Published on Saturday, 20 September 2014 11:40 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
gameday-west-virginia-2-1-vs-no-4-oklahoma-3-0 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — This is gonna be fun. Milan Puskar Stadium will be packed tonight as West Virginia and No. 4 Oklahoma go under the lights again to open the Big 12 season. The Sooners are 4-2 all-time against West Virginia, but the last two wins couldn't have been any different; it was 50-49 in Morgantown two years ago and 16-7 in a slopfest last ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 20 September 2014 11:14 am by Sam Werner
game-day-pitt-vs-iowa Pitt will look to push its record to 4-0 for the first time in 14 years in just under an hour against Iowa. Before we get going, here are a few quick notes to get your game day started... - No major injury updates for Pitt today. Obviously center Artie Rowell is out with his ACL injury, but defensive end David Durham, who missed last week's game ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 20 September 2014 5:48 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-20-14Penguins -Welcome back Sidney Crosby (above)... to practice. -Who will be the Penguins' No. 3 goaltender? -After making his NHL debut and rebounding from a skate cut on his left forearm, Zach Sill returns to training camp with more confidence. -The Penguins revealed a "new" third jersey. -“It’s being able to read and react. We played a lot like ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 20 September 2014 12:29 am by Dan Gigler
pg-archives-steelers-broncos-struggle-to-35-35-tie In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Steelers first Super Bowl season, we'll reprint the game story from each week of that year. This story was first published on Sept. 23, 1974   By Vito Stellino Post-Gazette Sports Writer   DENVER — It had to be the “Gone With the Wind” of regular season pro football games.   After 3 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 6:38 pm by Mike White
live-friday-night-blogLive blog from tonight's Apollo-Ridge at Shady Side Academy game. For score updates, look to the right of this blog for @PGVarsityXtra's Twitter account. You can "tweet" score updates or photos to @PGVarsityXtra with #WPIAL. FINAL SCORE: APOLLO-RIDGE 46, SHADY SIDE 20 Shady Side Academy gets 4-yard TD run from Hackaday. APOLLO-RIDGE 46, SHADY ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 6:07 pm by Sam Werner
assistants-players-talk-iowa-prepWe're less than 24 hours from Pitt's biggest game of the season against Iowa. In fact, you could make an argument that this is Paul Chryst's biggest game since he has arrived at Pitt. Sure, there are others up there (Notre Dame in 2012, Florida State last season) but in those cases, Pitt was just a scrappy underdog trying to pull off an upset. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 5:16 pm by Natalie Bencivenga
seenontv-september-eventsI always love being a guest on Pittsburgh Today Live and sharing with the viewers all of the great things happening right here in our beautiful city! Mark your calendars for some awesome events happening now through the end of the month! #WheresNataliePG Follow me on Twitter @NBSeen and on Instagram @NatalieBenci Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 1:59 pm by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-bring-out-the-bridesmaidsSara and I had another fun-filled week! We had the opportunity to talk with Rebecca Whitlinger of the Cancer Caring Center. The Center is holding a Bridesmaids Walk this Sunday at the Waterfront to raise money for the local organization. We donned our best "ugly" bridesmaids' dresses and chatted with Ms. Whitlinger about the organization and her ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 1:59 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
by-the-numbers-how-west-virginia-stacks-up-statistically-week-4 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — At the dawn of the Big 12 season, it's time to take another look around the nation and see how West Virginia (2-1) stacks up statistically with its Division I counterparts. For comparison's sake, check out the final national rankings from last December. Things look ... better now.What you'll find below are the national rankings ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 1:11 pm by
city-county-building-exhibit-celebrates-immigrantsLuis Clemente speaks in front of a photo of his father, Roberto Clemente. By Robert ZulloLuis Clemente remembers the baseball seasons he spent in Pittsburgh as a child fondly."We loved coming to Pittsburgh as kids," said Mr. Clemente, one of three sons of legendary Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente. "For us, Pittsburgh was a source of fun."The...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 11:17 am by Seth Rorabaugh
sill-xxxx Initially joining the Penguins as an unsigned invitee to training camp in 2009, Zach Sill labored for four seasons in the organization's minor league system primarily in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. After several training and prospect camps, he finally got his first taste of NHL action last season when injuries and a lack of depth ravaged the team's ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 10:06 am by Mike White
a-dozen-predictions-to-go-for-week-4Program note: Tonight's live blog will come from Apollo-Ridge at Shady Side Academy. We'll see if the "Tre Tipton Show" has another terrific night. For score updates and notes, follow @PGVarsityXtra's Twitter account to the right of this blog. We appreciate any score updates if you could tweet them to @PGVarsityXtra and use #WPIAL. And tweet us any ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 9:57 am by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-reveal-third-jersey-09-19-14The Penguins unveiled a "new" third jersey today with Sidney Crosby serving as the model: -With the exception of the yellow collar with the NHL crest and the Reebok jersey, this is identical replica of the black road jersey the team wore in the 1990s when it won back-to-back Stanley Cup titles: Here is the schedule of games the team will wear ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 8:58 am by Doug Oster
making-mums-lastOne trick to getting the most from your mums is to choose plants which haven't flowered yet. Photos by Doug Oster The hazy world of "hardy mums" causes both confusion an consternation for gardeners. "Why don't they come back," I'm often asked. First, lets talk hardy. Some mums sold as hardy mums aren't, others are. That's easy, right? I always buy ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 12:50 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
between-the-eers-josh-lambert-and-wvu-s-merry-band-of-specialists MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Saturday was a rollercoaster day for Josh Lambert and West Virginia’s specialists. There was a punt nearly returned for a touchdown, a punt actually returned for a touchdown and a missed field goal before Lambert finally stutter-stepped into a 47-yard game-winner as time expired. So, this seemed like a proper time to get to know ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
defeating-isisThe House and Senate have voted to approve Obama's controversial plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in an effort to defeat the Islamic State or ISIS. This is remarkable since they haven't been able to pass any other kind of legislation at all.   Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 1:01 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-19-14Penguins -So training camp got off to a great start as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are already injured. -EN Says: We suspect these are "trainingcampitis" injuries. While this franchise's history with reporting injuries is suspect, these appear to be very minor ailments. -The Penguins enter a brave, new world. -"I don't think I've hit my full ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 18 September 2014 3:07 pm by Doug Oster
garden-ideas-from-italy-work-here-tooA view of Villa Carlotta in Lake Como. Photo by Doug Oster In this segment from Pittsburgh Today Live I show how to take some of the things I saw in Italy and use them back home. All gardens inspire, and I've got lots of ideas from my trip.   Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 18 September 2014 1:54 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
pnme-adds-to-the-lime-green-teamThe Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble has grown its ranks with a new education director and a new board member. More from PNME below:  Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (PNME) is pleased to announce the addition of two team members as it begins its 40th season of new music in Pittsburgh. Jennie Dorris joins PNME in the newly created position, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:56 am by
education-funding-lies-and-video-tapeWe're not sure whether there's enough time for the campaign of Gov. Tom Corbett to take control of the discussion of education funding, but if the new campaign ad released on Wednesday is any indication, it's certainly going to give it a shot.Mr. Big:What's new: Mr. Corbett seems to have recalled that he's running...Read ... Read More and Comment