week, and let’s hope he can mak... more »»

Playing the ‘what if?’ game with PSU

May 31, 2010 Let’s take a trip down Hypothetical Lane. Say an eastern all-sports conference would have been formed in the early-1980s, when Joe Paterno embarked unsuccessfully on the project. more »»

Battle staying at PSU

May 8, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State point-guard Talor Battle (Albany, N.Y. more »»

Penn State, Battle need each other

April 30, 2010 Some random thoughts while wondering what it takes to get John Russell excited: n Everyone in the Penn State basketball camp is fully expecting Talor Battle to return for his senior... more »»

No charges filed against Roethlisberger

April 12, 2010 By Kate Brumback The Associated Press MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. more »»

Local WVU faithful in their glory

April 2, 2010 You don’t have to look far to find a West Virginia fan — especially these days with the Mountaineers crashing the NCAA Final Four for the first time in 51 years. more »»

Decisions positive for AAHS, Tigers

March 23, 2010 The two biggest high schools in the area, Altoona and Hollidaysburg, moved quickly to fill their head girls basketball coaching vacancies, Altoona hiring Jill (Bartley) Helsel and Hollidaysburg... more »»

Woods to return for Masters

March 16, 2010 By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Tiger Woods will return to golf at the Masters next month. more »»

Lions need better formula to do ‘battle’ next season

March 8, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Presuming Penn State hasn’t won four straight games in the Big Ten tournament and etched its name into the NCAA bracket by this time next Monday, and the NIT doesn’t grant a specia... more »»

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