Published on Sunday, 03 May 2015 4:33 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-05-03-15Penguins -The Penguins will play a preseason game against the Lightning this upcoming fall in Johnstown after the city was named "Hockeyville, USA" by Kraft foods. The Cambria County War Memorial will receive $150,000 in arena upgrades. -The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will face the Manchester Monarchs in an Eastern Conference semifinal series ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 03 May 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
bernie-and-goliathSenator Bernie Sanders, a progressive democrat from Vermont, is jumping into the presidential race against Hillary. He has little or no chance of winning, but I love his politics and he'll be a breath of fresh air in a campaign dominated by big money and wealthy corporate donors.      Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015 9:03 pm by Dan Gigler
gerod-holliman-scouting-report The Steelers finish out their 2015 class and defensive overhaul with one of the most Jekyll-and-Hyde players on the entire board – All-American Louisville safety Gerod Holliman, who won the Jim Thorpe Award in 2014 as the nation’s top defensive back after leading the NCAA with 14 interceptions. So why did he go near the end of the 7th round? Heavy ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015 8:14 pm by Dan Gigler
anthony-chickillo-scouting-report With their 6th round compensatory pick, the Steelers took a flier on a former high school phenom who never quite clicked in college, perhaps because he was misused. Here’s the skinny on Anthony Chickillo, the first third-generation student athlete at The U: NFL.com:  A player who has 5-technique written all over him, Chickillo is an ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015 7:28 pm by Dan Gigler
lt-walton-scouting-report The Steelers continued to their extreme youth-movement makeover on defense with another 6th round pick from Central Michigan – their last was Antonio Brown, for whatever that’s worth (nothing, really). But Leterrius “LT” Watson projects as a nice fit for the Steelers 3-4 defense according to myriad reports. NFL.com: NFL COMPARISON: Ricky ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015 6:52 pm by Dan Gigler
jesse-james-scouting-report Hometown boy does good as the Steelers select the Mon Valley native with the coolest name in the draft, tight end Jesse James from Penn State (via South Allegheny HS) with their 5th round pick. Here’s the skinny on James, who was part of Joe Paterno’s last recruiting class: NFL.com draft profile:    NFL COMPARISON: Phillip ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015 6:20 pm by Craig Meyer
mario-alford-goes-in-the-seventh-round-to-the-cincinnati-bengals Former West Virginia wide receiver Mario Alford was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round (the 238th overall pick) of the 2015 NFL draft in Chicago. Playing alongside Kevin White, the seventh overall pick in the draft, Alford was a productive cog in a high-scoring Mountaineers offense, hauling in 65 passes for 945 yards and a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015 6:04 pm by Dan Gigler
doran-grant-scouting-report  The Steelers opened the third and final day of the NFL Draft by again addressing one of their greatest areas of need, cornerback, by selecting Doran Grant, a co-captain from the National Champion Ohio State Buckeyes. Here are some of the scouting reports on the Akron native who attended the same high school as LeBron James: From college ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015 3:15 pm by Craig Meyer
shaq-riddick-drafted-by-arizona-cardinals-in-fifth-roundAfter Mark Glowinski was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL draft, West Virginia didn't have to wait much longer to see another one of its players get selected -- one who may get the chance to go directly against Glowinski twice a year. Defensive end Shaquille Riddick was picked by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015 2:25 pm by Craig Meyer
mark-glowinski-picked-in-fourth-round-by-seattle-seahawksA sizable gap existed between West Virginia draftees after Kevin White was selected seventh overall under the bright and all-consuming lights of the first night of the 2015 NFL draft. But on the draft's third day, that drought ended. Former Mountaineers offensive lineman Mark Glowinski was selected in the fourth round, with the 134th overall pick, by ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015 3:50 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-05-02-15IIHF World Championship -Sidney Crosby (above) had a penalty shot goal and an assist for Canada which routed Latvia, 6-1, in the preliminary round. -“I don’t get many of those. It’s nice to get one.” - Crosby on his penalty shot. -Highlights (Crosby's goal can be seen at the 1:40 mark): -Wild forward Charlie Coyle couldn't beat Crawford ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015 12:55 am by Dan Gigler
