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Jeff Byers

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

Articles by Jeff Byers

April 15 is Much, Much More Than Tax Day
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April 15 is Much, Much More Than Tax Day
4 days 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]
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Senior Moments Highlight 2014 National Title Run for Penn State
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Senior Moments Highlight 2014 National Title Run for Penn State
3 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]
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March Mat-Ness Finally Arrives
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March Mat-Ness Finally Arrives
5 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]
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Go Fourth, Nittany Lion Wrestlers
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Go Fourth, Nittany Lion Wrestlers
7 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]
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End of an Era for Penn State Wrestlers
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End of an Era for Penn State Wrestlers
8 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]
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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
9 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]
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We'll Always Have Hope
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We'll Always Have Hope
31 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]
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Are WE Penn State?
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Are WE Penn State?
35 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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Penn State Football Can Handle The Truth
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Penn State Football Can Handle The Truth
40 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
Bill O'Brien has been nothing short of spectacular since taking the reigns of the Penn State football program. He has guided it through its most tumultuous time and has provided steady and firm leadership and an exciting brand of football, not to mention a remarkable enthusiasm for everything Penn [Read More]
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Learning the Art of Being Offended
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Learning the Art of Being Offended
43 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
You are a Little Lion for life. Why do we insist on crushing the delicate esteem of graduating classes year after year by making them feel small and insisting they can amount to nothing more than Little. Let the kids of State College grow to be Big, I beg of you! People, take a stand! Do it for the [Read More]
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