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.
Alabama’s Loss as Satisfying as Food on Thanksgiving Weekend
Best part of my Thanksgiving weekend, other than spending it with my family, was watching Auburn beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl.
Pressure Grows on Ben McAdoo to Survive
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo needs to coach every game the rest of the regular season like it's his last, because if they don't win the majority of them he won't be around next season.
Dion Lewis is Most Reliable in Patriots Stable of RBs
Dion Lewis from Albany is the New England Patriots most productive running back, at least at the moment.
QB Change Backfires, Creates Uncertainty in Buffalo
I didn't think starting rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman was a very good idea before they played the Chargers, and after getting blown out 54-24 now we all know the decision was a disaster.
Life Breathed Into Giants Season, McAdoo’s Job Security
The Giants defense finally showed up, even though it's a little too late to save the season or even Ben McAdoo's job.
Jets Should Reward & Invest in Bowles Now
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Aaron Judge The Easy Choice for ROY
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Bills Get Run Over at Home by Saints
What happened to Buffalo on Sunday? Just when you thought the Bills were a playoff team they get dominated by the Jets and blown out by New Orleans at home.
Did Phil Jackson Actually Leave Knicks Better Than When He Found Them?
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Time to Clean House at MetLife Stadium
The Giants have quit on the season, after an embarrassing performance against the Los Angeles Rams. Head coach Ben McAdoo needs to be fired after a 51-17 loss to the Rams.
Watch Out for Future Stars Next Summer
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