Rodger Wyland joined WNYT-TV NewsChannel 13 in August 1986 as a weekend sports anchor/sports reporter. He is now the Sports Director, anchoring at 6 and 11 p.m. He also hosts Big Board Radio Sports Talk weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon on 104.5 The Team, and is the play by play announcer for UAlbany Football and Basketball. Prior to joining WNYT-TV, Rodger was the Sports Director at WTAJ in Altoona, Pennsylvania, where he anchored sports on weekdays at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Rodger is a recipient of the Iris Award, presented for a half-hour special featuring tri-athlete John Gracey. He is also the winner of three New York State Broadcasters Awards for local sports coverage. A native of Altoona, Rodger graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Broadcasting in 1984. While at PSU, he was a play-by-play announcer at PSU basketball games for WPSX-TV. Rodger lives in Albany County with his wife and kids, and a crazy yellow lab.
Will Big Blue Select Barkley? Rodger Says Yes!
The NFL Draft is a week from Thursday, and it certainly feels like the Giants are going to select running back Saquon Barkley from Penn State.
Yankees Kahnle Heading to DL
You knew when Tommy Kahnle wasn’t throwing in the upper 90’s that something was wrong.
Albany Empire Inaugural Game Was Huge Success
You could not have scripted it any better. The inaugural game for the Albany Empire was a smashing success on Saturday, and the fact they didn’t win the game
Rodger’s Take: Stop Booing Stanton
If your a Yankee fan booing Giancarlo Stanton two weeks into the season, you need to stop.
Giants Need to Pay Odell Beckham
If you’re the Giants how can you not give Odell Beckham Jr. a new contract. By showing up at the Giants voluntary preseason meetings this week in East Ruther
Mets Have Hit A Home Run With Mickey Callaway
It’s very early, but new manager Mickey Callaway has pushed all the right buttons with the Mets.
Odell Reports For Workouts, Giants Should Welcome Him
When Odell Beckham Jr shows up on Monday for the start of Giants preseason workouts, it will speak volumes about his mindset
After A Big Weekend, NCAA Could Be in Albany More Often
The fact that UConn fans had an easy travel to Albany made all the difference in the large attendance figures
Syracuse Lack Of Offense Cost Them Against Duke
Syracuse had an NCAA tournament run that nobody saw coming this season, but it ended for the same reasons the Orange struggled with all season
Rodger’s Take: Giants Shouldn’t Trade OBJ
Giant’s Co-Owner John Mara said Sunday he was tired of answering questions about Odell Beckham Jr but I never thought the Giants were serious
Rodger’s Take On Giants Trading Jason Pierre-Paul
New Giants GM Dave Gettleman looks at the big picture, and that doesn’t include Jason Pierre Paul. JPP’s production has gone downhill
Can Local Team Make It Three Straight In Federations?
Albany Academy boys basketball team spends the whole season gearing up for the NYS Federation Tournament, and they should.