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PSU Altoona basketball team is ‘filling it up’ I went down memory lane on a recent Saturday at Penn State Altoona’s Adler Arena. Dean Smith’s four-corner offense came to mind, not for the reason you might expect. The shot clock ended that offensive keep-away strategy years ...

Capel steering Pitt on right track

By Bill Contz For the Mirror A surprising reclamation project is in full swing down in Oakland with lead architect Jeff Capel on the cusp of pulling off one of the biggest turnarounds in recent memory. Capel merits very serious consideration for ACC Coach of the Year honors, and here’s ...

Olympic Committee must do right thing with Russia

By Paul Newberry The Associated Press The IOC likes to talk tough — as long as it’s not heading into an Olympic year. Not surprisingly, as we draw ever closer to the cash cow that is Paris 2024, the hypocrites running the Olympic movement are eager to get Russia back in the ...

High schools are not ready for NIL

By Brian Carson For the Mirror The concept of NIL, or Name, Image and Likeness, has been a hot topic in the world of college athletics for some time now. Essentially, it refers to the rights of college athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness, something NCAA rules have ...

NFL can’t get away from its attitude toward black coaches

By Paul Newberry The Associated Press Let’s play Six Degrees of Steve Wilks, a quick and easy way to connect the dots of racism in the NFL head coaching ranks. n We’ll start with Kliff Kingsbury, a white coach who was fired by Texas Tech in 2018 and somehow wound up as head man of the ...

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PSU basketball needs wrestling’s mentality The question in the Mirror was asked last week if Penn State’s men’s basketball team will make it to the Big Dance, and the answer is no. Again, this year’s team is like any other Penn State basketball team — poor coaching and not enough ...