Panther Hollow: Ex-Pitt Star Fitzgerald Has Faith In ChrystPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Paul Chryst is navigating Pitt through a time of both great excitement and great uncertainty, coming off another disappointing finish and coming into the powerful Atlantic Coast Conference, but you can count at least one Big East-era Panther legend among the undaunted.
Pittsburgh Power Quick Take: Bracing For The Imperfect StormPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- For the Pittsburgh Power (2-5), meeting the Tampa Bay Storm (5-3) at CONSOL Energy Center for a 7:00 kickoff tonight will be like looking in a mirror. Literally, in fact.
Pittsburgh Power Quick Take: Battle Of Attrition Awaits Power, San AntonioThe Talons flock to CONSOL Energy Center for Week 6 Arena Football League action Sunday afternoon, but these birds of prey had better be prepared to survive a dogfight if they wish to keep their 2013 season airborne.
Panther Hollow: In Due Time, Pitt Will Win The Shell GamePITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- An era that didn't really last long enough for any of us to fully appreciate it has ended at the University of Pittsburgh.
A Power Failure In The PocketPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- I'm not a betting man, though I could certainly use the money. So what are the odds of the Pittsburgh Power finding a dependable quarterback before Spinal Tap finds a dependable drummer?
"Mr. High School Sports" - PIAA Championship Outlook: Can't Stop The 'CaneComing off a wire-to-wire march to the WPIAL Class AAA title with a largely intact lineup, expectations were understandably high for the New Castle boys this March.
"Mr. High School Sports" - PIAA Championship Outlook: Zimmer Sparks Bethel ParkOne game is all that separates neighborhood rivals Mount Lebanon (22-3) and Bethel Park (23-3). It's all that separated them in the AAAA-Sec. 4 girls' basketball standings, and it's all that separated the Blue Devils from a shot at another district crown.
Panther Hollow: So Who's Taking You To The Big Dance?PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- It was a performance to be remembered, though not necessarily a performance to be replicated.
"Mr. High School Sports" - Vincentian, Montour Boys Recapture WPIAL Basketball CrownsPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- The boys' portion of the WPIAL Basketball Championships began Friday night at the A.J. Palumbo Center with two teams capturing their second district crowns in three years.
Panther Hollow: A Freaky Friday In A Wednesday Night WinPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- One of the most common knocks against Jamie Dixon is he doesn't think outside his own metaphorical box, insisting all the basketball world's problems can be solved by simply boxing out. Imagine the surprise of his critics when, together, he and the Panthers did both.
Panther Hollow: Pederson, Pitt Bringing Back The BuzzPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Is it heretical for me to say I'm more excited about the future of Pitt football than I am about that of men's basketball?
Panther Hollow: Belle Vernon's Johnson Clears A Path For ProgressPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- National Letter of Intent Day for major college football was a good one for Pitt, especially when Tyler Boyd joined its 27-man recruiting class, and fellow WPIAL superstar Dorian Johnson, another incoming Panther, saw it coming.
Panther Hollow: Essential Bear Eager To Revamp Pitt OffenseCLAIRTON (93-7 THE FAN) -- When Clairton senior Tyler Boyd signed his letter of intent Wednesday morning, Paul Chryst officially got an out-of-this-world local talent. In fact, it sounds like Chryst is willing to go outside his own world to best utilize that talent.
"Mr. High School Sports" - How 'Bout Dat' Pitt Recruiting Class?CLAIRTON (93-7 THE FAN) -- It was senior athlete Tyler Boyd who originally got "Bout Dat," part of a lyric by rapper Gucci Mane, trending on Twitter as the slogan of Clairton High School's historic football team. If he has his way again, he'll get "#ACCChamps" trending as well.
Panther Hollow: Less Is Moore Up FrontPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- There are players on Jamie Dixon's bench who, conceivably, could start for a number of Division I teams, and conventional wisdom says J.J. Moore is one. Should Dixon shake things up at forward?