Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 4:44 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-27-14 -Happy 57th 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 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 8:02 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
clint-trickett-nick-saban-s-daughter-was-my-first-kiss There's bulletin-board material, and then there's this. West Virginia starting quarterback Clint Trickett, in true Romeo-and-Juliet fashion, admitted Tuesday, four days before his Mountaineers face No. 2 Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, that he's got a rather special bond with the enemy. When asked whether he knew Alabama ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 6:23 pm by Sam Werner
house-hopes-to-stay-the-course-in-second-year-as-dcWe're only four days away from Pitt's season opener against Delaware now, so coaches are players are deep into game prep. In case you missed it in today's PG, here's my season preview for Pitt, which includes three keys to the 2014 season, as well as some notes on the schedule. Additionally, here's a notebook off coach Paul Chryst's press conference ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-police-gearPittsburgh witnessed the militarization of local police back in 2009 when protesters were met with armored vehicles and tear gas during the G-20 conference.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 1:51 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
holgorsen-presser-west-virginia-night-and-day-better-than-it-was-in-2013 West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen spent 20 minutes with the media Tuesday in his weekly press conference. Here's a synopsis:  • INTRO | “We’re thrilled to be heading down to Atlanta Saturday to take place in a game that will be considered one of the top in the country this weekend. We’re fired up about it.” Feels health of the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:32 am by Elizabeth Bloom
met-live-in-hd-scheduleThe Met has had an exciting summer, to put it nicely. After a brush with what would have been a devastating lockout with its unions, the company is on track to open its season next month. And following a controversial decision not to simulcast its production of John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer," it has announced a Met: Live in HD schedule ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 9:24 am by Doug Oster
pgu-deer-proofing-your-property-with-dougDeer are hungry, tame and love to eat out of the garden. Photos by Doug Oster I'll be presenting "Deer-Proofing Your Property" as part of the PGU educational series on September 24th at the Post-Gazette from 7-9 p.m. For over 25 years I've battled the deer in the garden and have many different techniques to keep the garden free of these four legged ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 4:32 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-26-14-Happy 65th birthday to former Penguins all-star defenseman Ron Stackhouse (right). Acquired midway through the 1973-74 season along with Jim Rutherford in a deal which sent Jack Lynch to the Red Wings, Stackhouse, one of the best defensemen in franchise history, spent parts of nine seasons with the Penguins. He finished 1973-74 by appearing in 36 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 25 August 2014 6:45 pm by
corbett-wolf-campaign-in-pittsburghThe candidates for governor had dueling appearances in Pittsburgh Monday although partisanship seemed to take a back seat to celebration in both cases. Gov. Tom Corbett was at the Pittsburgh International with county Executive Rich Fitzgerald heralding the Consol Energy's big drilling lease on the airport property.Democrat Tom Wolf stopped ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 25 August 2014 6:26 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
jim-ferry-dukes-participate-in-als-ice-bucket-challengeJim Ferry and the Duquense men's basketball team participated in the ice-bucket challenge Monday to raise awareness for ALS. "I also wanted to make a shoutout to Pete Frates and his family that got this whole thing started," Ferry said. "Great job gaining awareness for ALS and all that money in donations.""ALS is something that's very close ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
ice-bucketWith all of these Ice Bucket Challenge videos popping up to raise awareness for ALS, I couldn't help but think of the many buckets of cold water the republicans have poured on Obama. They are more interested in bringing down one black president than they are in helping all Americans live better lives.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 25 August 2014 5:28 pm by Mike White
setting-the-record-straight-on-rowan-football-notesSome items that fell off my laptop. Before we get to some football notes, let's address one basketball item. Can we set the record straight on some facts about Maverick Rowan? It seems there is plenty of wrong information circulating about Rowan. Rowan is a Pitt recruit who played his first two seasons at Lincoln Park in Beaver County but last week ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 25 August 2014 4:13 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
nick-saban-i-ve-always-been-a-mountaineer-fan Alabama coach Nick Saban is, at his roots, a tried and true West Virginian. Saban, the son of working-class parents from nearby Monongah, W.Va., shared a few memories Monday of his childhood as a diehard Mountaineer fan. Saban's Crimson Tide will face West Virginia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Saturday in Atlanta. He played college ball at ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 25 August 2014 3:26 pm by Sam Werner
chryst-talks-freshman-playing-time-delaware-prepPitt coach Paul Chryst held his first in-season press conference this afternoon over at the Panthers' South Side facility, and here are a couple of the highlights. - Before anyone even asked any questions, Chryst dove right into talking about which freshmen he expects to play this year. Specifically, he named cornerback Avonte Maddox, safety Pat ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 25 August 2014 10:54 am by
new-pac-involved-in-state-senate-contest Sen. Scott Wagner, R-York, the state senate's newest member -- and an outspoken one at that -- has formed a new PAC and is already weighing in on a race in the western corner of the state.Mr. Wagner's Reform PA PAC has sent mailers in support of Camera Bartolotta , a Republican challenger seeking to unseat incumbent Democrat Tim Solobay ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 25 August 2014 4:16 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-25-14 -Happy 45th birthday to former Penguins forward Jamie Leach (right). A third-round pick in 1987, Leach, the son of former Flyers star Reggie Leach, spent parts of four seasons with the Penguins. As a rookie in 1989-90, Leach appeared in 10 games and recorded three assists. In 1990-91, Leach played in seven games,  netted two goals and earned a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 24 August 2014 11:45 am by Barbara Vancheri
guardians-of-the-galaxy-rockets-to-top-summer-spot   Riding good word of mouth, “Guardians of the Galaxy” held onto the top spot at the box office with an estimated $17.6 million. With more than $250 million in North America, it becomes the highest grossing movie of the 2014 summer, nudging aside “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”   That’s quite a feat for a movie revolving around, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 25 August 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
amish-mafiaGovernor Corbett is demanding that the Discovery Channel end its reality show about Pennsylvania's Amish community. I wish he felt so protective about the state's environment.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 24 August 2014 4:12 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-24-14 -Happy 42nd birthday to former Penguins defenseman Ian Moran (right). A sixth-round pick in 1990, Moran spent parts of eight seasons with the Penguins. Moran made his NHL debut in the 1995 postseason by appearing in eight games and failed to record a point. As a true rookie in 1995-96, Moran played in 51 games and scored two points. Despite being ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 24 August 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
pure-evilThe beheading of James Foley by ISIS was a horrific and barbaric act that played out like a some sort of nightmarish violent video game. Social media and the internet can be great, but it can also provide a way to recruit terrorists.  Read More and Comment