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Nittany Lions must be more disciplined

October 4, 2015 I noticed in multiple situations against Rutgers what I thought signaled a lack of focus or discipline by Penn State. more »»

Can Franklin improve Hackenberg?

September 27, 2015 I read in the Mirror this past week that Penn State plans to polish quarterback Christian Hackenberg’s skills. more »»

Paterno had program in ‘good condition’

September 20, 2015 I was enjoying Neil Rudel’s commentary entitled, “Paterno faced crossroads,” last Saturday until I read this line: “Because of scandal-related circumstances, Paterno did not leave the program in th... more »»

PSU fundamentals lacking under Franklin

September 13, 2015 The Penn State game against Temple on Sept. 5 was the most pathetic display of football coaching I have ever witnessed. more »»

Steelers scrape bottom by adding Vick

September 6, 2015 It was very disappointing to see the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team I have respected, scraping the bottom of the character barrel in signing Michael Vick. more »»

‘Souped-up’ bats are recipe for injury

August 30, 2015 I am one of the many who enjoys watching the Little League games on ESPN this time of year. more »»

Refs admit mistakes; can Franklin?

August 22, 2015 I read Cory Giger’s article on James Franklin a couple of Sundays ago. more »»

PSU season awaits, so do questions

August 16, 2015 I love James Franklin. We’ve seen how dynamic and energetic he can be on the recruiting trail and as a representative of Penn State. more »»

Names on PSU jerseys helpful

August 2, 2015 My husband is 92 years old, and I am 84. We have always been big fans of Penn State football. When former coach Bill O’Brien had players’ names added to their shirts, it made an amazing differen. more »»

Meeting Rose a lifetime highlight

July 26, 2015 I would like to comment on the article John Mehno had the nerve to print in the Altoona Mirror on Sunday, June 28 about the visit of Pete Rose to the Wild Things Stadium in Washington, PA. more »»

Meredith was PSU ambassador

July 5, 2015 I enjoyed Neil Rudel’s column on retiring Penn State ticket manager Bud Meredith. I’d like to share a few interactions from the old days. more »»

A unique view of "Deflate-gate"

June 28, 2015 America’s quarterback, Tom Brady, took his Celtic good looks and gold plated resume to the Big Apple and knelt before the high altar of the NFL, to seek absolution from sins for which he avows... more »»

Pharoah couldn’t run with Secretariat

June 21, 2015 I read Ira Kaufman’s column (Pharoah’s triple crown a sight to behold”) last Sunday, and I think we’re the complete opposite. I am a New York City native and currently reside in Bedford. more »»


June 7, 2015 Pitch clock ‘a start’ I liked baseball when the games lasted two hours and 45 minutes or less. Today, baseball bores me. The 20-second pitch clock is a start and can’t be reduced much more. more »»

Franklin doesn’t want tough schedule

May 31, 2015 I am writing about Penn State football scheduling. Both Neil Rudel and Will Walk provided thought provoking articles on that subject in the past few weeks. more »»


May 24, 2015 Patriots’ legacy tainted As a fan of the New England Patriots going back to when Coach Bill O’Brien was the offensive coordinator and then becoming the head coach at Penn State, I don’t understand... more »»

PSU Altoona should add wrestling

May 17, 2015 It is exciting to see Penn State Altoona athletics moving forward in their NCAA Division III sports programs. The women’s softball team is ranked No. 5 and the baseball team is having a fine seas. more »»

Sunday Sports Mailbag

May 10, 2015 I’m disappointed the proposal to change the regulations on delayed harvest areas was shelved by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. more »»

Sunday Sports Mailbag

May 3, 2015 Last week, Paul Newberry made his case why Roger Clemens, Pete Rose and Barry Bonds should be in Baseball’s Hall of Fame. I sort of agree. Pete Rose, his gambling troubles aside, is a no-brainer. more »»

PSU’s extension of Chambers curious

April 26, 2015 Recently, the college basketball ranks have been switching coaches like guys sometimes switch their underwear. Coaches like Rick Barnes of Texas and Steve Lavin of St. more »»

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