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 Mario Lemieux and the 1992 Penguins celebrate with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks, four games to zero.
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Mario Lemieux and the 1992 Penguins celebrate with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks, four games to zero.

Chapter 3 -- The evolution of Mario Lemieux: The rise of 66

He wanted to be the best player in the world. To get there, Mario Lemieux had to pass Wayne Gretzky. The first step? Winning a Stanley Cup.


 Sidney Crosby is stopped in the crease by Carolina goalie Cam Ward in the first period Friday night at Consol Energy Center.

Feisty Hurricanes outplay Penguins in nearly every way

The Penguins were outshot, 35-22, struggled in transition through the neutral zone, and, ultimately, lost a "horrible game."



Ron Cook: College football a downer this year

Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia have pretty much gone from bad to worse in 2014.



 Lance Moore celebrates after catching touchdown pass from receiver Antonio Brown in the second quarter against the Houston Texans at Heinz Field.

Sunday's game holds special meaning for Steelers WR

Lance Moore got his big break in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints, who come to Heinz Field Sunday.



 Pitt's Tyler Boyd pulls in a pass during a game at Heinz Field on October 25, 2014.

Pitt closes regular season tonight against Miami

Panthers hope for a win that would qualify them for a bowl game and the practice benefits that comes with it.



 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg sets to throw a pass during the second quarter of a game against Illinois, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

Penn State still has something to prove going into finale at Beaver Stadium

Nittany Lions are searching for that one signature win for the 2014 season, and No. 10 Michigan State is a good candidate.



 Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen on the sidelines at Milan Puskar Stadium.

West Virginia trying to stop skid in finale

Road game against Iowa State is a chance to right the ship before swinging to bowl season.



 Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead carries for a touchdown as he gets by Conneaut's Justin Ledford Friday night at Newman Stadium.

Central Valley keeps rolling in playoffs

Jordan Whitehead and Central Valley ran past Conneaut Area, 52-23, in a PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal at North Allegheny’s Newman Stadium.

  • Central Valley 52, Conneaut 23



  •  Pitt forward Derrick Randall has the ball stripped by Kansas State guard Jevon Thomas Wednesday in Lahaina, Hawaii.

    Pitt makes progress on Hawaii trip, especially on defense

    Defense shows improvement in confidence-building win against Kansas State that capped the progress made in Pitt’s Hawaii trip.



    Duquesne faces coach’s pesky nemesis

    New Jersey Institute of Technology might be a small school, but it is always tough to play.


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    Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia have pretty much gone from bad to worse in 2014.

    Ron Cook: College football a downer this year

    Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia have pretty much gone from bad to worse in 2014.



    The least of which is that the Pirates avoid ridiculous free-agent spending and the Steelers are in the AFC North.

    Gene Collier: On this day, plenty for which to be thankful

    The least of which is that the Pirates avoid ridiculous free-agent spending and the Steelers are in the AFC North.

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