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Sideline reporter apparently overly taxed

January 10, 2016 There was just one turnover in the TaxSlayer Bowl, a first-half interception, but the biggest turnover most TV viewers noticed came a little late. more »»

Blackledge: Hack needs ‘retooled’

January 3, 2016 Veteran college football analyst Todd Blackledge, the quarterback who led Penn State to its first national championship, will work the Jan. 11 national championship game for ESPN Radi. more »»

Behe: Rhule putting his stamp on Temple

December 27, 2015 It was a rainy night in Florida for State College native son Matt Rhule. His Temple Owls were flirting with the team’s first 11-win season and a lock in college football’s Top 25. more »»

WTAJ plots its bowl-game strategy

December 20, 2015 When Penn State travels to the TaxSlayer Bowl to play Georgia on Jan. 2, it’s more than just another road trip — for the team as well as the media members who cover it. more »»

NFL ‘sellouts’ reducing blackouts

December 6, 2015 This year was to be a one-year test as the NFL suspended its blackout policy, but that test might extend much longer. more »»

Altoona makret shifts from Jones

November 22, 2015 He’s the voice of Penn State football and men’s basketball, but he’s no longer a sports-talk voice on ESPN Radio 1430 in Altoona. more »»

DiPietro epitomized ’74 Marauders

November 15, 2015 We too often wait until an old friend leaves us to recall the good times we shared with him or her. I, like so many of us, have done that yet again. Dave DiPietro, who died Nov. more »»

PSU getting used to high noon

November 8, 2015 With Saturday’s game at Northwestern, Penn State played its fifth noon game of the season, four have been at Beaver Stadium. For some fans, that’s an inconvenience. more »»

Moore left his mark on the Cove

November 1, 2015 Frank Logan Moore, 89, passed away at the Homewood Retirement Center in Martinsburg on Wednesday, Oct. 14. He is remembered for a stellar athletic career during the 1940s and ’50s. more »»

Officials are on the clock, too

October 25, 2015 Casual sports fans who had not noticed the biggest, most glaring problem with televised sports got a crash course on the subject thanks to the Steelers’ game in San Diego a couple of weeks ago. more »»

AP commentary: Mourinho eating humble pie

October 18, 2015 PARIS — Already a proven winner, Jose Mourinho now must become a specialist in failure, too. more »»

TBS broadcast worthy of wild card

October 11, 2015 Kudos to TBS for its generally solid coverage of the National League wild-card game that the Pirates dropped, 4-0, to the Cubs on Wednesday. more »»

Trip to Johnstown takes Costas back

September 27, 2015 Nationally televised Pittsburgh Penguins games are not unusual, and Bob Costas working a major sporting event on TV is not unusual, either. more »»

Lasorda still bleading Dodger blue

September 27, 2015 LOS ANGELES — It was Tommy Lasorda’s 88th birthday, so of course he was spending it at Dodger Stadium. “It’s where I belong,” the last Dodger manager to win a World Series said. more »»

Mayweather goes out on his terms

September 20, 2015 LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. went out just as expected — on top and leaving boxing fans yearning for more. Andre Berto wasn’t expected to give him much trouble, and he didn’t. more »»

Tebow will be back in his element

September 13, 2015 Fans who enjoy college football on TV should send a thank-you letter to the Philadelphia Eagles for cutting quarterback Tim Tebo. more »»

Tip 1: Don’t bet with your heart

September 6, 2015 LAS VEGAS — No one loves football season more than the bookies in this city’s legal gambling houses. Last year they took in a staggering $1. more »»

ESPN shines with Little League

August 30, 2015 While ESPN gets deserved criticism for many things (and does many things well), it might not do anything better than the Little League World Series — and its coverage concludes with the championship... more »»

‘Most beloved Phillie’ moving on

August 23, 2015 By Marcus Hayes Philadelphia Daily News It was the eve of Independence Day and the Phillies were in Atlanta, but the season was already over. Nobody told Chase Utley. more »»

BTN bus arrives at Penn State

August 16, 2015 Folks who think Penn State’s annual Coaches Caravan drags on do not know half of the story when it comes to long, working bus rides. more »»

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