David DeCastro loosens up before practice Wednesday at the Steelers’ South Side facility.

Steelers' post-Christmas shopping list includes AFC North champion gear

All the Steelers want for Christmas is a division title.

18 minutes ago

 Derrick Pouliot is the No. 1 prospect in the Penguins organization.

Top 10 Penguins prospects for 2014-15

Dave Molinari breaks down some of the most promising players in the Penguins organization.

18 minutes ago

 North Allegheny's Meg Morningstar is a Notre Dame recruit.

High School Athletes of the Week: Meg Morningstar & Dane Jackson

North Allegheny’s Meg Morningstar and Cornell’s Dane Jackson earn weekly recognition.

18 minutes ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg warms up  Wednesday at Fordham University's Field House in New York.

Penn State's offseason would feel longer with a Pinstripe Bowl loss

Going out with a win in the Pinstripe Bowl would help propel the Nittany Lions into next season.

18 minutes ago

 Joseph Uchebo passes out of trouble against Holy Cross’ Taylor Abt Tuesday night.

Panthers' rotation finally taking shape as ACC play approaches

Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon believes his team’s improvement since return of Cameron Wright from injury is not an accident.

18 minutes ago

Girls Basketball Holiday Tournament Schedule


18 minutes ago

 Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi is expected to be named Pitt head coach, according to a source close to the program.

Pitt to announce Narduzzi as next football coach Friday

The Panthers are set to hire Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, according to a source close to the program.

about 6 hours ago

Gerry Dulac's NFL Forecast: Week 17

Will the Steelers make it four in a row and take the division? Check out Gerry’s pigskin picks for the last week of the regular season.

about 9 hours ago

 Norwin’s Peyton Deri, left, and Logan Deri defend Latrobe’s Matt Dragan in a WPIAL Class AAAA Section 1 game Tuesday. Latrobe won, 72-63.

High school basketball highlights: Upper St. Clair rallies to stun Chartiers Valley

Marcus McGinniss leads Upper St. Clair to a 68-64 win at Class AAAA No. 2 Chartiers Valley in Section 4.

1 day ago

 Penn State football coach James Franklin takes a moment to reflect Tuesday at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York.

Penn State football team has opportunity to reflect on 9/11 tragedy

The Nittany Lions soaked in the Sept. 11, 2001, memorial Tuesday as part of their weeklong visit to New York City for the Pinstripe Bowl.

1 day ago

Steelers urge fans to arrive at Heinz Field early

The team will give away prizes as a thank-you to fans.  Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Sunday for the 8:30 p.m. kickoff against the Bengals.

about 9 hours ago

 Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci scrambles past St. Joseph's Prep's Benny Walls in the PIAA class AAAA championship at Hersheypark Stadium Saturday, December 13, 2014.

Pine-Richland, South Fayette quarterbacks are players of year

Ben DiNucci and Brett Brumbaugh joined by 16 others from WPIAL named to the Class AAAA and Class AA all-state teams.

1 day ago

 Ben DiNucci North Xtra Player of the Year

North Xtra: Fabulous 22 Football All-Stars

Here are the Post-Gazette’s top 22 high school football players from the North Xtra coverage area.

1 day ago

West Xtra: Moon's building efforts starting to pay dividends on mats

Mitch Barcaskey has begun an extensive reconstruction of the Moon Area wrestling program and he starting to see results.

1 day ago

 At the holiday break, Shaler’s Alexander Ficorilli was among the leaders in PIHL Class AA in goal-scoring with 20 in 11 games so far this season.

North Xtra: Shaler hockey has the answer

Coach poses question whether team wants to win or just play, and Titans respond.

1 day ago

North Xtra: 'Paper' Quaker Valley winning on court, too

Quakers looked good before the season and proving looks aren't deceiving.

1 day ago

North Xtra: North Hills eyes another title

Wrestling team will be without ailing head coach Jose Martinez.

