Posts tagged ‘The Guardian’

Walter Bahr Makes the Cut

Penn Staters know Walter Bahr as one of the best soccer coaches in school history, but he is more widely known as one of the greatest soccer players in U.S. history. In fact, a panel of 20 American soccer writers, journalists, and analysts in British publication The Guardian just named the former midfielder the 24th-best USMNT player of all time. One voter asserted that Bahr—who assisted on the only goal in the famous 1-0 upset of England in the 1950 World Cup—is the greatest player to ever wear the red, white, and blue.

Bahr, a National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee who we profiled in the fall of 2013, has Penn State ties that go beyond coaching. Three of his four children were athletes in Happy Valley: Chris ’75 and Matt Bahr ’79 were stars on both the pitch and the gridiron, while Davies Ann Bahr ’81 was an All-American gymnast.

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

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July 24, 2015 at 12:55 pm 1 comment

On Rick Santorum’s Surge

In a GOP presidential race that has seen a number of front-runners, Rick Santorum ’80, ’86g was starting to look like the only well-known candidate who might not get his turn in the spotlight. With the Iowa caucus less than a week away, Santorum — who has put substantial resources into campaigning in the Hawkeye state — has finally seen his poll numbers rise to the point that folks are paying attention. Among the coverage Santorum is generating this week are pieces in England’s Guardian newspaper, Slate, and this interview Wednesday evening with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

The way things have gone, we’d no sooner attempt to predict where Santorum or any other GOP candidate will stand this time next week than we would predict the name of Penn State’s next football coach. But today, at least, Santorum is in the mix.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

December 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm 1 comment


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