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
Published on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:44 am by Barbara Vancheri
foxcatcher-equalizer-reuniting-antoine-fuqua-and-denzel-washington-heading-for-toronto    Antoine Fuqua’s “The Equalizer,” reuniting him with Oscar winner Denzel Washington, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Fuqua is in Pittsburgh now with “Southpaw” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams and others.    In other festival news just announced, “Foxcatcher” ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:02 am by Barbara Vancheri
michael-caine-joins-last-witch-hunter-shooting-in-pittsburgh And the big names just keep coming.    Variety reports that Oscar-winning actor Michael Caine is joining “The Last Witch Hunter,” which will start shooting in Pittsburgh by late August.   Vin Diesel stars as an immortal  witch hunter who partners with his natural enemy — a female witch —  to stop the covens of New York ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 10:44 am by Jon Schmitz
u-s-transportation-system-on-unsustainable-courseToday, we'll devote some time to the shameful inaction of Congress on adequately funding the nation's transportation infrastructure. We start with a letter signed by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 predecessors urging Congress to get off its collective duffs and do something. It was part of this release from DOT on Monday. WASHINGTON – ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:01 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-22-14Penguins -Former Penguins forward Jeff Taffe has joined Linköping of Sweden's SHL. -Former Penguins forward prospect Angelo Esposito has joined the ECHL's Fort Wayne Komets. -Former Penguins defensive prospect Daniel Fernholm has joined Djurgården of Sweden's SHL. -Happy 44th birthday to former Penguins defenseman Sergei Zubov (above). A star ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 9:28 am by Doug Oster
rose-of-sharon-brings-back-treasured-memoriesIt's wonderful how plants can hold a special meaning for gardeners. Photo by Doug Oster This rose of Sharon tree came with me when I moved to Pittsburgh in 1998. The tiny sapling was one of the last things I dug up and threw in the back of my truck while making the move. Even though the entire truck bed was filled with plants, this is the only one I ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 8:35 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
notes-from-day-1-of-big-12-media-days-in-dallas DALLAS — Day 1 of the 2014 Big 12 Media Days had little to do with West Virginia, as the Mountaineers' representatives will step into the spotlight Tuesday morning, but it was still an interesting day around the league. Here's a brief recap of some of the more notable highlights. • Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby took the podium Monday morning and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
human-shieldsIsrael has every right to defend itself against bombs being hurled by Hamas, but at what cost? The civilian death toll is rising but it is only on one side.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 21 July 2014 1:42 pm by Barbara Vancheri
michael-keaton-astonishing-in-birdman-to-close-new-york-festival  Michael Keaton is about to fly back into the media spotlight in what sounds like a very good way.    The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance” will be the closing night selection for the New York Film Festival, Sept. 26-Oct. 12.    The ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 21 July 2014 1:35 pm by Sam Werner
pitt-picked-sixth-in-acc-coastal-divisionGREENSBORO, N.C. — Pitt was picked to finish sixth in the ACC's Coastal Division by the league media at the ACC Football Kickoff Monday. The Panthers finished sixth in the division last year with a 3-5 conference record.Miami, Duke, Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Georgia Tech were all picked to finish ahead of the Panthers, with Virginia bringing ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 21 July 2014 1:31 pm by Doug Oster
summer-lilies-thrive-first-calla-stargazer-and-doubles-too'Stargazer' is such a wonderful sight in the summer garden. Photos by Doug Oster I don't know what the summer garden would be without lilies. 'Stargazer' is very common because it's so easy to grow and beautiful. This plant is just a few years old and grows where it doesn't get enough sun, but blooms like a champ. In my garden lilies need staked. It's ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 21 July 2014 1:09 pm by Scott Mervis
horse-power-band-of-horses-rides-hard-at-stage-ae The soaring vocals you hear from Ben Bridwell on the Band of Horses records are exactly what you get live, as impressively displayed once again Sunday night at Stage AE. What people might not expect from Band of Horses is how much the band rocks live. And the volume at which it does. It was no surprise that it inserted Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 21 July 2014 11:27 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
big-12-commissioner-bob-bowlsby-transcript-change-is-comingDALLAS — Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby kicked off the 2014 Big 12 Media Days with a thorough and rather gloom-and-doom 45-minute session. There are plenty of interesting thoughts to glean, and I'll recap later, but here's the full transcript. It's worth a read. THE MODERATOR: We're going to start off this morning with a State of the Union message ... Read More and Comment