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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 »»

La Russa announces retirement

October 31, 2011 ST. LOUIS — Tony La Russa retired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, three days after winning a dramatic, seven-game World Series against the Texas Rangers. more »»

Badgers have scheduling advantage

October 30, 2011 I stumbled upon something that I found to be irritatin. more »»

Meyer would ruin PSU football

October 23, 2011 I read Neil Rudel’s column on Urban Meyer (Oct. 10), and I can’t tell you how big a negative he would be for Penn Stat. more »»

A vote for Meyer to succeed JoePa

October 16, 2011 My choice to succeed Coach Paterno is none other than a classy gentleman by the name of Urban Meyer, former coach of the University of Florida Gators who is now working at ESPN and waiting for Joe t... more »»

Giger column hits nail on the head

October 9, 2011 I have been a PSU fan since birth and have been to Beaver Stadium mostly every year of my life for the past 30 odd seasons. more »»

National media too kind to Paterno

October 2, 2011 It’s evident that people across the country are unaware of the utter dysfunction that is the Penn State coaching situation. I live in North Carolina and watched the PSU-Alabama game with a neighbo. more »»

New configuration should kill BCS

September 25, 2011 First Nebraska and Colorado started the musical chairs when they defected to the Big Ten and Pac-10. And Utah came along to join the Buffs out West. more »»

Paterno needs courage to face reality

September 18, 2011 Watching this Penn State football program year in and year out is like watching the movie Groundhog Day. more »»

One PSU fan feels out of STEP

September 11, 2011 Since Neil Rudel mentioned the STEP program in one of his articles, let me give one person’s opinion. Last Saturday, I felt like a visitor in a foreign land at Beaver Stadium. more »»

Classy Tide fans deserve PSU respect

September 4, 2011 With college football season upon us, I wanted to take a minute to stress how well we were treated when we, as Penn State fans, made the trip to Alabama last year. more »»

Glad to see Collins get another shot

August 28, 2011 I was thrilled to read in today’s Altoona Mirror that Kerry Collins was called out of retirement and given a contract by the Indianapolis Colts. more »»

Stout, Fed getting raw deal

August 21, 2011 Here we go again — the Rudel/Giger connection has gone out of its way to disparage another pillar of the community. more »»

Pirate fans can’t let up now

August 7, 2011 Just as I thought — the Pirates’ fair-weather friends are starting to surface. This is the first year the Pirates have been competitive since 1992. Good for them. more »»

There won’t be another JoePa

July 31, 2011 I just listened to Joe Paterno at the Big Ten Media Day, and he looks better than he has in the last couple of years. He’s the best, no doubt about it, and the last of the oldtimers. more »»

Pirates file complaint over 19th-inning call

July 27, 2011 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates president Frank Coonelly issued a statement on Wednesday, a day after his team's 4-3 loss to the Braves in Atlanta that included a highly controversial call in the 19th... more »»

Deal for Pence make sense

July 24, 2011 I think it is time for the Bucs to make a trade — one that makes sense for this year as well as the future. The trade that works best in this scenario is for Houston outfielder Hunter Pence. more »»

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