Published on Saturday, 20 December 2014 2:42 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-panthers-12-20-14A preview of the Panthers. When and where: 7 p.m, EST, Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports, Fox Sports Florida. Record: 14-8-8, 36 points. The Panthers are in fifth place in the Atlantic Division. Leading Scorer: Center Nick Bjugstad, 19 points (12 goals, 7 assists). Last Game: 2-1 road shootout win against the Flyers, Thursday. Goaltender ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 20 December 2014 10:59 am by Sam Werner
report-narduzzi-interviews-with-pittPitt has begun identifying lead candidates for its vacant head coaching position, and one of them appears to be Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi. According to a report on MLive.com, Narduzzi interviewed with Pitt on Friday after interviewing with Colorado State earlier in the week. I was able to confirm last night that Narduzzi was a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 20 December 2014 6:27 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-12-20-14Penguins -It wasn't Jussi Jokinen's (above) decision to leave the Penguins. -Olli Maatta was diagnosed with the mumps. -Jeff Zatkoff, who was assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, still wants to be part of the Penguins' future. -What exactly happened with the Penguins' visit to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC? -Mike Johnston ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 December 2014 5:46 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-spoof-christmas-vacation-12-19-14After a rough week-plus of illnesses and injuries, the Penguins need a little holiday cheer. They provided it with this brilliant spoof of "Christmas Vacation:" Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 December 2014 2:31 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
zatkoff-still-wants-to-be-part-of-penguins-future-12-19-14The last time Jeff Zatkoff was promoted, it was because former goaltender Tomas Vokoun suffered a blood clot. Earlier this week, Zatkoff earned a promotion when goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and Thomas Greiss were each tested for mumps. Suffice it to say, Zatkoff has been the beneficiary of circumstances which are bizarre compared to those typically ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 December 2014 1:41 pm by Sam Werner
fleck-fuente-ink-extensionsIn two moves tangentially related to the Pitt coaching search over the past few days, Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck and Memphis coach Justin Fuente both signed extensions to stay with their respective schools.Now, what exactly does this mean for Pitt?At face value, it seems to indicate that both Fleck and Fuente are not considered candidates, at ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 December 2014 9:16 am by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-snow-dayThe holidays are quickly approaching, but have you been able to just take a moment and enjoy all the wonderful things to do downtown? From ice skating to shopping the holiday market, see what Sara and I did on our "snow day." (And check out some tasty treats we picked up along the way!) Until next time...we'lll be seeing you! Follow ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 December 2014 6:07 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-12-19-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “The way we’re playing, we’re not giving other teams too much. It’s been making my job a little easier.” - Marc-Andre Fleury (above, catching up with old teammate Maxime Talbot) on recording his career-best sixth shutout of the season. -The Denver Post's recap. "I felt good, I felt ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 December 2014 12:19 am by Seth Rorabaugh
avalanche-at-penguins-12-19-14 -For a game with 13 former first-round picks on the ice, including quite a few No. one, two and three overall picks, there' weren't a tone offensive fireworks. Sure, there were lots and lots of shots but only one goal. That was scored by Blake Comeau and gave the Penguins a 1-0 win against the Avalanche tonight. -In essence, this game came down to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 December 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
cold-war-embargoNormalizing relations with Cuba is way overdue. Fifty years of cold war embargo have not done a thing but hurt the people.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 3:32 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
crosby-a-game-time-decision Penguins center Sidney Crosby could to the lineup for tonight's home game against the Avalanche after missing three games due to the mumps. He centered the team's first line with Evgeni Malkin on the left wing and Patric Hornqvist on the right wing at today's morning skate. “It's been a boring week, that's for sure” the Penguins' captain - pictured ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 2:14 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-avalanche-12-81-14A preview of the Avalanche. When and where: 7 p.m, EST, Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), Altitude (Denver market), NHL Network (rest of the United States), SportsNet 360, TVA2. Record: 10-13-7, 27 points. The Avalanche is in last place in the Central Division. Leading Scorer: Center Matt Duchene, 20 points (10 goals, 10 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:47 am by Mike White
blackhawk-s-omogrosso-nears-2-000-pointsChassidy Omogrosso has four "O's" in her last name. She will soon have three zeroes in her scoring total. Omogrosso is a senior guard on the Blackhawk girls basketball team who will, barring injury, reach 2,000 career points either tonight or Friday. Blackhawk plays Ellwood City tonight and Mercyhurst Prep Friday. Omogrosso has 1,972 points. She has ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 3:32 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-12-18-14Penguins -Marc-Andre Fleury, Olli Maatta and Robert Bortuzzo were tested for mumps. -The NHL issued a memo to all 30 teams with a "more definitive protocol" for dealing with the mumps. -With Fleury ailing, the Penguins recalled goaltender Jeff Zatkoff (above) from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL. Zatkoff, 27, has appeared in 15 games this season ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 1:05 am by Barbara Vancheri
michael-keaton-talks-birdman-nicholson-cmu-with-kimmel Jack Nicholson said it all after watching “Birdman” with Michael Keaton and a couple of others. “Masterful, Keats,” he told him and “Thanks for making this movie because now I don’t have to.” Keaton, who does a pretty good imitation of Nicholson’s voice, told a few stories on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” about their days filming “Batman” (Jack typically ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 10:12 pm by Sam Werner
notes-from-chryst-s-wisconsin-press-conferenceMADISON, Wis. — As I'm sure many of you know, there's more significant news in Pitt's athletic department tonight, with the removal of Steve Pederson from the post of athletic director. But here are a few Pitt-related notes from Paul Chryst's introductory press conference here in Madison this evening... - Chryst said that, while he was excited to take ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 8:25 pm by Mike White
piaa-upholds-wpial-rulings-on-two-lincoln-park-basketball-playersThe PIAA had appeal hearings today with two boys basketball players who had transferred to Lincoln Park in the past year. The PIAA upheld the WPIAL on both cases. Nick Aloi was ruled ineligible to play at Lincoln Park until Jan. 21. Aloi transferred from Ellwood City to Lincoln Park on Jan. 21 of this year and the WPIAL ruled the move was at least ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
taliban-behaviorRecent stories of CIA torture make it hard to criticize other countries for their own human rights violations. We are still better than places like Pakistan and Afghanistan ... but sometimes it feels a little too similar.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 2:25 pm by Sam Werner
a-few-thoughts-on-the-impending-coaching-searchWith Paul Chryst set to be named Wisconsin's next head coach this evening, Pitt is about to undertake its fourth coaching search in the last five years. While the university officials were holding out hope over the past week that Chryst would reconsider, they have also been preparing what has been a poorly-kept secret basically since Gary Andersen left ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:01 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
engelland-some-days-it-s-still-pretty-shocking-12-14-14 You weren't the one the only one surprised by the three-year, $8.75 million contract Deryk Engelland got from the Flames this past offseason. Engelland was too. "I was in shock," Engelland admitted prior to Friday's 3-1 loss for the Flames at Consol Energy Center, his first game in Pittsburgh since leaving the Penguins as a free agent in ... Read More and Comment