Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 6:17 pm by Sam Werner
narduzzi-reveals-details-for-pitt-spring-game (Once again, apologies for the video cutting off. I thought I cleared out enough space on my iPhone for today's session, but apparently not.) Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi filled in some details on the format of Pitt's spring game April 18. We already learned earlier in the day that former Panther stars Larry Fitzgerald and Aaron Donald will serve as ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 2:59 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
western-conference-teams-benefit-from-playoff-format-03-31-15In 2013, the NHL adopted a new playoff format in which the top three teams of each division qualify for the postseason while two wild card teams, regardless of division, also qualify. Officially, the NHL has said this change from the old 1-through-8 format was made to stress rivalries. Unofficially, change was made to provide a greater chance of more ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 12:46 pm by Doug Oster
garlic-sprouts-tips-for-spring-planting-and-harvestingIt's the most wonderful time of the year! Photo by Doug Oster The green shoots of garlic have pushed through a thick layer of winter straw announcing the start of the vegetable growing season. Everyone who knows me is alerted to the garlic sprouting as I love nibbling on the fat center buds of the plant. Lets just say they keep their distance. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 10:50 am by Scott Mervis
neko-case-jenny-lewis-will-play-trafNeko CaseThe Three Rivers Arts Festival schedule of free concerts is being rolled out each hour on sponsor station WYEP. Announced so far: June 5: Jenny Lewis (of Rilo Kiley) June 6: Railroad Earth, Elephant Revival June 7: Alvvays (the indie-rock band opening for The Decemberists March 31 at Benedum) June 8: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra June 9: ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 10:46 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-03-31-15Penguins -With Kris Letang (above) and Christian Ehrhoff sidelined, the Penguins would appear to be stuck with only five defensemen for the time being. -The Penguins haven't been very good at home since the start of 2015. -Today would've been the 77th birthday of former Penguins forward Bill Hicke. Acquired prior to the 1971-72 season from the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
religious-freedomIn Indiana they just passed a law that makes it OK to discriminate on the basis of religious freedom. Since when is freedom of religion more important than just plain old freedom?  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 30 March 2015 12:54 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-03-30-15Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “I thought our whole defense corps picked up their game." - Mike Johnston on playing with five defensemen. -The San Jose Mercury News' recap. "No, not right now, especially when you had a four-minute penalty in overtime and you don't convert. Tough loss." - Sharks forward Logan Couture's ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 30 March 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
outdated-systemA recent editorial in the PG called our sewage system "positively medieval" because "Allegheny County still pumps raw sewage into its waterways."  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 29 March 2015 6:26 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
Published on Sunday, 29 March 2015 2:36 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-sharks-03-29-15A preview of the Sharks. When and where: 7:30 p.m, EDT, Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), NBC Sports (Rest of the United States). Record: 37-30-8, 82 points. The Sharks are in fifth place in the Pacific Division. Leading Scorer: Center Joe Pavelski, 67 points (36 goals, 31 assists). Last Game: 3-2 road shootout win against ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 29 March 2015 11:46 am by Barbara Vancheri
there-s-no-place-like-home-at-the-box-office-for-families   It was home, sweet “Home” this weekend at the box office.    The animated comedy, about an alien race called the Boov and featuring the voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Steve Martin, did better than anyone predicted and was No. 1 with an estimated $54 million.    That was almost $20 million more than the R-rated ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 29 March 2015 5:58 am by Doug Oster
free-cooking-gardening-demo-with-doug-sunday-and-other-free-stuff-tooThe Organic Gardeners will be presenting a free cooking/gardening demonstration on Sunday. I'll be joined by my radio partner Jessica Walliser on Sunday March 29th, 2015 at three Giant Eagle Market District stores. We'll be talking gardening and cooking a special recipe from the onion family. Best of all you get to taste what we make. We've also ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 29 March 2015 10:37 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-03-29-15Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from yesterday's game. Kris Letang was hospitalized after a hit by Coyotes captain/forward Shane Doan. -The Arizona Republic's recap. "He's been unbelievable. Some of the saves he made tonight were outstanding." - Coyotes defenseman Michael Stone on Smith. -The Associated Press' recap. "[Doan] is not like that. I ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 29 March 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
cockpit-doorThe apparent suicide crash by the co-pilot of the Germanwings flight has focused scrutiny on mental health and airlines. It has also raised questions about safety procedures involving the cockpit door.  Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 28 March 2015 4:57 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
doan-on-letang-you-feel-awful-as-a-player-when-something-like-that-happens-03-28-15 "Oh yeah. That's part of the game. Obviously, he's such a character guy on their team and such a part of their team. He scores a goal to make it 2-1 as well. That says a lot about him. That's the type of guy you want on your team that stands up for your teammates and goes to the wall for his teammates. You hope they do that for for him too. That's ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 28 March 2015 2:48 pm by Sam Werner
scrimmage-reactions-and-a-few-depth-chart-notesPitt held its second scrimmage of the spring this morning on the South Side, and while the scrimmage itself was closed, here are a couple of notes from the media viewing portion and subsequent interviews, bur first, here's video from Pat Narduzzi's media session following the practice (apologies that my iPhone ran out of storage with about two minutes ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 28 March 2015 12:08 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
Published on Saturday, 28 March 2015 10:30 am by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-coyotes-03-28-15A preview of the Coyotes. When and where: 1 p.m., EDT, Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports, Fox Sports Arizona. Record: 23-44-8, 54 points. The Coyotes are in last place in the Pacific Division. Leading Scorer: Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, 40 points (21 goals, 19 assists). Last Game: 4-3 overtime road win against the Sabres Thursday. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 28 March 2015 10:18 am by Scott Mervis
perfume-genius-sashays-at-warhol ​Mike Hadreas told us recently that he had one stage move he'd been working on for this tour, and we got a look at it Friday night at the Andy Warhol Museum.   It's a good one: a low, snaky, predatory crouch dance, made all the more effective by the fishnets and sheer vulnerability.   It's a brave new world for the Seattle ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 28 March 2015 2:11 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-03-28-15Penguins -"We play so bad right now." - Evgeni Malkin (right). -Malkin and Hornqvist are "really close" to returning to the lineup from undisclosed injuries according to Mike Johnson. -“That tunnel, man. I hate that tunnel." - Coyotes forward (the great) Joe Vitale on driving through the Fort Pitt Tunnel yesterday. -Mike Johnston's mother died. ... Read More and Comment