Gene Collier

 Pitt's Cameron Wright celebrates near the end of the Panthers; victory against Notre Dame Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Pitt steals victory vs. Notre Dame

Basketball gods have crazy notion that Panthers are an NCAA tournament team.

about 20 hours ago

 Mark Arcobello, left, defenseman Kris Letang, center, and right wing Steve Downie celebrate a goal by Downie Tuesday against the Winnipeg Jets  at the Consol Energy Center. The Penguins won, 5-3.

Gene Collier: Kris Letang's stellar play a sight for sore Penguins

Kris Letang's appearance on the ice in Tuesday’s game did more than just give the Penguins a recognizable force they could lean on.

4 days ago

 Pitt's Michael Young drives to the basket against Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku and Montrezl Harrell in the second half Sunday at Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Don't expect much from Pitt vs. quality teams

The Panthers lost by double digits to a superior Louisville team on national television, as expected.

6 days ago

 Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo, whose hard work is finally starting to show in games, grabs a rebound against Georgia Tech last weekend at Petersen Events Center.

Pitt walk-on Aron Phillips-Nwankwo has a story worth telling

Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo takes the same motivation he has on the court and uses it to forge a rare career path for a college athlete.

1 week ago

 New Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford keeps an eye on newfangled NHL statistics.

Gene Collier: Penguins GM Jim Rutherford plays his daily numbers

Despite being one of the older general managers in the NHL, Jim Rutherford has brought a more analytical approach to the Penguins.

1 week ago

 Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is carried off the field after getting his 400th win against Northwestern at Beaver Stadium in November 2010.

Gene Collier: Penn State shouldn't rush to restore Joe Paterno's legacy

The decision to restore 111 wins was proper, but more needs to be done on other fronts.

1 week ago

 Jim Rutherford, general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Gene Collier: Perception of Penguins GM Jim Rutherford not reality

Veteran general manager Jim Rutherford, along with the coach he hired, represents the backbone of the new-look Penguins.

2 weeks ago

 The Buffalo Bills' new head coach is Rex Ryan, formerly of the New York Jets.

Gene Collier: NFL coaching carousel defies logic

The coaching carousel spins at terrifying speed these days, but logic is not the driving force.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on the Wilds' Matt Cooke in the second period of Tuesday night's game at the Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Penguins wise to take two points from lousy Minnesota Wild

It was far from a breath-taking effort, but the Penguins got the job done rather easily Tuesday night at Consol Energy Center.

2 weeks ago

 Jung-ho Kang at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Gene Collier: Pirates' Kang deal wouldn't be a home run

Questions surround the viability of South Korean infielder Jung-ho Kang, such as how good is he and where would the Pirates put him?

3 weeks ago

 Penguins right winger Steve Downie hauls in a loose puck against the Boston Bruins in the second period Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Encouraging results despite setbacks for Penguins

Penguins coach Mike Johnston has pieced together a quality team halfway through the season even after all the illnesses and injuries.

3 weeks ago

 Mike Tomlin speaks during his final press conference of the season at the Steelers' South Side training facility.

Gene Collier: Not everybody sees eye-to-eye with Tomlin's take on Steelers

The Steelers have much to fix for next season, including a couple of the aspects coach Mike Tomlin spoke glowingly of Tuesday.

3 weeks ago

 Baltimore’s Brandon Williams hovers over Ben Roethlisberger after recording one of the Ravens’ five sacks of Roethlisberger Saturday night in the AFC wild-card game at Heinz Field. The Ravens also intercepted Roethlisberger twice and pressured him numerous other times.

Gene Collier: Roethlisberger, teammates fall flat in biggest game of past four years

Just a little too late to be counted among the typically grim holiday travel statistics, the 2014 Steelers season still ended in a crash.

4 weeks ago

 Steelers' Le'Veon Bell pulls in a pass for a touchdown as he's defended by Ravens' C.J. Mosley in the second quarter at Heinz Field Sunday night, November 2, 2014. Bell won't be available for the Steelers tonight.

Gene Collier: Law of averages yields little insight into outcome

Trying to figure out the winner of today's Steelers-Ravens game, mathematically or otherwise, is a lesson in futility.

4 weeks ago


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