The problem with traffic into and out of Beaver Stadium is not an easy puzzle to solve.
Years ago, Beaver Field was moved to the current location of Beaver Stadium, to allow for growth and expansion. That was 1959. The stadium held just over 46,000 fans. There was no I-99. There was no Bryce ...
Name: Dave Schmelzlen
High school: Altoona
College: Penn State
My favorite sport: College football
I usually attend games with: When I am not an usher at Penn State or Hollidaysburg football games, I go with my brother and friends to Altoona games.
OK, I watch too much ESPN.
However, sometime between another Geico commercial and recent promos for the 78th Yankees-Red Sox game on Sunday Night Baseball, I must have dozed off only to wake up in a different galaxy — a galaxy dominated by a group named the Elias Sports Bureau and the ...
Name: Bill Schroeder
High School: Bishop Guilfoyle
College: Penn State
Favorite sport: Football in the 1970s
I usually attended games with: My dad, Lyle, before he passed away.
My favorite high school team: Bishop Guilfoyle
My favorite college ...
It’s of little consolation to Steelers fans, but their team played a role in NFL broadcast and officiating history last week.
With a replay challenge of a non-call that led to a pass interference penalty being called, the Seahawks-Steelers game was the first in which the NFL’s rule to ...
By Ira Kaufman
For the Mirror
Last Sunday I went to Gillette Stadium to see if Ben Roethlisberger, in the twilight of his career, could finally beat the GOAT, Tom Brady.
Nearly two decades ago, the underdog New England Patriots (with Drew Bledsoe replacing an injured Tom Brady) upset the ...
Cory Giger is right when he states that old timers remember the Penn State-Pitt game with great affection.
I was an undergraduate in the 1950s when this game, along with Penn State at Penn (which was always played in Philadelphia) were our most traditional rivalries.
The Army-Navy, ...
Several days ago, the community of Portage and surrounding areas were saddened by the passing of Ed Layo, a longtime and well known PIAA football and softball sports official.
He was a former teacher in the Portage Area School District. He was 93 when he passed away and spent many years ...
The return of regular season NFL football means good things for many people, among them bettors, diehard fans, fantasy football players and, especially, TV programmers.
It might be weeks until network series like “This is Us,” “9-1-1” or “Modern Family” return, but the fall TV ...
Andrew Luck’s retirement was an unexpected one and not taken very well by the Indianapolis fans, but now Luck is gone, and the Colts have a shaky future.
Luck was injured multiple times in his career, including a season-ending injury in 2017. He was mentally worn out in the end, which was a ...
In theory, opening week of the NFL and college football season brims with the promise of championships, team milestones, and more wins than losses for every team.
The reality is that the favorites in the preseason often fulfill their aspirations for postseason and bowl game appearances, ...
ATLANTA — There’s always a surge of excitement when a foul ball comes your way, mixed with a sense of dread.
It’s a thrilling souvenir to take home from the ballpark.
Yet too many fans have been left bloody and maimed by these projectiles hurtling into the stands.
One person even ...
After 10 days of on-field action and an abundance of made-for-TV fun, the Little League World Series concludes this afternoon with the championship game from Williamsport airing at 3 p.m. on ABC.
As it has for years, ESPN packages the event as a slice of Americana, full of camaraderie, ...
I will never forget the phone call I made to John Boyer the first week of March in 2014.
That phone call was to offer him the first spot on the Sideline Cancer basketball team. When he picked up the phone, I told him that I wanted him to play in honor of the Griffith Family Foundation of ...
There’s nothing new about those who make their living in sports chasing every dollar they can.
NFL owners do it every time they threaten to devastate a city by moving a team to greener pastures.
Baseball does it by signing lucrative broadcast agreement that make it more expensive — and ...
Little League refreshing
Little League is televised this week.
Terrific players. I forget how young they are. Good sportsmanship, too. No bench clearing brawls with these players.
Tune into ESPN to see good baseball.
Letters can be sent ...
Commentators at SEC media days were still talking of Penn State’s loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl.
This was not a SEC West team — Alabama, LSU or Auburn — but a mediocre team from the weaker SEC East.
On the first series of the game on fourth and 9 from his own 26-yard line, ...
Few things can evoke expressions of nostalgia and sentimentality like holidays, family milestones and trips to professional sporting events.
There was a time not that long ago when even a casual sports fan could recite the name of the home stadium, ballpark or arena for all or most of the ...
The Associated Press
ATHENS, Ga. — If you’re looking for a terser-than-usual response from Kirby Smart, just bring up how the last two seasons ended.
The Georgia coach will shoot you a steely eyed glare that falls somewhere between disgust and disdain, then respond with ...
Bellwood native authored long career
We all mourn when a family member or good friend dies. But I can’t help standing up, yelling the “We Are — Penn State” cheer and heartedly singing “Taking Me Out to the Ballgame” for Bill Summers, one of my first sports writing gurus. ...