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Colin Dunlap: Sports Icon Statues About To Get Real Cheap

Remember when statues of sports icons were reserved for men of true character?

02/11/2013

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Ravens Legend Ray Lewis Accused Of Doping

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has been linked to a banned substance, and a Sports Illustrated article claims he’s used it since October to recover from a triceps injury.

93-7 The Fan–01/29/2013

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 07: Manti Te'o #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish warms up prior to playing against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on January 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Te’o Hoax Story Getting Worldwide Attention; Deadspin Reporter Discusses Latest Developments

It’s a story that has the nation and the world talking. It was a tragic love story that prompted an outpouring of support for a college football star at Norte Dame. But now, many are shaking their heads after it was revealed the story of Manti Te’o and his girlfriend who died of leukemia was a hoax.

01/17/2013

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Website Reports Notre Dame Linebacker’s Girlfriend Story Is A Hoax

One of the most inspirational stories of this college football season is a hoax, according to Deadspin.

01/16/2013

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Next Man Up, Says Woodley Of Steelers’ Secondary

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Steelers will have LaMarr Woodley back when the visit Dallas this weekend, and not having a healthy secondary, according to the starting linebacker, is not a concern as they prepare for one of the top-ranked passing games in the NFL.

93-7 The Fan–12/14/2012

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Steelers’ Harrison Not Surprised By Batch’s Heroics

BALTIMORE (93-7 THE FAN) — The Steelers defense, statistically, the best in pro football, hadn’t been forcing many crucial turnovers, and outside linebacker James Harrison hadn’t been his usual dominant self. Both those things changed on Sunday.

93-7 The Fan–12/03/2012

Shane Gordon

Panther Hollow: Florida Native Aims To Take Bulls By The Horns

Early in the season junior linebacker Shane Gordon lamented the lack of “assignment football” being play by Pitt’s defense. Now the Panthers know what their jobs are, and know they must finish the job against South Florida Saturday night to redefine their 2012 campaign.

93-7 The Fan–12/01/2012

Larry Foote

Steelers LB Foote: “We’re Not Strong Mentally”

NASHVILLE (93-7 THE FAN) — Once again, the Steelers lost on the road to a fledgling AFC opponent, hemorrhaging more points than most would have imagined. Once again, one of their defensive leaders explained it bluntly.

10/12/2012

Troy Polamalu

Once Again, Steelers’ Defense Limps Into Road Game

PITTSBURGH (AP) Troy Polamalu’s comeback turned out to be just a cameo, and there’s no telling when the Pittsburgh Steelers safety will be back on the field.

93-7 The Fan–10/09/2012

James Harrison

Harrison: I Was Afraid Of Getting Fined

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The NFL has caught plenty of flak from fans around here for past fines levvied against All-Pro linebacker James Harrison. On Sunday Harrison actually admitted he didn’t want to put himself in a position where Steeler Nation had more ammo.

93-7 The Fan–10/08/2012

Troy Polamalu

Will Injured Trio Return In Week 5?

PITTSBURGH (AP) The starting defense the Steelers thought they were getting when the season opened finally practiced together on Monday.

10/02/2012

Dan Mason

Panther Hollow: Mason Has New Lease On Gridiron Life

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — A famous philosopher once said what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. Two years after his football career was left for dead by some, Pitt junior linebacker Dan Mason believes he can still strengthen the Panthers’ defense.

93-7 The Fan–09/26/2012

LaMarr Woodley

Woodley: “We Won’t Go 0-2″

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — You know, it’s been a full decade since the Steelers last…well, never mind, says linebacker LaMarr Woodley.

93-7 The Fan–09/12/2012

James Harrison sacks Andy Dalton

Steelers Reactivate Two Linebackers

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — While most of the attention at Steeler headquarters Tuesday centered on returning receiver Mike Wallace, who will resume practicing with the team next Monday, the Steelers took another step–two, in fact–toward getting healthy at linebacker.

93-7 The Fan–08/29/2012

Steelers LB Harrison Undergoes Knee Surgery

Coach Mike Tomlin called the procedure “minor” but wouldn’t put a timetable on when Harrison will be ready.

93-7 The Fan–08/16/2012

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