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Sunday Sports MailBag

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PSU basketball needs to start with clean slate I really enjoyed Neil Rudel’s article on Penn State basketball last week. That was before the Nittany Lions lost to Nebraska, but there is tradition and it must be upheld. I think Sandy Barbour has to paint a picture to a potential ...

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PSU recruiting season doesn’t fuel optimism Too bad James Franklin has been badly outrecruited again. I thought recruiting was to be his strength. Down my way, Texas, Texas A&M, Houston have all made Franklin look bad, and then if you look at Alabama, which just completed its best ...

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Penn State looks to be settling for Ferry Is Penn State just trying to make us think they are truly interested in a national search for a new basketball coach? AD Sandy Barbour has already vetted candidates while saying that Interim Coach Ferry is auditioning for the job. She has ...

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Grohol’s ability, wisdom touched fellow coach I enjoyed Ted Beam’s article last week on my dear friend, John Grohol. While in the seventh grade at Roosevelt Junior High School, I remember attending Altoona High games at the Jaffa Mosque in 1966, watching point guard sensation Dick ...

Mailbag: Yesteryears bring back fond memories of Altoona ‘show’

If you enjoy Altoona sports, as I do, you enjoy reading the Altoona Mirror sports yesteryear by Tim Doyle each day from years gone by. Lately, each day from 50 years ago, you have seen a name regularly — Billy Moore. Man, was he something. I was lucky. I was a skinny 10th grader in ...

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Big Ben’s career may end on sad note The game was over, players milling around, and the TV camera moved in on a figure dressed in the familiar black and gold and sitting alone on the bench and showing that lost look in his eyes. It was Big Ben Roethlisberger, and his eyes told the whole ...