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
Published on Saturday, 29 August 2015 1:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-29-15-Today would've been the 96th birthday of former Penguins general manager and Pittsburgh Hornets goaltender, head coach and general manager Aledge "Baz" Bastien. In 527 games with the Penguins as general manager, Bastien had a record of 193-248-86. His wins are third-most in franchise history behind Craig Patrick and Ray Shero. He was killed in a car ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 30 August 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
usa-gunsAnother shooting. This one perpetrated by a disgruntled worker at a TV news station in Virginia who bought the gun legally. One victim's father is pleading for sensible gun control even if it wouldn't have saved his daughter. We are the only country in the world where this kind of insanity happens. It can't be all about mental health. Are we really ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 8:56 am by Natalie Bencivenga
settingtheseen-grape-stompI love any opportunity to try something new and fun. Grape stomping at the Pittsburgh Winery in the Strip? Count me in! In this week's show, Sara and I check out the upcoming Grape Stomp event, and we get into the spirit of things with glamorous retro hair and makeup from Izzazu Salon Spa and Serata. And until next time, we'll be seeing ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 1:04 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-28-15-Happy 83rd birthday to former Penguins and Pittsburgh Hornets forward Andy Bathgate (right). An all-star and former Hart Trophy winner with the Rangers, Bathgate was claimed by the Penguins in the 1967 expansion draft from the Red Wings, Bathgate spent two seasons with the Penguins. In 74 games with the expansion club in 1967-68, Bathgate led the team ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 8:04 pm by Dan Gigler
steel-castings-the-michael-vick-dilemmaThis week: Post-Gazette sports editor Jerry Micco and Dan Gigler discuss the issues surrounding the signing of Michael Vick from a football and emotional perspective and ask fans what they think, as well as hear from Vick himself on rectifying his heavily checkered past. Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 5:25 pm by Mike White
countdown-to-friday-night-lights-rankings-fab-5-players-preview-for-aaa-and-aaOne in a series previewing the four classes of WPIAL football and also the City League. The Class AAAA preview ran earlier this week. Today, we've got a double dose of previews - Class AAA and AA. WPIAL CLASS AAA By The Numbers Top returning statistical leaders from last season (regular-season stats only): RUSHING Chacar Berry, Ringgold - 1,245 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 28 August 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
katrina-anniversaryIt is hard to believe that the Hurricane Katrina disaster took place ten years ago. It is also hard to believe that after witnessing the devastation along racial lines in New Orleans, American cities continue to see racial levees collapsing around them.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 3:43 pm by Sam Werner
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 3:41 pm by Sam Werner
talkin-bout-practice-aug-27And so it ends, training camp 2015. Today marked Pitt's final open practice of August before they head into game week next Monday. Here are a few notes from the day... - Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi isn't quite sold that his team got three percent better each and every practice, but he's ready to move into game week and see what his players can show ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:44 pm by Barbara Vancheri
academy-to-honor-spike-lee-debbie-reynolds-gena-rowlands-in-november SPIKE LEE, DEBBIE REYNOLDS AND GENA ROWLANDS TO RECEIVE ACADEMY’S 2015 GOVERNORS AWARDS   Here is the official press release:  LOS ANGELES, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (Aug. 25) to present Honorary Awards to Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands, and the Jean ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 1:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-27-15-Happy 58th birthday to former Penguins defenseman Bob Gladney (right). A free agent signing in the 1983 offseason, Gladney spent part of one season with the Penguins. He appeared in 13 games in 1983-84 and recorded six points. An eye injury forced him to retire in the 1984 offseason. Gladney is one of two natives of the province of Newfoundland and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
china-sneezedChina's economic problems have quickly become the world's economic problems. Wall street has been feeling the chilling effects of China's head cold.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:09 pm by Craig Meyer
breaking-down-west-virginia-s-2015-schedule (Photo: USA Today) With fewer than 10 days separating us from the first weekend of real, honest-to-god college football, we're at the point where predicting the record of various teams is the game of choice. As fans and writers, we're bored and it's fun to try to take a stab at things. It's problematic to try to forecast an entire season for any ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 2:25 pm by Sam Werner
video-andre-powell-brian-o-neillRunning backs coach Andre Powell: Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 2:12 pm by Barbara Vancheri
watch-trailer-for-love-the-coopers-once-let-it-snow-filmed-in-pgh Here is the trailer for "Love the Coopers," the formerly titled "Let It Snow" filmed in Pittsburgh earlier this year with an all-star ensemble. It stars Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Amanda Seyfried, Alan Arkin, Olivia Wilde, Ed Helms, June Squibb,  Marisa Tomei, Anthony Mackie and Jake Lacy.  Here is the official description:  "Love ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 1:56 pm by Sam Werner
talkin-bout-practice-aug-26Today was, for all intents and purposes, the penultimate day of training camp for the Panthers. Pitt will have one more practice tomorrow, and then that will be the last media access until Pat Narduzzi's Youngstown State press conference on Monday. Here are a few notes from today... - The biggest news of the day is that running back Rachid ... Read More and Comment