1 day ago

 South Xtra Player of the Year: Clairton's Lamont Wade

South Xtra: Fabulous 22 Football All-Stars

Here is the Post-Gazette’s top 22 high school football players in the South Xtra coverage area.

1 day ago

Steel Valley school board appoints coaches

One board member laments the lack of interviews with other candidates for the top job in the Steel Valley football program.

1 day ago

 Elizabeth Forward's Luke Fournier, top,  won by a pin against Albert Gallatin's Zack Friend in the 195-pound weight class semifinal at the Chartiers-Houston tournament on Dec. 6.

South Xtra: Elizabeth Forward senior avoids jinx, starts wrestling season strong

Elizabeth Forward’s Luke Fournier ignored some bad luck from past years and has begun this wrestling season in impressive fashion.

1 day ago

South Xtra: Big wrestling tournaments accent the holidays

A couple of attractive high school wrestling tournaments are on tap for fans during the holidays.

1 day ago

 Peters Township's Brady Cochrane has scored seven goals to go along with 10 assists in the Indians' first 13 games.

South Xtra: As usual, Peters a power on the ice again

With a cast of characters with familiar surnames, Peters Township stands at the top of the PIHL Class AAA standings.

1 day ago

 Johnny Petrishen East Xtra Player of the Year

East Xtra: Fabulous 22 Football All-Stars

Here are the Post-Gazette’s top 22 high school football players from the East Xtra coverage area.

1 day ago

East Xtra: Greensburg CC follows successful plan

Centurions face tough battle in quest for another section title in basketball.

1 day ago

 Bethel Park's Cailey Klink, left, tries to stop Norwin's Amanda Batey from scoring during a non-section game earlier this month. Norwin won, 52-50.

East Xtra: Norwin girls winning the close ones

Knights are coming through at crunch time to win tight decisions.

1 day ago

East Xtra: Powerade Tournament gives teams chance to test mettle

Franklin Regional out to defend team title in competitive field.

about 13 hours ago

 West Xtra Player of the Year: Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead

West Xtra: Fabulous 22 Football All-Stars

Here are the Post-Gazette’s top 22 high school football players from the West Xtra coverage area.

1 day ago

West Xtra: Ambridge girls impressive in early going

A 7-2 start to the season, including a 3-0 mark in Section 2-AAA, has the Ambridge girls basketball team thinking big.

1 day ago

 Team captain Ryan Rohm has helped West Allegheny stay in contention for a playoff berth by providing some much needed scoring.

West Xtra: West Allegheny stays in hunt for PIHL playoff berth

A strong defense has kept the West Allegheny High School hockey team competitive.

1 day ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 23

Box scores from Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

about 13 hours ago

 Marc-Andre Fleury is beaten for a goal by Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov. The goal gave the Lightning a 3-0 lead Tuesday in Tampa, Fla., and prompted coach Mike Johnston to remove Fleury from the game. The Lightning held on for 4-3 win.

Lightning strikes Penguins streak

Rally proves to be a case of too little, too late as Tampa Bay ends 10-game drought against Penguins with 4-3 win.

1 day ago

Penn State quarterback says he feels better after rest

Break before Pinstripe Bowl has done wonders for banged-up Christian Hackenberg.

2 days ago

 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart's Heidi Langhorst tries to steal the ball from Carlynton's Jordan Melko during an OLSH victory Monday night.

Greensburg Salem's Oberdorf shatters scoring record

Claire Oberdorf set a school record by scoring 49 points and Greensburg Salem cruised to a 75-34 victory against Derry.

1 day ago

 Steelers' Le'Veon Bell splits Saints defenders for a small gain in the third quarter at Heinz Field on Nov. 30.

On the Steelers: Le'Veon Bell captures team’s MVP

Steelers choose running back Le’Veon Bell as team’s MVP ahead of QB Ben Roethlisberger and WR Antonio Brown.

