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Shareik Flowers: Muhammad Ali Sports often transcend competition and creep into the political world. Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos are more renowned for their black power salute at the 1968 Olympics than they are for their world-class speed, and Colin Kaepernick's anthem ...

Financial questions fill college athletics

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com There are so many questions about the future of college football right now because of the coronavirus, and many of them boil down to one big thing -- money. There not only are financial uncertainties for universities, conferences and TV networks, but ...

Four of the Wildcats’ top athletes of the 2019-2020 season

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- The coronavirus' sudden disturbance suspended the Winter Championships and spring season until further notice. There's no telling when, or even if, PIAA sports will resume this season-- so The Express has decided to reflect on some of the ...

Technology helping Nittany Lions stay focused

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Penn State football coaches have had to learn how to become online professors during the coronavirus shutdown, trying to get their message across through video chats to players who are spread across the country. Defensive coordinator Brent Pry ...

Lions optomistic about new offense despite time off

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Penn State has a new offensive coordinator in Kirk Ciarrocca, so missing spring practice because of the coronavirus certainly could present some challenges for the team this fall. Then again, Ciarrocca was able to make a lot of inroads with the ...

Best Bulldogs of the 2019-2020 sports season

By AARON JAMES ajames@lockaven.com With the shortened academic and athletic 2019-2020 year, it has given us time to reflect on some memorable moments, performances, and accomplishments before everything came to a screeching halt. Jersey Shore athletics have had a remarkable year that ...

Scott Baker’s Walkin’ The Sidelines: How bad do you want it?

The offseason is a time that I’ve written about on numerous occasions. It is a time that I believe is critical in the development of players. It is a time that I love as a coach because it is one that allows for much growth among athletes. That is at least among athletes who want it. ...

Three of Bellefonte’s top athletes of the 2019-2020 sports season

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com The ramifications of the coronavirus enforced a complete halt of the PIAA athletic calendar. The Winter Championships have been delayed since mid-march, while the spring season has yet to officially commence. And with Governor Wolf ordering all ...

Bleacher Talk: What’s the best Super Bowl you have seen in your lifetime?

Over the course of the past few weeks, sports fans around the world have had to grasp on to memories and historic moments in sports history to fill the void of a currently sports-less world. Social media has been filled with polls, comparisons, countdowns, and "Top 10" lists throughout the ...

Column: The baseball world is filled with some interesting nicknames

By MICHAEL RENDOS For The Express The Society for American Baseball Research is an organization dedicated to the study and dissemination of any type of information regarding one of America’s greatest pastimes – the game of baseball. One of the organization’s informational articles ...

Steelers sign 3 former XFL players to 1-year deals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A stint in the XFL has landed three players jobs with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team signed defensive end Dewayne Hendrix, safety Tyree Kinnel and linebacker/long snapper Christian Kuntz to one-year deals on Monday. All three played in the XFL under the startup league ...

Cory Giger: Time at home now vital to PSU’s future

By CORY GIGER For The Express Penn State has a chance to enjoy a great football season this fall -- if there actually is football -- but a lot of what happens months from now on the field will depend on what the players do at home over the coming weeks and months. There's no spring ...

PSU Football: What’s needed for the season to start on time

By CORY GIGER For The Express Penn State’s football season is scheduled to kick off in 162 days, which seems like a long time away, but the reality is there’s simply no way to know right now how the sports world — or the world in general — will look at that point because of the ...

Happy Homecoming; Wisniewski thrilled to join Steelers

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH— Six months ago, Stefen Wisniewski’s Sundays consisted of spending the afternoon watching the NFL on TV wondering if his phone was ever going to ring. The veteran offensive lineman tried not to fixate on the circumstances that led to him sitting ...

Top Lock Haven University Athletes of 2019-20

By: SAM KUPERMAN For The Express With the ramifications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the end of the 2019-20 NCAA athletic season was drastically sped up. While we don't have live sports to give us a break from our current reality, we can look back at some of the best ...

Sports movies to get you through during the sports world hiatus

It's been two weeks and a day since almost the entire sports world dove head-first into a complete shutdown. Absent is March Madness. Gone are the NBA playoffs, NHL Playoffs and the NCAA Winter Wrestling Championships. As of today the status for the PIAA Winter Championships and spring ...

Coronavirus may abruptly end athletic careers of high school seniors

By AARON JAMES ajames@lockhaven.com Those who were able, or fortunate enough, to play high school athletics know looking back on the prime of their lives how much we didn’t appreciate what we had when we had it. We hold those memories closer every day that has passed, and still continue ...

Best I’ve covered: Central Mountain-Bellefonte 4OT football game thriller

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL-Being a sports reporter is one of life's greatest privileges-- and I'm blessed to have landed a career in a field I've had enthusiastic interest in since I was a child. In elementary school I remember my father returning home from work ...