Published on Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:44 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-18-14Penguins -"It was a different atmosphere overall in the room when I got here. From day one ... I'm not sure how to describe it, what the difference was but it was a good feeling coming into the room. It was fun to come every day to practice." - Marcel Goc on signing with the Penguins. -The Penguins released forwards Patrick McGrath (professional) and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 5:35 pm by Sam Werner
post-route-podcast-episode-one POST ROUTE PODCAST: EPISODE 1 They say you are only as good as your podcast. With that in mind, hello and welcome to the inaugural Post Route Podcast, hosted by Post-Gazette college writers Sam Werner (Pitt) and Stephen J. Nesbitt (WVU). The podcast will touch on a little bit of everything college football but center on the Backyard ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 5:32 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
post-route-podcast-episode-1 POST ROUTE PODCAST: EPISODE ONE They say you are only as good as your podcast. With that in mind, hello and welcome to the inaugural Post Route Podcast, hosted by Post-Gazette college writers Sam Werner (Pitt) and Stephen J. Nesbitt (WVU). The podcast will touch on a little bit of everything college football but center on the Backyard ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
wife-beaterDomestic violence is not just a problem for the NFL, but it seems to take an NFL scandal to bring attention to it. According to a recent survey reported on in the Washington Post, nearly 30% of women have experienced some form of domestic violence. Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 4:19 pm by Mike White
clairton-s-surreal-statistics-montour-baseball-player-vietmeier-ratesItems that fell off my laptop Clairton's scoring has grabbed the attention of many in the WPIAL this year as the Bears have won their first three games by scores of 70-0, 86-0 and 74-0. Never mind whether you believe the Bears are "running up" the score. We're not here to debate that. But if you think their scores are hard to believe, wait until you ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 1:17 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
goc-xxx During a recent interview at Consol Energy Center, it was pointed out to Penguins center Marcel Goc, a native of Calw, Germany, that it's rare to have multiple Germans players on one NHL team. Eavesdropping right winger Pascal Dupuis interjected, "There's probably a reason for that..." Goc, acquired from the Panthers at the trade deadline last ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:15 am by
dems-timing-of-state-s-loan-to-itself-is-troublingBrother, can you spare $1.5 billion?As it turns out, we can. What that means is another matter.The timing of the Pennsylvania's loan to itself, announced earlier this week by the state treasury , is troubling to some folks in Harrisburg, who say the fact that the state is short on cash this early in the fiscal year portends a rough ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 9:13 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-17-14Penguins -Is Brian Dumoulin (right) ready to secure a spot on the NHL roster? -"I want to make sure nobody is going to doubt me." - Kris Letang. -Blake Comeau is looking for a fresh start. -"If you ignore it, then shame on you." - Assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald on the used of advanced statistics. -Matthew Murray made 13 saves for the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 9:47 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
fitzgerald-on-rutherford-analytics-and-johnston-09-16-14Penguins assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald appeared on TSN 1050 in Toronto today. He discussed the state of the franchise after a pretty busy offseason. Here is a partial transcript. On the team's ability to draft and develop prospects: There is a mandate for us. It's to compete for the Stanley Cup year in and year out. That's our culture. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 5:16 pm by Mike White
where-are-they-now-mckeesport-players-make-impact-wpial-notesAn edition of Where Are They Now A handful of former McKeesport High School football players are starting on Division I-A teams from the states of Michigan, Illinois, Texas and California. Delvon Simmons, a junior, starts at defensive tackle for Southern California and had six tackles, including three solo, in the loss to Boston College Saturday. He ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 4:04 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
letang-i-want-to-make-sure-nobody-is-going-to-doubt-me-09-16-14 The most obvious change in Kris Letang this summer was cosmetic. He chopped off much his signature hair which flowed out the back of his helmet. The most important change is his well being. After a difficult 2013-14 campaign which saw him suffer a stroke as well as knee and elbow injuries, Letang will enter the Penguins' training camp with a clean ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 2:15 pm by Doug Oster
the-good-bad-and-ugly-about-the-untended-gardenThis 'Bonfire' begonia as going strong when I left 10 days ago, but without water it's looking pretty tired. A good drink and some fertilizer should bring it back to form. Photos by Doug Oster I doubt there's any saving this torenia. Smaller hanging baskets too the hardest hit without a gardener to tend them.After a whirlwind 10 day trip exploring the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 12:27 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
dana-holgorsen-presser-no-update-on-worley-s-status-for-oklahoma-game MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen joined the media corps at noon today for a look back at the Mountaineers’ 40-37 win against Maryland and a look ahead to a Saturday night date with No. 4 Oklahoma. • OPENING STATEMENT | This weekend is "one of probably the most exciting events and one of the reasons we're ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:10 am by
don-t-bother-wolf-with-detailsDemocratic candidate for governor Tom Wolf speaks outside a school in Canonsburg. (Robin Rombach/Post-Gazette)The Battling Toms continue to battle and Harrisburg has a month to get some stuff done before November's elections. Add it all up and you have a pretty busy Tuesday.Tom Wolf, the Democratic nominee in the race for governor, reiterated ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 2:40 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-16-14Penguins -Goaltending prospects Tristan Jarry (above) and Matthew Murray are still a ways away from helping the Penguins at the NHL level. -"Perfect." - Brandon Sutter on new head coach Mike Johnston's emphasis of having centers drive the team's offense. -“You have less time with the puck, you have to know what you’re doing with it before you get ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 12:01 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
comeau-xxx In terms offseason acquisitions who have cantankerous histories with the Penguins, Blake Comeau was overshadowed by the signing of Steve Downie and training camp invitation of Daniel Carcillo, each former Flyers. But that doesn't mean Comeau hasn't butted heads with his new employer in the past. While with the Islanders, Comeau suffered a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 8:37 pm by Mike White
picture-jordan-whitehead-s-athletic-ability-carlynton-coach-quitsCentral Valley running back-defensive back Jordan Whitehead is one of the most heavily recruited players in Western Pennsylvania. He is an excellent all-around player with way above-average athletic ability. Want evidence of his athletic ability? Look at the great photo below taken by the Post-Gazette's Rebecca Droke during Friday's game against Penn ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 4:34 pm by Barbara Vancheri
george-clooney-will-be-honored-during-2015-golden-globes It’s a good thing George Clooney looks good — and comfortable — in a tuxedo.    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will give him the Cecil B. DeMille Award on Jan. 11.  If he marries this month in Venice or elsewhere, he will still be considered a newlywed and beyond that, he is a popular, well-regarded filmmaker, actor and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 4:18 pm by
perry-on-politics-scottish-independence-would-bring-cultural-changeA passerby argues with two Scottish independence referendum Yes supporters one holding a Scottish Saltire flag up and one not seen, outside the "Better Together" No campaign offices in Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (Matt Dunham/AP photo)By James M. Perry"I hope everyone thinks carefully about the (independence) referendum this...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 3:42 pm by Mila Sanina
penguins-tradition-sidney-crosby-hand-delivers-tickets-to-fans-since-2007Knock-knock...  You open the door. And there before you is Penguins' Sid Crosby himself.  Imagine that! It's one of the Penguins' famous traditions -- to send Pittsburgh hockey stars to hand-deliver ticket packages to the homes of season ticket holders. Today is the day when Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and other Penguins have visited ... Read More and Comment