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.
Too Soon to Start Playoff Talk for Bills?
I am not ready to start the Bills have a shot at breaking their playoff jinx just yet, but their defense is very good. Defense can win you games, which is how the beat the Falcons in Atlanta.
Fault for Giants’ Sloppy Play Falls at Feet of Head Coach
The Giants have looked this season like a football team that is not well coached. Maybe it’s time to stop pumping out the music and eliminate the dancing during practice, and start concentrating on winning games.
Terry Collins Resigns, Moves to Mets Front Office
Terry Collins won't be back with the Mets next season because the organization wants a new manager and a new voice in the clubhouse and you know what, that stinks.
New Era Starting at RPI
Dave Smith can wipe the slate clean at RPI, because there is no place to go but up. Nobody expects the Engineers to challenge for the ECAC title in his first year, but don’t be surprised if the Engineers aren’t much improved.
Monster Contract Hangs in Balance of OBJ Antics
As great as Odell Beckham Jr is, and he is great, he embarrasses the Giants organization with his end-zone antics. When you're mimicking a dog urinating in the end-zone after a touchdown, you have totally crossed the line even by Odell’s standards.
Carmelo Anthony Gets His Wish, Gets Traded from Knicks
A dream come true for Carmelo Anthony. He wanted to play for a contender, and his trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday gives him that opportunity.
Not Going Too Far to Say Giants Season on the Line
The Giants season is already on the line and it's only Week 3. The only way the Giants can avoid an 0-3 start and beat Philadelphia is through the air.
Eagles Pass Rush is Biggest Test to Date for Giants O-Line
Here’s the one big problem facing the Giants on Sunday at Philadelphia. The Eagles pass rush is better than both Dallas and Detroit. The Eagles have eight sacks in their 1-1 start, and their licking their chops with Eli Manning and his woeful offensive line coming to town.
McAdoo Commits Head Coaching Sin by Overly Criticizing QB
I am glad Giants head coach Ben McAdoo blamed himself first for his team’s 0-2 start, but the next person he criticized should not have been quarterback Eli Manning.
Did Ezekiel Elliott Quit on His Team?
It’s a little early in the career of Ezekiel Elliott to be taking plays off. No excuses for giving up on a play after quarterback Dak Prescott was picked off on Sunday in Denver.
Dark Future of the Dark Knight?
Matt Harvey who was once the face of the Mets stellar pitching staff is now battling just to put together a quality start.
Yankees Manager in a Mode to Win Above Anything Else
You can’t question Yankee manager Joe Girardi for taking starting pitcher Jaime Garcia out of the game on Wednesday because the Yankees won the game and that’s always the bottom line.