The Altoona Mirror Rudelen-usSat, 23 Jul 2016 11:04:04 EDTSat, 23 Jul 2016 11:04:04 EDT's call on beer hits spot recent news items in sports worthy of comment while wondering how many saw this big of a dropoff coming for the 2016 Pirates: ITEM: Pitt to sell beer at Heinz Field. This is a decision that shouldn't be criticized.Sun, 3 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTRudel: Chambers sees the light at PSU Chambers was right at home during the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauder Club's annual spring luncheon Friday at Park Hills Country Club. As one of 12 children from an Irish-Catholic family in Philadelphia, Chambers quickly drew on his root.Sat, 11 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTWest follows heart home Doug West worked through some morning pancakes earlier this week, a couple of days removed from being named head boys basketball coach at Altoona Area High School, his alma mater, he pondered the number of stops he's made since his NBA playing...Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT'Chopping' at bit to help Altoona searches"Neil? This is Dick Lockard. Can we borrow the Mirror helicopter?" I chuckle. "Well, sure, Dick - but I'm driving. Company policy. I figured you'd be calling. You know it's reserved for special occasions, like Altoona High searches.Wed, 6 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTPSU needs patience to be virtue Nittany Nation just completed a week unlike one it's ever seen. It began with defensive coordinator Bob Shoop accepting a similar position at Tennessee and continued with six more defections.Sun, 17 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EDT