Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 8:41 pm by Mike White
about-usc-s-rough-start-state-rankingsUpper St. Clair coach Jim Render has never handled losing well. So don't look for him to be skipping around and whistling these days It has been a while since Render's team has had such a rough start. Upper St. Clair is 1-3. With a game looming Friday against 4-0 Woodland Hills, Upper St. Clair is staring 1-4 in the face. It has been 14 years since ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 7:37 pm by Dan Gigler
harrison-returning An Instagram video posted an hour ago of a facetime chat he apparently had today with his young boys would seem to indicate as much ...  Check it out. Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 7:07 pm by Sam Werner
the-breakdown-iowa Pitt suffered its first loss of the season Saturday, falling to Iowa 24-20. The first half looked much like the Pitt team we've grown accustomed to seeing this season, running the ball well and playing good enough defense to get off the field and control the clock. Things turned around in the second half, though, as Iowa outscored Pitt 17-3 in the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 5:23 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
red-wings-at-penguins-preview-09-22-14Note: We will not be running a live blog or chat for tonight's game. We are on location and will have a post-game blog up with thoughts, photos, etc. The Penguins will host the Red Wings in tonight's preseason opener at Consol Energy Center which begins at 7 p.m. It will be televised on WPCW which is channel 19 in Pittsburgh. There were no lines or ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 4:55 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
liner-notes-vol-xiFrom the New York Times, black composers and the role of race in classical music http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/arts/music/black-composers-discuss-the-role-of-race.html From Scientific American, the inevitable rise of digital music in "live" performance ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 4:12 pm by Dan Gigler
peezy-gets-the-bootBest unintentionally hilarious moment from last night's Steelers rout of Carolina:  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 2:04 pm by Sam Werner
my-2014-ap-ballot-week-4Each week, I'll go through my AP Top 25 ballot and give a few thoughts on how I voted and how it compares to the overall poll results. This felt like the first real consequential week of the 2014 season with a lot of games (especially the night games) telling us plenty about the teams involved. There wasn't that one landscape-shaking upset (though ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 12:20 pm by Barbara Vancheri
here-s-how-to-try-out-or-apply-for-will-smith-movie  The Will Smith movie, scheduled to start shooting here in October, is looking for extras.    The drama about the timely topic of NFL concussions is based on the October 2009 GQ story “Game Brain” by Jeanne Marie Laskas, a resident of Scenery Hill, Washington County.   The Oscar nominee will play Dr. Bennet Omalu, the first ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 11:56 am by Elizabeth Bloom
small-protest-outside-heinz-hallICYMI: The PSO opened its classical subscription season with a terrific concert featuring "Symphonie fantastique," "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" and more.  And there was more excitement—reports of a small protest outside of Heinz Hall against guest artist Valentina Lisitsa, who performed the "Paganini Rhapsody." While she lives in North ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 11:41 am by
perry-on-politics-roger-goodell-and-lessons-not-learnedThat marvelous word, pusillanimous, seems to neatly describe Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Football League, deeply involved these days in a scandal involving domestic abuse by some of the league's biggest stars.No one would ever have called his father, Charles Goodell, pusillanimous.Goodell, reared in Jamestown, was one of a number...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 8:22 am by Doug Oster
pgu-deer-proofing-your-property-with-doug-on-wednesday  I've spent a lifetime learning how to keep deer out of my garden. Photo by Doug Oster I'll be presenting "Deer-Proofing Your Property" as part of the PGU educational series this Wednesday, September 24th at the Post-Gazette from 7-9 p.m. For over 25 years I've battled the deer in the garden and have many different techniques to keep the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
governor-deleteAn editorial in yesterday's PG explains exactly how the Corbett administration's practice of deleting emails makes a mockery of the Pennsylvania's Right-To-Know law. Maybe voters will have the last word. Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 1:54 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-22-14Penguins -The Penguins will open the preseason tonight. -The Penguins announced their lineup for tonight's preseason opener against the Red Wings: Forwards - 39 Josh Archibald, 19 Beau Bennett, 17 Blake Comeau, 50 Jean-Sebastien Dea, 34 Bobby Farnham, 72 Patric Hornqvist, 59 Jayson Megna, 13 Nick Spaling, 49 Oskar Sundqvist, 16 Brandon Sutter, 43 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 21 September 2014 11:34 am by Barbara Vancheri
top-movie-of-the-week-is    “The Maze Runner” sprinted to the top of the weekend box office with an estimated $32.5 million, edging out “A Walk Among the Tombstones” starring Liam Neeson and the ensemble dramedy, “This Is Where I Leave You.”    Rentrak, which provided the early estimates below, reports the post-summer momentum is slowly building as ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 21 September 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
smartwatchSmartwatches, including Apple's new iWatch, are all the rage these days. They can do everything from alerting you to the latest cute cat videos on Youtube to checking your heart rate response to those videos. I'll wait for the one that can fix climate change, cure Ebola and end global terrorism.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 21 September 2014 1:35 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
oklahoma-runs-away-late-as-samaje-perine-stuns-shootout-in-morgantown OKLAHOMA 45, WEST VIRGINIA 33 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Maybe this is one of those times you just tip your cap and accept defeat. Truth is, West Virginia (2-2) met its match in No. 4 Oklahoma (4-0) tonight. "Every time we had some success they came right back," Dana Holgorsen said. "That's the sign of a good team." The Mountaineers ran stride ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 21 September 2014 1:08 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-21-14Penguins -Assistant coach Rick Tocchet (above, with Sidney Crosby) is in charge of the Penguins' power play now. -Beau Bennett likes life as a right winger. -Goaltender Eric Hartzell is trying to learn from a rocky first professional season. -Mike Johnston speaks: Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division -CSKA Moskow of Russia's KHL is ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 20 September 2014 9:27 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
halftime-west-virginia-24-no-4-oklahoma-24 WEST VIRGINIA 24, OKLAHOMA 24 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Just when you thought the West Virginia offense had met its match, Clint Trickett delivered again. The Mountaineers punted on each of their first three drives before Trickett sent a perfect deep ball to wide-open receiver Kevin White, who ran the rest of the 68 yards downfield for the first ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 20 September 2014 9:05 pm by Mike White
rowan-opens-recruiting-harrell-commits-to-ipfwSome news on the WPIAL basketball recruiting front today. Well, sort of the WPIAL. Maverick Rowan has backed out of his commitment to Pitt and opened up his recruiting. This news was confirmed by his father, Ron, tonight. Rowan used to be a WPIAL player. He played his freshman and sophomore years at Lincoln Park of the WPIAL and accepted a scholarship ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 20 September 2014 5:28 pm by Sam Werner
final-thoughts-iowa-24-pitt-20So that didn't go well for Pitt. The Panthers had an opportunity today to seize the momentum that they had started to build during the 3-0 start to the season. Pitt was right on the cusp of the top 25, and (thanks largely to a weak slate of noon games) seemed to have a lot of the country tuned in to the game against Iowa. Instead of staking their ... Read More and Comment