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Category Archives: By Joel Peretic
The NHL and the NHLPA are playing a $3.3 billion game of chicken. Sadly, the casualties of this game are not the players or the owners. Rather, those most hurt are the thousands of employees whose livelihoods depend on the … Continue reading
Maybe you have heard of Pete Antimarino. He is the WPIAL football legend who guided Gateway to 236 wins, 17 conference championships and five undefeated seasons. For 32 years he marched the Gators into battle. Continue reading.
The California Trojans are playing against more than just the Clairton Bears on Friday night. Brady Barbaro’s squad is also challenging a 49-game win streak, three top-flight WPIAL recruits and the PIAA’s reigning champion. Continue reading.
College is a stepping stone. Penguins Development Camp and Olli Maatta: Stepping stones. That is the adopted outlook for the 209th overall pick of the 2012 NHL Draft. Maatta and Scott Wilson were selected 186 picks apart—Maatta in the first-round, Wilson in … Continue reading
Warning: These projections are cautiously optimistic.
Louisville is the lone Big East representative in the preseason AP Top-25 and one of only two ranked teams on Pitt’s schedule this season. The Panthers will play both opponents at home. Pitt’s chances of winning the Big East will … Continue reading
The 2012 Pitt Panthers are rounding into shape. While there was a lot to like about Saturday’s scrimmage, Pitt’s second of the preseason, not everybody was happy. Count head coach Paul Chryst among those who were quick to point out that this … Continue reading
Welcome to the Big 12, West Virginia. It took $20 million and eight months to officially defect from the Big East, but the move is worth it for a perfect match. That’s what this is, afterall: a perfect match.
Playmakers on offense, NFL prospects on defense; Pitt is loaded with talent. After a disappointing 2011 and off-season coaching change, the Panthers are finally getting down to football. Plain and simple football.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Pitt is the most skilled team in the Big East. The defense is laden with talent and the offense is star-studded, but can the Panthers finally live up to the hype?
All the tools were working for Pittsburgh this afternoon. Starter AJ Burnett became the first Pirates pitcher in 13 years to win 15 games while Garrett Jones totaled six RBI in a 10-6 win. Read the rest of this article
Brian Taylor Urruela knows the meaning of sacrifice. A former baseball player in high school, Urruela still looks the part eight years later. Pegging the lightly stubbled, broad shouldered man as an athlete is not a thin limb to climb … Continue reading
Jordan Staal and Zbynek Michalek were traded, Pittsburgh was sucked in by PariseWatch for the better part of a week, Sidney Crosby will wear a Penguins uniform for another 12 years, and, oh yeah, the Penguins drafted a couple of … Continue reading
Joe Morrow, Beau Bennett, Derrick Pouliot and 31 of the Penguins other top prospects are in Pittsburgh this week for the organization’s development camp. The goal is not to make the opening day roster—that is reserved for training camp. Instead, … Continue reading
Down goes Zbynek Michalek and in comes Evgeni Malkin. Most would take the exchange. The Penguins, however, are just looking forward to the end of the injury carousel. Pittsburgh won their fourth consecutive game last night but the victory took a … Continue reading