What do you do if you have compelling content that would be of interest to millions of sports fans?
If you’re the folks at Augusta National, you keep firm control on what and when you share it. Specifically, last week’s TV coverage of the season’s first major golf tournament was, as ...
It wasn’t at the top of the bucket list, but it was on there: watch a sporting event at Madison Square Garden.
Scratch that off with the latest version of March Madness when my family drove to New Jersey, spent the night and took the train to midtown to watch my beloved Gators.
NHL’s decision to not participate in 2018 Games angers its players
Some of the best hockey players in the world won’t be there, at least those of the male variety.
The best women will, though that hardly serves as consolation for both NBC and organizers of the ...
Expect a bounce-back ratings and viewership performance for the NCAA Tournament championship game Monday night.
That’s because the game returns to broadcast television on CBS after airing on cable (TBS) last year.
As part of the NCAA’s agreement with its broadcast partners ...
Name: Michael Fleck
High school: Altoona
My favorite sport: Football
I usually attend games with: My friends
Favorite high school team: Altoona
Favorite college team: Tennessee Volunteers
Favorite pro team: Tennessee Titans
My favorite sports memory: ...
By Laura Snyder
All of us can benefit from kindness, so logically we should extend that kindness to others.
That was the message delivered last weekend at Juniata College by former college football coach Bill Curry, who gave a lecture on the subject of kindness — something he called ...
It’s hard to argue that a regular season baseball game five months from now ranks as must-see TV, but Cardinals-Pirates on Aug. 20 will not be just another baseball game.
The MLB Little League Classic will be played at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, home of the ...
Kudos to CBS Sports and the NCAA, which shortened tonight’s NCAA Tournament selection show from last year’s super-sized, two-hour version to 90 minutes this year.
The show will air at 5:30 p.m. on WTAJ (Channel 10) in our region.
Before last year, the show was only an hour long. But ...
When I was growing up in Altoona, I used to read a column in the Mirror by a man named Os Figard, who shared about the happenings in Florida.
Now that was at least 50 years ago, so my memory may be a little foggy, but I recall that he wrote about Altoonans who spent their winters in The ...
To be clear, Steve Jones and Dick Jerardi might have a couple of the toughest jobs in college basketball.
Working as the play-by-play man and color commentator, respectively, for Penn State men’s basketball comes with challenges.
The most obvious of those is the conflict between being ...
The 2017 Daytona 500, the 59th annual running of the event, is packed with storylines that have been building throughout Speedweek.
Most notable is the return of Dale Earnhardt Jr. from a concussion that forced him to miss half of the NASCAR season in 2016.
NASCAR’s most popular driver ...
News, and even new rumors, out of ESPN has been almost nonexistent as the supposed breakup of ESPN Radio’s longtime morning drive program, “Mike & Mike,” nears its apparent end.
Sports Illustrated first reported the program might end, but no timetable has been specified since that ...
A dozen security guards handcuffing and dragging out a legendary player from courtside seats in the middle of a game would probably be considered the most embarrassing thing ever for almost every sports team.
Unfortunately — or fortunately — the New York Knicks are unlike any other ...
We are nearing the end of the game, and time is running out.
In the clamor and uproar of the modern sports marketing machine, a great man’s achievements are undeservedly dissipating like the roar of the crowd after a Hail Mary touchdown.
Around the time of the Super Bowl, we celebrate ...
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 ...