Published on Friday, 25 July 2014 11:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-25-14Penguins -New Penguins forward Blake Comeau will be inducted into the British Columbia Hockey Hall of Fame along with other members of the 2003-04 Kelowna Rockets team which won the Memorial Cup. -Former Penguins defenseman Pat Price (right) will also be inducted. -Happy 33rd birthday to former Penguins forward Jani Rita. Acquired along with ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 25 July 2014 10:00 am by Dan Gigler
reporting-day-1974-camp-disrupted-by-strikeThis being the 40th anniversary of the Steelers first Super Bowl season, the Post-Gazette will periodically run reprints of articles from that season in print and online.  The '74 campaign got off to an inauspicious start, not just for the Steelers, but for everyone in the NFL via a players strike that began on July 1, but became 'official' on ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 25 July 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
leadershipObama has come under fire for not showing leadership lately. Well, I've got news for republicans. Leadership does not mean rushing into pointless wars willy-nilly like George W. Bush without considering the long-term ramifications. Sometimes leadership means having a thoughtful, measured response.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:24 pm by Barbara Vancheri
ben-affleck-sports-stubble-as-batman  Zack Snyder tweeted this new image of Ben Affleck as Batman and, according to Variety, it also turned up as part of a 75th anniversary montage of images of the character created for Comic-Con in San Diego.     Batman doesn’t smile but he apparently also doesn’t always shave. You can see some stubble in the picture which continues ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 24 July 2014 1:55 pm by Doug Oster
bargain-perennials-are-great-to-plant-now  This coneflower is called 'Double Scoop Raspberry.' Photo by Doug Oster Summer is a great time to find bargains for perennial plants which come back year after year. A good nursery has kept them fed and watered. Now that we have a cool spell, it's also a great time to plant. Here's a segment from Pittsburgh Today Live with all the discount ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:00 pm by Sara Bauknecht
fashion-community-gears-up-for-style-week-pittsburgh  Local fashion insiders mixed and mingled at a Style Week Pittsburgh preview mixer Wednesday evening at Cultural's Elite salon and spa, Downtown. The intimate gathering gave media, stylists and others a glimpse of what to expect at the second annual Style Week Pittsburgh, Aug. 11-17. Among the highlights of the night was the announcement of a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:46 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-24-14Penguins -The Penguins named Jacques Martin the team’s senior adviser for hockey operations. -Former Penguins forward Taylor Pyatt (above) has joined Genève-Servette of Switzerland's NLA. -The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins re-signed defensemen Barry Goers and forward Carter Rowney to one-year AHL contracts. -Happy 53rd birthday to former ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:54 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
rene-castro-scores-record-56-points-but-loses-pro-am-final MONTOUR — With his underdog Shale Attorneys nursing an 11-point lead nearing halftime of the Pittsburgh Pro-Am final Wednesday night, Duquesne guard Rene Castro was simply wasting time. He held onto the ball for nearly a full minute, to the chagrin of visibly irritated System One guard James Robinson, and then Castro made his move. He ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
jar-jarOnline numbers genius Nate Silver and his web site FiveThirtyEight.com did a poll about Star Wars. The results, according to the Huffington Post, show that Americans hate congress more than they hate Jar Jar Binks. Wow, that is low! Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 1:21 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
wvu-to-play-home-and-home-with-nc-state-in-2018-19 West Virginia's non-conference announcements just keep on coming. Athletic director Oliver Luck announced Wednesday that the Mountaineers will play a home-and-home series with NC State, in Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 15, 2018, and in Morgantown Sept. 14, 2019. West Virginia announced Tuesday it will open the 2018 season against Tennessee at Bank of America ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 1:17 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
21-night-at-carnegie-science-center-to-feature-psoLooks like a neat event! More from the Carnegie Science Center (www.carnegiesciencecenter.org or 412-237-3400): PITTSBURGH, July 23, 2014 – Carnegie Science Center is teaming up with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a special adults-only evening, featuring symphonic sounds with a scientific twist. "The Sounds of Science" is the theme of the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 1:00 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
so-that-clint-trickett-tweet West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett posted a tweet last week. He posts lots of those, and many are really quite funny. But this one got some delayed attention, and enough that Trickett was forced to release a statement through a football team spokesperson and deactivate his account. Now, I had zero intention of writing anything about ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:50 am by Sam Werner
no-pitt-players-on-all-acc-preseason-teamPitt did not have any players selected to the 2014 All-ACC preseason team, which was voted on by at the ACC Football Kickoff Monday and released Wednesday. The Panthers' most likely candidate was receiver Tyler Boyd, who caught 85 passes for 1,174 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman last season. Boyd was named to the all-ACC second team at the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:20 am by Sara Bauknecht
emy-mack-shoes-spotlighted-at-mercedes-benz-fashion-week-swimEMY MACK shoes strutted out of the Steel City and onto the runways of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, which wrapped up on Monday in Miami. The footwear brand by Emily Mack Jamison with showrooms in Shadyside and New York City was worn by models in the Luli Fama swimwear show.  EMY MACK shoes are made in Italy and combine comfort with ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 9:01 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-23-14Penguins -NBC announced its national broadcast schedule for 2014-15. The Penguins will make 11 appearances on either NBC or NBC Sports: Oct. 22 - vs. Flyers, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports)Jan. 7 - vs. Bruins, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports)Jan. 18 - vs. Rangers, 12:30 p.m. (NBC)Jan. 21 - vs. Blackhawks, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports)Jan. 28 - at Capitals, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports)Feb. 11 - ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-upmc-refereeGovernor Tom Corbett helped broker a deal between Highmark and UPMC. Unfortunately, the deal is bad and confusing. Only UPMC facilities outside of Pittsburgh will be available to Highmark customers.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 1:16 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
dana-holgorsen-i-would-welcome-back-pitt-and-the-backyard-brawl-any-time DALLAS — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen tickled the ears of West Virginia and Pitt alike Tuesday afternoon when he reiterated his desire to rekindle the Backyard Brawl, which came to a halt after the teams' 104th meeting, a 21-20 Mountaineers victory Nov. 25, 2011. At Big 12 Media Days in Dallas, Holgorsen was asked about West Virginia's most ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:38 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
dana-holgorsen-days-of-rolling-through-the-big-east-and-being-able-to-play-in-a-bcs-game-are-long-gone DALLAS — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen spent 15 minutes on the dais at Big 12 Media Days Tuesday morning. There will be a longer media session this afternoon, but here is the transcript from his short podium session. THE MODERATOR: We'd like to introduce coach Dana Holgorsen from West Virginia University.COACH HOLGORSEN: Just real ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:20 pm by Sara Bauknecht
stylebook-on-tv-plus-size-style-trendsThe plus-size women's clothing category has long been criticized for poor fit, quality and style sense. But things are improving -- call it some stylish steps in the right direction! These new options were spotlighted this morning on KDKA-TV's "Pittsburgh Today Live" show. Check it out here or in the video below, and read more about fresh looks for ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:57 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
west-virginia-to-face-tennessee-in-charlotte-in-2018-opener West Virginia announced Tuesday morning that it will face Tennessee on Sept. 1, 2018, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, the home of the Carolina Panthers. It will be WVU's fifth neutral-site opener in seven years. Here is the full release: Charlotte, N.C. – The Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) today announced it has secured a regular ... Read More and Comment