Charlie Voelker is the co-host of The Drive every weekday afternoon from 3 pm to 7pm. Charlie has been a part of the Capital Region Sports scene for over the last 25 years. In 1996 he joined Big Board Sports host and NewsChannel 13 sports director, Rodger Wyland in the UAlbany broadcast booth for football and basketball. Charlie spent 6 years in minor league baseball, then spent the next 17 years as the Associate Athletic Director for the University at Albany before retiring from that position in 2020. Charlie and his wife Kim live in Albany County with his son Andrew.
Mara Turns To New York Giants Trio To Energize Barkley Talks
New York Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch have continued to show the desire to keep franchise players happy and in Big Blue uniforms for their entire careers. It is apparent that Saquon Barkley is one of those players.
Injuries Forcing New York Yankees To Dig Deep: So, Here’s Jhony!
New York Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman envisioned a much different pitching rotation heading north at the end of spring training in 2023. One by one, Pinstripe hurlers have gone down. The team announced another pitching injury to the ever-fragile Luis Severino on Saturday.
Mets Target New York’s 600,000 College Students With $15 Tix
Just after announcing their exclusive new "speakeasy" in right-field, the New York Mets told reporters that they are working on a new ticket plan exclusively for New York's 600,000 residents that are attending college.
Vegas “Hangover” Hotel Rooms Will Have UConn Dreaming of Albany
Winning a collegiate national championship takes high level preparation. That's why host cities like Albany, New York jump through hoops, literally, to roll-out the red carpet for the visiting teams, trying to think of everything that the host can to make their visit easier. That's why the NCAA continues to bring premier championships back to the Capital Region.
Did Star Wide Receiver Hint Buffalo May Be Next Destination?
It has been no secret that the NFL's Arizona Cardinals have been a bit of a mess lately. They are stuck with a talented-but-immature quarterback in Kyler Murray. So, after firing head coach Kliff Kingbury, the team is shopping their star wide receiver that was suspended for half the season.
Join The New York Mets Exclusive Fan Club! It’s Only $25,000
Well, at least we know how New York Mets owner Steve Cohen plans to pay for his luxury tax laden player payroll. The Queens based team announced on Tuesday that a new, exclusive speakeasy is available to fans in the right-field corner.
Latham Pitcher Endures Slow Return To New York Yankees
Shaker High School graduate, Tommy Kanhle is entering his 9th season in Major League Baseball. The right-hander from Latham has pitched well enough to earn a 2-year/$11.5 million contract with the New York Yankees through the 2024 season. However, Kahnle's second stint in pinstripes has gotten off to a slow start.
Will Rick Pitino Put St. John’s Back On Top In The Big Apple?
Rick Pitino's basketball resume is hard to compare to any other coach in the nation; head coach of numerous successful collegiate programs, as well as two NBA teams. Pitino has developed some of the best basketball players in the world. However, as the song goes, "all that shines, is not gold."
Acting Prez At New York College Dumps D-1 Athletics On 1st Day
On Sunday, Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz was granted his request for a personal leave from the college where he was president. An acting-president was named on Monday, seemingly prepared to execute a plan.
Sunday In Albany Was A Slam Dunk Winner For NCAA Tourney: SEE IT
Albany operates NCAA Tournaments very well. Whether it's men's or women's basketball, wrestling or hockey; the city, the county, the businesses and the fanbase all support the event with enthusiasm. From parking to fan-fest on a chilly weekend, a true team effort is always on display.
Bethlehem Grad’s Ears Guide Rookie MLB Manager
The days of the old grizzled Major League Baseball manager barking directions at his young players is certainly a thing of the past. Today's successful skippers are well versed in analytics, medical limitations and of course the rules of the game. What makes the great ones different from the rest, in a game where your stars make 30 times what some managers make? It's their relationships.
Movie Icon Cheers On Son In NCAA Tourney In Albany
Downtown Albany was buzzing on Friday with the perfect storm of St. Patrick's Day mixed in with round one of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Like any premier sporting event, featuring the best college players in the country, the stars wear out on Pearl Street.