Gene Collier


 Bill Kreiger and daughter Tara Sweeney made the trip from Maryland to take in the Penguins vs. Arizona Coyotes game Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Long-time Penguins fan reaches her destination

Tara Kreiger finally was able to see her Penguins play up close Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

1 day ago


 Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek stops a shot in front of the Penguins' Brandon Sutter in the third period March 15 at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: More goals a must, and not just for Penguins

There are a number of ways to solve hockey’s growing boredom problem, starting with goalies armed as if they’re going into battle.

4 days ago


 St. Louis’ Paul Stastny falls into Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period Tuesday and is called for goaltender interference. The Penguins lost to the Blues, 3-2, in overtime at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Penguins display their March flaws

The biggest problems dogging the Penguins in this important month were on full display Tuesday night in an overtime loss to St. Louis.

5 days ago


 Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston looks for room around NC State's Beejay Anya in the first half of the third round of the NCAA tournament Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Villanova proves to be its own worst enemy in loss

The Wildcats were unable to save themselves from themselves Saturday night in the loss to North Carolina State at Consol Energy Center.

1 week ago


 Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey on Friday discusses his team's upcoming game against Butler in the third round of the NCAA tournament at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Brey focuses on mixing right Irish stew

Notre Dame coach Mike Brey tries to keep his team loose for today’s NCAA third-round game against Butler.

1 week ago


 Villanova's Daniel Ochefu pulls down a rebound against Lafayette's Dan Trist in the first half of the second round of the NCAA tournament Thursday night at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Villanova convincingly plays role of No. 1 seed; just ask Lafayette

Villanova did to Lafayette exactly what a No. 1 seed is supposed to do to a No. 16, dashing to leads of 11-2, 34-13, 63-30.

1 week ago


 Syracuse celebrates after dodging what would've been the only No. 16-No. 1 seed upset in the history of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in 2012 at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: NCAA tournament still waiting for ultimate David-Goliath scenario

Upsets happen each year in the NCAA men’s tournament, but fans have never seen the stunner of all shockers — a No. 16 seed beating a No. 1.

1 week ago


 Pirates players Jung Ho Kang jokes with Gregory Polanco (middle) and Starling Marte at workouts at Pirate City in Bradenton Fla.

Gene Collier: Recalling the bizarre spring of 1995

The zany spring of 1995 was certainly one to remember in Bradenton, where the Pirates nearly threw a med school student behind the plate.

4 weeks ago



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