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.
Will Kevin Huerter Compete in Potential ESPN H-O-R-S-E Competition?
Kevin Huerter is currently back in the Capital Region going through similar things we all are wondering when things will get back to normal. What are the expectations in terms of this NBA season? What are the Hawks telling him in terms of whether or not the season will happen? Huerter also updates u…
A Story Involving Mickey Mantle You Don’t Want to Miss Out On
In November this year Mike Pagliarulo will be inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame! The Former Yankee who hit 32 Home Runs for the Bombers in 1987, joined Big Board Sports to talk his induction but the fun didn't stop there!
Getting Through This Pandemic with Mets Broadcaster Howie Rose
No doubt there is a lot of downtime we are getting with no sports and we were lucky to get a chance to talk to great broadcaster Howie Rose. We asked him when he thinks the MLB season will get started and how creative will we have to get? How about teams who may miss out on the last year of impendin…
Bob Costas Explains How This Pandemic Affects the Sports World
We have been trying to put together what sports will look like moving forward and when things could come back and what we should expect. No one is better and no one has more experience than Bob Costas and we were extremely fortunate to have him on the program to discuss all the goings on in the worl…
What Role Will Jeff Hoffman Have for Rockies This Season?
When this MLB season eventually gets underway, Jeff Hoffman could have a pretty key role for the Rockies especially if they want to get back to the postseason. They are in desperate need of some pitching and whether or not he makes the rotation, it seems he will probably have a role on the staff. Th…
What is Syracuse Men’s Hoops Looking Like Heading into Next Season?
The Syracuse Men's Basketball team's season was cut short like so many others and we were wondering not only how the ACC might have played out, but also what does the future look like? Matthew Gutierrez has done a phenomenal job covering the team on Twitter during all this down time both o…
ValleyCats Team President Updates Their Season
We have talked ad nauseam about how the MLB, NBA, NFL and others are going to navigate coming back from the coronavirus crisis but what about right here in the Capital Region? Will the 2020 season happen over at the Joe?
More Capital Region Coaches of Interest Join Big Board Sports
Yet again this week on Big Board Sports the series of spring sport coaches joining the show continued as each coach tries to navigate the downtime on a season that is in jeopardy. You can find them below:
How Will the Mets Cope This Season with Syndergaard Out for the Year?
The Mets season will not begin for a while as we all know due to the coronavirus but it is still fun to talk about a little baseball here however maybe not under these circumstances for Mets fans. Tim Healey, Mets beat writer for Newsday, joined Big Board Sports to give the teams game plan now that …
Where Will Former Columbia Standout Kevin Smith Play this Season?
We have all been affected by this coronavirus and minor league baseball players are among those that have had their lives put in limbo. Former Columbia High School and Maryland standout Kevin Smith joined Big Board Sports to discuss what has been going on for him since Spring Training was shut down.
Do the Mets have a Tough Decision for Their Rotation?
The Mets season will not begin for a while as we all know due to the coronavirus but it is still fun to talk about a little baseball here. Anthony DiComo, Mets beat writer for MLB.com, joined Big Board Sports to update the situation in Major League Baseball but also to tell us who may be the odd man…
Capital Region Spring Sport Coaches Join Big Board Sports
Throughout the week on Big Board Sports we are joined by spring sport coaches here in the Capital Region