The Altoona Mirror Rudelen-usSun, 28 Aug 2016 10:04:12 EDTSun, 28 Aug 2016 10:04:12 EDT ascending to his biggest stagehttp://www.altoonamirror.com PARK - When Bob Shoop left Penn State's defensive coordinator position for a similar job at Tennessee after last season, several Nittany Lion players told James Franklin he didn't need to search hard for Shoop's successor.Fri, 5 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTGriping publicly doesn't help Penn Statehttp://www.altoonamirror.com Franklin went 0-1 at the Big Ten Media Days. In two-plus years, we've learned that Franklin is an excellent representative of Penn State and has strong recruiting, leadership and communication skills.Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTPitt's call on beer hits spothttp://www.altoonamirror.com recent news items in sports worthy of comment while wondering how many saw this big of a dropoff coming for the 2016 Pirates: ITEM: Pitt to sell beer at Heinz Field. This is a decision that shouldn't be criticized.Sun, 3 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTRudel: Chambers sees the light at PSUhttp://www.altoonamirror.com Chambers was right at home during the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauder Club's annual spring luncheon Friday at Park Hills Country Club. As one of 12 children from an Irish-Catholic family in Philadelphia, Chambers quickly drew on his root.Sat, 11 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTWest follows heart homehttp://www.altoonamirror.com Doug West worked through some morning pancakes earlier this week, a couple of days removed from being named head boys basketball coach at Altoona Area High School, his alma mater, he pondered the number of stops he's made since his NBA playing...Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT