ATLANTA — Haley Anderson has been through this before.
In the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, all the talk about open water swimming focused on the conditions rather than the competition.
Now, it’s happening again with the Tokyo Games less than a year away.
This time, there is concern ...
I’ve never seen so much whining from we Penn State fans as I have this season.
And trust me, I’ve been following it all for years now.
Do I sit in front of the TV on Saturdays out here in LA and scream at the TV on any number of occasions?
Just ask my wife, who finds something to ...
We’re just a three days removed from Thanksgiving, and there are many reasons to be thankful in regard to sports media and television. Here are a few atop my list:
David Feherty: The golf analyst and TV personality conducts the best sports interview program on television. We’re getting to ...
I have been to sporting events all over the USA, from sea to shining sea, and none is more awesome than an on-campus rivalry football game.
Super Bowls, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cups, bowl games and NCAA Final Fours are full of excitement, but they can’t top the energy of ...
I watched Saturday’s Penn State-Minnesota game and came away with one firm conclusion: To wit, some coaches are destined to prevail at big moments on grand stages, and some are not.
I was stationed in Vietnam in 1968-69 and listened to the Jan. 1, 1969 Orange Bowl game between Penn State and ...
Name: Joseph Dumm
High school: Bishop Guilfoyle
College: Penn State
My favorite sport: A tie, football and baseball
I usually attend games with: Chris Seymore, Condrin family and Maryanne Burger
Favorite high school team: A tie, BG, Hollidaysburg ...
P.J. Fleck had his team ready to play, and Minnesota outcoached James Franklin and outplayed Penn State.
A six-man offensive line leaves one less eligible receiver. Franklin and defensive Brent Pry were clueless, and Minnesota’s receivers were running wide open by 10-15-20 yards with no ...
Name: Ray Riggleman
Residence: Bedford County
High school: Penn Cambria
College: Saint Francis
My favorite sport: Football
I usually attend games with: My wife and two boys
Favorite high school team: Chestnut Ridge
Favorite college team: Michigan
Favorite pro team: ...
For a decade and a half, ESPN Radio’s national morning drive sports-talk show was a testament to consistency and familiarity. Now it could be facing more change.
Led by longtime hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, Mike and Mike in the Morning earned cultural relevance and respect from ...
About Penn State’s dropped passes in the rain at Michigan State ...
I was watching an earlier football game on Saturday, and that one was in the rain. There were dropped passes on both sides of the ball.
The announcers kept saying one thing over and over: “It’s those new gloves ...
LORETTO — Saint Francis assistant softball coach Hailey Breakwell has been a nomad in her softball career.
Growing up in the fertile Napa Valley of California, a garden of grapes and softball players, Breakwell played shortstop at Idaho State, where she won Big Sky player of the year. ...
I am responding to Neil Rudel’s column (Oct. 10) on Nebraska being his favorite Big Ten road trip.
My wife and I live in Vienna, Virginia, and we have lived there for decades. However, I am originally from Omaha, Nebraska, and she is from Nanty Glo.
We are both Penn State and Nebraska ...
Rick Geist was best known to all in central Pennsylvania for his 34 years of honorable work as a politician.
But his love for weight training extended long before and after that time.
He was the oldest active member of Jake’s Gym from the 1960s to when it closed in 2001. He first joined ...
It’s been a good few weeks for Penn State football — arguably the best midseason publicity run in program history.
It might not rival bowl performances and national championships, but in terms of consistently good news and high visibility opportunities, it’s hard to top three ...
Name: Doug Simmons
High school: Altoona, Class of 2003
My favorite sport: College basketball
I usually attend games with: My wife, Whitney
Favorite high school team: Altoona
Favorite college team: Duquesne
Favorite pro team: All ...
September, 1981 — I had just settled into Lyons Hall during my second day at Penn State’s main campus (my dream school, and the only college to which I applied), fresh from a relatively non-descript, safe and clean-cut upbringing in Hollidaysburg.
I was laying on my bed that afternoon ...
The Associated Press
If the NBA really wanted to make a statement it should have never issued a statement, much less two.
No need to complicate things when two team owners had already genuflected to the irate citizens of China. Or when James Harden took it upon himself to ...
For those of you TV viewers who are with Dish, Fox removed FS1 and the Big Ten Network off our TVs until Dish and Fox get their egos together and negotiate a new contract.
I guess Fox wants a double-digit increase affecting FSl and BTN.
So from a Penn State football standpoint, we Dish ...
Steelers fans saw something during last week’s Monday Night Football broadcast as their team played the Bengals that they thought never see — a seemingly sure-fire replay challenge victory for coach Mike Tomlin.
It’s been two-plus years since Tomlin has tossed a red challenge flag and ...
It was Oct. 1963 and I had just finished my sixth year on active duty with the Navy. I decided to leave the service and try to get hired for some job in professional sports (PR, traveling secretary, gofer, anything). I wrote letters to every major league baseball, football and basketball team ...