Tiger Woods once said it could not be considered a truly great year without winning a major.
Five years ago, he never would have said it could be a good year without winning any tournament.
This year is an exception.
Woods closed with a 64 on Sunday at Bellerive, his lowest final round in ...
I have been a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates all my life, but I’ve lived away for 50 years.
I moved back to the area in 2016 and was excited about watching Pirates games.
Usually at the end of the games, some people in the stands start what sounds like howling noises.
It is quite ...
There are just three Saturdays, or 21 days overall, however you prefer to count, until the college football season begins.
For Penn State, the season opener comes on Sept. 1 when the Nittany Lions play host to Appalachian State at Beaver Stadium.
For some fans looking forward to the season, ...
Sometimes the passing of time enhances our appreciation of people and the good they have done.
Such is the case of Penn State longtime women’s basketball coach Rene Portland.
I’ll not let the controversy that plagued her last few seasons diminish the contributions she made to female ...
The Keystone kids are making another run to play on Little League’s biggest stage.
Keystone Little League, based in Beech Creek, Clinton County, claimed the Pennsylvania championship by sweeping four games at the state tournament held last week in Berwick.
Keystone’s next stop is the ...
Well the Ohio State slogan of “Just win baby, win” has come back to haunt coach Urban Meyer and the entire Columbus and Ohio State communities.
My questions, among many, are:
1. In 2015, police investigated an incident of domestic abuse of the victim. Who stopped the police report of ...
In May, the team owners of the National Football League (NFL) instituted some new rules for football players and teams.
This new rule was a reaction to protests some players have made during the playing of the national anthem.
There are many strong opinions on this issue expressed by ...
On Wednesday, July 18 at the Altoona Curve game at noon, patriotism and the respect for our nation’s flag and veterans were at an emotional high, and my friends and I were proud to be a part of it.
The Curve, as always, honor our veterans each game and this particular Wednesday’s salute ...
Name: Ben Eberhart
High school: Claysburg-Kimmel
College: Penn State Altoona
My favorite sport: Baseball
I usually attend games with: My family and my girlfriend.
Favorite high school team: Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs
Favorite college team: Penn ...
I am probably the last person on earth who should be writing a sports column.
My first Little League game was an abject failure. We lost 33-0, long before mercy rules were introduced. That team did not win a single game.
Three years later, when playing in the “majors” — at least the ...
I have been surprised over the years that Ohio State University hasn’t been hit with more allegations of improprieties with any of its sports programs.
Well, as they say, “what goes around comes around” when a number of former wrestlers and a nursing student came forward in an ...
Name: Ben Sosnowski
Junior high school: Hollidaysburg
Future college: Penn State
My favorite sport: Baseball
I usually attend games with: My family and friends
Favorite high school team: Hollidaysburg
Favorite college team: Penn State
I am writing to add perspective to Mark Moschella’s coaching career following his recent retirement as head coach of the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School girls basketball team.
To the start the season off, Coach Moschella sat us down and listed our priorities on the board.
By Byron Lasser
In 1970, my wife, Ronna, and I were living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the home of the University of Alabama.
One night we let our little dachshund, “Peaches,” outside to relieve herself.
Within a few minutes, she was barking up a storm so I went outside to see what the ...
It was early the morning of July 4, and ESPN’s Michelle Beadle, live on the air, asked a probably bigger-than-she-intended question: “Why are we here?”
It was not a philosophical or religious query, and it really did not sound like a complaint, but with Beadle and co-hosts Mike ...
There’s a best time to buy just about everything, from airline tickets to mattresses and outdoor grills — and even on-air rules analysts for NFL games.
The time for the last product was the past few weeks, with every network securing a recently retired official to hopefully provide ...
I most certainly support separate playoffs for public and private schools.
All of my public school years were spent in District 6. Twenty years following graduation from high school were spent in the Philadelphia area, and five years after that were spent in District 4 while our son was a ...
Over the past several years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been considered one of the NFL’s elite teams.
Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell are arguably the best quarterback, wide receiver and running back combination, and the defense is composed of young, talented ...
I strongly favor a plan that would level the playing field between the PIAA’s private and public schools.
As a former head coach and current assistant varsity coach of a public school for a period of 23 years, this is an issue that needs to be addressed in some form.
Also having been a ...
So far Saquon Barkley has embraced, and seemingly thrived in, the media spotlight provided by his presence on the New York Giants’ roster.
This week the former Penn State standout appeared in ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue,” with those images also available online. He was also ...