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 ...
I am writing this as a result of Todd Irwin’s column on Flo Wrestling dropping the ball on delivering the Penn State-Oklahoma State match for the NWCA Dual Championship Series title to thousands of fans of high school and collegiate wrestling.
In short, there is no excuse, and Flo ...
May 8, 1984, was a Tuesday, and 14,000 fans who went through the turnstiles at Chicago’s Comiskey Park to watch a game between the White Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers had every expectation that it would be a routine early-season matchup between two squads destined to be basement dwellers that ...
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 ...
Not long ago, I was praising Penn State basketball coach Pat Chambers, believing signs he was turning this program around in a positive direction.
Tonight, I watched this underachieving squad embarrassed by a Nebraska team that was 4-10 going into the game.
The Nittany Lions were ...
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 ...
Having lived through the complete history of professional football, I can say that although they retain some rules of the game, it is obviously no longer a sport.
Through most of its history, players were ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct and therefore avoided such actions.
On the very ...
Name: Randy Wilson
High school: Tyrone
College: Penn State Altoona
My favorite sport: Football
I usually attend games with: My family and my girlfriend, Steph Schmidt
Favorite high school team: Tyrone
Favorite college team: Texas Longhorns
Patriots have advantage with added motivation
A neat story in the NFL has emerged on Chris Hogan, a former Penn State lacrosse player now a football player with the New England Patriots.
I am really happy for him.
As for today’s big game, I am taking New England over the Atlanta ...
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.
The first Wednesday of February in college football has become a celebration of hat-picking suspense and hopeful speculation. Schools use national signing day to excite their fans, market the program and impress future recruits with a flashy welcome.
On one day, thousands of high school ...
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 ...
Name: Shawn Clark
High school: Hollidaysburg Area
My favorite sport: Football
I usually attend games with: My son, Dominic
Favorite high school team: Hollidaysburg Area
Favorite college team: Penn State
Favorite pro team: Steelers
My favorite ...
Penn State men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers appears to have turned the program around.
He has changed the culture of a losing program to some semblance of respectability and competitiveness in the Big Ten.
Last Saturday at the Palestra on the University of Pennsylvania campus, Chambers ...
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 ...
I enjoyed reading Neil Rudel’s comments about the Rose Bowl, but there is one thing that I’d like to see mentioned.
The sportsmanship between the Nittany Lions and Trojans was the best I’ve seen anywhere in quite some time.
In a day when most athletes, especially in ...
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 ...