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Jeff Byers

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

Articles by Jeff Byers

Penn State Football Can Handle The Truth
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Penn State Football Can Handle The Truth
322 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]
Learning the Art of Being Offended
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Learning the Art of Being Offended
325 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]
Random Thoughts While Drinking Banana Mamas by the Ocean on Vacation in Punta Cana
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Random Thoughts While Drinking Banana Mamas by the Ocean on Vacation in Punta Cana
327 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
Might next year be this year for my beloved Pirates?!? It sure feels like this team has the very real potential to at least reach the .500 mark and maybe even do something more magical. It might be the banana mamas talking but I am believing in the Pirates again. [Read More]
Beards, Moving Forward and Fighting Cancer
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Beards, Moving Forward and Fighting Cancer
330 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
As someone who has been clean-shaven my entire life, this is a brand new experience. It's been fun to see peoples' reactions. Some seem to get a kick out of it. Others seem to be mortified. Some actually like the look. [Read More]
Is it OK to Not Care About Sexual Orientation?
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Is it OK to Not Care About Sexual Orientation?
333 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
I’m actually more concerned with the massive killings in Syria, with the ongoing infringement by our federal government on the rights of American citizens and the possible changes to the structure of the Penn State Board of Trustees and with hundreds of other stories that I think are truly newswor [Read More]
An Ode to Warmer Weather: What's to Love About It (and What I Don't Like so Much)
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An Ode to Warmer Weather: What's to Love About It (and What I Don't Like so Much)
336 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
I’m not a big fan of my golf game being back on display. There is something very aggravating about visiting all areas of the course, especially the wooded and watered areas with search parties for my ball. Serenity, and sanity, gone. [Read More]
Steps Toward a Championship Steps Toward a Championship
338 weeks ago - Town and gown
When State High alum Steve Bosak beat Bald Eagle Area alum Quentin Wright for the 2012 NCAA wrestling championship at 184 pounds, it wasn’t the first time a Bosak had defeated Wright. While much has been made of the way Steve and Quentin made each other better, it was Steve’s older [Read More]
A Championship Career A Championship Career
338 weeks ago - Town and gown
The smile. The big throws. The handshakes and hugs. The signing autographs until every kid has one. The wins, the pins, the tough losses, too. Wrestling fans here will long remember all of this and more when they think back on the career of Quentin Wright. There are so many memories for Wright. He [Read More]
Great Enough: The Heart and Soul of Penn State's Championship Wrestling Team
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Great Enough: The Heart and Soul of Penn State's Championship Wrestling Team
338 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
These are special days for the Penn State wrestling program. The Nittany Lions are winning titles, rewriting the record books and having a whole lot of fun in the process. And yet, even in these greatest of times for the program, it wasn’t enough for three wrestlers. [Read More]
Big Ten Wrestling Championships Important Tournament for Penn State
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Big Ten Wrestling Championships Important Tournament for Penn State
341 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
It is times like these when I am reminded to focus on the important things in life. So I’ll continue to fight to bring Hooters back to State College and in the meantime, we must get ready for the Big Ten Wrestling Championships. [Read More]
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