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Pirates have turned the corner

October 13, 2013 Although it was disappointing to watch the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Pirates on Wednesday night, this season has been tremendous for area baseball fan. more »»

Greed takes fun out of games

October 6, 2013 While watching the Pirate game on Tuesday night, I immediately thought of my parents when I saw and heard them say that Game 2 against the Cardinals would only be on the MLB network. more »»

Spare credit for PSU brass

September 29, 2013 Sorry, Neil Rudel, but Rod Erickson in particular and Dave Joyner to a lesser degree deserve zero credit for what happened Tuesday. more »»

Let's keep uniform colors uniform

September 22, 2013 I think that there is a better explanation to the issue Philip Cmor discussed in his column last week. more »»

Rekindle PSU passion

September 9, 2013 Simply stated, the electricity needs to be put back into Beaver Stadium on game day. These non-conference games will be a good prelude to the Big Ten schedule. more »»

Delany should practice what he preaches

September 1, 2013 In the Friday, Aug. 23 Altoona Mirror, an article told how Big Ten football players received a message, straight from the top, about how they should carry themselves as college athletes. more »»

Army vs. Navy, service academies are special

August 25, 2013 Ever since I was old enough to watch college football, my inaugural game was the Army vs. Navy game. more »»

Senior games lose Golden touch

August 18, 2013 This letter is about swimming in the Golden Games and how it has changed over the past three years. more »»

Hoping Pirates can turn back clock

August 4, 2013 I got my wish with the Pirates standing pat at the trade deadline this year. I guess they learned from their mistakes of the last two years. more »»

Missing old days ... and doubleheaders

July 28, 2013 Growing up in the late 1960s, in eastern Pennsylvania, my baseball buddies and I would look forward to spring training every March with high hopes of our favorite Major League teams making it to the... more »»

O'Brien oversteps his boundaries

July 21, 2013 Wow: One year on the job, a nice raise and now Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien seems to be diving headlong into the stuff that I believe he should stay away from. more »»

NBA should create 'thug of the year' award

July 7, 2013 I can’t believe the arrogance of the NBA. In an attempt to change their thug image, they have come up with a yearly Maurice Stokes/Jack Twyman Awar. more »»

NBA coaches face unrealistic demands

June 30, 2013 Lionel Hollins of the Memphis Grizzlies became the third successful coach from the NBA Western Conference to be fired in less than a month. more »»

Franco justified on WPIAL concerns

June 16, 2013 I know that Neil Rudel seems to disagree with John Franco’s desire for Altoona to pull out of the WPIAL and play more of a District 6 schedule, and the debate seems to be on. more »»

Riccio should think about athletics

June 9, 2013 What sport does Phil Riccio coach? It seems as though he is more interested in making less work for himself than in what is best for his own athletes at Altoona Area High School. more »»

Wendy Lucas

June 9, 2013 Name: Wendy Lucas Age: 47 Residence: Altoona High school: Altoona, class of 1983 My favorite sport: Football I usually attend games with: My husband, Dan Favorite high school team: Altoona Favorite... more »»

Hoping for Paterno statue to return

June 2, 2013 I was absolutely delighted to read about the planned suit against the NCAA by the Paterno estate and others. My hopes, of course, are that they prevail. more »»

Two local baseball teams exude class

May 26, 2013 Last Sunday, I had the privilege and honor to umpire a doubleheader at Juniata College between the Curve Juniors from Altoona and the RedHawks from Huntingdon, a pair of 13-year-old traveling summer... more »»

Seeing through PSU’s ‘reformers’

May 19, 2013 I appreciated Neil Rudel’s column (“Undermining no help to O’Brien, PSU future”) on Thursda. more »»

Hoping PSU board purge continues

May 12, 2013 I was happy to read that two more members of the Penn State Board of Trustees were ousted. Here’s hoping the purge continues until everyone of them that were part of the Joe Paterno ouster are gone. more »»

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