Name: Mike Allison
High school: Altoona
College: Penn State Altoona
My favorite sport: Basketball
I usually attend games with: Family and friends
Favorite high school team: Altoona
Favorite college team: A tie between Penn State and North Carolina
Favorite pro team: Pittsburgh Steelers
My favorite sports memory: Penn State beating Miami in the Fiesta Bowl for the national championship.
The local athlete I’ve most enjoyed watching while growing up: Brian Rehm
My all-time favorite local coach: A tie between John Swogger and Larry Betar
The most famous athlete I ever met: Barry Bonds
My most prized autograph or picture is of: Joe Paterno
If I have a claim to fame as a fan, it would be: I once enjoyed dinner and drinks with Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz.
If I were the boss of local sports, the one rule I would enforce would be: No participation trophies.
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