Sunday, September 2, 2012
Many NFL players just try to stay healthy until the regular season starts.
Is it too much to ask to have your top three draft picks healthy for the regular season? How 'bout just one of them? Although their second-round pick, offensive tackle Mike Adams, has seemingly recovered from his preseason knee injury, the Pittsburgh Steelers may be without first-round guard David DeCastro and third-round linebacker Sean Spence for at least a large part of the 2012 regular season after DeCastro and Spence both suffered serious knee injuries during the NFL's mandatory four-game preseason. Debates over the value of preseason games when the injury risks associated with them are weighed in have waged for years among football fans, and a rash of injuries to promising young Steelers this preseason has gotten many Pittsburghers …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The Steelers and Heinz Field management are advising fans attending tonight's preseason game about a new security procedure.
Heading to tonight's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts? The Pittsburgh Steelers and Heinz Field management are advising fans about a new security procedure. A metal detector screening has been put in place upon entering the stadium. These new measures will be in effect for all home games throughout the season. All fans will be subject to metal detection as they enter Heinz Field. This is a new requirement for all NFL stadiums. Tonight, gates open at 6 p.m. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to the stadium to allow extra time for the screening. The new procedure, using handheld metal detectors, will enhance the current screening process and ensure a safe game day environment for all. Fans can log on to …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Steelers will start preseason play in 2012 without the Pro Bowl receiver.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to replace much of their depth and leadership from a year ago. Gone are Aaron Smith, James Farrior, Chris Hoke and Hines Ward and their combined eight Super Bowl titles, 12 AFC championships, five All-Pro honors, seven Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl MVP trophy. And joining that list of ex-Steelers could be Mike Wallace, another player with an appearance in both a Super and Pro bowl. Wallace's all-star year came just a season ago, as he led the Steelers with 72 receptions, almost 1,200 receiving yards, and eight touchdown catches—six more than fellow Pro Bowler Antonio Brown, who was signed to a $42.5-million contract extension through the 2017 season on July 27, this year. Wallace is in a contract …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
During afternoon practices, fans can enjoy The UPMC Steelers Experience, the team's interactive theme park. Here's the schedule!
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The Pittsburgh Steelers officially kick off the 2012 season when the team reports to training camp Wednesday, July 25, at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. This will be the 47th year the Steelers will train at Saint Vincent College and the 46th season that the team's entire training camp has taken place in Latrobe. The first official practice is scheduled for Thursday, July 26. The first practice open to the public is scheduled for Friday, July 27, at 2:55 p.m. Only afternoon practices are open to the public. During afternoon practices, fans can enjoy The UPMC Steelers Experience, the team's interactive theme park. Below is the Steelers' schedule for training camp practices and The UPMC Steelers Experience. All practice times and …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
'It's the ultimate Pittsburgh sports package.' — Dennis Gilfoyle, president of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania and a Baldwin Borough resident.
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, is sponsoring another raffle where the prize is a grown-up version of the "Golden Ticket." Junior Achievement has again assembled an extraordinary prize for Pittsburgh sports fans, as the winner of this fundraiser—determined by the Pennsylvania Lottery's evening Big 4 number on Aug. 30—will receive a pair of tickets to each of the following attractions: Raffle tickets will be sold by Junior Achievement through Aug. 30 for $50 each. "It's the ultimate Pittsburgh sports package," said Dennis Gilfoyle, president of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania and a Baldwin Borough resident. Each ticket …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Steeler's quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passed footballs and ran drills with kids at Seneca Valley High School.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is no stranger to leading his teammates on the football field. Tuesday was no different, expect the offense and defensive linemen swarming him were, well, a bit less physically imposing. For the second day in a row, Roethlisberger tossed footballs, offered advice and conducted drills for about 500 youths from around the region as part of his annual football camp. Organized by Football ProCamps, the two-day training session for boys and girls ages 7 to 14 was held Monday and Tuesday at Seneca Valley's NexTier Stadium. Monday’s special guest was Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel, who tossed footballs and coached mini-games for campers. On Tuesday, it was backup quarterback Charlie Batch…
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Pittsburgh Steeler recently completed his senior capstone and walked at Sunday's commencement ceremony in Oxford, OH.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger graduated from Miami University in Ohio on Sunday—nine years after leaving for the NFL. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in education during a commencement ceremony at Miami's Millett Hall—the university's basketball arena close to Yager Stadium, where he set records he still holds today. The 30-year-old joined nearly 600 students in receiving their diplomas on campus from The School of Education, Health & Society—a ceremony officiated by Dean Carine Feyten. His wife, Ashley; his father and stepmother, Ken and Brenda; and his grandmother, Audrey, were in attendance. He told the university he's very proud of the school, the red "M," and the education he has received. Before …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Join Patch for a live chat about tonight's pro football draft.
Who will the Steelers pick first? Will the Cleveland Browns go for Justin Blackmon or Ryan Tannehill? Got an opinion about the season's overall prospects? Join Patch Local Editors Mike Jones and Robert Edward Healy III in Pittsburgh and Chris Mazzolini and Mitch Cooper in Cleveland tonight for a live first-round chat. Tell us what YOU think! And if you're near Heidelberg, stop and say hello in person to some of our western Pennsylvania team at the Pittsburgh Bottleshop Cafe in Collier Town Square.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Monday marked the beginning of 'The Year of the Fan' events and festivities.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Hey Canonsburg, Cecil and North Strabane friends: Are you ready for some football? Because the Pittsburgh Steelers unveiled plans Monday for events to celebrate the team's 80th season, “The Year of the Fan,” as well as a logo commemorating the 80 seasons (1933-2012). This is the beginning of a myriad of events and festivities that will celebrate the legacy of the team, its players and its fans. The Steelers Fan Image Season Ticket Design Contest gives fans a chance to be on the face of Steelers’ tickets for the 2012 season. Now through Friday, April 20, Steelers’ fans can submit a 15-second video on Steelers.com with their three words about, “My Pittsburgh Steelers.” On Monday, April 23, 80 finalists will be announced. The 10 grand prize …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Ward told the press and his fans Tuesday that he 'couldn't fathom putting on another uniform' despite his desire to continue playing football.
"I want to go down as one of the greatest to wear the black and gold," Hines Ward told the press and his fans Tuesday. Ward confirmed he will retire as a Pittsburgh Steeler during a tearful speech. "My love and passion for this game has given me a good 14 years with the greatest organization in the world here in Pittsburgh," he said. "I've accomplished all that I've set out to and more, but it's my love for the game that makes me want to continue playing. I am a competitor and I would love nothing more than to get to another Super Bowl. "These past few weeks, I've spent a lot of time reading emails, Facebook posts, tweets, letters and cards and as I read them I was really moved by the tremendous outpouring of love, encouragement and …