Sports on TV can be unpredictable, but for people watching the Super Bowl tonight there are two guarantees: First, Patriots receiver Chris Hogan will get some airtime and, second, the postgame trophy presentation will get the attention viewers expect — especially if New England wins.
By any measure (and there were many, according the NBC Sports public relations team), the Steelers-Chiefs divisional playoff game last week was a success.
It was the most-watched primetime game on any network since last year’s Super Bowl, attracting an average of 37.1 ...
Getting ready to watch the Steelers-Kansas City Chiefs playoff game tonight?
Before you do, listen. Seriously, find the Steelers pregame show on radio, about 45 minutes before kickoff if you can, and listen to the question-and-answer session with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and Steelers.com ...
Name: Tony Miller
High school: Cambria Heights
College: Penn State University
My favorite sports is: Football
I usually attend games with: My wife, Carol, and my kids, Jason and Casey
Favorite high school team: Altoona
Favorite college ...
It’s the first day of 2017, and that’s just enough time to take one last look back at 2016 in terms of sports television with my selections for the best individuals and moments of the year. Here we go:
Best studio show: “College GameDay,” ESPN. The show remains, by just a smidge over ...
In the fall of 1962 for 14 weeks, 51 young men started on a journey that continues to this day.
It has been 54 years since those young men completed, and competed, on the football field. Their record still stands as the last undefeated football team at Altoona Area High School.
We all live ...
Kudos to Penn State coach James Franklin and his team for how they’ve dealt with the media in the aftermath of the Big Ten Conference championship game and leading up to the Rose Bowl.
Their message has been one of determination, focus and thankfulness. They’ve embraced the opportunity, ...
Everything about baseball got bigger during Bud Selig’s reign as commissioner.
What’s important to remember is how. Because the same outsized contributions that earned him entry into the Hall of Fame should crack open the door wide enough for stars from the super-sized era ...
Ralph Branca, the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who died last week at 90 years old, will always be remembered as the pitcher who threw the pitch to Bobby Thomson of the hated New York Giants.
Thomson hit a “bloop” home run (285-footer) into the left-field stands in the old Polo Grounds in New ...
After two postseason firsts for Penn State in one game Saturday night — playing in the Big Ten Conference championship game for the first time and playing in game broadcast by Fox for the first time — fans can expect more of the latter over the next six years.
Fox picked up the broadcast ...
Name: Joel McElhinney
High school: Altoona, class of 1991
My favorite sport: Football
I usually attend games with: My buddies or my daughter
Favorite high school team: Altoona
Favorite college team: Penn State
Favorite pro team: Steelers
My favorite ...
In case you missed it during this week devoted to indigestion and brawling during Black Friday over that toy your child just has to have, the NCAA dropped the hammer on Notre Dame for academic shenanigans that occurred in its once-storied football program.
It was an ...
Tickets for the first-ever concert in Beaver Stadium go on sale to the public Wednesday, and we’ll get a better sense then of the response to the lineup led by Blake Shelton, Chris Young and Big & Rich for the July 8 event.
With the concert eight months away, it simply might be too ...
Once a doormat, football team caps amazing turnaround
On Sept. 14, 1996, the Saint Francis football team traveled to West Long Branch, New Jersey, to face Monmouth in the first-ever Northeast Conference football game.
The Red Flash lost to the Hawks, 46-17.
To say that the going has ...
They’ll relive the game for generations, these Cubs fans, talking about the magical night in Cleveland when the skies opened up and the curse of the Billy Goat was buried once and for all.
Somewhere along the way the stories will be embellished, as if that is even possible. ...