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.
Mets Show New Way of Thinking in Callaway Hiring
The hiring of Mickey Callaway as the new manager of the Mets surprised me, because we didn’t know much about him and he’s a pitching coach. Not many pitching coaches become managers, but Callaway gets a shot.
If Girardi Doesn’t Return to Yankees, It Should Be His Decision
There shouldn’t even be a discussion on Joe Girardi returning to manage the Yankees next season, unless he doesn’t want to return.
Arena Football’s Return to Albany Will Be a Success
The reason Arena Football will be a huge success in 2018 is the team will be financial sound, they have more investors the second time around.
Seat is Cooling Off for Ben McAdoo
If you were hoping for another coaching change with the Giants, it's not going to happen. When Ben McAdoo gave up his playing calling last week, it worked on two fronts.
Knicks’ Hopes: Find Promise in Young Roster
If you're a New York Knicks fan, all you can do is hope that your young team grows up in a hurry. It's Kristaps Porzingis' time at Madison Square Garden, but he can't do it alone.
Giants Pull Off Week 6 Surprise, Can They Sustain Success?
It's not what I expected to see Sunday night from the Giants, and that's because I never thought the offensive line would hold up against Denver's number one ranked defense.
Home Sweet Home for Must-Win on Monday
It goes without saying if the Yankees lose game three on Monday, there's almost no chance at all they beat the Houston Astros and win the ALCS. But here's the good news. The Yankees are home for the next three games where they own a 54-30 record this season
Bailed Out or Not, 2018 Should Be Girardi’s Choice
If Joe Girardi doesn't return to manage the Yankees next season it will be because he wants a change not because Hal Steinbrenner is going to fire him. Fire him for what?
How Far Will the Giants Fall? 0-6 At Least
I am not sure when the Giants are going to win their first game of the season, but it won't be Sunday night in Denver. The Giants are depleted at wide receiver and the Broncos have the number one rated defense in the NFL.
Jets’ Surprising Start Has Earned Todd Bowles New Contract
I have a tough time explaining how the Jets are 3-2, but that’s their record going into Sunday first place showdown game against the New England Patriots who own the same record.
Beckham’s Broken Ankle Adds to Broken Season for Giants
Say what you want about Odell Beckham Jr, but you have to feel for one of the best receivers in the game. He suffered a broken ankle in the fourth quarter of Sundays loss to the Chargers, and now his season and the Giants season is over.
Sale Sets Bad Tone for Red Sox in ALDS
As good as Chris Sale has been for Boston this season, his downfall was giving up the home run ball. He gave up 4 in his last regular season outing, and it carried over into the playoffs.