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Tuesday September 16 2014
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2014 NFL Storylines

2014 NFL Storylines

Rookie quarterbacks, new coaches, repeat champions and rebuilt teams -- the 2014 NFL season has plenty of storylines to follow.

Up Close with ESPN's Louis Riddick

Up Close with ESPN's Louis Riddick

ESPN NFL Analyst Louis Riddick spent 12 years as an NFL Scout and Personnel Director with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. The Quakertown, PA, native and Pitt graduate played six seasons as a defensive back in the NFL with the Falcons, Browns and Raiders.

Pirates explode for six in fifth inning to beat Cubs 7-3

Pirates explode for six in fifth inning to beat Cubs 7-3

Josh Harrison's two-run double keyed a six-run fifth inning, Neil Walker had a homer and three hits and the Pirates turned the first triple play in PNC Park history as they beat the Cubs 7-3.

Penn State rallies to beat Rutgers 13-10

Penn State rallies to beat Rutgers 13-10

Christian Hackenberg threw for 309 yards and Penn State took advantage of five Rutgers interceptions to beat their arch-rivals 13-10.

Pitt overcomes slow start, sloppiness to beat Florida Internation 42-25

Pitt overcomes slow start, sloppiness to beat Florida Internation 42-25

James Conner ran for 177 yards and 3 touchdowns, Chad Voytik added 126 rushing yards and Pitt overcame a mistake-filled first quarter to beat Florida International 42-25 on Saturday.

Younger. Faster. BETTER?

Younger. Faster. BETTER?

The Steelers traditional powerhouse defense has set a yearly standard for fans and pundits for decades. But an aging Pittsburgh defense has had a rocky time the last couple of seasons.

1. Can Andrew McCutchen lead the Pirates further this year than last season?

This isn’t the same Steelers defense of the past few years, however.

Baltimore Ravens Losses: Ed Dickson (TE), Tandon Doss (WR), Shaun Draughn (RB), Corey Graham (CB), James Ihedigbo (SS), Arthur Jones (DE), Jameel McClain (ILB), Mi

The Pens go-to netminder for the past decade, Fleury is about to enter the final year of contract with no long-term deal forthcoming.

ON ACC TEAMS BEING MORE PREPARED FOR TYLER BOYD

Emmanuel Sanders, Wide Receiver: Behind Antonio Brown on the depth chart last season, Sanders was a solid second receiver in Pittsburgh.

I spent three days late last month visiting 18 high schools across the WPIAL. I drove 533 miles, took hundreds of photographs, shook hands with dozens of coaches, athletic directors and principals and climbed way too many stadium steps. I loved every minute of it, of course.
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Chartiers-Houston got on the winning side for the first time this season with a 21-14 win over visiting Western Beaver in the Week 3 CoGo's Feature Matchup.
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Ringgold knocked the Knoch Knights from the ranks of the unbeatens with a 20-12 win at Joe Montana Stadium on Friday night in the US Steel Game of the Week.
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The Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2014 season ended last Saturday much the same way their season started in the spring. With lots of promise, with much anticipation, but in the end, in a disappointing finish.
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Twenty-two WPIAL football teams will have new coaches pacing the sidelines this season, including a few that will be featured in the CoGo's Feature Matchup this season.
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Several of the most coveted recruits throughout the WPIAL have already made their college decisions, most notably Sterling Jenkins of Baldwin. Others, like Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead, are still being recruited.
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Bill Cherpak misses the way it used to be. Back in the 80’s, when the current Thomas Jefferson High School coach was a player at Steel Valley, the recruiting process wasn’t publicized. It was low-key compared to the present.
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The Mon-Valley has put plenty of athletes on Division 1 football teams over the years, including several who made it to the NFL. There are a few Mon-Valley natives playing D-1 ball this season.
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