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 Devonta Freeman of the Atlanta Falcons rushes against Lawrence Timmons and Antwon Blake of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first half at the Georgia Dome on December 14, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Devonta Freeman of the Atlanta Falcons rushes against Lawrence Timmons and Antwon Blake of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first half at the Georgia Dome on December 14, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.

On the Steelers: LB Timmons not getting recognition he deserves

Inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons consistently makes big hits; unfortunately, some of his victims are his Steelers teammates not opponents.


 Blake Comeau is congratulated by teammates after scoring game winner in overtime against the Avalanche at the Consol Energy Center.

Comeau's overtime goal gives Penguins 1-0 win against Colorado

A goal by left winger Blake Comeau at 2:24 in overtime gave the Penguins a win against the Colorado Avalanche.



 Former University of Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson, left, and former Pitt football coach Paul Chryst talk about the team's inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football schedule at a news conference at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh last year.

Coach or AD? Which Pitt football post will be filled first?

With two top jobs open, the University of Pittsburgh’s athletic department may be looking to reinvent itself.



 Pitt's Michael Young blocks a shot by Duquesne's Darius Lewis in the first half at Consol Energy Center Friday night, December 5, 2014.

It still comes down to defense for Pitt

The Panthers are starting to do more of what Jamie Dixon wants defensively, though they also remain a work in progress.



Oliver Luck resigns as WVU’s AD for No. 2 job in NCAA

Luck, 54, will serve as executive vice president of the NCAA, second-in-command to president Mark Emmert.



Duquesne loses fourth in a row

Saint Francis (Pa.) snaps 11-game losing streak to Dukes, and wins in Pittsburgh for first time since 1966.



 Steve Pederson spent 12 years over two tenures as Pitt athletic director.

Gene Collier: Hiring right coach is what Pederson never got right

For all the good Steve Pederson did for Pitt athletics, hiring the right football coach always eluded him.



 Penn State football head coach James Franklin speaks during a news conference at Yankee Stadium regarding the upcoming Pinstripe Bowl between Penn State and Boston College, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in the Bronx borough of New York.

The in-home visit: Building a relationship with a recruit

Penn State coach James Franklin and his staff pride themselves on have rapport with the family as well as the player.



 former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano

Pitt begins head football coach search

With progress of Panthers under Paul Chryst, Pitt likely is leaning toward hiring a replacement with head coaching experience.



Penguins notebook: Crosby returns to lineup

Star center Sidney Crosby missed three games with mumps after picture of his swollen face goes viral on social media.


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    For all the good Steve Pederson did for Pitt athletics, hiring the right football coach always eluded him.

    Gene Collier: Hiring right coach is what Pederson never got right

    For all the good Steve Pederson did for Pitt athletics, hiring the right football coach always eluded him.

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