Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 10:00 am by Dan Gigler
the-geography-of-steelers-fansNot to be outdone by Facebook, which last month unveiled a Geography of NFL Fans map based on usage of their social media network, Twiiter has done the same with a cool interactive map that shows the favorite and second favorite teams in every county in these United States.  Needless to say, the Steelers naturally dominate Pennsylvania and West ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 9:14 am by Mike White
dozen-predictions-to-go-week-9It seems like about only a week or two ago, it was Labor Day weekend - and high school football was starting. Where has the season gone? You blink and it's the playoffs. This is the final weekend of the WPIAL regular season. But really, the season overall isn't close to being concluded. After tonight, there are still SEVEN weeks left with the WPIAL ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 9:05 am by Doug Oster
floating-row-cover-is-a-simple-tool-to-keep-the-garden-goingThese mustard greens and Swiss chard should go all winter under a floating row cover. Photo by Doug Oster Tomatoes, peppers and vine crops look tired as they patiently wait for the first frost. But even though this is the end for them, it's just the start for other plants. I don't know what it is that makes gardeners like myself want to extend the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 8:53 am by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-steelers-styleTonight, Steelers will strut their stuff down the runway at Heinz Field Club East Lounge to support the Cancer Caring Center and UPMC's Concussion Unit. Sara and I chatted with Steelers' Cam Heyward and Kelvin Beachum (fashion co-captains) about their personal style and any tips they have learned to go from the field to the catwalk! We then were able ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
malalaMalala Yousafzai, the teenage girl from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban for getting an education, just won the Nobel Peace Prize. Lets hope things go better for her than they have for some previous winners.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:00 pm by Sara Bauknecht
membership-growth-new-events-focus-of-latest-fashion-group-international-pittsburgh-meeting An end and new beginnings were among the talking points discussed Thursday evening at Ross Park Mall during the latest general meeting of the Fashion Group International of Pittsburgh provisional chapter. The group has been meeting and inviting the public to attend for months as a way of educating the Pittsburgh community about the mission of FGI, a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 7:22 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-at-redwings-10-23-14PREGAME 0:25: Off a defensive zone turnover by Quincey, Ehrhoff cranks a slapper which is deflected out of play. 0:00: End of period. Penguins 3, Red Wings 3. THIRD INTERMISSION -The Penguins lead in shots on net, 29-26. OVERTIME 4:09: After Malkin fumbles apuck at the Detroit blue line, Datsyuk pushes it up ice on a partial two-on-one. He ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 4:47 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-red-wings-10-23-14A preview of the Red Wings. When and where: 7:30 p.m., EDT, Joe Louis Arena. TV: Root Sports, Fox Sports Detroit, SportsNet 360, TVA2. Record: 3-1-2, 8 points. The Red Wings are in fourth place in the Atlantic Division. Leading Scorer: Henrik Zetterberg (right), 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists). Last Game: 2-1 road overtime loss to the Canadiens, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 1:33 pm by
wolf-winning-the-facebook-engagement-battleCan Facebook be an accurate predictor of the behavior of voters? We'll find out soon.Facebook has created a Midterms Elections dashboard that tracks not polling numbers but the engagement of pages – the number of likes and how many people are talking about a candidate -- run by candidates.At the top of the dashboard's home page is a national ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 1:11 pm by Sam Werner
whitehead-hornibrook-and-henderson-sign-financial-aid-papersPitt's three early enrollees for the 2015 class, quarterback Alex Hornibrook and defensive backs Jordan Whitehead and Malik Henderson signed financial aid agreements with Pitt last night, beginning the process of them officially joining the Panthers in January. Now, while it's important to note that this is a significant step towards getting all three ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:57 am by Doug Oster
garlic-rules-enjoying-raw-cloves-on-tvNothing can compare to home grown garlic. Photo by Doug Oster It's garlic planting time. This week's segment of Pittsburgh Today Live breaks down just how to plant it. Then I enjoy a raw clove of garlic with Jon Burnett and we both breathe on Kristine Sorensen, to her horror! “It would be a sad world without garlic,” says my friend Johno Prascak. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:49 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-10-23-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. The Flyers are now 10-1-1 in Consol Energy Center. -The Philadelphia Daily News' recap. "I don't have an answer for it, as long as we keep doing it." - Flyers coach Craig Berube on his team's dominance in Consol Energy Center. -The Philadelphia Inquirer's recap. Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 6:02 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
post-route-podcast-six POST ROUTE PODCAST: WEEK SIX Hello and welcome back for another week of the Post Route Podcast, hosted by Post-Gazette college writers Sam Werner (Pitt) and Stephen J. Nesbitt (WVU). It was a happy weekend in greater Western Pa., as Pitt snapped its losing streak by outlasting Virginia Tech, 21-16, at Heinz Field Thursday night ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 5:59 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
flyers-at-penguins-10-22-13PREGAME 1:28: With a neutral zone faceoff, the Penguins call a timeout to get organized. 1:22: After the Flyers ice the puck, the Penguins pull Fleury for an extra attacker. 1:10: After Letang turns the puck over in the offensive zone, the Flyers ice the puck again. 1:00: Maatta chops a puck from the right point on net. Emery fights it off ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
protective-gearEbola isn't the only thing we need to be protected against. November can't come soon enough.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 4:52 pm by Mike White
does-clairton-have-a-shot-at-national-scoring-record-other-notesThe Clairton football team would have to continue scoring at a torrid pace and win WPIAL and state championships to have a chance at the national record for scoring. But hey, the Bears at least are on pace for the record. A year ago, Aledo High School in Texas set the national record for points in a year with 1,023, breaking the mark of 903 set in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 4:26 pm by Sam Werner
post-route-podcast-episode-six POST ROUTE PODCAST: WEEK SIX Hello and welcome back for another week of the Post Route Podcast, hosted by Post-Gazette college writers Sam Werner (Pitt) and Stephen J. Nesbitt (WVU). It was a happy weekend in greater Western Pa., as Pitt snapped its losing streak by outlasting Virginia Tech, 21-16, at Heinz Field Thursday night ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 3:38 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
flyers-at-penguins-10-22-14A preview of the Flyers. When and where: 8 p.m., EDT, Consol Energy Center. TV: NBC Sports. Record: 1-3-2, 4 points. The Flyers are in seventh place in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division. Leading Scorer: Wayne Simmonds, 7 points (5 goals, 2 assists). Last Game: 4-0 road loss to the Blackhwacks, last night. Steve Mason made 39 saves for ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 8:59 am by Doug Oster
the-last-roseThe last rose bloom of the seasonf rom 'New Dawn.'. Photo by Doug Oster Last winter laid waste to climbing rose which had thrived on an arbor for 15 years. I replaced it with 'New Dawn' an heirloom climber with a long bloom season of fragrant flowers. Eventually it should reach nearly 20 feet high and seven to 10 wide. This season it started to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 6:00 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
by-the-numbers-how-wvu-stacks-up-statistically-in-fbs-week-9 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Through four week of Big 12 play, let's take a look at how West Virginia (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) stacks up statistically with its Division I counterparts. What you'll find below are the national rankings for West Virginia on all three sides of the ball — offense, defense and special teams. The easiest way to split it this was "GAIN" ... Read More and Comment