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College Football: National Storylines

College Football: National Storylines

With Pitt and Penn State both breaking in new coaches and the Nittany Lions facing the first of four years under crippling sanctions, there will be a lot of local college football storylines to follow this fall. The national picture should also have some interesting angles to keep an eye on as well.

Keep On Smiling

Keep On Smiling

It was her smile that got me.

The Grind

The Grind

Pirates rookie left fielder Starling Marte confidently strode into the Minute Maid Park batter’s box on July 27, anxious for his Major League debut.

Freeh Report Hits Penn State Hard

Freeh Report Hits Penn State Hard

Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior Penn State officials "concealed critical facts" about Jerry Sandusky's child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal.

Another Year Older

Another Year Older

Forgive us if we’ve been down this road before, even if, over the past two decades, it’s been the road less taken.

Up Close with Rocky Bleier

Up Close with Rocky Bleier

For most people, winning four Super Bowls, one NCAA National Championship, and being named to the Pittsburgh Steelers 75th anniversary team would highlight a remarkable lifetime.

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The Others
The Pitt Panthers are off, as expected, to another strong start to their 2010-11 college basketball season. No shock there as that has become the norm under Jamie Dixon.

His team was rewarded with a preseason top five national ranking.

However, despite what almost surely promises to be an outstanding season--one potentially destined for a Final Four appearance--there is one national source that suggests the Panthers are only just “other.”

What?

This is not a riddle out of Batman. Rather, it's an assessment of where the Pitt...

Not Going To Miss The Circus
The Circus is off and running even if it's not destined to stop in Pittsburgh. Still, I'm not going to miss it. No, there won't be any sword swallowers, fire eaters, lions or nuts hanging onto to bars with their teeth...

But this Circus is going to be just as fun. And, in the case of most of us in Pittsburgh, we can still be part of it by simply turning on the television.



Topics involving the NBA are typically non-starters here, but the Circus that is the Miami Heat crosses so many lines of interest and passions, you are likely aware of it and possibly even intrigued by it.
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Fehr Factor
Even the casual hockey fan--to the extent that any stull remain here--can see what's going on with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

From just about any perspective, on or off the ice, the Penguins are not only poised for short- and long-term success, but in a manner some enthusiasts would call "perfect."


Nothing ever is, of course, but whether the discussion is about the core players, winning or threatening to win more Stanley Cups, a successful offseason in the personnel department, community goodwill...

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