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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 »»

‘We wuv you, Whobbie!’

July 17, 2011 The story of Merrill “Whobbie’’ Hoover written in the Mirror by Ken Love was one of the most beautiful and inspiring pieces I have read in a very long time. more »»

July 4th race impressive

July 10, 2011 I would like to publicly acknowledge everyone involved in hosting the Fourth of July races in Altoona. more »»

Ohio State deserves its fate

July 3, 2011 Finally — unlike Rich Foust from Troy, Ohio, and David Winters of Altoona — someone from Ohio State’s trustees, Terry Jurgen, saw and admitted guilt and troubles in Ohio State’s value systems. more »»

North Carolina deserves same treatment as OSU

June 26, 2011 With all the great reporting the Mirror did in the “Ohio State scandal,” I’m sure the Mirror will do the same justice with North Carolina and all the “major” violations that have been handed to them... more »»

JoePa, Coach K two peas in a pod

June 19, 2011 When I saw in the Altoona Mirror that Mike Krzyzewski, basketball coach at Duke, and Penn State’s Joe Paterno, the winningest football coach in Division I, would be interviewed together by ESPN for ... more »»

Penn State needed to think bigger

June 11, 2011 I read with heightened interest articles and letters (opinions) regarding the coaching recruitment for the Penn State men’s basketball progra. 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 »»

Mixed feelings on DeChellis exit

May 29, 2011 My wife and I walked into Blair County Ballpark on Monday evening and heard a ticket taker call me over to tell me something. more »»

Dodson leaves as true champion

May 15, 2011 Two of my children, Willie and Hallie Morse, competed for State College Area High School and against Altoona Area High School, and I simply wanted to let folks in District 6 area know how many of us... more »»

Conlon enters ‘God’s stadium’

May 8, 2011 John Conlon was a role model as well as an icon. He gave over 40 years of his life teaching boys between the ages of 9 to 13 how to play football. John had five girls and no sons. more »»

Pirates should demote Alvarez

May 1, 2011 As the first month of the baseball season comes to a close, Pirate fans have to wonder how long Clint Hurdle will stick with Pedro Alvarez. more »»

Sunday sports mailbag

April 24, 2011 Real Pittsburgh fans root no matter what Pittsburgh sports fans ... shame on you! I see a lot of Steeler stickers, Penguin posters and Penn State paraphernalia in the area. more »»

Guilfoyle tradition shows its unity

April 9, 2011 On April 3, the Sunday Mirror came to my house, and being a sports fan, I grabbed the sports section first and started glancing at some of the article titles. more »»

Not thrilled with private schools in PIAA

April 3, 2011 I just got done watching the first public school since District 6’s own Juniata Valley in 1996 win the PIAA Class A basketball championship — kind of. more »»

Future bright for Lady Lions, matmen

March 27, 2011 I was away and missed seeing Penn State vs. Temple in the NCAA Tournament and as well as the Lady Lions’ first game. more »»

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