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Giger: They are Penn State -- Mauti, Hill, Urschel epitomize what's great about school

July 27, 2012 CHICAGO -- The three young men could not have represented themselves or their school any better, and they reminded everyone who was on hand here Thursday of one important thin. more »»

Giger: Paterno was not Penn State, and not the man we thought he was

July 16, 2012 Joe Paterno was not Penn State. He was a football coach. A great coach, yes. But still just a football coac. more »»

Curve's Black dominates in relief

July 12, 2012 READING — Vic Black has been nothing short of fantastic for the Curve this season, and while health is the primary reason, perspective also has played a big part. more »»

Curve players motivated by Pirates' success

July 8, 2012 What makes "Major League: Back to the Minors" the stupidest sports movie ever made is the ridiculous assertion that minor league players and coaches can't stand the guys on their parent big league... more »»

So glad they went with the Curve

May 31, 2012 Altoona Fish would have been a funny name. For about 10 minutes. Then it would have been hokey and borderline embarrassing for the city and franchise. Ridge Runners? No way. Coasters? E. more »»

Curve's turnaround all about having fun

May 20, 2012 The simplest advice is all it takes sometimes, and when the Curve were hitting rock bottom last week, all they needed was a reminder of one basic principle. Have fun. more »»

Sanchez’s ‘little bro’ gets heart

May 19, 2012 On his way to the hospital Friday to receive a heart transplant, 15-year-old Dalton Igoe called his buddy, Curve catcher Tony Sanchez, to tell him the wonderful news. more »»

Giger: O'Brien will be flexible with his system and tailor it to current players' strengths

May 15, 2012 The worst thing a new coach can do is marry his system and run it regardless of whether he has the right personnel in place to succeed with i. more »»

Giger: O'Brien to base QB decision on winning now, not on eligibility remaining or potential

April 29, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Bill O'Brien plans to play the quarterback who gives Penn State the best chance to win every game, and he called it a "ridiculous notion" to think the decision will be based on... more »»

Giger: PSU offense no longer 'simple'

April 8, 2012 Receiver Justin Brown explained in a few simple words this past week one big example of why Penn State football as we’ve come to know it no longer exist. more »»

Roster mix should play to Curve’s benefit

April 4, 2012 Young worked for the Curve in 2010. It didn’t in 2011. Young can be exciting, especially when it consists of talent like Matt Hague, Josh Harrison, Chase d’Arnaud, Rudy Owens and Justin Wilso. more »»

Pirates have tough decision to make on Alvarez

March 25, 2012 If the Pirates truly believe they have a chance to finally break their 19-year losing streak and contend in the NL Central this year, they owe it to themselves, every player on the team and their... more »»

Giger: Nothing beats excitement of NCAA tourney

March 15, 2012 It’s time for the two most exciting days of the sports year, tipping off the best, most unique and most captivating championship our country has to offer. more »»

Flash backward: Friday has failed so far at St. Francis

February 28, 2012 Don Friday is fortunate to still have a job after going 6-23 this season and a miserable 32-86 in four years at St. more »»

Giger: PSU gets best of both worlds - offensively and defensively - with coaching moves

January 9, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK -- With the promise of a new modern offense under Bill O'Brien, plus his decision to keep great defensive coaches Larry Johnson and Ron Vanderlinden, Penn State appears to be getting... more »»

Giger: PSU has been boring, predictable on offense for years but should get boost from coaching changes

January 4, 2012 DALLAS — Is everyone ready to welcome Penn State’s offense into the 21st century? Twelve years after the fact. more »»

Giger: Some assistants, please -- PSU coaches Johnson, Vanderlinden, JayPa face uncertain futures in wake of scandal

December 31, 2011 DALLAS -- There are roughly 1,100 assistant coaches in Division I football, yet there aren't very many who are better at their jobs than Penn State's Larry Johnson and Ron Vanderlinden. more »»

Giger: Deserved or not, Bolden gets another opportunity to prove himself

December 30, 2011 DALLAS -- Rob Bolden regressed this year -- badly -- and by the end of the regular season, he looked as bewildered and out of sync as a quarterback can get. more »»

Giger: Munchak's decision no surprise; the surprise, to some, is that PSU remains a good job

December 29, 2011 DALLAS -- Perhaps Penn State's search committee already has its man, a big-name coach who has given a firm yes but is being kept secret until after the bowl game next week. more »»

Ohio State banned from bowl next season

December 20, 2011 COLUMBUS, Ohio — The NCAA has hit Ohio State with a one-year bowl ban and other penalties for a scandal that involved players taking cash and tattoos in exchange for jerseys, rings and other... more »»

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