Sunday, October 21, 2012
Former Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis attracted a large crowd at the new Dick's Sporting Good store.
Hundreds of fans wearing their black and gold best were on hand as "The Bus" rolled into town Saturday afternoon. Former Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis signed autographs at the new Dick's Sporting Goods store at South Hills Village. Some fans camped out in front of the store overnight to ensure an autograph wristband. Rick DeBenedetto, a self-proclaimed "big Bettis fan," said he showed up at the store at about 5 a.m. after driving into town on Friday from Rochester, NY. "I just always liked the way he played," he said. Heather Yee, of Dormont, brought her son and nephew to meet Bettis. Dick's employees allowed them to stand in the front of the line because her son, Brandon, lives with autism. "Things are very challenging for him, so this…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Joshua Roberts Van Auker is accused of meeting Ward's personal assistant in Sewickley to collect $15,000 from the retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver.
A Brookline man was arrested Thursday, accused of attempting to extort money from retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, multiple news sources are reporting. Police charged Joshua Roberts Van Auker, 26, on Thursday with two counts of criminal attempt, court documents show. According to WTAE, Van Auker sent a text message on Wednesday, Oct. 17 to Ward's personal assistant indicating that if he did not receive money, Van Auker would either sell or release materials alleging Ward paid women for sex. Van Auker also demanded $15,000, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, telling Ward through his assistant, "It's called buying silence, brother." The assistant contacted investigators the same day to report Van Auker was …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Will you tune into the Pittsburgh Steelers game or vice presidential debate Thursday night? Vote in our poll or tell us in the comments section!
Those of us living in Steeler Nation will have a big choice Thursday night: Will you tune into the Steelers game or vice presidential debate? The Pittsburgh Steelers play the Tennessee Titans on the road in a game that will be televised nationally on NFL Network and locally on CW Television. Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden will square-off against Congressman Paul Ryan in their only debate that will be televised live on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, PBS and many other stations. AOL also will provide a live stream of the debate on the Internet. The Steelers and Titans kick-off at 8:20 p.m. while the vice presidential debate is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Below is more detailed information and analysis on Thursday night's …
Friday, September 14, 2012
A Pittsburgh Steeler is holding a meet and greet Saturday.
Add an autograph from a Pittsburgh Steeler to your weekend grocery list. Doug Legursky, the center for the Pittsburgh Steelers, will be giving out autographs to customers at two area Giant Eagles on Saturday. No. 64 is scheduled to be at the Bethel Park Giant Eagle on Library Road from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and the Century Plaza Giant Eagle in West Mifflin from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Who is your favorite Pittsburgh Steeler? Tell us in the comments.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Many NFL players just try to stay healthy until the regular season starts.
Is it too much to ask to have your top three draft picks healthy for the regular season? How 'bout just one of them? Although their second-round pick, offensive tackle Mike Adams, has seemingly recovered from his preseason knee injury, the Pittsburgh Steelers may be without first-round guard David DeCastro and third-round linebacker Sean Spence for at least a large part of the 2012 regular season after DeCastro and Spence both suffered serious knee injuries during the NFL's mandatory four-game preseason. Debates over the value of preseason games when the injury risks associated with them are weighed in have waged for years among football fans, and a rash of injuries to promising young Steelers this preseason has gotten many Pittsburghers …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The Steelers and Heinz Field management are advising fans attending tonight's preseason game about a new security procedure.
Heading to tonight's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts? The Pittsburgh Steelers and Heinz Field management are advising fans about a new security procedure. A metal detector screening has been put in place upon entering the stadium. These new measures will be in effect for all home games throughout the season. All fans will be subject to metal detection as they enter Heinz Field. This is a new requirement for all NFL stadiums. Tonight, gates open at 6 p.m.—kickoff is at 8 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to the stadium to allow extra time for the screening. The new procedure, using handheld metal detectors, will enhance the current screening process and ensure a safe game day environment for all. Fans can log on to …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Steelers will start preseason play in 2012 without the Pro Bowl receiver.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to replace much of their depth and leadership from a year ago. Gone are Aaron Smith, James Farrior, Chris Hoke and Hines Ward and their combined eight Super Bowl titles, 12 AFC championships, five All-Pro honors, seven Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl MVP trophy. And joining that list of ex-Steelers could be Mike Wallace, another player with an appearance in both a Super and Pro bowl. Wallace's all-star year came just a season ago, as he led the Steelers with 72 receptions, almost 1,200 receiving yards, and eight touchdown catches—six more than fellow Pro Bowler Antonio Brown, who was signed to a $42.5-million contract extension through the 2017 season on July 27, this year. Wallace is in a contract …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The running backs coach was severely burned during a fire at his Seven Fields town house in January.
Steelers running backs Coach Kirby Wilson is staging a comeback. Severely burned during a January fire at his town home in Seven Fields, the veteran running backs coach is attending Steelers training camp this week at St. Vincent College in Latrobe. Last Thursday, he shared his joy at being back with the team—and his determination to make a full recovery. “It’s great to be back,” Wilson told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s my most rewarding camp ever.” In April, Wilson returned to the Steelers to participate in the NFL Draft, including evaluating running backs. He also coached during organized team activities and the spring mini-camp, according to the Post-Gazette. While much of that time was spent yelling instructions to the players …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The baseball team's success is bringing bunches of people out to games a bit early to celebrate in true tailgating fashion.
You know this is a strange kind of summer when, the Steelers report to training camp, hardly anyone is talking about the Steelers. Instead, the Pittsburgh Pirates are the toast of the town, and why not: The team hasn't had a winning season in 20 years and hasn't won the World Series in 33. Last Saturday, parking lots were pretty much full already about four hours before game time at PNC Park. The day was a bit overcast and a bit humid, but that didn't matter to the thousands of fans who gathered to celebrate the sudden success of their favorite baseball team. Here's what they looked like. This story first appeared on Upper St. Clair Patch. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Friday, July 20, 2012
During afternoon practices, fans can enjoy The UPMC Steelers Experience, the team's interactive theme park. Here's the schedule!
The Pittsburgh Steelers officially kick off the 2012 season when the team reports to training camp Wednesday, July 25, at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. This will be the 47th year the Steelers will train at Saint Vincent College and the 46th season that the team's entire training camp has taken place in Latrobe. The first official practice is scheduled for Thursday, July 26. The first practice open to the public is scheduled for Friday, July 27, at 2:55 p.m. Only afternoon practices are open to the public. During afternoon practices, fans can enjoy The UPMC Steelers Experience, the team's interactive theme park. Below is the Steelers' schedule for training camp practices and The UPMC Steelers Experience. All practice times and …