sammie-coates-a-guy-you-must-root-for The Steelers hope he can be yet another middle-to-late-round steal of a wide receiver among so many they’ve harvested over decades from the NFL Draft, from John Stallworth to Hines Ward to Antonio Brown to Martavis Bryant. But, in a cursory search of background information on the fleet-of-feet Sammie Coates of Auburn (via Leroy, Alabama), its clear ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 10:25 pm by Dan Gigler
senquez-golson-cheat-sheet Something of a controversial pick already by the Steelers – if the ever-fickle Twitter-sphere is to be trusted – but the Steelers take a much-needed cornerback in round 2 in the form of Ole Miss All-American Senquez Golson, who tied the team’s single season record for interceptions last year with 10. As is being widely reported, among the more ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 7:35 pm by Dan Gigler
how-the-steelers-got-bud-dupree Post-Gazette sports editor Jerry Micco hypothesizes on the chain of events that allowed the Steelers to pick Bud Dupree ...     A lot of people who follow it were surprised that the Steelers were able to draft Kentucky linebacker Alvin “Bud” Dupree with the 22nd pick in the 2015 draft. Actually, the path to Dupree started two days ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 5:55 pm by Sara Bauknecht
pittsburgh-fashion-hall-of-fame-announces-2015-inductees For the sixth year in a row, Pittsburgh Fashion Week will close in September with the inductions of the latest class of Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame honorees. This year's inductees are: Emilio Cornacchione and Gino Chiodo, co-owners and principal stylists at Izzazu Salon, Spa and Serata; Lisa Wagner-Freeman, fashion consultant and style ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 4:30 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
blackhawks-wild-preview-05-01-15Blackhawks vs. Wild Blackhawks Leading Postseason Scorer: Center Jonathan Toews (right), 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists). Wild Leading Postseason Scorer: Left winger Zach Parise, 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists). Blackhawks Expected Starting Goaltender: Corey Crawford, 1-1, 4.19 GAA, .850 SV%. Wild Expected Starting Goaltender: Devan Dubnyk, 4-2, 2.32 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 3:12 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
canadiens-lightning-preview-05-01-14Canadiens vs. Lightning Canadiens Leading Postseason Scorer: Defenseman P.K. Subban (right), 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists). Lightning Leading Postseason Scorer: Center Tyler Johnson (below), 7 points (6 goals, 1 assist). Canadiens Expected Starting Goaltender: Carey Price, 4-2, 1.94 GAA, .939 SV% Lightning Expected Starting Goaltender: Ben Bishop, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 1:28 pm by Natalie Bencivenga
settingtheseen-hat-luncheon-previewSpring has arrived, and what better way to celebrate than with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy's 17th annual PNC Hat Luncheon? This week, we stopped by Eons Fashion Antique in Shadyside to chat with owner Richard Parsakian (and we got to explore his private collection of amazing fascinators and hats!). We also played a hat trivia game with event ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 12:44 pm by Scott Mervis
trail-of-dead-plays-big-for-smalls-crow  Conrad Keely and Jason ReeceOne of the more memorable shows at the late-great Club Laga was Queens of the Stone Age in 2002 -- when they still had crazy naked bassist Nick Oliveri -- with openers ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. Austin's TOD, which had previously played a CMU basement show and headlined a smaller gig at Laga with ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 11:12 am by Doug Oster
free-rose-giveaway-and-seminar-with-doug-sundayI'm giving away five Flower Carpet 'Pink Splash' roses (seen here) and five Flower Carpet 'Scarlet' this Sunday at Hahn Nursery. I'll be presenting a free organic rose growing seminar at Hahn Nursery on Sunday May 3, 2015 at 3 p.m. I'll teach you how to grow roses without chemicals and show you how to deal with pests and diseases on the plants in the ... Read More and Comment