Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 1:04 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-28-15-Happy 83rd birthday to former Penguins and Pittsburgh Hornets forward Andy Bathgate (right). An all-star and former Hart Trophy winner with the Rangers, Bathgate was claimed by the Penguins in the 1967 expansion draft from the Red Wings, Bathgate spent two seasons with the Penguins. In 74 games with the expansion club in 1967-68, Bathgate led the team ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 8:04 pm by Dan Gigler
steel-castings-the-michael-vick-dilemmaThis week: Post-Gazette sports editor Jerry Micco and Dan Gigler discuss the issues surrounding the signing of Michael Vick from a football and emotional perspective and ask fans what they think, as well as hear from Vick himself on rectifying his heavily checkered past. Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 5:25 pm by Mike White
countdown-to-friday-night-lights-rankings-fab-5-players-preview-for-aaa-and-aaOne in a series previewing the four classes of WPIAL football and also the City League. The Class AAAA preview ran earlier this week. Today, we've got a double dose of previews - Class AAA and AA. WPIAL CLASS AAA By The Numbers Top returning statistical leaders from last season (regular-season stats only): RUSHING Chacar Berry, Ringgold - 1,245 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
katrina-anniversaryIt is hard to believe that the Hurricane Katrina disaster took place ten years ago. It is also hard to believe that after witnessing the devastation along racial lines in New Orleans, American cities continue to see racial levees collapsing around them.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 3:43 pm by Sam Werner
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 3:41 pm by Sam Werner
talkin-bout-practice-aug-27And so it ends, training camp 2015. Today marked Pitt's final open practice of August before they head into game week next Monday. Here are a few notes from the day... - Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi isn't quite sold that his team got three percent better each and every practice, but he's ready to move into game week and see what his players can show ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:44 pm by Barbara Vancheri
academy-to-honor-spike-lee-debbie-reynolds-gena-rowlands-in-november SPIKE LEE, DEBBIE REYNOLDS AND GENA ROWLANDS TO RECEIVE ACADEMY’S 2015 GOVERNORS AWARDS   Here is the official press release:  LOS ANGELES, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (Aug. 25) to present Honorary Awards to Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands, and the Jean ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 1:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-27-15-Happy 58th birthday to former Penguins defenseman Bob Gladney (right). A free agent signing in the 1983 offseason, Gladney spent part of one season with the Penguins. He appeared in 13 games in 1983-84 and recorded six points. An eye injury forced him to retire in the 1984 offseason. Gladney is one of two natives of the province of Newfoundland and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
china-sneezedChina's economic problems have quickly become the world's economic problems. Wall street has been feeling the chilling effects of China's head cold.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:09 pm by Craig Meyer
breaking-down-west-virginia-s-2015-schedule (Photo: USA Today) With fewer than 10 days separating us from the first weekend of real, honest-to-god college football, we're at the point where predicting the record of various teams is the game of choice. As fans and writers, we're bored and it's fun to try to take a stab at things. It's problematic to try to forecast an entire season for any ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 2:25 pm by Sam Werner
video-andre-powell-brian-o-neillRunning backs coach Andre Powell: Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 2:12 pm by Barbara Vancheri
watch-trailer-for-love-the-coopers-once-let-it-snow-filmed-in-pgh Here is the trailer for "Love the Coopers," the formerly titled "Let It Snow" filmed in Pittsburgh earlier this year with an all-star ensemble. It stars Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Amanda Seyfried, Alan Arkin, Olivia Wilde, Ed Helms, June Squibb,  Marisa Tomei, Anthony Mackie and Jake Lacy.  Here is the official description:  "Love ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 1:56 pm by Sam Werner
talkin-bout-practice-aug-26Today was, for all intents and purposes, the penultimate day of training camp for the Panthers. Pitt will have one more practice tomorrow, and then that will be the last media access until Pat Narduzzi's Youngstown State press conference on Monday. Here are a few notes from today... - The biggest news of the day is that running back Rachid ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 1:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-26-15-Happy 66th birthday to former Penguins all-star defenseman Ron Stackhouse (right). Acquired midway through the 1973-74 season along with Jim Rutherford in a deal which sent Jack Lynch to the Red Wings, Stackhouse, one of the best defensemen in franchise history, spent parts of nine seasons with the Penguins. He finished 1973-74 by appearing in 36 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-affairs-of-the-cityKDKA recently reported that the hack of Ashley Madison, the online site for finding an extramarital fling, revealed that Pittsburgh and Austin were tied for the cities with the most subscribers per capita. I am so proud!  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 5:16 pm by Mike White
high-school-notes-wilkinsburg-drops-sports-westinghouse-and-the-wpial-jeter-injury-updateSome items that fell off my laptop The knee injury of Beaver Falls lineman Donovan Jeter is not serious and his coach says he is "day to day." Jeter is a junior defensive lineman who already has a number of major-college scholarship offers. Jeter sustained the injury in practice last week and did not participate in a scrimmage Saturday against ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 4:55 pm by Craig Meyer
video-dana-holgorsen-aug-25-press-conferenceWest Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen met with the media Tuesday for his weekly press conference. While at the podium, he primarily discussed his team's preparation for its Sept. 5 season opener against Georgia Southern, but the fifth-year coach also touched on some positional battles and how he handles the process of looking at a potential transfer who ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 9:34 am by Mike White
wpial-quad-a-football-previewOne in a series previewing each classification of WPIAL football and the City League. WPIAL CLASS AAAA By The Numbers Top returning statistical leaders from last season. Statistics are from regular season only: RUSHING Khaleke Hudson, McKeesport (pictured) - 134 attempts for 1,455 yards. PASSING Daniel Walters, Hempfield - 144 of 192 for 1,371 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 1:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-25-15 -Happy 46th birthday to former Penguins forward Jamie Leach (right). A third-round pick in 1987, Leach, the son of former Flyers star Reggie Leach, spent parts of four seasons with the Penguins. As a rookie in 1989-90, Leach appeared in 10 games and recorded three assists. In 1990-91, Leach played in seven games,  netted two goals and earned a ... Read More and Comment