Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Beer, wings and hoops ... It's tournament time. Here's where to catch the games.
Don't have enough TV screens to keep up with your March Madness bracket? There are plenty of viewing options in and around Peters Township. The popular NCAA Division I men's basketball championships tournament starts on Tuesday night with two first-round games. Grand Slam Lounge 4205 Washington Rd., Peters, PA 15317 724-942-9912 - $2 per Coors Light on Tuesday night; $2 per domestic bottle on Wednesday night; various other drink specials throughout the tournament Max & Erma's 4093 Washington Rd., Peters, PA 15317 724-941-1223 Applebee's 4039 Washington Rd., Peters, PA 15317 724-942-4870 Atria's 4059 Washington Rd., Peters, PA 15317 724-942-5812 Too busy to stop by your favorite local sports joint? Download the March Madness Live App to …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Steelers legend, PSU alumni and Hall of Fame running back wants the NCAA to consider reinstating at least six years of the late Joe Paterno’s wins.
Franco Harris has consistently defended the late Joe Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Now, Harris of Sewickley is on a mission to get the NCAA board members to lift some sanctions against Penn State University. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back began individually visiting the 18 NCAA board members on Tuesday hoping to find leniency for Penn State. Harris told the Trib he believes the NCAA’s sanctions—which included a $60 million fine and the elimination of 111 victories from 1998 to 2011—were a rush to judgment against Penn State and former head coach Paterno. University trustees accepted the sanctions, which were based on former FBI Director Louis …
Monday, July 23, 2012
The NCAA imposes $60 million fine, reduces scholarships, bans bowl appearances.
This story was last updated at 10:56 a.m. Monday. Stopping short of cancelling the season, the NCAA Monday imposed severe, wide-ranging sanctions against Penn State football in light of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. “This is just an unprecedented, painful chapter in the history of intercollegiate athletics,” said NCAA President Mark Emmert. The sanctions include: The NCAA also will require Penn State to employ a chief compliance officer. The NCAA will select an ethics integrity monitor who will report to the NCAA as well as to Penn State and the university’s trustees as to the school’s progress. Penn State President Rodney Erickson said the university "accepts the penalties and corrective actions announced today by the NCAA. …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Take our poll and let us know whether you agree with the decision to remove the statue honoring the legendary late coach—in the wake of the Sandusky scandal and Freeh report.
Once one of the most revered coaches in the NCAA, the legendary Joe Paterno was honored on Penn State's campus about a decade ago with a bronze statue that's become a landmark. But in the wake of the Sandusky scandal and the subsequent Freeh report, Penn State removed the statue at dawn on Sunday. Fox News reported earlier this week that some Penn State students had begun a vigil to protect the statue from vandalism. CNN reported that a small plane flew around the Penn State campus on Tuesday carrying a banner that read, "Take the Statue Down or We Will." Other tributes to the much-honored former coach have begun to fall. This week, Paterno's alma mater, Brown University, removed his name from its annual award to the outstanding male …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
'It's the ultimate Pittsburgh sports package.' — Dennis Gilfoyle, president of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania.
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, is sponsoring another raffle where the prize is a grown-up version of the "Golden Ticket." Junior Achievement has again assembled an extraordinary prize for Pittsburgh sports fans, as the winner of this fundraiser—determined by the Pennsylvania Lottery's evening Big 4 number on Aug. 30—will receive a pair of tickets to each of the following attractions: Raffle tickets will be sold by Junior Achievement through Aug. 30 for $50 each. "It's the ultimate Pittsburgh sports package," said Dennis Gilfoyle, president of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania and South Hills resident. Each ticket has four…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Pittsburgh Pirates draftee Jimmy Rider scored the eventual game-winning run Monday in the College World Series.
Some are calling the Kent State Golden Flashes the darlings of the 2012 College World Stories—Venetia native Jimmy Rider is credited for much of that success. Rider, A 2008 Peters Township High School graduate, scored the game-winning run Monday night to eliminate top-ranked University of Florida. Entering today's action, Kent State is one of five teams remaining in tournament play. Rider, a shortstop, is the Mid-American Conference's all-time hits leader with 353 hits. On Monday, he had two singles and a double for his team-leading, 32nd, multi-hit game of the season. Also, he extended his single-season records for hits (106) and doubles (30). Tonight might be the biggest challenge for Kent State, as the team plays two-time defending …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
"It's the ultimate Pittsburgh sports package," says Dennis Gilfoyle, president of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, is sponsoring a raffle where the prize is a grown-up version of the "Golden Ticket." Junior Achievement has assembled an extraordinary prize for Pittsburgh sports fans, as the winner of this fundraiser—determined by the Pennsylvania Lottery's evening Big 4 number on Sept. 1—will receive a pair of tickets to each of the following attractions (except where noted): Raffle tickets will be sold by Junior Achievement through Aug. 31 for $50 each. "It's the ultimate Pittsburgh sports package," Junior Achievement President Dennis Gilfoyle said. Each ticket has four four-digit numbers on it, meaning that each…