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
Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 4:30 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-10-22-14Penguins -“I like being on this side." - Steve Downie (right) on the Penguins-Flyers rivalry. -"It's going to mean a little more coming back and being a Flyer again. It's something I'm anxious to be part of again, like earlier in my career." - Flyers forward R.J. Umberger, a native of Plum (No, really!) on the Penguins-Flyers rivalry. -When is ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 9:22 pm by Dan Gigler
the-bad-jersey-boysYou see them at every game, and they take many forms. The hipster ironically wearing a Bubby Brister jersey. The terrible counterfeit Ben Roethlisberger knock-off. The guy too cheap to replace his beat-to-hell Kordell Stewart jersey. Or the girl who had huge hopes when she plunked down for Rashard Mendenhall's #34.  Bad jerseys one and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 8:30 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
switching-wings-not-an-issue-for-dupuis-10-21-14  While the Penguins are off to a good start this season with a 3-1-0, there have been some growing pains. With a new coaching staff, several new players and some returning players working their way back from injuries, it hasn't been entirely smooth for the Penguins so far in 2014-15. In addition to returning from a severe knee injury which ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-corbett-adsA new ad by Tom Corbett claims Tom Wolf plans to raise taxes on the middle class. It shows several sarcastic people saying things like, "it's about time somebody did" and "we have way too much money." The real truth is, Wolf plans to only raise taxes on individuals making $70,000 to $90,000. I think it is safe to say Corbett is getting ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:31 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
holgorsen-presser-fresh-off-upset-of-baylor-wvu-gets-back-to-work MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen joined the media corps Tuesday for his weekly news conference. The Mountaineers upset No. 4 Baylor, 41-27, Saturday to rise to No. 22 in the AP poll. Here's a brief synopsis: • OPENING STATEMENT | Took it a little easier Sunday. "I think we're at that point in the season where we ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 11:46 am by
3-things-for-a-tuesdayPennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCafferyWhile you guys were watching Da Beard execute the slowest interception return ever, things – three of them, specifically – continued to roll in Harrisburg and beyond.McCaffery suspended from state's high court. Perhaps the only thing surprising about the suspension, with pay, of Justice Seamus...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:50 am by Doug Oster
leaves-equal-compost-don-t-throw-them-awayFall leaves are a great resource for the garden. Photos by Doug Oster A soft breeze is all it takes to separate deep red maple leaves from a tree. When it falls to the ground it will eventually decompose and feed that tree, it's the cycle of life and something gardeners can mimic in their own gardens. Maple leaves will decompose quicker than oak.In ... Read More and Comment