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Hockey finally back in Pittsburgh

After months of petty bickering between the NHL and Players Association, the NHL is set to return. And for some, it means even more.

Ryan Clark calls out Steelers fans

The Steelers safety compares his quarterback to the retiring Ravens star, and Steelers fans aren't going to like what he has to say.

Paul Chryst suspends lineman Arthur Doakes

The guard will not suit up for the Panthers in their bowl game this weekend.

Tom Corbett supported NCAA sanctions in July

Governor Tom Corbett is coming after the NCAA, but he won't get to appear principled in his handling of the Jerry Sandusky mess.

Steelers finish 8-8, face uncertain offseason

The Steelers' rushing game was a disappointment in 2012.

Pitt dominated its non-conference schedule

The Panthers had little trouble in their non-Big East games this year

Melancon, Sands keys to Joel Hanrahan deal

Reliever Mark Melancon and outfielder Jerry Sands could contribute to the Pirates in 2013.

Steelers' season effectively over with loss

The Steelers' offense came up short yet again, and now their season is effectively over.

Why Mark Melancon would be a good get for Pirates

If you want to find out what kind of pitcher Mark Melancon is, don't look at his ERA.

Liriano deal speaks well of Neal Huntington

That the Pirates were willing to take a big risk speaks well of embattled general manager Neal Huntington.

Red Sox serious about Joel Hanrahan

The Red Sox's interest in Joel Hanrahan is real, but don't expect them to trade Felix Doubront.

Mendenhall jokes about suspension

The Steelers running back keeps finding new ways to make clear that he won't be back next season.

Why Joel Hanrahan won't fetch much in a trade

The Pirates' closer is on the market, but it's an unfortunate time to try to trade him.

What kind of NFL career can Stedman Bailey have?

Stedman Bailey may actually project as WVU's best NFL prospect.

WVU's Stedman Bailey to enter 2013 NFL Draft

Unsurprisingly, junior wideout Stedman Bailey will head for the 2013 NFL Draft, a move that makes lots of sense for him.

ESPN columnist predicts Pitt and WVU bowl losses

Mark Schlabach expects the Panthers and Mountaineers to lose their postseason games

Pitt's Steven Adams showing improvement

The freshman center has played better over the team's past three games.

Reaction to the Steelers' OT loss to Dallas

Another week and another frustrating Steelers loss. Here are some quicks thoughts on the Steelers overtime loss to the Cowboys.

Pitt's T.J. Clemmings moves to offensive line

Clemmings has left defensive end to become an offensive tackle

Jake Waters picks Kansas State

Penn State is left with still just one scholarship quarterback on its roster.

Roethlisberger says Steelers are 'World's Team'

The Steelers quarterback says his team is "The World's Team," which is a brave card for him to play.

Shin-Soo Choo was a target in 4-team trade

Jayson Stark reports the Pirates were interested in the Indians outfielder -- but why?

Joel-Hanrahan-to-Dodgers rumors gain steam

Could the Pirates send their closer to Los Angeles?

WVU mascot uses musket to kill bear

A recent video shows WVU's mascot killing a bear with the school's famous musket.

Kevin Correia to sign with Twins

Kevin Correia reached a two-year pact with the Twins. Good thing it wasn't the Pirates.

BBVA Compass Bowl game gift list announced

The Panthers and opponent Ole Miss will receive a collection of gifts from the BBVA Compass Bowl

'Embrace the suck,' Pirates poster declares

A poster recently displayed at the Pirates' minor-league headquarters tells prospects to "embrace the suck."

Bucs wanted top prospect for Garrett Jones

The Pirates wanted top prospect Taijuan Walker for Garrett Jones -- not that trading Walker makes any sense from the Mariners' perspective.

Pirates connected to uninspiring batch of pitchers

The latest rumors connect the Pirates to a variety of pitchers who shouldn't start the season in a big-league rotation.

Penn State reportedly lands Pitt transfer

John Johnson, a former Pitt guard, has committed to play for Penn State, according to a report.

Pitt's inconsistent season ends with some success

The Panthers rebounded to win their final two games to reach a bowl

Steelers vs. Ravens: Thoughts on a huge win

Few believed Charlie Batch could lead the Steelers to a win in Baltimore, but the veteran made crucial plays leading to an improbable victory. Here are some thoughts on the win and some quick reactions.

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