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.
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.
Rodger Gives Syracuse “A Punchers Chance” Against Duke
Syracuse can overcome their offensive inefficiency, which is scoring the basketball, with a 2-3 zone defense can gives teams fits.
Rodger’s Quick Take on Yankees Signing 2B Neil Walker
If you’re the Yankees you can never have enough infielders, especially if the price is right.
Bills Trade Tyrod Taylor, Could Foles Be Next?
After the Bills traded starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland on Friday, their next step is a phone call to Philadelphia
Harvey Off to Hot Start, But Still A Long Way to Go
Monday’s Spring Training start for Matt Harvey can be described as encouraging, but there is a long way to go for the once ace of the Mets staff.
Are the Knicks Tanking? ESPN’s Sarah Spain Breaks It Down
I don’t like to use the word tanking when it comes to the NBA, but if the Knicks don’t win many more games the rest of the season, that’s not a bad thing.
Rodger’s Take on Mets Starting Rotation
Injuries to the Mets starting pitching staff has already started, and it’s only spring training.
UAlbany Men’s Lacrosse Ranked #1 and Will Be There For The Long Haul
It will be a long season and things can change, but knocking the UAlbany men’s lacrosse team from number one is going to be a tall order
The Challenge For The UAlbany Lacrosse Team: Staying Grounded
After UAlbany’s dominating win at Syracuse, the job of head coach Scott Marr will be keeping his team grounded.
Cashman Strikes Again; Yanks Gain Stability In Infield
Another brilliant move by Yankees GM Brian Cashman acquiring infielder Brandon Drury in a three team and only gave up two minor league players to get him
Giants New OC Job Isn’t to Call Plays, But Groom Future
It obvious Mike Shula was not the Giants first choice as their offensive coordinator, but if he’s not calling the plays, it doesn’t really matter.