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.
Porzingis Looking Like Franchise Player Knicks Need
It’s so early in the NBA season but the Knicks have been a surprise. Without Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis is taking over on and off the court.
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
Make sure you pay close attention to whose on the field the next time you attend a Tri-City ValleyCats game, because you never know. George Springer played in 8 games for the Cats during the summer of 2011 and Springer just won the World Series MVP.
KP: MVP? Despite Fans’ Chants, Not Yet
Kristaps Porzingis and league MVP in the same sentence is ridiculous, especially when only a few games have been played. However, Porzingis is off to great start for the Knicks and it looks like he's going to have a monster season
Playoffs Still Within Bills’ Reach After Loss to Jets
If you’re a Bills fan, you can start thinking playoffs. We have been down this road before during Buffalo’s 17 year drought, but this season feels different.
Jets Should Take a Look at Potential Future
It's time for the Jets to change quarterbacks, and it's not because Josh McCown has done a bad job. McCown has actually done a great job but with a 3-5 record it's time to think about the future, and the future is not McCown.
Pressure, Expectations Will Be on Yankees’ New Manager
The Yankees have some explaining to do, because you can’t fire your manager after an overachieving season that ended a win away from the World Series.
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.