Charlie Voelker is the host of Sunday Sports Buzz, 8a – 10a and fill-in co-host for 104.5 the TEAM's morning and afternoon shows. Voelker currently serves as the color analyst for UAlbany football and basketball heard here on WTMM and on TV for ESPN3/+. Charlie is also the play-by-play voice for UAlbany men’s lacrosse on ESPN3/+ and America East TV. 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.
Schuylerville Football Team – 104.5 ‘The Team’ Student-Athlete’s of the Week
This week's 104.5 Student-Athlete of the Week has been extended to a team this week. The lone remaining team from Section II high school football is the Schuylerville Horses.
Do You Want to Meet a World Series Star Saturday in Halfmoon? Here’s How
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ian Anderson of Rexford will be appearing for an autograph signing in Halfmoon on Saturday. One of the cool things about Anderson, not only was he part of the Braves World Series Championship, he was a star in the series. The Shenendahoah High School graduate is becoming one of the very best pitchers in baseball, so it may be a good time to meet him.
Ski Trails Are Opening – Where To Go This Weekend in Upstate NY
Needless to say, the weather conditions for the opening of ski & snowboarding season in the northeast has been less than ideal. The up and down weather temperatures combined with some ferocious rain storms have generated difficult snowmaking conditions. However, there are some awesome trails open out there and the next few days should be prime for snowmaking.
NY Jets Safety May Have Scored a Touchdown for Military Athletes
For decades, student-athletes that were competing for the United States Military Academies had to complete their active duty military service time before they could pursue their professional athletic careers. Some famous ones over the past few decades have been NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson, former New York Giants wide receiver Phil McConkey as well as Dallas Cowboys legendary quarterback, Roger Staubach. McConkey spent 5 years as a Navy helicopter pilot before he put the shoulder pads back on. Well, a new New York Jets player may have helped change that situation.
Police Called and Stop Upstate High School Hoops Game
Tuesday night, Syracuse police were called to break up a fight on the basketball court of Henninger High School. Henninger was playing Syracuse Academy of Science in basketball. When police are called to high schools, it is never a good thing. When they are called to high school basketball games to break up a fight, you scratch your head to try to understand. As in many cases, the fight on the court that resulted in a call to police, allegedly did not involve any players in the game.
Find Out Where Regular Big Game Hunting in NY to Wraps Up Sunday
As the snow begins to fall on an almost daily basis in the Adirondacks, hunters still on the search for that perfect prize big game of the season are beginning to count their sunsets. 30 minutes after the big bright ball falls this Sunday, December 5th, a large section of New York's premier white tail deer and bear terrain will be shut down for regular hunting for another season.
What to Know About the NYS Finals in HS Football at the Dome
The New York State Public High School football championships are set this weekend for the Syracuse Carrier Dome. It's down to 10 teams from high schools across New York State, not including Long Island or New York City. The five match-ups this Friday and Saturday will feature 3 teams from Sections I and IV each, with one representative from Sections II, III, VI and VII filling out the bracket.
New York High School Hoops Coach Buys Opposing Team Shoes
The Holiday Season seems to bring out the best and the worst, in some cases, but let's focus on the best. The 'Best' is the category that I put Cicero-North Syracuse boys basketball coach Kyle Martin in this season. No, I am not talking about winning basketball games. I am talking about winning in life.
Is Notre Dame’s Coach Really Splitting for LSU Now?
According to reports by The Athletic, Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly is leaving the Fighting Irish high and dry smack in the middle of a possible shot at a National Championship. Kelly is bolting from South Bend, Indiana and heading to Baton Rouge to lead the LSU Tigers for a bundle of cash.
New York Mets SIGN RHP Scherzer $130 million for 3 yrs
The New York Mets Black Friday spending spree continued into Cyber Monday. The New York Daily News reporter Deesha Thosar has tweeted that the Amazin's have signed 3 time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer. Thosar reports that the Mets' inked Scherzer to a deal worth a whopping $130 million over 3 years. Scherzer was expected to sign somewhere on Monday.
GMA Star Leaps Back into New York Giants Fans Hearts
Much of America wakes up to see Michael Strahan's smile greeting them, as they ready for their work day on Good Morning America. Yes, football fans know him a little better, seeing him as part of the Fox Sports halftime team each Sunday. Strahan is a natural on television. He was also a natural on the football field. Sunday, the New York Giants franchise declared that he was so good, no player will ever where his iconic number 92 again.
Win by New York Giants was More Important for Judge
Joe Judge's second season as head coach of the New York Giants didn't exactly start where last season ended. Big Blue won 5 of their last 8 contests to end the season, culminating with a 23-19 victory over the Cowboys to end the head coach's rookie year. This season has not been so kind to the Giants head coach.