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.
Nobody Feels Sorry for New England
Can’t remember the last time I watched head coach Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots get embarrassed the way the did Monday by the Buffalo Bills, but nobody feels sorry for New England.
CEO Christopher Johnson Must Have Willpower
The script is starting to look awfully familiar for the New York Jets.
Don’t Blame Daniel Jones
Giants were not ready to play to start the game on Sunday at Baltimore, and that’s on head coach Joe Judge and his coaching staff.
Daniel Jones On Track to Start Sunday Versus Ravens
Giants need to find a way to generate more offense on Sunday at Baltimore, and the return of quarterback Daniel Jones can make that happen.
Kevin Durant’s Nets Debut Creates a Quick Judgment
I hate when we make quick judgments in sports, but that’s what I am going to do after watching just one game from the Brooklyn Nets.
No Panic for the Great Danes
No reason for UAlbany to push the panic button after an 0-3 start to the season, because they have better parts than a year ago and should have a successful season in the America East Conference.
Should Jets Keep Sam Darnold?
If the Jets don’t get the number one pick in the NFL draft, and after getting their first win on Sunday, chances are slim they will land Trevor Lawrence
Bills Win First AFC East Title Since 1995
It doesn’t seem all that long ago when the Buffalo Bills weren’t even a part of the playoff conversion. And know, thanks in large part to head coach Sean McDermott changing the climate, the Bills are one of the best teams in the AFC, and won their first AFC-East title since 1995 after …
Why The Local College Basketball Weekend is So Exciting
Can’t wait to call my first UAlbany men’s basketball game since last March on Saturday.
Giants QB Choice Looming
If Giants quarterback Daniel Jones isn’t healthy enough to help his team beat Cleveland Sunday night, then he needs to speak up. Easier said than done, for a tough hard nosed player. But we all saw the results against Arizona when Jones tried to push through, and it wasn’t pretty. Back…
Coach Boeheim Explains Covid-19 Situation
Syracuse Men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim's team is off to a 4-1 start but how tough has the process been so far?
Josh Allen May Be the Second Best QB in the NFL
We all agree that Patrick Mahomes in the best quarterback in the NFL, but the argument is who is second best?