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.
New England Patriots’ Fan Death Shows Dark Side Of NFL Games
Going to an NFL game can be expensive. For 53-year old Dale Mooney from New Hampshire, going to the New England Patriots game on Sunday cost him his life. At one time, this would be shocking news. It's not anymore.
New York Yankees ‘Martian’ Injured – Lost For The Season
Jasson 'The Martian' Dominguez has been on a rocket-ship ride since landing in the New York Yankees line-up, against, appropriately, the Houston Astros on September 1st.
Woman In Critical Condition After Shark Attack On New York Beach
For the fifth time this summer, a person has been attacked by a shark on a New York beach. This time, the swimmer was left in critical condition.
New York Jets’ Season Remains Just One Play From A Nightmare
Some optimistic New York Jets fans are making their flight arrangements for Las Vegas in early February, in anticipation of Gang Green breaking that 54 year Super Bowl draught. Others, like me, will be extremely happy with a return to the playoffs for the Jets. However, breaking that 13 year post-season draught may not be as easy as everyone thinks, if just "one" thing happens...
This Yankee’s Rehab Could Take Him Out Of New York
Injuries have piled up for the New York Yankees this season. However, Carlos Rodón, Giancarlo Stanton and Josh Donaldson are all getting closer to returning to the Major League roster. That leaves the question, which players will be going?
First Round Of NFL Draft Likely Sees Buffalo Bills As Spectators
Like every other team, the Buffalo Bills are busy this week trying to surpass the Kansas City Chiefs. On Thursday, the 2023 NFL Draft will be held at Union Station in Kanas City. Buffalo fans may have to be patient this year to enjoy their team's participation.
NBA Players Poll Not Kind To New York Knicks & Their Coach
The Athletic did an awesome NBA player poll back in 2019. The publication's beat reporters gave the players anonymity and asked them some pretty standard questions that included "Which current coach, aside from your own, would you least want to play for?" The answers were interesting and, in some cases, surprising.
5 Keys For New York Knicks To Knock-Off Cleveland In Playoffs
As the play-in rounds are underway in the 2023 NBA Playoffs, the New York Knicks, led by head coach Tom Thibodeau, are strategizing game plans to defeat superstar Donovan Mitchell and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
World Box Lacrosse Championships Coming To Upstate New York
It is no secret that New York is a hot-bed for lacrosse. So, it should be no surprise that World Lacrosse had chosen Upstate New York to hold the 2024 championships.
13 Granted Clemency By Gov. Hochul & The NY Woman That Wasn’t
Last week, in the midst of the holiday season, New York's Governor, Kathy Hochul granted clemency to 13 individuals that exhibited remorse, demonstrated the effects of their rehabilitation, and have displayed a commitment to improving themselves and their communities. Among the 13 grantees are two prisoners that are currently serving sentences for murder and a woman that is a domestic violence survivor, in prison for manslaughter for the death of her abuser. Another woman convicted of the same crime was absent from the list.