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Jeff Byers

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

Articles by Jeff Byers

Jeff Byers: A Drive for Volunteers on Road to Recovery From Cancer
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Jeff Byers: A Drive for Volunteers on Road to Recovery From Cancer
382 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
Cancer can hit anyone at any time and while we continue to make tremendous strides in treatments and it is not nearly the death sentence it once was, it is a disruptive force that requires full attention by the patient to the battle. [Read More]
Jeff Byers: Doo-Doo Duties
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Jeff Byers: Doo-Doo Duties
383 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
S— happens. That’s just a fact. But is it really too much to ask to clean it up, Jeff Byers writes. [Read More]
Jeff Byers: Words We Choose are Sometimes Puzzling
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Jeff Byers: Words We Choose are Sometimes Puzzling
384 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
Words, and the way we use them, have always been fascinating to me, Jeff Byers writes. Sometimes, I wonder if we even appreciate what words mean. [Read More]
Jeff Byers: Sticking Up for Pick-Up Games
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Jeff Byers: Sticking Up for Pick-Up Games
385 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
Whatever happened to pick-up games? Are they still around? I sure hope so. I’ve been specifically driving around the area looking for kids playing sports with no adult supervision and direction and I’m just not seeing it, Jeff Byers writes. [Read More]
Jeff Byers: Fanning the Fans
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Jeff Byers: Fanning the Fans
386 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
Fans are fanatics, and that is a big part of what makes sports great. The Big Uglies at PSU games, Fireman Ed at New York Jets games, Evgeni Malkin’s father at Penguins games — these are characters that become part of the gameday routine, part of the show, Jeff Byers writes. [Read More]
Jeff Byers: Games, Gags and Goons
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Jeff Byers: Games, Gags and Goons
387 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
I was up at the Penn State wrestling room watching the team engage in a spirited game of dodgeball, and it led to me thinking of childhood games and how important those games were as children. Then I got to thinking how important those games and the lessons they taught are. [Read More]
Jeff Byers: What's in a Name When it Comes to Building a New Future?
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Jeff Byers: What's in a Name When it Comes to Building a New Future?
388 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
Should the Fraser Center Plaza become the Martin Luther King Plaza? Should we change Park Avenue to Paterno Way? Should State College change its name to something that would be easier to identify? Jeff Byers takes a humorous approach to those questions and more. [Read More]
Jeff Byers: Coaches Must be Delicate in Handling Off-Field Issues
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Jeff Byers: Coaches Must be Delicate in Handling Off-Field Issues
389 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
Coaches, especially those of high-profile programs are in unique positions. On one hand, they are the faces of their programs, the men and women in charge of every aspect of their programs. They are representatives and leaders of their universities, Jeff Byers writes. [Read More]
Jeff Byers: A Long Journey to the Top for Molinaro
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Jeff Byers: A Long Journey to the Top for Molinaro
390 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
Perhaps nobody has bought into Sanderson’s philosophies more over the last three seasons than fifth-year senior Frank Molinaro. And during his career, it was about the journey, Jeff Byers writes. [Read More]
NCAA Wrestling Championships: Penn State Building Dynasty on Mat
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NCAA Wrestling Championships: Penn State Building Dynasty on Mat
391 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jeff Byers
ST. LOUIS — The Penn State wrestling team figures to be even better next year and the juggernaut that many envisioned when Cael Sanderson took over the program has now officially arrived and is showing no signs of slowing down. [Read More]
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