Published on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 5:15 pm by Sam Werner
the-breakdown-delawarePitt opened its season with about as impressive a win as the Panthers could've hoped for Saturday, pounding Delaware 62-0. Yes, it came against an FCS opponent, but that was about as dominant as the Panthers have looked in Paul Chryst's three years at the helm. Pitt ran the ball with absolute authority and made life easy for first-time starting ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 1:54 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
dana-holgorsen-presser-look-back-at-alabama-ahead-to-towson West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen spoke with media Tuesday for his weekly news conference. Here's a summary: • INTRO | Thought fan support in Atlanta was great; thinks fans will like the new changes inside Milan Puskar Stadium. Almost sold out on student ticket requests. • TOWSON | Towson beat UConn last year and made a run to the playoffs and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 1:04 pm by
laboring-to-make-an-impressionTom Corbett speaks in Pittsburgh on Labor Day. (Julia Rendleman/Post-Gazette)One candidate got to spend a couple hours walking through Downtown on a sticky morning. The other spoke at a picnic.And we're calling Tom Corbett the loser here?Both of The Battling Toms – Republican Gov. Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf – made Labor Day app...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:19 am by Mike White
another-chizmar-to-hit-wpial-fields-other-notesIt was almost 30 years ago that Brian Chizmar became only the fifth running back in WPIAL history to reach 4,000 career yards. Now his son is playing WPIAL football, although not at running back. The injury to standout Mars running back-linebacker Josh Schultheis means Max Chizmar will move into a starting position as a linebacker at Mars. Chizmar is ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 9:49 am by Doug Oster
tomatogeddon-five-plants-lost-to-heavy-rainThese tomatoes are just some of the fruit saved by my daughter. Photos by Doug Oster All that was left of the five plants are a few vines, cages and even some tomatoes.My daughter ran breathlessly through the kitchen door yelling, "Dad, come see, the tomatoes fell over." Sure enough, five plants growing in big cages toppled under their own weight ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 5:09 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-09-02-14 -Happy 71st birthday to former Penguins forward Glen Sather (right). Acquired from the Bruins during the 1969 offseason through an intra-league draft, Sather spent parts of two seasons with the Penguins. In 1969-70, Sather appeared in all 76 of the team's games and scored 26 points. In 10 playoff games that spring, he contributed two assists. Sather ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
war-strategyI am sick of all the fuss people are making over Obama's press conference where he said "we have no strategy for that." He was talking about a strategy to bomb Syria, one that he could present to Congress. He was not talking about ISIS at large. I, for one, am happy we don't have Lindsey Graham or John McCain in charge. We would be at war with ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 9:28 am by Scott Mervis
punk-band-x-still-playing-with-desperate-energy There's nothing worse than an old, slow punk band.Fortunately, that's far from what we got at Altar Bar on Sunday night.X stepped out with "Hungry Wolf" and let the music go BANG, blowing through 25 songs in a blistering 75-minute set.The veteran LA punk band, rolling (amazingly) with all four originals, is on a tour that has the band ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 5:05 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-09-01-14 -Happy 27th birthday to former Penguins forward Harry Zolnierczyk (above). A free agent signing last season, Zolnierczyk career with the Penguins amounted to 13 games and two goals. Earlier this offseason, he joined the Islanders as a free agent. -Happy 50th birthday to former North Stars/Canadiens/Lightning/Mighty Ducks/Capitals forward Brian ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 2:43 pm by Craig Meyer
karvel-anderson-talks-italy-and-the-next-step-in-his-life-career Anyone who has followed Karvel Anderson for long enough knows his story well. His path has been one plagued with well-documented obstacles, so many of which he managed to overcome en route to becoming a conference player of the year and college graduate. Last week, another wrinkle was added to that plot, as Anderson officially became a professional ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 31 August 2014 12:14 pm by Barbara Vancheri
guardians-reigns-supreme-for-summer-and-year-to-date “Guardians of the Galaxy” is finishing the summer as the No. 1 movie of the season and the entire year, to date, in North America.    It’s expected to gross an estimated $16 million through today with Labor Day the official end of the summer movie season for Hollywood. It has grossed an estimated $547.7 million globally, Rentrak ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 31 August 2014 4:58 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-31-14 -No birthdays today. -Today's Obligatory video: The tragic "X Generation:" Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 10:21 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
west-virginia-s-upset-dreams-fade-late-vs-no-2-alabama ATLANTA — Yeah, Dusty, that about sums it up. There was a particular agony in West Virginia’s 33-23 loss to No. 2 Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Saturday night. Agonizing because these 26-point underdogs were that close to slaying the giant. Agonizing because it just reads 0-1 anyway. Agonizing because it didn’t follow the script, in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 6:09 pm by Sam Werner
final-thoughts-pitt-62-delaware-0Pitt absolutely obliterated Delaware 62-0 in its season opener earlier today, rolling up 409 yards on the ground and generally making the Blue Hens look vastly, vastly inferior. Here's a link to my quick gamer from the PG website, and here are a few thoughts from the day... "409? Yeah, that's good."The above quote is Pitt center Artie Rowell after I ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 5:13 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
halftime-alabama-20-west-virginia-17 ATLANTA — So you’re saying there’s a chance? West Virginia game out the gate ready and fast — very, very fast — and trails Alabama just 20-17 after a seesaw first half in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Georgia Dome. The Mountaineers drew first blood on their opening drive, which stalled just short of the goal line as kicker Josh Lambert booted a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
labor-dayLabor Day isn't just a chance to get away for a three day weekend, it is also a chance to reflect on the role labor in our country's history.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 31 August 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
child-soldiersThe tragic shooting at an Arizona gun range, where a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot her instructor with an Uzi, raises many questions. One of those questions is this: why are we training our children to fire assault weapons?  Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 10:19 am by Sam Werner
game-day-pitt-vs-delaware Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to game day. Pitt will kick off its 2014 season in just under two hours against Delaware. Here are a few pregame notes to get us rolling... - First, here's a link to my preview from today's Post-Gazette about Pitt coach Paul Chryst trying to win his first season-opener as the Panthers' head coach. The losses each of the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 4:56 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-30-14 -Happy 73rd 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 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:45 am by Mike White
mars-rb-schultheis-hurt-out-for-season-friday-night-leadersSee highlights below of a few top games Friday night. What is with the star running backs in the WPIAL, going down with injuries early in the season? It has happened again. Mars's Josh Schultheis was injured in the first quarter of tonight's game against Indiana. Mars coach Scott Heinauer said Friday night that Schultheis sustained a broken tibia and ... Read More and Comment