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Early read on O'Brien is positive

April 15, 2012 My early impressions of Bill O’Brien: Like many other Penn Staters, I initially thought that getting a “big name” replacement for Coach Paterno was a must (like Jon Gruden) given the circumstanc. more »»

Coquese, Lady Lions making progress

April 1, 2012 You knew from the outset that the Lady Lions were playing out of their environment versus the East region’s No. 1 seed UConn. For the Lady Huskies, it was just another day at the offic. more »»

Business of NFL forced out Ward

March 25, 2012 I’m really disappointed to hear the news of Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward being released last week. Ward was clearly one of Pittsburgh’s must popular players. more »»

Mat coach Eckenrode reaches new "Heights"

March 18, 2012 We are wrestlers at Cambria Heights for coach Mike Eckenrode. more »»

Steeler brass shows it is ungrateful

March 11, 2012 There are three things that bother me about the Pittsburgh Steeler organization. Let me get this out of the way first: We all know ad nauseum,”Football is a business!” 1. more »»

Sports letters to the editor

March 3, 2012 After learning of Penn State naming the heir apparent to the late and legendary Joe Paterno, I was curious of how the PSU faithful would reac. more »»

Referees should curtail physical play

February 26, 2012 We appreciate all the work the PIAA does to provide excellence in selecting officials and providing an atmosphere of safety for all athletes. more »»

Paterno's passing a crying shame

February 12, 2012 I’m not ashamed to admit I cried when the news of Joe Paterno’s death was announced. more »»

Franco is much more than a coach

February 5, 2012 I vividly recall sitting in my room at Bucknell University nearly 19 years ago writing a letter to the Mirror in support of coach John Franc. more »»

Rename Beaver Stadium for Paterno

January 29, 2012 I write this with great grief knowing that our coach and beloved family leader Joe Paterno has passed away after 85 years. more »»

College sports rife with problems

January 22, 2012 I commend Benjamin Green for the insightful letter published in the sports mailbag last month. more »»

Fans need to give O'Brien a chance

January 15, 2012 Why is everyone — especially former Penn State football players — jumping off the boat in regards to Bill O’Brien? People are overreacting and becoming too emotional. more »»

Time needed to judge Penn State hiring

January 8, 2012 My view on the hiring of Bill O’Brien: Penn State wanted to avoid the inevitable “what did you know” questions about the Sandusky crisis if they hired Tom Bradley or anyone in house. more »»

Is it Fitzgerald ... or could it be Saban?

January 1, 2012 I am so confused by how the Penn State football search committee has conducted their search, I don’t know what to believe anymore. more »»

PSU board’s ‘monumental blunder’

December 24, 2011 As difficult as this was, the Board of Trustees handled it using the “Exxon Valdez” response when they could have been the “Tylenol” example. more »»

Graham move shows his true colors

December 18, 2011 I wrote after Todd Graham took the Pitt job but I mentioned that Pitt was taking a chance and this guy couldn’t be trusted. more »»

PSU needs to get things straight

December 11, 2011 Why did everyone keep asking why Joe Paterno wasn’t able to finish the year? Easy answer: They can’t make Joe or football more important than a chil. more »»

American culture can share blame

December 4, 2011 Regardless of how one may feel about Joe Paterno, I think the Penn State sex scandal raises some important issues about just how modern sports affects our society toda. more »»

Sunday Sports Mailbag

November 27, 2011 In the Nov. 16 Penn State Gameday supplement, Frank Giardina presented an article on, “Some lessons learned from Paterno,” and I’d like to respond to it. I worked in State College for 35 years. more »»

Letters to the editor

November 20, 2011 Being a Penn State alumnus, I felt it important to put together my thoughts on this situation at my university. more »»

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