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How many bowl games are there this season? Three dozen? While Pitt’s 2011 season ended with a whimper in a buzzless bowl game, that’s not how it always was. Let’s check out some other Pitt bowl games (and one “No Bowl”).

1. Pitt’s very first bowl was a 7-6 loss to Stanford in the ’28 Rose Bowl. Can you name the two legendary head coaches?

12/23/2010 - 17:27
Harry Pattterson
Now that I’ve moved away from my hometown, going back over the holidays is always a treat. With my nieces and nephews all about the country, it’s great when they all come home at the same time.

And of course it’s great to see my brothers and all their families.  

12/20/2010 - 15:58
Val Porter
It happens every November. The brisk fall winds whip fallen leaves and maybe some garbage across fields and empty lots that dot neighborhoods all over the country.

By the way, to get the full effect you have to read this in a John Facenda voice. You know, the NFL Films guy. So start over.

11/16/2010 - 00:02
Val Porter
The Consol Energy Center is open for business, and after a shaky start it looks like the Penguins are rolling. Let’s see what we know about the team from last season up to the very beginning of the current squad.
  1. The Pens have one of the youngest rosters in the NHL.
11/07/2010 - 12:57
Harry Pattterson
Western Pennsylvania has always been known for football and steel mills. Sadly, one of those two is just a memory as the once-churning mills have given way to apartment buildings, retail stores and empty lots.

Football, on the other hand, is still very much a religion in this area; but for a long time, both dominated the Pittsburgh landscape.

11/07/2010 - 12:31
Aaron Rieber
Steve Gorman has been the drummer for the Black Crowes since 1989, when they were a fledgling rock band in Atlanta known as “Mr. Crowe's Garden.” A year later, the renamed Black Crowes exploded on the scene with 1990's multi-platinum “Shake Your Money Maker.”

Twenty years down the road, the Crowes have become, according to Melody Maker newspaper, "The Most Rock 'n' Roll Rock 'n' Roll Band in th

11/05/2010 - 13:52
Tony DeFazio
So we just got word that the Pens will get even more national love this winter with the team being featured on HBO.

The show is called "24/4" and will consist of four episodes, which begin airing on December 15th, that follow the Penguins and the Capitals as they prepare for the Winter Classic.

11/04/2010 - 13:40
Val Porter
It took four hockey nights in Pittsburgh for the Consol Energy Center to see its first win, an overtime edging of the New York Islanders.

Mario’s palace opened with an embarrassing loss to the hated Flyers of Philadelphia, and was followed by losses to the Canadiens and the eminently beatable Maple Leafs.

11/03/2010 - 22:16
Sean Collier
Bill Mazeroski’s 1960 World Series Game 7 home run hit the Big 5-0 on October 13. Let's revisit the greatest moment in Pittsburgh Sports history one more time.

  1. Name the starting pitchers for that game.

  2. How about the winning and losing pitchers?

10/15/2010 - 17:26
Harry Pattterson
If anyone asks you what people from Pittsburgh are generally like, show ‘em some game tape of Billy Gardell. Over the past 20 years, the Pittsburgh-born comic and actor has built a reputation as one of the funniest and most dynamic touring comedians around. Now, after appearances and supporting roles all over prime time television and movies, he’s got a starring gig on the new CBS sitcom Mike and Molly, debuting this month.

Gardell also just filmed a second Comedy Central Presents special over two sold-out shows at the Byham Theater.

09/05/2010 - 15:50
Sean Collier
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