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Cory Giger

Bowen latest broadcaster turned GM

By Cory Giger For the Mirror Rob Egan pulled it off. So did Jason Dambach. It’s something that’s rare in professional sports, but not when it comes to the Altoona Curve. Now, Nate Bowen will get his opportunity to do the same thing. Bowen came to Altoona eight years ago to be a radio ...

Penn State’s best defense will need to be solid offense

What unit needs to carry the day at Iowa? By Cory Giger For the Mirror I usually have five keys for Penn State to win a game. Today I’m going with five words. Don’t. Turn. The. Ball. Over. That is indeed the story line of this week’s showdown at Iowa, as James Franklin said ...

Coaches should be able to criticize bad calls

What is your main takeaway from last weekend’s officiating? By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com I have watched the video about 20 times, and laughed every time. It’s a halftime interview where ABC’s Holly Rowe asked James Franklin what explanation he got from the ...

Confidence boost of victory could carry PSU a long way

Confidence is an amazing thing in sports, the kind of thing that simply cannot be quantified. Having covered professional baseball for 25 years, I can unequivocally say that confidence is paramount for any player to succeed. The game is just too hard and too fast for a baseball player to ...

Safety first means targeting = ejections

By Cory Giger For the Mirror Football must change. The thinking must change. The attitudes must change. Because safety should always be the most important thing. And throughout the history of football, safety has really never been the most important thing — specifically head safety. We ...

PSU point-counter point: Offense needs to click to defeat Badgers

By Cory Giger There’s no dress rehearsal, no time to ease into things playing a cupcake opponent. Penn State had better be ready to play right off the bat Saturday, and that means the new offense needs to be clicking early. James Franklin knows this. He’s said as much, noting the Nittany ...