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
Published on Monday, 31 August 2015 8:41 am by Barbara Vancheri
watch-trailer-for-will-smith-movie-concussion-filmed-in-pittsburgh     Sony will release "Concussion" on Christmas Day and there is no mistaking the Pittsburgh background, starting with Heinz Field. Will Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the first pathologist in the world to detect the long-developing brain injury now called chronic traumatic brain encephalopathy or CTE in a former football player. Peter ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 31 August 2015 1:05 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-31-15 -No birthdays today. -Today's Obligatory video: The tragic "X Generation:" Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 31 August 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
dogging-the-quarterbackMichael Vick did some despicable things, no doubt. But let's face it, in the NFL, despicable behavior does not prevent you from being an NFL quarterback. Not even when you're on a team with "integrity" like the Steelers.    Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 30 August 2015 10:13 pm by Barbara Vancheri
director-wes-craven-dies From Variety, sad news that Wes Craven has died.  Here is the story by Pat Saperstein along with a reprint of an interview the Post-Gazette did with Craven and our look at the "Scream" franchise.    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) -- Legendary horror director Wes Craven, known for the “Scream” films and “Nightmare on Elm Street,” died ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 30 August 2015 7:01 pm by Mike White
brashear-s-coleman-picks-pittBrashear defensive back Therran Coleman has decided to play at Pitt. Coleman announced his decision on KDKA-TV. Coleman is a 6-foot-1, 183-pound senior who was recruited to play cornerback. He is rated among the best defensive backs in the state. Coleman had said his final five choices were Pitt, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech and Arizona ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 30 August 2015 1:38 pm by Mike White
pitt-might-be-it-for-brashear-s-colemanBrashear defensive back Therran Coleman will announce his college decision tonight - and Pitt looks to be in good shape to be the winner At least that's what some sources say. Coleman will announce his decision on KDKA TV. He said Pitt, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech and Arizona State are his finalists, but it's looking like a Pitt-West ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 30 August 2015 11:50 am by Barbara Vancheri
compton-edges-war-room-in-box-office-battle-for-no-1    It’s a three-peat for “Straight Outta Compton,” as the N.W.A. biopic took the box-office crown again.    It added another $13,243,530 this weekend, for $134.1 million in North America since release and became the highest-grossing musical biopic, passing “Walk the Line,” according to Paul Dergarabedian, senior media ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 30 August 2015 1:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-30-15-Happy 74th birthday to former Penguins all-star forward and former Pittsburgh Hornet Lowell MacDonald (right). Claimed from the Kings during the 1970 offseason in an intra-league draft, MacDonald spent parts of seven seasons with the Penguins. In 1970-71, knee injuries limited MacDonald to 10 games and one assist. After being sidelined all of 1971-72, ... Read More and Comment