1. Big Ten Conference: Forecasting The Two Divisions

    Provided that the Big Ten Conference does not add anymore members and the tectonic plates of the college football landscape have settled after this "seismic shift," it should be safe to divide the conference into two divisions...

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  2. Ode to the Igloo: Pittsburgh Penguins Bid Farewell to First Home

    For 49 years, the Mellon Arena has become etched in the city's rich sports history. Over 2950 tons of Pittsburgh steel make up this behemoth overlooking downtown...

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  3. Big Ten "Madness": Bracket of Expansion Candidates

    In honor of March Madness, I decided to create a fictional bracket of the Elite Eight candidates of Big Ten expansion...

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  4. Big East Expansion: Where Will They Go From Here? (Part 1)

    In light of the "seismic" changes college football conferences seem to be gearing up for, one conference deserves a closer look. The smallest BCS conference, the Big East, has eight football members and only seven in-conference games...

    Derek Reed Written by Derek Reed about over 4 years ago 2,286 reads 57 comments

  5. The Top 10 American Sports Upsets of All-Time

    The stun their opponents, they shock those who witness, and they dazzle in the spotlight. Throughout the history of American sports, much like our spirit, sees the underdog rise up and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat...

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  6. USA Hockey: The Silver Lining of the Winter Olympics

    Well, it couldn't have turned out any other way. Canada beats none other than the U.S.A. for Olympic gold. The excitement north of the border couldn't have been greater than if the women's team accomplished the same feat...

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  7. Big Ten Expansion: What the Conference Could Look Like In 2013

    The announcement that the Big Ten was actively exploring the possibility of adding a 12th member was greeted with much fan fare throughout the college football world...

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  8. The Top 10 Worst NFL Team Relocations

    The sad truth of the NFL is that teams move from time to time. Most cities remain solid as a rock. The only thing there fans know of heartache are wins and losses. Other cities do become devoid of a team...

    Derek Reed Written by Derek Reed about 5 years ago 4,164 reads 9 comments

  9. The 10 Worst Moments in Pittsburgh Sports

    Much of what you hear in the media about Pittsburgh sports teams are generally positive, after all, it's the City of Champions. This is a town full of well-blessed fans who expect only two things from their teams: hard work and championships...

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  10. Pittsburgh Steelers Shoe-ins for the Hall Of Fame

    You know their faces and what they accomplished, now I will tell you which Pittsburgh Steelers, past and current, will have their bust in Canton one day...

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  11. Pirates Firing On All Cylinders Early In Season

    The Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies, Tampa Bay Rays and now the Pittsburgh Pirates? Surely the worst run team in sports is not in any position to hault a 16-season losing streak any time soon, ...

    Derek Reed Written by Derek Reed about over 5 years ago 128 reads 6 comments

  12. Evgeni Malkin: Penguin Is Red Hot in the Playoffs

    The Pittsburgh Penguins currently have a three-to-one advantage in their interstate series with the rival Philadelphia Flyers. After a 3-1 victory at the Wachovia Center on Tuesday, Apr...

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  13. What Being a Pittsburgh Steeler Truly Means

    For over 75 years men have been gearing up to take the field for Pittsburgh's football club. They have shined in greatness and at times tasted bitter defeat, through it all they wore their colors boldly...

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  14. The Philadelphia Steelers?: Pennsylvania's Great Football Switch-A-Roo

    Pennsylvania, the Keystone State, birthplace of professional football. The Eagles and Steelers help forged the winning tradition that drives the state's passion of the game...

    Derek Reed Written by Derek Reed about over 5 years ago 1,733 reads 8 comments

  15. Jay Cutler Is "Bad News" for the Chicago Bears

    Alright Chicago, order up a dish of polish sausage, side of coleslaw, and a frosty Pabst's, and have a seat while I explain to you why Jay Cutler won't make a scrap of difference to the Bears' so-called offense...

    Derek Reed Written by Derek Reed about over 5 years ago 1,313 reads 18 comments

  16. Odd Neighbors on Pittsburgh's North Shore

    Pittsburgh's North Shore. Much of the city's rich sports history has been carved on the banks of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers. The Steelers and Pirates were founded here. The founder of the Steelers, Art Rooney himself, was born there as well...

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  17. The Pittsburgh Steelers' "Immaculate" History

    What is Immaculate? It defies belief and can change a circumstance profoundly. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, there have been many great plays over the years but three stick out as truly ground breaking...

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  18. The Pittsburgh Steelers' Dearly Departed

    Another season in the books and another round of free agency starts for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Of the championship team, many names have been re-signed and others released...

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  19. The Pittsburgh Pirates: The Red-Headed Stepchild of Pittsburgh Sports

    This could quite possibly be the most fascinating time in Pittsburgh sports history.The Steelers have just won their second Super Bowl in four years and the Penguins flirted with the ...

    Derek Reed Written by Derek Reed about over 5 years ago 351 reads 4 comments

  20. Kent State vs Akron: The Most Underrated Rivalry In College Basketball

    In the world of college basketball the story lines that capture our attention are usually Duke-Carolina or Georgetown-Syracuse. In Northeast Ohio there are two Division I teams that do battle twice a year for bragging rights and hardwood glory...

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  21. 2009 Penn State Football: Breaking Down the Schedule

    The Penn State Nittany Lions come back as defending Big Ten champions and are fresh off a Rose Bowl appearance. There are many questions as to how far this team will go with the departure of their senior receivers and key offensive line positions...

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  22. Where Have Penn State's Rivalries Gone?

    Year after year, the Penn State football schedule reads like a high school team exhibition rotation. Temple, Syracuse, and Akron are just a few of the teams that litter the 2009 Nittany Lions' matchup list...

    Derek Reed Written by Derek Reed about over 5 years ago 2,274 reads 12 comments

  23. The Steelers: America's Real Team Plays in Pittsburgh

    This should not come as a surprise to anybody: the Steelers' fan support across the country is unrivaled. Our fans are notoriously crazy and at times viewed as annoying...

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  24. Penn State: A History of the Snub Fest

    Every year there are always teams with legitimate gripes about bowl game appearances and being passed over for national titles...

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  25. Steelers vs. Browns: A Rivalry No Longer

    It was the best of times and the worst of times, a true tale of two cities, the haves and the have nots. These days, the gap between Pittsburgh and Cleveland is massive, and the light at the end of the tunnel seems far off for the Dawg Pound...

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