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.
Albany Adds Local Super Bowl Champ To Coaching Staff
UAlbany football coach Greg Gattuso is looking to put his Great Danes in a position to compete for another trip to the NCAA Playoffs. Adding championship caliber coaches speeds that process. Adding a local Super Bowl champion that played with Tom Brady, adds a little hardware to the message
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.
Rodgers “Intends To Play For New York Jets”
With over 475,000 viewers watching The Pat McAfee Show on YouTube.com on Wednesday afternoon, Aaron Rodgers announced his intentions to play for the New York Jets.
Pitching Injuries Force Decisions For Boone & New York Yankees
In professional sports, you don't want to plan on injuries. However, you have to be smart and prepare for them. New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman lured the biggest pitching prize of the 2023 free agent market, Carlos Rodón, to the Bronx. The GM certainly didn't want to plan for his left-handed pitcher's replacement in mid-March.
MLB Pitching Coach Credits Clifton Park Fire Dept For Team Effort
Prior to an 18-year professional baseball playing career that spanned the globe, Yonkers New York native, Brian Sweeney grew up around the fire house. His father was a fireman. The Kansas City Royals pitching coach still reflects on the basic lessons learned from his father and his own fire fighter days, in Clifton Park.
New York Yankees Dump Ex-Outfielder From Broadcast Booth
Cameron Maybin was a good Major League Baseball player. He was never great but he was talented enough to find himself playing for 10 different teams over 15 seasons in the big leagues. Maybin's transition to the TV broadcast booth for games and analysis has definitely been solid. Unfortunately, just like his MLB career, the outfielder will be moving on to a new booth next season and it doesn't seem like Cameron Maybin wanted to leave.
This Is Why Correa Deal with NY Mets Is Delayed & Will Get Done
Major League Baseball fans are growing impatient with the cat and mouse game going on between super-agent Scott Boras and New York Mets owner Steve Cohen, involving the contract of Carlos Correa. The issue at hand? Correa's lower leg injury, that appears significant enough that the San Francisco Giants pulled away a $350 million deal and now the Mets are keeping the All Star infielder at a little less than arms-length for the same reason. Rumors came out on Thursday night that Correa's agent has reached out to other clubs. That may be true but Correa will end up a Met and this is why.
New York Giants Players Escape Mall Shooting That Left Teen Dead
On Friday, the 8-5-1 New York Giants were in the Twin Cities preparing for an opportunity to clinch a surprising 2022 NFC playoff birth with a win (and some help) over the 11-3 Minnesota Vikings. Some of the Big Blue players and staff took advantage of the team hotel being attached to the world famous Mall of America to get in some last minute holiday shopping. During the same time, at the nation's largest mall's Nordstrom's location, shots rang out, leaving a 19-year old man dead and thousands in a panic, including the New York Giants.
Dolphins Blast A/C, Try To Simulate Weather In Buffalo..Seriously
There is no question that Miami Dolphins head coach, Mike McDaniel has done a nice job this year. McDaniel has led his team to an 8-5 record and possible playoff birth in his first season at the helm. This Saturday night in Buffalo, facing the first place Bills, is a crucial game for his Dolphins. The rookie head coach led Miami to a victory over Buffalo in late September. The game was played in Miami and the weather was very hot. Bills players struggled with the extreme temperatures. That won't quite be the case on Saturday night at 8:15pm in Orchard Park.
Former Syracuse & NBA Star Busted For Robbery
The story is as old as professional sports. Star athletes make it big one day but never plan for tomorrow. Then bad things happen after they can't play anymore and we hear about them in the media. Donte Greene, who played at Syracuse University during the 2007-08 season before leaving for four seasons in the NBA, has just been added to the list of sports figure tragedies.