1. Can Steve Pederson Take Pitt Football's Schedule to the Next Level?

    With a 30-27 win over Bowling Green in the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl capping off the University of Pittsburgh's first winning season since 2010, Panther fans' thoughts have turned to recruiting and signing day...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about 6 months ago 1,645 reads 4 comments

  2. Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez: Pittsburgh's Modern Day Clemente, Stargell?

    As one walks across the Roberto Clemente Bridge from downtown Pittsburgh to PNC Park, one is greeted on the left by a large bronze statue of the greatest modern day Pittsburgh Pirate, ...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about 8 months ago 1,894 reads 6 comments

  3. Pitt Football: On September 2nd, Opportunity Is Knocking

    It's not quite David versus Goliath, or for that matter, Buster Douglas versus Mike Tyson, but when Pitt hosts Florida State on September 2nd, the Seminoles will be the toughest opening game opponent for Pitt since Notre Dame in 2005...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about 11 months ago 1,228 reads 14 comments

  4. Pitt Band Should Dot Their I and Cross Their Ts

    One of the most recognizable and greatest traditions in all of college football is Ohio State’s marching band spelling out Ohio in script and culminating in the dotting of the I...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about 1 year ago 1,797 reads 23 comments

  5. Pitt Football Spring Game: 9 Improvements

    Now that spring football has come to a close for Pitt and after the “announced” crowd of 3,642 watched the spring game at Bethel Park High School, there has to be ...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about 1 year ago 1,426 reads 2 comments

  6. Pittsburgh Football in the ACC: How Do the Panthers Stack Up?

    You probably have heard the investment disclaimer, “Past performance may not be indicative of future results...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about over 1 year ago 2,857 reads 7 comments

  7. Penn State Football: 20 Years in the BIG 10, Tougher Than Expected

    Twenty years have passed since Penn State was an independent power in college football and began the seismic change in college football’s landscape regarding conference affiliations when they joined the Big Ten Conference...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about over 1 year ago 2,462 reads 12 comments

  8. Want to Win a Super Bowl? Better Have a Hall of Fame Quarterback

    One can make the argument that winning a Super Bowl helps a quarterback’s chances of making the Pro Football Hall of Fame. No one can deny that...

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  9. Pitt Football Should Begin Plans for On-Campus Stadium

    American Educator Hamilton Holt was quoted as saying, “Nothing worthwhile comes easily.” English painter William Blake said, “Great things are done when men and mountains meet...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about over 1 year ago 10,996 reads 59 comments

  10. The Chicago Cubs Are the Champs When It Comes to Championship Droughts

    It’s been said that the only constant is change, and in a world of constant change, it’s good to know that some things never do, like the Chicago Cubs ...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about almost 2 years ago 957 reads 6 comments

  11. Penn State's 10 Most Memorable Games at Beaver Stadium

    There have been many memorable games at Beaver Stadium featuring great teams and great players, outstanding individual performances, remarkable comebacks and of course, a legendary ...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about 2 years ago 2,455 reads 7 comments

  12. Will Pens' Historical Big 4 Be Greater Than Yankees' Big 4?

    Imagine being a New York Yankees fan and having witnessed Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle play for the Bronx Bombers...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about over 2 years ago 1,209 reads 23 comments

  13. The National Football League: Make That the Nicknameless Football League

    Since the NFL adopted free agency and a salary cap, fewer players now spend their entire career with one team, let alone an entire group of players staying together for many years...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about over 2 years ago 339 reads 6 comments

  14. Southwest Pennsylvania Is a Breeding Ground for the NCAA and NFL

    For a region not as heavily populated as some areas of the country, Southwest Pennsylvania has turned out a large number of college and pro-football greats over the years...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about almost 3 years ago 2,962 reads 9 comments

  15. 10 Most Memorable Pittsburgh Panthers Football Games at Heinz Field

    Since Heinz Field opened in 2001 there have been some great and memorable football games played there. In looking back at the past 10 years and the games Pitt has played there, a few ...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about almost 3 years ago 2,195 reads 2 comments

  16. Penn State Football: Announcing the Nittany Lions' All-Time Team

    Before another Penn State football season gets underway, let’s take this opportunity to think about all the great players who have donned the Blue & White uniform and comprise Penn State’s all-time team...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about almost 3 years ago 919 reads 6 comments

  17. College Football: Announcing the Pittsburgh Panthers All-Time Football Team

    With Pitt football about to embark on a new era under head football coach Todd Graham, lets take a look back on some of the great players who’ve played at Pitt and comprise Pitt’s all-time football team...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about almost 3 years ago 3,112 reads 2 comments

  18. MLB: Roger Clemens and Baseball's 10 Best Starters of the Past 40 Years

    When looking at the rosters for Major League Baseball’s All-Star game this year, there isn't a pitcher on either roster who has 200 or more lifetime wins...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about 3 years ago 501 reads 0 comments

  19. New York Jets: Third Time's the Charm for Rex Ryan and Co.? Don't Count on It.

    If you haven’t heard by now, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has, yet again, gone on record saying that the Jets will win the Super Bowl...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about 3 years ago 617 reads 9 comments

  20. The Belichick-Brady Era: Are the Glory Days over for the Patriots?

    When New England Patriots fans look back at the 2010 season, will they remember it as a very good year, a year in which the Pats had the best record in the National Football League? ...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about 3 years ago 1,457 reads 46 comments

  21. Jaromir Jagr: Pittsburgh Penguins Public Enemy No. 1

    Just when you think Jaromir Jagr might come back to the NHL and finish his career where he started it, as a Pittsburgh Penguin, leave it Jagr to do even more to cause Penguin fans to dislike him...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about 3 years ago 1,804 reads 28 comments

  22. The Pittsburgh Pirates Have Their Fans at a Fever Pitch-Thinking More Than .500

    There’s a transformation taking place on the north side of Pittsburgh. No, it’s not Renaissance III or another hotel or parking garage being built, and it doesn’t have anything to do with the Steelers or the Rooneys...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about 3 years ago 359 reads 0 comments

  23. Peyton Manning: Can He Win Another Lombardi Trophy?

    Before he walks to the sideline for the final time, it’s likely that Peyton Manning will hold the NFL ’s all-time passing records for attempts, completions, passing yards and touchdowns in NFL history...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about 3 years ago 1,734 reads 33 comments

  24. 2011 NFL: Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Other Things to Look for

    Here are some things to look for in the NFL this year that you may or may not be aware of, so consider this my public service announcement for the National Football League. You’re welcome, Roger...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about 3 years ago 431 reads 0 comments

  25. Super Bowl: Were the 2007 New England Patriots the Best NFL Team Ever To Lose?

    So much discussion is made about which Super Bowl winning teams are the best, but to reach a Super Bowl, there’s no doubt a team has to be pretty good...

    John Baranowski Written by John Baranowski about over 3 years ago 4,171 reads 9 comments