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Jeff Byers

Jeff Byers has been the wrestling team’s traveling announcer since 1990.

Articles by Jeff Byers

Adding New Words to Our Lexicon
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Adding New Words to Our Lexicon
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
So, Merriam-Webster has come out with its new list of approved words for 2014, including selfie, fracking, hashtag and Yooper. I have no problem with these additions but I think there is room for at least a few more. [Read More]
Changing Perspectives on Sports
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Changing Perspectives on Sports
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
I've been thinking about perspective quite a bit these days. I used to envy the Iowa wrestling program and its fans. I wondered if they realized how lucky they were to win all of those national titles and how frustrating it was for Penn State fans (and the fans of every other team). [Read More]
April 15 is Much, Much More Than Tax Day
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April 15 is Much, Much More Than Tax Day
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
April 15th is a bummer because of the IRS but it's also a day to observe some notable milestones. Among the most significant events in the history of sports was the day Robinson broke the color barrier in America's pastime and suited up for the Brooklyn Dodgers -- and that's not all. [Read More]
Senior Moments Highlight 2014 National Title Run for Penn State
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Senior Moments Highlight 2014 National Title Run for Penn State
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
As great as Ruth and Taylor were, and they will go down as two of the greatest competitors in college wrestling history, this tournament may best be remembered for the contributions of the third senior. [Read More]
March Mat-Ness Finally Arrives
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March Mat-Ness Finally Arrives
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
For Penn State wrestling, this season has had its share of twists and turns and now the focus turns toward the best time of year - the NCAA Championships. [Read More]
Go Fourth, Nittany Lion Wrestlers
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Go Fourth, Nittany Lion Wrestlers
29 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
Many have thought it a foregone conclusion that this team - perhaps the best yet in Cael Sanderson's remarkable tenure - would capture a fourth straight Big Ten title. It certainly has the firepower to accomplish the task but will have to fend off strong challenges. [Read More]
End of an Era for Penn State Wrestlers
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End of an Era for Penn State Wrestlers
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
On Sunday, fans will have one final chance to appreciate this phenomenal tandem at Rec Hall. Senior day is always special and always emotional. But this one will be special. Talents and personalities like Taylor and Ruth don't come around often and they very rarely come around together. [Read More]
What to Make of Debate Over Openly Gay Athletes in the Locker Room & Other Recent Sports Issues
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What to Make of Debate Over Openly Gay Athletes in the Locker Room & Other Recent Sports Issues
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
It doesn't bother me in the least that an openly gay man would play football or hold any other job in this country. But I fail to see the logic in having to shower together to prove you don't fear or hate another person. [Read More]
We'll Always Have Hope
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We'll Always Have Hope
53 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
We had Hope as we went through all of the normal ups and downs that families go through during life. With Hope came great comfort. With Hope came great joy. With Hope came unconditional love and always, the promise of a brighter tomorrow. [Read More]
Are WE Penn State?
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Are WE Penn State?
57 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
Instead of presenting their arguments in the light of day and openly debating the merits of their opinions, the most powerful and influential board members and administrators continue to suppress opposing views and silence dissenters. I submit to you that this is the very opposite of leadership. [Read More]
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