Gene Collier


 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls a play out to his team in a game last season at Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Jamie Dixon puts Pitt in right places

Panthers basketball coach Jamie Dixon has his players and program where they want to be in more ways than one.

about 23 hours ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hands off to Le'Veon Bell against the Titans in the first quarter at LP Field in Nashville on Monday night.

Gene Collier: Offensive thrill ride runs when Bell rings

Le’Veon Bell took over the game in the second half against the Titans after QB Ben Roethlisberger and his receivers could not.

3 days ago


 The Pirates' A.J. Burnett reacts after getting the Cardinals' Allen Craig to strike out to end the seventh inning of the first game of a double header at PNC Park in July 2013.

Gene Collier: A.J. Burnett’s back, but is it for better, or worse?

The Pirates have acquired right-handed pitcher A.J. Burnett and are responsible for paying him $8.5 million this summer.

6 days ago


 Ex-Steeler and Robert Morris head football coach John Banaszak, center, with his former teammates Lynn Swann  and Mel Blount.

Gene Collier: Robert Morris coach steeled for frustration

Steel Curtain alumnus John Banaszak knows football’s frustrations, and the experience isn’t limited to his time as Robert Morris’ coach.

1 week ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scrambles to try to make a play against the Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Gene Collier: Steelers find way to dial up another offensive performance

This time, the Steelers offense was offensive in a bad way, and the outcome was a stupefying loss to the defensively challenged Jets.

1 week ago


 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as he warms up during practice on the South Side Wednesday afternoon.

Gene Collier: Mike Tomlin prefers less dancing from Steelers

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin prefers special teams that tackle more and dance less.

2 weeks ago


 Steelers' Antonio Brown picks up a first down against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field Sunday night.

Gene Collier: Turnovers turn around Ravens rivalry in Steelers favor

The Steelers had flipped the field, script and scoreboard on their way to a 22-10 halftime lead that held up and resulted in a 43-23

2 weeks ago


 Ben Roethlisberger talks to Haloti Ngata after the Ravens beat the Steelers 22-20 in 2013.

Gene Collier: How big is Ravens' man in middle?

Baltimore's Haloti Ngata is a mystery: He looks massive but is as nimble as a ballerina. What's not a mystery is his huge role on defense.

2 weeks ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger drops back to pass in practice Wednesday in the South Side.

Gene Collier: Van Brocklin's record stands test of time

Norm Van Brocklin's NFL record for passing yardage in one game has stood the test of time -- so far.

3 weeks ago


 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant pulls in a pass as he's defended by the Colts' Darius Butler in the second quarter against the Colts Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field.

Gene Collier: Steelers passing attack gives Ravens a few things to think about

Suddenly, the Steelers offense appears capable of a full-on aerial assault -- just in time for a crucial division matchup next week.

3 weeks ago


 Steelers' Antonio Brown carries as he's defended by Texans' Johnathan Joseph at Heinz Field Monday night. Next challenge for the Steelers are the Colts.

Gene Collier: It's simple at NFL, really — score more points and you win

For all the turmoil the NFL has gone through off the field this year, at least it can still pride itself on having close games. Right?

3 weeks ago


 Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 19, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Gene Collier: Long as they keep ball, Colts keep on winning

The ball-hogging Colts might well be unflappable on offense and defense, but their leader’s phone is certainly flippable.

4 weeks ago



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