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Steelers seek revenge on Sunday

Former Pitt running back James Conner (30) picks up yardage against the Atlanta Falcons in the first half Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at Heinz Field. (Peter Diana/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

January 12, 2018

With a forecasted low of 2 degrees in Pittsburgh Sunday, the Jacksonville Jaguars won’t have the luxury of playing in the warm Florida sun when they play the Steelers at Heinz Field in the AFC divisional playoffs. The Steelers finished the regular season with a 13-3 record, which gave them the AF...

Pittsburgh pushes Panthers from spotlight

Pittsburgh's professional teams, most notably the Steelers, have consistently made it difficult for the Panthers to gain a following amidst years of mediocrity. (Photo by Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer)

By Dominic Campbell / Staff Writer

August 21, 2017

Walking around Pittsburgh, it’s hard to go too long without seeing someone wearing Steelers, Penguins or Pirates gear. The teams are some of the most decorated and storied franchises in American sports — especially in recent years, with the city taking home five championships since 2005 — and...

Pitt to honor James Conner with bobblehead

In the return of Pitt's retro uniforms last October, former running back James Conner helped the Panthers to a 37-34 victory over Georgia Tech with 60 rushing yards on 14 carries. (TPN File Photo)

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor

August 17, 2017

The Pitt athletic department announced Thursday there will be a James Conner bobblehead night to honor the former running back at the team’s Oct. 14 homecoming game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack. The bobblehead — featuring Conner wearing Pitt’s throwback uniform — will be given ...

Pittsburgh Steelers sign Pitt LB Matt Galambos

Matt Galambos (47) celebrates with teammates after the Panthers' 42-39 win over Penn State Sept. 10. TPN File Photo

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 15, 2017

Pitt linebacker Matt Galambos became the 13th Panther signed by a NFL team after the Pittsburgh Steelers gave him a contract Sunday following the team’s rookie minicamp. Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi confirmed the signing on Twitter. The 6-foot-2, 245-pound linebacker first came to Pitt in 2013, playing in all 13 games as a freshman and recording 38 tackles and a fumble recovery. He worked ...

The next chapter: Conner’s story continues in Pittsburgh

James Conner fires up the Panthers before their Oct. 8 game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. TPN File Photo

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 9, 2017

Sitting with friends and family in his hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania, James Conner watched as the NFL Draft progressed through the first three rounds. Conner — a projected fifth or sixth round pick — probably wasn’t surprised he was still on the board. But as the night came to a close, the Pitt ...

Raiders relocate to plunder Vegas’ pockets

Oakland Raider fan Ray Perez, middle, cheers with other fans as Raiders owner Mark Davis speaks during a town hall meeting with NFL executives at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, Calif., on October 29, 2015. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

March 29, 2017

My dad became a Baltimore Colts fan when he was 5 years old because he liked the color blue. By the time he was in his 20s and living in Baltimore, he was a season ticket holder and a fanatic. But when the Colts left the city in 1984 — due to the State of Maryland refusing to pay for renovatio...

Keep Brown in Town: Steelers star well worth the trouble

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown celebrates the team's 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Divisional Playoff game on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 26, 2017

Some players are so good, the baggage they’re bringing along is worth it. Antonio Brown is one of those players, so reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers may be open to trading the All-Pro wide receiver should make you scratch your head. Brown’s 17-minute Facebook Live video in the locker room after the Ste...

No Contest: Tomlin blunders another battle with Belichick

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin looks on during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 24. Sam Riche/TNS

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 24, 2017

Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots was a mismatch of epic proportions — not on the field, but on the sidelines. The talent level on the Steelers’ and Patriots’ 53-man rosters is virtually even. Both teams are stacked with future Hall of ...

Armchair Coach: Tomlin’s mistakes cost Steelers chance at huge upset

Head coach Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the New England Patriots on Sunday, 27-16. (TNS)

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 24, 2016

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the New England Patriots Sunday, 27-16 — but don’t blame backup quarterback Landry Jones. This one’s on the coach. Jones performed admirably, starting in place of the injured Ben Roethlisberger. After throwing a horrible interception in the end zone on the Steelers...

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