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Olympic experience steadily eroding

August 21, 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO — There may have been a time, when athletes smoked pipes, competed in everyday clothes and didn’t tweet sponsored messages, a time that fewer and fewer people can remember, when sport... more »»

Viewers wanted more on Saunders

August 21, 2016 It’s been 11 days since ESPN’s John Saunders died and while the praise for his career and testimonials about him as a colleague and person have been appropriate, compelling, emotional and honest,... more »»

Over time, ballparks evolve steadily

August 14, 2016 If you go to a Curve game or make the trip to PNC Park, have you ever thought about how, between pitches, these venues showcase an impressive array of entertainment options that include all kinds of... more »»

NFL preseason gives way to Olympics

August 7, 2016 Preseason, regular season or postseason, the NFL dominates on television, consistently pulling ratings and viewership that other programming (news, reality, scripted or sports) can only hope to... more »»

Lilly: Hall should welcome Bonds, Clemens

July 31, 2016 Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame last Sunday. more »»

NBC loading up for Olympic coverage

July 24, 2016 Sports on television often matters most because it’s live, giving fans immediate access to the action and reaction associated with the competition. more »»

BTN set to resume its campus tours

July 17, 2016 It’s all about access and community — that’s what makes a sports-related TV channel or network successful, especially as more and more such outlets serve a specific niche — and the Big Ten Network... more »»

Old Timers’ games stir fond memories

July 17, 2016 Another item has been checked off my Bucket List. I have attended an Old Timers’ baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. These Yankee get-togethers date back 70 year. more »»

Big Ten keeps relations with ESPN, too

July 10, 2016 Penn State football and basketball fans (as well as coaches associated with those programs) should take a moment this week, some slow summer midday, and email or even write — yep, by hand the... more »»

Mancuso carved unique niche at PSU

July 3, 2016 Most Penn State fans do not know his name, but they probably appreciate his work and know a bit more about their favorite varsity sports teams because of his dedication and talen. more »»

Man made career as gate crasher

June 26, 2016 When my great uncle, Mace Bugen, was a boy, he was crazy for sports, just like his two older brothers and all the boys in his school in Phillipsburg, N.. more »»

A special day to spend with dad

June 19, 2016 Today is Father’s Day. It’s a chance to tell your favorite guy thanks for all he’s been and done for you over the years. It’s usually celebrated with a small gift, perhaps a shirt or tie or wallet. more »»

Fans shouldn’t lose voice on kickoff times

June 19, 2016 Every day is a day closer to college football season, and for Penn State fans who watch Nittany Lions games on TV, the schedule has already taken pretty good shape. more »»

Memorable brush with 'The Greatest'

June 12, 2016 It was the spring of 1969. I was 18 years old and finishing up my freshman year at Penn State. A lot had changed in the 12 months since my graduation from Bellwood-Antis High Schoo. more »»

Sampsell: Ali, media made perfect match

June 5, 2016 As the tributes appropriately continue to flow in the next couple of days for Muhammad Ali, it’s important to provide context. more »»

Dahlberg: NBA leader’s vision is a safe bet

June 5, 2016 LAS VEGAS — Adam Silver gets it, and he’s going to keep repeating it until people finally listen. Forget the conspiracy theories about No. more »»

Baylor should pull plug on athletics

May 29, 2016 More than a decade ago, Baylor was at the center of a sordid scandal involving murder and drugs, leading to some of the harshest penalties the NCAA has ever doled out. more »»

Big Ten Network trying ‘to be fair’

May 29, 2016 If it’s almost June, it’s almost the toughest time of the year for the Big Ten Network. more »»

Winners of Emmys logical choices

May 15, 2016 Sports Emmy Awards were handed out this week, and the slight surprise came with the final math while the big award winners were fairly logical. First, Fox (that’s Fox, Fox Sports 1 and FoxSport. more »»

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