Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 9:28 am by Scott Mervis
punk-band-x-still-playing-with-desperate-energy There's nothing worse than an old, slow punk band.Fortunately, that's far from what we got at Altar Bar on Sunday night.X stepped out with "Hungry Wolf" and let the music go BANG, blowing through 25 songs in a blistering 75-minute set.The veteran LA punk band, rolling (amazingly) with all four originals, is on a tour that has the band ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 5:05 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-09-01-14 -Happy 27th birthday to former Penguins forward Harry Zolnierczyk (above). A free agent signing last season, Zolnierczyk career with the Penguins amounted to 13 games and two goals. Earlier this offseason, he joined the Islanders as a free agent. -Happy 50th birthday to former North Stars/Canadiens/Lightning/Mighty Ducks/Capitals forward Brian ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 2:43 pm by Craig Meyer
karvel-anderson-talks-italy-and-the-next-step-in-his-life-career Anyone who has followed Karvel Anderson for long enough knows his story well. His path has been one plagued with well-documented obstacles, so many of which he managed to overcome en route to becoming a conference player of the year and college graduate. Last week, another wrinkle was added to that plot, as Anderson officially became a professional ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 31 August 2014 12:14 pm by Barbara Vancheri
guardians-reigns-supreme-for-summer-and-year-to-date “Guardians of the Galaxy” is finishing the summer as the No. 1 movie of the season and the entire year, to date, in North America.    It’s expected to gross an estimated $16 million through today with Labor Day the official end of the summer movie season for Hollywood. It has grossed an estimated $547.7 million globally, Rentrak ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 31 August 2014 4:58 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-31-14 -No birthdays today. -Today's Obligatory video: The tragic "X Generation:" Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 10:21 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
west-virginia-s-upset-dreams-fade-late-vs-no-2-alabama ATLANTA — Yeah, Dusty, that about sums it up. There was a particular agony in West Virginia’s 33-23 loss to No. 2 Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Saturday night. Agonizing because these 26-point underdogs were that close to slaying the giant. Agonizing because it just reads 0-1 anyway. Agonizing because it didn’t follow the script, in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 6:09 pm by Sam Werner
final-thoughts-pitt-62-delaware-0Pitt absolutely obliterated Delaware 62-0 in its season opener earlier today, rolling up 409 yards on the ground and generally making the Blue Hens look vastly, vastly inferior. Here's a link to my quick gamer from the PG website, and here are a few thoughts from the day... "409? Yeah, that's good."The above quote is Pitt center Artie Rowell after I ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 5:13 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
halftime-alabama-20-west-virginia-17 ATLANTA — So you’re saying there’s a chance? West Virginia game out the gate ready and fast — very, very fast — and trails Alabama just 20-17 after a seesaw first half in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Georgia Dome. The Mountaineers drew first blood on their opening drive, which stalled just short of the goal line as kicker Josh Lambert booted a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
labor-dayLabor Day isn't just a chance to get away for a three day weekend, it is also a chance to reflect on the role labor in our country's history.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 31 August 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
child-soldiersThe tragic shooting at an Arizona gun range, where a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot her instructor with an Uzi, raises many questions. One of those questions is this: why are we training our children to fire assault weapons?  Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 10:19 am by Sam Werner
game-day-pitt-vs-delaware Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to game day. Pitt will kick off its 2014 season in just under two hours against Delaware. Here are a few pregame notes to get us rolling... - First, here's a link to my preview from today's Post-Gazette about Pitt coach Paul Chryst trying to win his first season-opener as the Panthers' head coach. The losses each of the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 4:56 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-30-14 -Happy 73rd birthday to former Penguins all-star forward and former Pittsburgh Hornet Lowell MacDonald (right). Claimed from the Kings during the 1970 offseason in an intra-league draft, MacDonald spent parts of seven seasons with the Penguins. In 1970-71, knee injuries limited MacDonald to 10 games and one assist. After being sidelined all of ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:45 am by Mike White
mars-rb-schultheis-hurt-out-for-season-friday-night-leadersSee highlights below of a few top games Friday night. What is with the star running backs in the WPIAL, going down with injuries early in the season? It has happened again. Mars's Josh Schultheis was injured in the first quarter of tonight's game against Indiana. Mars coach Scott Heinauer said Friday night that Schultheis sustained a broken tibia and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 29 August 2014 7:03 pm by Mike White
live-friday-night-blog-north-allegheny-at-seneca-valleyLive blog from the Post-Gazette game of the week, North Allegheny at Seneca Valley. For score updates around the WPIAL, look to the right for scores from @PGVarsityXtra twitter account. If you have a score or update, tweet to @PGVarsityXtra with #wpial. Send along photos also. FINAL: NORTH ALLEGHENY 14, SENECA VALLEY 0 9:57 - Intercepted in zone ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:38 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
gameday-west-virginia-vs-no-2-alabama-in-chick-fil-a-kickoff-game ATLANTA — Six weeks ago, West Virginia receiver Kevin White shook off a wave of fatigue and picked up his iPad. He was aboard a silver jet en route to Big 12 Media Days in Dallas, but there was something on his mind. He flicked his finger across the screen and pulled up the film he watched over and over this ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 29 August 2014 12:28 pm by Sam Werner
behind-enemy-lines-delawareThis week, I enlisted the help of Kevin Tresolini, who covers Delaware football for The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.) to help preview this week's game between the Panthers and Blue Hens. Here are Kevin's responses to a couple of questions... 1. Quarterback Trent Hurley, a western Pennsylvania native, will be a three-year starter for the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 29 August 2014 11:52 am by Liz Navratil
city-honors-concert-promoter-bethel-park-boy  Joey Fabus, 8 of Bethel Park, asks a clerk at the Bethel Park Police Department for a copy of the citation he wrote in June. He was honored today by Pittsburgh City Council (Sarah Schneider/Post-Gazette)     By Robert Zullo Concert promoter Brian Drusky says he was slightly uncomfortable with the idea of being honored on his ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 29 August 2014 10:36 am by Mike White
predictions-a-dozen-to-go-live-blog-starts-tonightVarsity Blog programming note: High school football kicks off tonight and the live blog is back. Tonight, I will be at the P-G Game of the Week, North Allegheny at Seneca Valley. Follow the big game on the live blog, but also get scores from around the WPIAL and City League by looking to the right of the blog or following @PGVarsityXtra live score ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 29 August 2014 8:48 am by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-party-at-the-pier-gets-gold-glamThis week, style editor Sara Bauknecht and I visit the riverfront outside of the Rivers Casino to "set the SEEN" for next Friday's Riverlife Gold + Glam Party at the Pier! Thank you to ModCloth, who created inspiration boards for this year's party, and who also styled us for the video. Like what I'm wearing? Check out the links so you can dress gold + ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 29 August 2014 4:52 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-29-14-Today would've been the 95th birthday of former Penguins general manager and Pittsburgh Hornets goaltender, head coach and general manager Aledge "Baz" Bastien. In 527 games with the Penguins as general manager, Bastien had a record of 193-248-86. His wins are third-most in franchise history behind Craig Patrick and Ray Shero. He was killed in a car ... Read More and Comment