1 day ago

 William Gay, left, his friend Carlos Rolle, center with hat, and Mr. Gay's brother Unrikay Hall chat with a community member as they hand out turkeys in November in Tallahassee, Fla.

With the loss of his mother, Steelers' William Gay steps up against domestic abuse

The Steeler has been helping a Pittsburgh shelter and groups in his Florida hometown years before domestic abuse was in the NFL spotlight.

2 days ago

 Cameron Heyward pressures Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith Sunday at Heinz Field.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 12.23.14

Ed takes your questions on the Steelers who can lock down the AFC North and a No. 3 playoff seed with a win Sunday night over the Bengals.

1 day ago

 Ryan Shazier congratulates Vince Williams after recovering a fumble against the Chiefs in the third quarter at Heinz Field Sunday, December 21, 2014.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 12.23.14

Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers who have a showdown against Cincinnati Sunday to be the AFC North champion.

1 day ago

 Cameron Heyward reaches for a fumble by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Sunday.

Steelers playoff bound but seeding still undecided

The path Steelers will ultimately take in the playoffs still is unclear, but it will lead them to the road at least once.

2 days ago

 Steelers Lawrence Timmons off to his first Pro Bowl.

Five Steelers earn spots for Pro Bowl

Linebacker Lawrence Timmons earns first spot in all-star game; four on offense to join him.

1 day ago

Penguins notebook: Dominik Uher called up as Blake Comeau latest to be injured

NHL’s annual Christmas break could not come at a better time for a Penguins team ravaged by injuries and mumps.

1 day ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger congratulates Heath Miller on a touchdown completion against the Buccaneers in the third quarter at Heinz Field Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Ron Cook: Ben Roethlisberger's unique take on Steelers' MVP

Big Ben votes, as always, for tight end Heath Miller, his all-time favorite teammate, who is having another outstanding season.

2 days ago

 Mario Lemieux returned to the Penguins with much fanfare in December 2000 and is the only Pittsburgh athlete whose number has been retired to play after 1982.

Adam Bittner: Mario Lemieux the defining athlete for Pittsburgh millennials

For younger fans, the Penguins’ Mario Lemieux’s legacy is one they can embrace, because they witnessed it.

1 day ago

 Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi is reportedly in talks with the University of Pittsburgh over the football coaching position.

Source: University of Pittsburgh close to naming Narduzzi as new football coach

If he is hired, the Michigan State defensive coordinator likely to be introduced as Paul Chryst's replacement as soon as Friday.

1 day ago

 Pitt's Tyler Boyd carries for a touchdown against Syracuse in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Saturday, November 22, 2014/

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 12.23.14

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers and the latest on the search for Paul Chryst’s successor at head coach.

1 day ago

 Pitt's Joseph Uchebo passes the ball off under the basket as he's defended by Holy Cross' Taylor Abt in the second half at the Petersen Events Center Tuesday night.

Panthers wear down Crusaders with size, strength

Panthers dominate on the boards and in the lane to post an impressive victory against Holy Cross.

1 day ago

 Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi interviewed with Pitt over the weekend, according to a report on

Pitt coaching hunt turns deliberate

The hunt for a new football coach is moving at a deliberate pace, with the names three known candidates cropping up.

2 days ago

 Pitt's Cameron Wright dunks in front of Oakland's Corey Petros in the second half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday, December 20, 2014.

Pitt's goal of getting better still work in progress

Return of Cam Wright has solidified the player rotation, but work still needs to be done on offense and defense

2 days ago

Bob Smizik: Nobody asked me, but . . .

Nobody asked me, but ... There's nothing not to like about Vince Narduzzi being the next Pitt head coach.

about 17 hours ago

Bob Smizik: Kang hasn't signed on the dotted line just yet

That the Pirates won the bidding for the right to negotiate with Korean superstar shortstop Jung-Ho Kang set of a brief flurry of

1 day ago


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