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Sun setting on JoePa’s staff, not him

July 30, 2011 Joe Paterno’s most surprising comment from the Big Ten Media Days was not his expressed desire to coach another “four-five years. more »»

Deaths mar sports week

July 10, 2011 This was a tough week on the area sports scene with two tragic deaths, Armen Gilliam and Pat Boland. more »»

Will renewal lead to reconciliation? Let’s hope

June 16, 2011 In the big picture, Tuesday’s announcement that Penn State and Pitt would renew its football rivalry for two games in 2016 and 2017 is not a big deal. more »»

Ohio State fallout just beginning

June 9, 2011 Some random thoughts while enjoying the summer: n Don’t be surprised if the list of casualties at Ohio State goes beyond Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor. more »»

PSU to name Chambers

June 3, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Pat Chambers will be Penn State's new men's head basketball coach. He is expected to be introduced Monday. more »»

Reports: Tressel resigns at Ohio State

May 30, 2011 News broke this morning that Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel has resigned. Tressel had been suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for his role in NCAA rules violations. more »»

PSU coaching search: Lions have another chance to get it right

May 29, 2011 In 1967, Penn State had a chance to hire Bob Knight, who was the head coach at Army. It hired Johnny Bach instead. In 1979, Penn State had a chance to hire Jim Valvano, who was at Ion. more »»

Questions now surround Sandusky’s Penn State departure

April 9, 2011 Last week, the Harrisburg Patriot-News broke a stunning story disclosing that for the past 18 months a state grand jury has been investigating former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky... more »»

Rudel: Dunn savors PSU’s last NCAA run

March 16, 2011 Jerry Dunn laughed at the memory. The Nittany Lions were flying into New Orleans for the 2001 NCAA Tournament when the pilot came on and announced, according to Dunn, “I’ve got good news and bad news. more »»

Tressel gets off too easily

March 13, 2011 Imagine the embarrassment Ohio State must feel in suspending head football coach Jim Tressel for the first two games of next season while fining him $250,000. more »»

Frankly, SC program sets the bar

March 3, 2011 LORETTO — Drew Frank interrupted his post-game interview to shake hands with John Swogger, the former Altoona Area High School coaching great. more »»

PSU bubble fun to watch

February 19, 2011 Some random thoughts in sports worthy of comment while wondering why the Steelers didn’t use their last timeout before the final, fatal play in the Super Bowl when they were scrambling and the play... more »»

‘No one loses in a game like that’

February 10, 2011 A true celebration of basketball took place Friday night in Huntingdon — and it wasn’t even planned. more »»

A day to celebrate area women’s basketball greatness

February 5, 2011 There’s this little event called Super Bowl XLV on Sunday night, made even bigger here by the presence of the Steelers. more »»

Nits deserve second chance

January 28, 2011 Some recent news items in sports worthy of comment while leaning toward heads in the Super Bowl coin flip: ITEM: Penn State’s on a roll. more »»

Wake-up call on recruiting

January 21, 2011 Some recent news items in sports worthy of comment while anticipating a Steelers-Packers Super Bowl: ITEM: PSU loses recruit. more »»

Bradley doesn't get dream job

January 12, 2011 I watched Pitt’s introduction of its new head football coach, Todd Graham, on Tuesday afternoon on the Pitt Panther website. more »»

Pitt selects Tulsa's Graham as new coach

January 11, 2011 PITTSBURGH — Todd Graham agreed Monday to leave Tulsa and become Pitt’s third football coach in a month, a move designed to quickly bring stability to a program rocked by former coach Mike Haywood’s... more »»

Rudel: JoePa right to nix Bolden release

January 9, 2011 Joe Paterno is being vilified for refusing to release disgruntled quarterback Rob Bolden from his scholarship. Bolden and his father, Robert Bolden Sr. more »»

Bolden's audible

January 4, 2011 If Penn State’s 37-24 loss to Florida in the Outback Bowl didn’t put enough of a damper on the Nittany Lions’ 2010 season, news 24 hours later that quarterback Rob Bolden intends to seek a transfer... more »»

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