Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 5:07 pm by Craig Meyer
duquesne-jim-ferry-agree-to-contract-extension Duquesne men's basketball coach Jim Ferry has been granted a contract extension, university president Charles Dougherty announced Tuesday. Terms of the extension were not disclosed. Though he declined to say how long his contract now runs, Ferry said “we’re going to be here for a while.” Ferry has compiled a 33-58 record in his three years at the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 6:54 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-cole-gets-paid-06-30-15Penguins -Penguins defenseman Ian Cole (right) got paid. -“I wanted to go nowhere else and, fortunately for me, they wanted me to come back, too.” - Cole. -Don't expect the Penguins to re-sign any of their pending unrestricted free agents prior to the start of the free agent signing period Wednesday. -The Penguins extended qualifying offers to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 5:56 pm by Craig Meyer
duquesne-releases-2015-non-conference-schedule (Photo: Matt Freed / Post-Gazette) Duquesne released its 2015 non-conference schedule Monday, a slate of games that features three matchups against teams from Power Five conferences. The most notable of those will come Dec. 4 at Consol Energy Center when the Dukes play Pitt in the City Game, a series in which the Panthers have won the past 14 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
piece-of-cakeThe Supreme Court has made it official. As some had expected, they ruled in favor of upholding gay marriages from one state to another. This ruling, along with the precious ruling on DOMA, has pretty much settles the argument in terms of the law. Will it quiet the intolerant bigots out there who want to deny some people the right to legally marry the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 5:13 pm by Craig Meyer
mountaineers-underdogs-in-four-of-five-golden-nugget-games (Photo: Getty) Last week, the Golden Nugget became the first Las Vegas sportsbook to open betting on individual college football games for the 2015 season. Five of those games involve West Virginia, with the Mountaineers opening as an underdog in four of those matchups. Those select games are: Oct. 3 at Oklahoma (+10) Oct. 10 vs. Oklahoma ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 3:00 pm by
toomey-s-up-with-first-adFifteen months before he will face voters in the November 2016 general election, Sen. Pat Toomey is airing the first television commercial of his re-election campaign beginning Tuesday.        The Republican's ad highlights his efforts to enact legislation designed to make it easier for schools to identify sex...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 1:36 pm by Doug Oster
take-time-to-enjoy-the-little-things-in-the-gardenJewelweed is a great pollinator plant. I didn't get these plants pulled early and the peas used them for support. When the peas are done, the jewelweed will probably be done blooming and can be removed. Photos by Doug Oster Tiny green, luminescent bees dance around the pink petals of cosmos flowers. It's a stunning color combination and one which is ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 11:55 am by Sara Bauknecht
fgi-pittsburgh-talks-next-steps-for-fledgling-fashion-groupMembers of the Pittsburgh provisional chapter of Fashion Group International came together last week to discuss what can and needs to be done to secure the city's permanent status in the elite fashion group. "We really need to step up our game," said FGI Pittsburgh president Stephanie Taylor. To become a full-fledged chapter, Pittsburgh ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 10:58 am by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-re-sign-cole-06-29-15 The Penguins have re-signed pending restricted free agent defenseman Ian Cole to a three-year contract worth a total of $6.3 million. Coming off a contract with a salary cap hit of $825,000, Cole's new deal will have a cap hit of $2.1 million. Cole, 26, appeared in 74 games last season and scored 17 points (five goals, 12 assists). Acquired in a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 5:45 am by
perry-on-politics-once-lost-obama-now-is-foundThe casket of Rev. Clementa Pinckney sits beneath the podium as President Barack Obama delivers the eulogy during his funeral service, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Pundits and commentators agreed that Barack Obama, in his second term in office, was a lame duck, a tarnished president who would spend the...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 5:09 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-06-29-15Penguins -“There aren’t as many top-end guys, what you would call the ‘impact guys.'" Jim Rutherford on the crop of potential unrestricted free agent players this offseason. Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division -The Hurricanes are trying to sign captain/forward Eric Staal (right) to a long-term contract extension. -New Devils head coach John ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 28 June 2015 11:40 am by Barbara Vancheri
jurassic-world-roars-to-a-half-billion-dollars-in-north-america  That sound you hear? It’s the dinos flattening the competition — still — at the box office.    “Jurassic World” was No. 1 again, bumping comedy “Ted 2” to third place behind the Pixar sensation “Inside Out” (although a coworker said his family thought it was a bit of a downer).    With Wednesday’s opening of “Magic ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 28 June 2015 9:55 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-06-28-15Penguins -General manager Jim Rutherford is still looking for a top-six winger. -Second rounder Daniel Sprong (above) took a tumble from first-round projections. -Scouting Sprong. -Scouting fifth rounder Dominik Simon. -Scouting sixth rounder Frederik Tiffels. -"I think Pittsburgh got the steal of the draft, and I think they feel the same way. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 27 June 2015 2:03 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-draft-pavlychev-in-seventh-round-06-27-15   A photo posted by Nikita Pavlychev (@npavlychev) on Nov 30, 2014 at 12:35pm PST The Penguins drafted center Nikita Pavlychev in the seventh round (No. 197 overall) of the draft. A native of Yaroslavl, Russia, Pavlychev, appeared in 42 games with Des Moinse of the USHL last season and scored 16 points (six goals, 10 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 27 June 2015 1:24 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-draft-tiffels-in-sixth-round-06-27-15 The Penguins have drafted left winger Frederik Tiffels in the sixth round (No. 167 overall) in the NHL draft. Tiffels, 20, appeared in 32 games last season with Western Michigan and scored 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists). A left-handed shot, Tiffels is listed as 6-foot-1, 201 pounds. The German-born Tiffels has also played for Muskegon, Fargo and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 27 June 2015 1:01 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-select-simon-in-fifth-round-06-27-15 The Penguins have drafted forward Dominik Simon with their fifth pick (No. 137 overall) in the draft. Simon, 20, appeared in 52 games for HC Plzen of the Czech Republic's ELH and scored 30 points (18 goals, 12 assists. Former Penguins star forward Martin Straka is the general manager of that team. A left-handed shot, Simon, a native of the Czech ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 27 June 2015 11:12 am by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-select-sprong-in-second-round-06-27-15 With their second round pick (No. 46) the Penguins have selected Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL) right winger Daniel Sprong. A native of Amsterdam, Sprong, 18, appeared in 68 games as a rookie last season and scored 88 points (39 goals, 49 assists). A right-handed shot, he stands 6-foot-0 and weighs 183 pounds. The scouting report on him from Elite ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
ten-dollar-billThere has been much discussion about how the ten-dollar bill will soon depict a woman. It is long overdue. Now, if only the ten dollars a woman earned were worth ten dollars instead of $7.70.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 28 June 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
newspaper-banThe higher-ups at UPMC were not happy with the coverage they were getting in the P-G, so they did what any totalitarian regime would do: they outlawed journalism! Ok, maybe not quite that, but they did pull their advertising and ban the paper from their hospitals.    Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 27 June 2015 5:47 am by Doug Oster
free-gardening-cooking-demonstration-sunday-with-doug-and-free-garlic-and-garden-swag-tooThis 'German White' garlic was just pulled at Janoski's Farm and Greenhouse when I arrived. I wish you could smell it! Photos by Doug Oster We've got two flats of 'Victoria Blue' salvia to give away.This Sunday, June 28, 2015 I'll be joined by my radio partner Jessica Walliser for our free monthly gardening/cooking demonstration at three Giant Eagle ... Read More and Comment