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Sports Columns

Mount Aloysius’ new hall creates ‘wow’ moment

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com Some of the inductees into the Mount Aloysius Athletic Hall of Fame were doubly surprised to learn of their recognition. For one, they didn’t know the Mount’s new hall existed, let alone that they were selected as inaugural selections. “I ...

Japan contemplating alliance with US Tour, Europe in golf

The PGA Tour and European tour have a joint operating venture for the next 13 years. Now it appears they want the Japan Golf Tour to join them. It’s another example that while Saudi-funded LIV Golf has made a splash in the golf world, there are ripple effects. As part of their expanded ...

Safety concerns dogging NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR’s beleaguered new car somehow made it out of Talladega Superspeedway in the cleanest race yet of this year’s playoffs. It did little to quell the safety concerns surrounding the Next Gen car that debuted this season. The first four playoff races were a ...

Defense saves PSU’s turnover-prone offense

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State took a step backward Saturday. The Nittany Lions were inept offensively, turning the ball over five times, but rode their defense to a 17-7 victory over Northwestern before 105,524 on a rainy day at Beaver Stadium. “I understand the challenges the offense ...

Fitzgerald deserves patience

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com Some nitpicking as the Nittany Lions prepare to complete the pre-bye portion of their schedule: Northwestern has proven over its history to be among the tougher jobs in the Big Ten. With its rigid academic standards, lack of tradition and ...

Pa’s elk herd thrills hunters and others

The restoration of elk in Pennsylvania represents a great conservation success story. Native elk were found throughout Pennsylvania in the early 19th century but were all but eliminated from the state by the late 1800s, except for a small population in the area around Elk County. The ...