Published on Wednesday, 02 September 2015 4:39 pm by Sam Werner
pat-narduzzi-doesn-t-believe-in-your-allergies-and-other-notes-from-the-acc-conference-callPat Narduzzi made his regular season debut on the ACC coaches conference call today, and he did so with a great anecdote about his time coaching with Syracuse's Scott Shafer when the two were assistants at Rhode Island in the early 90's. I'll let Narduzzi take it from there... NARDUZZI: "I could tell you the kiwi story if you really wanted a good ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 02 September 2015 3:53 pm by Mike White
countdown-to-friday-night-lights-class-a-and-city-league-previewlLast in a series previewing the four classes in the WPIAL and also the City League. Before we get to the Class A and City League previews, in case you missed, the Class AAA and AA previews appeared earlier as did Class AAAA. Now, onto ... WPIAL CLASS A PREVIEW By The Numbers Top returning statistical leaders from last season (regular season ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 02 September 2015 3:51 pm by Sam Werner
video-jim-chaney-alex-bookser-darrin-hallOffensive coordinator Jim Chaney: Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 02 September 2015 3:47 pm by Sam Werner
talkin-bout-practice-sept-2Pitt was back at it on the South Side today, and it was the last practice open to the media before the season opener against Youngstown State Saturday... - Not a whole lot to report from today's practice session. We really only got to see walkthrough and stretching, and the media window was closed before the true practice even started. - The one ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 02 September 2015 1:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-09-02-15-Happy 72nd birthday to former Penguins forward Glen Sather (right). Acquired from the Bruins during the 1969 offseason through an intra-league draft, Sather spent parts of two seasons with the Penguins. In 1969-70, Sather appeared in all 76 of the team's games and scored 26 points. In 10 playoff games that spring, he contributed two assists. Sather ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 02 September 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-peduto-manWizard World is coming. Formerly the Pittsburgh Comic Con, this major geek fest is downtown for the first time ever. It's like a real convention!  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 6:05 pm by Barbara Vancheri
see-why-eddie-redmayne-likely-to-return-to-oscars-for-second-year-in-a-row  Eddie Redmayne, who won the best actor Oscar over Michael Keaton earlier this year, has another contender on his hands with "The Danish Girl."  Redmayne and Alicia Vikander star in the love story based on the book by David Ebershoff and directed by Tom Hooper. It opens in New York and Los Angeles after Thanksgiving and elsewhere in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 5:52 pm by Barbara Vancheri
new-producers-coming-to-88th-oscars-in-february New producers for the Oscars. Here is the press release from the Academy. This could mean the announcement of a host or hosts could be next:    LOS ANGELES, CA — Emmy-winning live television producer David Hill and Oscar-nominated producer-director Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Oscars telecast, Academy President Cheryl Boone ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 1:39 pm by Sam Werner
video-tom-sims-jordan-whiteheadDefensive line coach Tom Sims: Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 1:38 pm by Sam Werner
talkin-bout-practice-sept-1Welcome to game week, folks. Updates on injuries and whatnot will be a bit more sparse moving forward, as Pitt starts to clamp down on what, exactly, we're allowed to write about from our practice viewing windows. Nevertheless, here are a few notes and videos. - Sounds like the status of Artie Rowell and Darryl Render is still up in the air for this ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 1:37 pm by Craig Meyer
dave-harper-introduced-as-duquesne-s-new-athletic-director     DAVE HARPER: Those words are great to hear. I can tell you, I'm honored and very humbled to be here today. This is a tremendous opportunity, tremendous institution, and a tremendous community. I go long on thank yous, so I apologize, but I want to make sure I'm very thorough here. I certainly would like to begin with thanks to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 1:12 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-09-01-15 -Happy 28th birthday to former Penguins forward Harry Zolnierczyk (above). A free agent signing in 2013, Zolnierczyk's career with the Penguins amounted to 13 games and two goals in 2013-14. In 2014, he joined the Islanders as a free agent. He is currently a member of the AHL's San Diego Gulls. -Happy 51st birthday to former North ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
denaliI love that Obama isn't ignoring climate change as a serious threat to the planet like most politicians. But then why the heck would he allow drilling in the Arctic off the Alaskan coast? It makes no sense.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 31 August 2015 4:10 pm by Craig Meyer
shelton-gibson-and-jovon-durante-are-starting-receivers-as-of-nowUncertainty comes with many different layers and to understand that, one doesn't have to look further than West Virginia's wide receiver situation. In contrast to the quarterback position -- where we know Skyler Howard will be the starter, but don't know how he'll fare just yet -- the different receiver slots have been part of an ongoing shuffling act ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 31 August 2015 2:37 pm by Sam Werner
quick-hits-from-narduzzi-s-youngstown-state-presser Video courtesy of Pitt Athletics Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi wrapped up his press conference, which you can see above, previewing Youngstown State earlier today. You can see video from cornerback Lafayette Pitts and tight end J.P. Holtz below, and here are a few quick hits from Narduzzi... - Narduzzi said Pitt has awarded scholarships to fullback ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 31 August 2015 2:01 pm by Mike White
aliquippa-running-back-bronaugh-diagnosed-with-leukemia-will-miss-seasonThe Aliquippa football team was expected to have one of the best one-two running punches in the WPIAL this season. But the Quips have lost half of that punch. DiMantae Bronaugh will not play after being diagnosed last Thursday with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to Anita Gordon, his aunt and guardian. Bronaugh began chemotherapy treatments ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 31 August 2015 1:11 pm by Barbara Vancheri
see-concussion-poster-with-will-smith-and-tagline-even-legends-need-a-hero  This is the first poster for “Concussion,” the Will Smith movie filmed in Pittsburgh and being released in theaters on Christmas Day.    Here is the official description of what’s being described as a dramatic thriller:    Will Smith stars in “Concussion,” a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 31 August 2015 1:02 pm by Sam Werner
video-j-p-holtz-lafayette-pittsTight end J.P. Holtz: Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 31 August 2015 12:36 pm by Craig Meyer
does-west-virginia-benefit-from-playing-pitt (Photo: Matt Freed, Post-Gazette) On Sunday, I had a story run on the disappearance of rivalries in college football over the past several years, including the fabled Backyard Brawl between Pitt and West Virginia. The discussion of that bygone series was a major topic of discussion throughout the summer, as new Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 31 August 2015 10:46 am by Sam Werner
pitt-releases-depth-chart-for-youngstown-state Pitt has released it's initial depth chart for the 2015 season, which you can see above. Coach Pat Narduzzi will meet with the media at noon, so we'll have more information then, but here are a few notes to get your Monday started... - First off, as you can see, receiver Tyler Boyd and defensive end Rori Blair are both absent from the two-deep, as ... Read More and Comment