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UFC Pittsburgh packs a punch, gains a fan

February 26, 2016 After sitting through five hours of power-punching, kicking and hitting, I was confused as to why a UFC fighter would “tap out” after laying on the ground for about 30 seconds. more »»

Life continues around the wide world of sports

February 1, 2016 The dab. It’s pretty much everywhere. Cam Newton introduced the world to it. I’ve seen it on vines, memes and gifs in all sorts of circumstances. more »»

Can OSU recruits be repeat of 2013 class?

February 1, 2016 COLUMBUS — Three years ago Urban Meyer signed one of the greatest recruiting classes in Ohio State football history. more »»

Life around the wide world of sports; no Ws

January 25, 2016 Today is the cutoff date for the OVAC Girls Basketball Championships Feb. 6 at Ohio University-Eastern. Except for Class 4A, the top four in each classification are set. more »»

WIAA sparks a discussion; athlete benched

January 14, 2016 aThe Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association sent an e-mail to its schools last month outlining standards by which students sections at high school sports contests should follo. more »»

Walker’s faith is paramount in his career

January 11, 2016 So many people say they cannot afford the time to attend religious services on weekends. There’s always an excuse. more »»

Happy New Year

January 1, 2016 “A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. ” — Proverbs 29:23 I’ve talked here for years about being a good teammate. The team is bigger than one perso. more »»

All oars rowing same way

December 28, 2015 I haven’t had the pleasure yet to meet John Holman. But, I like the hire. A lot. more »»

‘Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes’

December 25, 2015 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. more »»

Walker was a legend on and off field

December 10, 2015 On Dec. 3, former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher and current broadcaster Steve Blass said, “We hope Neil Walker is a Pirate for a very long tim. more »»

More than a teacher, a coach and a friend

November 30, 2015 Rob Copeland could light up a room and often did. I had the pleasure to talk with him many times, and it wasn’t always about sports. You left a conversation with Robbie in a better mood. more »»

Elliott’s statements a microcosm of our world

November 25, 2015 Ezekiel Elliott throwing the world under the bus after Ohio State’s home loss to Michigan State is a microcosm of our society. Blame everyone else. Give no credit to others. more »»

Pittsburgh outfield could make history

November 11, 2015 Even without saying a word, Starling Marte is one of the most animated baseball players in the big leagues. Sit in the left field bleachers at PNC Park, offer an encouraging word to No. more »»

Big games bring out the best

November 1, 2015 It came with the hype of Pacquiao-Mayweather and it will be remembered as if it was Ali-Frazier. And like the eventual “Thrilla in Manilla,” Steubenville-S. more »»

Enjoy the playoff ride

October 26, 2015 Week 10 of the high school football season is here. After this weekend in Ohio, 491 football teams out of 715 will have played their last game. more »»

Hudson plays the game the right way

October 19, 2015 I have sat in this chair for a little more than 10 years, talking and writing about and taking photos of a lot of high school athletes. It’s great to be in this profession. more »»

Failure doesn’t mean time to stop being great

October 12, 2015 Kids fail. Every day. As do we adults. The questions are rather simple, what do we do when we fail and how do we get over the fear of failure. more »»

Not to be cheesy, but my wedding has me giddy

September 18, 2015 I’m a simple man when it comes to my wishes and desires. more »»

Holgorsen no fan of scheduling cupcakes, ahem, FCS teams

September 10, 2015 MORGANTOWN — The last time the West Virginia football team did not face an opponent from the Football Championship Subdivision was 2007. more »»

Please make a stand

September 8, 2015 And, so it has begun. Coaches sweating. Players getting after it. Adults whining. And, now, apparently, players attacking an official. more »»

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