Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 5:57 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
jim-ferry-previews-richmond Duquesne coach Jim Ferry took a few minutes Tuesday to preview the Dukes' Wednesday night matchup against Richmond at Robins Center in Richmond, Va. Stick around for a few bonus thoughts at the end. Those are from a conversation with Ferry last week that never got posted. SCOUTING REPORT Matchup: Duquesne (6-12, 1-6 Atlantic 10) vs. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 5:31 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
maurice-still-grateful-to-mentor-rutherford-01-27-14  Generally speaking, most people don't have positive things to say about their ex-employers after they've been fired. Jets coach Paul Maurice is an exception when it comes to Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford. “The single most important mentor in my career,” said Maurice who served as coach of the Whalers/Hurricanes franchise in two ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 3:05 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-jets-01-27-14A preview of the Jets. When and where: 7 p.m, EST, Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports, TSN3. Record: 26-14-8, 60 points. The Jets are in fourth place in the Central Division. Leading Scorer: Left winger Andrew Ladd (right), 40 points (17 goals, 23 assists). Last Game: 4-0 home win against the Blue Jackets, Wednesday. Goaltender Michael ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 3:36 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-01-27-15Penguins -Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo was suspended eight games by the NHL for boarding and charging Kris Letang (right). -"We all know him. We all know his type of game. It's not my call. I have no say to what's going to happen to him. But it's not his first time so, hopefully, they make sure he understands this time around." - Letang on ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
free-collegeThe conservatives never question how we will pay for the wars and the tax cuts for the rich, but ask them to spend a little to give kids two free years of community college and suddenly we have no money.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 11:36 pm by Barbara Vancheri
and-the-confirmed-stars-of-let-it-snow-are  It’s official. CBS Films has confirmed the names of the cast that started filming the holiday comedy “Let It Snow” in the Pittsburgh area this week and it includes Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei and Olivia Wilde. Also in the cast: Jake Lacy, Alex Borstein and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 10:59 pm by Mike White
dinucci-bowers-and-coaches-comment-about-pitt-psu-and-other-subjectsFootball recruiting in Western Pennsylvania has been pretty quiet lately, but there was a lot of noise all at once this afternoon. Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci announced on his Twitter account that he had backed out of his commitment to Pennsylvania of the Ivy League and decided to attend Pitt. DiNucci's decision to accept a scholarship gave ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 7:46 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
flyers-rinaldo-suspended-eight-games-for-hit-on-penguins-letang Philadelphia Flyers center Zac Rinaldo was suspended eight games by the NHL for boarding and charging Penguins defenseman Kris Letang. The hit took place at 15:36 of the first period in a 3-2 home win by the Flyers Tuesday. Letang left that game following the hit due to a head injury and missed a 3-2 loss at home to the Chicago Blackhawks ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 7:19 pm by Barbara Vancheri
foxcatcher-dvd-and-blu-ray-to-include-deleted-scenes  Did you film a scene for “Foxcatcher,” only to find it was eliminated once it hit the big screen? Or would you like to pause the frame to find yourself in a crowd scene? “Foxcatcher” will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD March 3, two Tuesdays after the Academy Awards where the movie is competing for best actor (Steve Carell), best ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 6:06 pm by Dan Gigler
you-knew-this-was-comingFrom the Mr. Hyde Twitter "alter ego" of Mike Tomlin:    They're back & WILL be printed! Limited sizes available! $17 + $5 shipping. Reply with your email & I'll contact you pic.twitter.com/WhiKCMFkFC — Evil Mike Tomlin (@EvilMikeTomlin) January 26, 2015 Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 12:45 pm by Mike White
football-recruiting-sophomores-make-impact-in-basketball-other-notesSome things that fell off my laptop That national holiday, letter-of-intent day, is only nine days away. While most of the top players in the WPIAL had already made up their mind about colleges, there are a few major-college prospects who still haven't made a decision. *** Central Catholic defensive back Johnny Petrishen (pictured) visited Penn ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 12:15 pm by Doug Oster
more-all-america-selections-announcedI'm always excited to see the new plants chosen as All-America Selections. 12 winners were announced in November, which I wrote about here. There's a couple impatiens in there which are resistant to downy mildew, which is good news. New introductions are tested by AAS all around the country. There's a trial garden run by Denise Schreiber, greenhouse ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 10:25 am by
perry-on-politics-throughout-history-snipers-prompt-uneasePhoto courtesy of Warner Brothers PicturesBy James M. PerryThe central figure in Clint Eastwood's film, "American Sniper," based on the life of the late Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in American history, is a "psychopathic patriot," says Bill Maher.It's a "propaganda film," says New York Magazine.It's also a huge success.Snipers have been...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 3:36 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-01-26-15Penguins -Marc-Andre Fleury was used as target practice participated in the All-Star Game. -Team Toews beat Team Foligno, 17-12, in the All-Star Game. -Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins captain/forward Tom Kostopoulos and defenseman Derrick Pouliot participated in the AHL's all-star skills competition. -Today would've been the 65th birthday of ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 25 January 2015 11:33 pm by Barbara Vancheri
me-and-earl-and-the-dying-girl-gets-standing-o-and-raves-at-sundance    UPDATE:  Variety is now reporting that Fox Searchlight has closed a deal to distribute "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl." The news came hours after the first glowing reviews.   It doesn’t get much better than this. A standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival and rapturous reviews in Variety and The Hollywood ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 25 January 2015 8:33 pm by
workers-line-up-to-meet-wolfThere was an unusual sight in the Capitol on Friday evening: A line of people that started at the governor's reception room and stretched down the stairs and all the way through the rotunda to the Senate wing.Gov. Tom Wolf and his wife, Frances, had invited state workers in the Capitol region to meet them after the workday ended. The...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
broken-legacyThe NCAA recently reinstated Joe Paterno's wins after an overambitious and egregious punishment related to the Jerry Sandusky pedophile scandal. What JoePa knew and when he knew it is up for debate, but his coaching was not. It was the right thing for the NCAA to do, if a little late.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 25 January 2015 8:22 pm by Barbara Vancheri
and-the-first-sag-award-winners-are  Michael Keaton's momentum slowed tonight as Eddie Redmayne was named best actor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. He dedicated his award, for "The Theory of Everything," to those living with ALS as Stephen Hawking is. Redmayne plays Hawking opposite Felicity Jones. Brit Redmayne, 33 and a newlywed, gave a lovely speech that ended with a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 29 November -0001 7:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-01-25-15Penguins -Marc-Andre Fleury helped Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno's team win the skills competition. -The results from the competition. -Can Sidney Crosby still chase down the Art Ross Trophy? An overtime goal by captain Tom Kostopoulos gave the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a 3-2 win against the Norfolk Admirals. Matt Murray made 23 saves in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:27 pm by Barbara Vancheri
birdman-takes-top-producers-guild-honor-american-sniper-adds-60-million  Two big pieces of news:   “Birdman” was named the big winner at the Producers Guild Awards Saturday night and, at the box office, “American Sniper” added another $64 million to its gross, bringing it to $200 million.   “Birdman,” starring Michael Keaton, won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical ... Read More and Comment