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NFL Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen dies

March 11, 2010 By Doug Alden The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Pro Football Hall of Famer and former television actor Merlin Olsen has died. He was 69. more »»

Pitt joining the Big Ten would be a big mistake

March 7, 2010 Pitt is a top candidate not only because of the rich history and tradition of the football program and being a perennial power in basketball but because Pitt is considered for its... more »»

Pirates have reason for optimism

February 28, 2010 It’s starting to feel a lot like ... baseball season. With pitchers and catchers having reported, I can’t help but feel that this season is the year vast strides are made in Pittsburgh. more »»

Weather causes high school tournament postponements

February 26, 2010 Because of the winter storm, all of today's District 6 basketball playoff games have been postponed, district basketball chairman T.J. Kakabar announced this morning. more »»

Penn State lacks business sense

February 21, 2010 Penn State football recently announced its decision to create outrageous new lease fees for many seats in Beaver Stadium, beyond the club and suite sections built in 2001 and then increase ticket... more »»

Ex-Pirate Jim Bibby dies

February 17, 2010 LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Former major league pitcher Jim Bibby has died. He was 65. more »»

Weather strikes area sports schedule again

February 15, 2010 A number of area high school sporting events have been affected by Monday's snow. Here's a list of postponements and cancellations confirmed by the Mirror by 5 p.m. more »»

Column shows Steeler fan's colors

February 14, 2010 Just by chance, due to a power outage in Moon Township, I drive over to Altoona to watch the Super Bowl with my da. more »»

Storm causes more HS sports postponements, cancellations

February 10, 2010 For the third time in less than a week, a winter storm has virtually wiped out the area scholastic sports schedule. more »»

Sunday mailbag

February 7, 2010 PSU’s winter blues In the fall through early spring, snakes hibernate. This is normal except on the campus of Penn State University near various sports programs. more »»

Pentoney only told the truth

January 31, 2010 I think Hollidaysburg Area High School boys basketball coach Mike Pentoney should not have been suspended because he spoke the truth about colleges and high schools in general. more »»

Clock should tick on DeChellis

January 24, 2010 Just because a coach won the NIT last year should not give him a free pass to build a program. more »»

NBA gun incident troubling

January 17, 2010 The recent gun incident, involving the NBA and Washington Wizards player Gilbert Arenas, gives NBA Commissioner David Stern the opportunity to make a landmark decision. more »»

PSU price gouge ‘astonishing’

January 10, 2010 Forbes released its annual standings for football programs and their value. I find the results to be exceptionally disturbing. It angers me to the highest degree possibl. more »»

Sunday Sports Mailbag

January 3, 2010 I was disappointed in hearing about Tiger Woods and his transgressions. But being a very high profile celebrity, it could happen to a multimillionaire, good looking, young stud. more »»

PSU succumbs to ‘almighty dollar’

December 27, 2009 My fascination and addiction to Penn State football began in 1968-69 with the likes of Mike Reid, Steve Smear and Jack Ham. more »»

PSU comfortable with mediocrity

December 20, 2009 Once again it looks like Penn State basketball will get to defend their title in the NIT. It is early, but every indication of their play has them heading towards a .500 season. more »»

Bellwood has treasure in Hayes

December 6, 2009 I want to recognize head coach John Hayes, his staff and the Bellwood-Antis football team for another great season. more »»

Tiger Woods issues statement

December 2, 2009 By The Associated Press This is a transcript of the statement released Wednesday by golfer Tiger Woods on his Web site. more »»

Report: Big Ben out for Ravens

November 28, 2009 is reporting that Ben Roethlisberger will sit out the Steelers' game at Baltimore Sunday night. Fox ace reporter Jay Glazer broke the story this morning. more »»

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