Published on Friday, 31 October 2014 11:31 am by Mike White
wpial-city-league-predictionsVarsity Blog program note: Tonight's live blog will come from Mars at Montour. Check to the right of the blog for @PGVarsityXtra's Twitter account that will give score updates and notes from other playoff games. If you have a score, photo or note, "tweet" with #WPIAL Now, onto the predictions. We're through with a "dozen predictions to go." Look here ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 31 October 2014 11:11 am by Dan Gigler
the-bucket-head-of-heinz-fieldFor your Friday/weekend enjoyment -- the gentleman on the right is Mark "Bukithedz" Wright of Richmond, Va., and the man can put on a show.  Sitting outside of Gate A before Sunday's epic Steelers-Colts tilt, Mr. Wright banged the plastic skins like Animal. Street drummers are not an uncommon sight outside of local sporting events, but the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 31 October 2014 11:18 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-10-31-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. The Penguins recorded a shutout of the Kings for the first time in nearly 40 years. -The Los Angeles Times' recap. "Best power play in the league, so that's probably the story of the game. We were too slow so we had to take penalties." - Kings captain/forward Dustin Brown on the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 31 October 2014 1:19 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
duquesne-brings-revamped-roster-into-jim-ferry-s-third-season-on-the-bluff Duquesne held its annual men's basketball media day Thursday at Palumbo Center, and it held more surprises than expected. After watching a half hour of practice and going through another half hour of interviews, here's what we know ... • Say hello to your new point guard, Micah Mason. This is something coach Jim Ferry hinted at back ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 31 October 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
quarantineEbola is not the biggest threat to our democracy. There are other, far more troubling threats like racism, gun violence, income inequality and the Citizens United ruling which gives more "free speech" to those who can afford it. Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 6:51 pm by Barbara Vancheri
matthew-willig-cast-as-strzelczyk-in-smith-concussion-movie   Football player turned actor Matthew Willig will portray Justin Strzelczyk in the Will Smith concussion movie, The Hollywood Reporter says.     Strzelczyk (right), who played guard and tackle for the Steelers from 1990-98, died in a car crash in New York following a high-speed chase with police in 2004.   An autopsy showed ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 5:54 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
kings-at-penguins-10-30-14PREGAME 10:01: Play is halted again as Malkin and Willieams mix it up again in the King's left wing corner. Doughty sort of gets between Malkin and Williams and prevents another fight. A scrum ensues. Nothing is called as all parties are sent to the benches. 9:45: Brown chips and chases a puck up the left wing and is held up by Despres. That's an ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 5:06 pm by Dan Gigler
roethlisberger-completes-pass-to-cantonA game-used ball from Big Ben's monster day against the Colts. It is 102 miles from Heinz Field to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, but this week 522 yards was enough for Ben Roethlisberger to span that distance.  That's because one of the game-used balls from his record-setting performance Sunday against the Colts has been added ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 2:35 pm by Sam Werner
behind-enemy-lines-duke This week, I enlisted the help of Laura Keeley, who covers Duke for the Raleigh News & Observer to help preview this week's game between the Panthers and Blue Devils. Here are Laura's responses to a couple of questions... 1. Quarterback Anthony Boone was hurt against Pitt last year, and Brandon Connette has since transferred to Fresno ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 2:50 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-kings-10-30-14A preview of the Kings. When and where: 7 p.m, EDT, Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), Fox Sports West (Los Angeles Market), NHL Network (rest of the United States). Record: 6-1-2, 14 points. The Kings are in second place in the Pacific Division. Leading Scorer: Tyler Toffoli, 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists). Last Game:3-2 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:06 pm by Dan Gigler
Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:43 am by
peduto-gets-a-birthday-gift-from-aarpAARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh presents Mayor Bill Peduto with an oversized AARP card. Photo by Martha Rial.By Robert ZulloPittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto got a birthday present today from the AARP: his official membership card.Mr. Peduto, a former city councilman elected mayor last year, turns 50 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:03 am by Natalie Bencivenga
seenontv-ghoulish-halloween-galasHappy Halloween, everyone! There is a lot going on this holiday weekend, plenty of reasons to dress up and be a kid for the night! Check out my latest appearance on Pittsburgh Today Live as I chat with Kristine Sorensen about fun parties happening this weekend and into November!   Follow me on Twitter @NBSeen and on Instagram @NatalieBenci to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:00 am by Elizabeth Bloom
maazel-tribute-on-friday-in-nycTo honor the late Lorin Maazel, the conductor's family has organized a tribute on Friday in New York. Involved in the event include Alan Gilbert, James Galway and others. There's a live-stream available for those not in NYC. Additional information from the press release: The Maazel Family's tribute to conductor Lorin Maazel, on Friday, October 31, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:49 am by
republican-poll-same-resultsGov. Tom Corbett campaigns in Erie. (Associated Press photo)There is more bad news for Camp Corbett, and this time it's coming from a Republican polling firm.Harper Polling took its first look at the race between The Battling Toms since early September, and it found that the race hasn't changed all that much. Fifty percent of its respondents, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 October 2014 3:46 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-10-30-14Penguins -What's Paul Martin's (above) future with the Penguins? -Welcome back Beau Bennett ... to practice. The Sutters - the Penguins' Brandon and the Kings' Darryl - discussed fertilizer yesterday. -The Wild is the only team the Penguins have never recorded a shutout against. -Mike Johnston speaks: -The Predators assigned forward Rich ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:08 pm by Barbara Vancheri
new-foxcatcher-poster-photos New poster and recently released photos of "Foxcatcher," filmed largely in Western Pennsylvania and due to be released in November. "Foxcatcher" stars Steve Carell (center) as John du Pont along with Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo who play Olympic champion wrestlers and brothers. Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:25 pm by Sharon Eberson
walking-dead-actor-thinks-steelers-mike-tomlin-is-an-easy-halloween-choice Chad Coleman has played Cutty on HBO's "The Wire" and now has his hands full as survivor Tyreese on "The Walking Dead." But this Halloween, he's opting for an outwardly easy transition: Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin, he told EW's Popwatch. Check out the EW video at the 2:30 mark and hear who the actor would like to see Tomlin dress up as for ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 4:23 pm by Sam Werner
post-route-podcast-episode-seven POST ROUTE PODCAST: WEEK SEVEN Hello and welcome back for another week of the Post Route Podcast, hosted by Post-Gazette college writers Sam Werner (Pitt) and Stephen J. Nesbitt (WVU). Pitt fell to 4-4 with a lopsided 56-28 loss against Georgia Tech Saturday, a game in which the Panthers fumbled six times. No. 20 West Virginia, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 4:11 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
post-route-podcast-episode-seven POST ROUTE PODCAST: WEEK SEVEN Hello and welcome back for another week of the Post Route Podcast, hosted by Post-Gazette college writers Sam Werner (Pitt) and Stephen J. Nesbitt (WVU). Pitt fell to 4-4 with a lopsided 56-28 loss against Georgia Tech Saturday, a game in which the Panthers fumbled six times. No. 20 West Virginia, ... Read More and Comment