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WVU coach strikes nerve with fans

October 11, 2011 West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen took a pretty big risk at his press conference last week when he was openly critical of Mountaineer fans. Sometimes, however, the truth hurts. more »»

Gioiosa was mentor, friend

October 2, 2011 This testament is written on behalf of my lifelong friend, Angie Gioiosa. more »»

Steelers poised for big year

September 11, 2011 The 2010 Steelers season, filled with many highlights, ended in disappointment to the Green Bay Packers at Cowboys Stadiu. more »»

Keystone does itself proud

September 4, 2011 Chalk one up for a bunch of little guys from Small Town USA. The Little League World Series attracted some extra attention with kids from small towns just down the road involved this year. more »»

LLWS stirs special memories

August 14, 2011 Kids from around the world will be traveling to South Williamsport this week to play baseball. Kids from Hamamatsu City, Japan, and Rotterdam, Netherlands. more »»

Playing horse with Pistol Pete

August 14, 2011 On a hot, humid July evening in 1967, this then 18-year-old graduate of Huntingdon High School and freshman basketball player to be at Shippensburg State College was excited. more »»

YMCA races deserve high marks

July 17, 2011 Even though it’s summer, it’s report card time for this year’s 37th running of the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA races. The old: A million thanks to John Foreman, his father, John Sr. more »»

Fond memories of Royal St. George

July 10, 2011 This year’s British Open golf championship will be played Thursday through Sunday at Royal St. George’s, a seaside links course at the English Channel village of Sandwich, in county Kent. more »»

Baseball purity vs. football passion

July 3, 2011 As much as I enjoy baseball, it has not been our “national pastime” for at least three decades. more »»

Mavericks’ NBA championship satisfying to Cleveland native

June 26, 2011 The entire armada that is my family — we are good Irish Catholics —was given the perfect start to our first-ever beach vacation. more »»

Lane: A day to raise a toast to dear old dad

June 19, 2011 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 »»

Fond memories of Moore, Leasure

June 5, 2011 Neil Rudel’s column last Sunday on the Penn State basketball coach search brought back memories of my time in central Pennsylvania, growing up in Tyrone. more »»

Baseball is a very quotable sport

April 24, 2011 The great game of baseball has provided fans with the excitement of timely hits, scintillating pitching and dramatic managerial strategy. more »»

'Hank' taught us a life lesson

April 17, 2011 Having grown up in south Altoona and lived on the same block as Dick Hankinson and his wife, Donna, I can’t remember a time before I knew him. We called him “Hank. more »»

Rubbing elbows

March 27, 2011 One of the best moments of my life came when I met Maurkice Pouncey, the starting center for the Pittsburgh Steelers. When I was on vacation at Disney World recently, my Pap, Danny Pfeilstucker S. more »»

Guarding against substance abuse

March 5, 2011 We know when kids are involved in sports and other positive activities, this participation is usually a protective factor — a protective factor that helps reduce risky behaviors and use of harmful... more »»

Steelers, Packers have earned spot in big game

February 5, 2011 Today, at Cowboys Stadium just outside of Dallas, the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Green Bay Packers for the right to hold up the 45th edition of the Vince Lombardi Trophy. more »»

Enjoying some of football’s best quips

January 23, 2011 Which major sport provides by far the most metaphorical allusions to history, politics and literature? Without question, it is footbal. more »»

Father Bede touched many lives

January 2, 2011 St. Francis University buried one of its true legends last month. The Rev. Bede Hines, T.O.R., passed away on Dec. 1 at the age of 92. more »»

PSU players are paid with tradition

December 26, 2010 With all the controversy surrounding Cam Newton and the allegations that he or his father may have accepted money to play college football, a dark storm cloud has been cast over Auburn University. more »»

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