Congratulations to Coach Steve Rhodes on his outstanding three-plus decades of coaching and teaching in the Altoona Area School District.
Coach Rhodes was also the athletic director at both Roosevelt and the Altoona Area Junior High School.
The athletes and students who Rhodes came in ...
ATLANTA — With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL just wanted to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem.
Put the focus back on football.
Instead, the league seemed to muddle the divisive issue even more with a ...
Whether it’s “sports entertainment” (WWE) or mixed martial arts (UFC), it’s apparently a good time to be making deals with broadcast partners.
In the past week or so, Fox agreed to pay WWE about $1 billion for five years beginning in October 2019 to carry “Smackdown Live.” In ...
Penn State recruiting continues to open doors
Several weeks ago, I wrote a letter in which I felt Saquon Barkley’s success and personality would be a magnet that would lure more four-and five-star football recruits to Penn State in the present and future.
It is already paying off ...
Amidst LeBron James’ recent dominance in year 15 of his career, the Michael Jordan vs. James argument has ramped up to an all-time high.
Jordan was obviously a great player, but, regardless of how the current Eastern Conference finals against Boston turns out, James has surpassed or will ...
Name: Rachel Dibert
High school: Altoona
College: Saint Francis
My favorite sport: Football
I usually attend games with: Family and friends
Favorite high school team: Altoona
Favorite college team: Penn State
Favorite pro team: Pittsburgh ...
By Paul Newberry
The Associated Press
ATHENS, Ga. — Billy Payne is pondering the next chapter in his life.
No, it won’t be anything close to organizing an Olympics.
Or guiding one of the world’s most famous golf tournaments.
“It could be as simple as going fishing every day,” ...
Name: Clark McCready
High school: Hollidaysburg Area
College: Delaware State
My favorite sport: Football
I usually attend games with: My girlfriend, Hannah Civils
Favorite high school team: Hollidaysburg Area
Favorite college team: Penn ...
As a follower of New York Giants football, I was hoping they would not stay down for long during several lean years.
I prayed that Penn State’s Saquon Barkley would be the answer to restoring the Giants back to contention if they would select him, and he would be there when the Giants ...
The NFL Draft wrapped up Saturday, and despite complaints by some purists, it remains fairly interesting TV programming.
And, no matter your level of interest, it was hard to escape draft coverage this year. Along with ESPN and the NFL Network, ABC and Fox aired the event as well. They took ...
An NFL team in London? Count on it. An NBA franchise in Mexico City? Yep, that’s coming too.
What was once a pipe dream — major-league teams based in cities outside the United States and Canada — is now just a matter of time. The aforementioned cities are the ones most likely to break ...
There is no question that the Cleveland Browns need help at all positions.
They have been at the bottom of the NFL for the past few years and this past season became just the second team to go winless.
Over the past two seasons, the Browns have an abysmal record of 1-31.
Many people ...
You never know what you’ve got until it’s gone, and for some sports-talk fans in our region the absence of any compelling national programming on weekday mornings remains a problem — even though more options than ever exist.
At one time, for nearly two decades actually, ESPN Radio ...
It has been since 2009 that the Penn State basketball program has won the NIT.
But this one has to be the best one. I have been a big critic of coach Pat Chambers for the last three years and felt his time to go was overdue.
Boy, how wrong I was.
Evidently his time as an assistant ...
Name: Luke Eberhart
High school: Claysburg-Kimmel High School, class of 2016
College: University of Pittsburgh
My favorite sport: Baseball
I usually attend games with: My family
Favorite high school team: Claysburg-Kimmel
Favorite college team: ...
The Masters, which begins on Thursday, is the most anticipated event on the calendar for most golf fans.
However, this year it really is a can’t miss event for any sports fan.
For the first time in five years, Tiger Woods is competing with a legitimate chance to win his fifth green ...
He’s back, and we’ll find out if he’s better than ever.
“We’re back and better than ever” was a longtime catchphrase for ESPN’s Mike Greenberg during his nearly two-decade run as co-host of “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on ESPN Radio. The show, which was simulcast on ESPN2 ...
I am writing to express my disappointment in the article in the March 2 Mirror concerning the Tyrone-Central girls basketball game.
While everyone is entitled to an opinion about the officiating at a sporting event, I feel that it is highly inappropriate for a writer to lead off an article ...
After a dozen games over the past four days, the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament concludes at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon with its championship game on CBS Sports.
The Sunday afternoon game time continues a tradition for the conference, but this season the game is being contested a week ...
Pay college athletes like they’re employees
So the FBI found out elite college hoopsters, families and second cousins were being paid.
Geez, Louise: This has been going on since I was in college — and I’m old.
This again opens the discussion that scholarship athletes ...