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Sports Columns

Penn State doesn’t get paid for 9 overtimes

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — We’ve now witnessed the low point of James Franklin’s eight-year Penn State tenure. As a 24-point favorite, fresh from a bye week, the Nittany Lions lost to Illinois, 20-18, in a torturous nine-overtime game — NCAA record — ...

Backup QBs get chance to show up for PSU

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com Backup QBs get chance to show up All eyes are on the Penn State quarterback(s). Sean Clifford has made a surprisingly quick return to practice, but his availability for today’s game with Illinois (noon, ABC) remains questionable. The Nittany ...

No, Penn State just needs to find its way around OSU

Should the Big Ten change its divisional structure, and if so, how? By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com I heard James Franklin on the topic encouraging discussion, and it’s totally understandable. As we sit here this morning, the best four teams in the ...

Big Ten should not have three powers in one division

Should the Big Ten change its divisional structure, and if so, how? By Cory Giger cgsports12@aol.com Without a doubt, I believe the Big Ten should and probably eventually will realign its divisions to something that makes more sense and gives the league its best ...

Help finally arrives for MiLB players

One of the most important bit of news in minor league baseball history came out Sunday afternoon, with a wonderful announcement that was long, long overdue. Starting next season, Major League Baseball will provide housing for minor leaguers in every city. The players no longer will have to ...

Things you need to know about bears

Would you sit in a tree stand 15 feet off the ground to attempt to bag a Pennsylvania black bear with a bow and arrow? Starting Saturday, that is the opportunity given to properly licensed hunters. For a number of reasons, I no longer hunt bears. I’ve bagged four of the creatures and ...