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PPNS director discusses latest book, “The Color of Sundays”

By Jon Andreassi, Point Park News Service: Few are aware of the man who helped the Pittsburgh Steelers embrace diversity to build a historic team during a time of extreme racial tension. “The Color of Sundays,” a new book by Andrew Conte, a Tribune-Review investigative reporter and director of the Point Park News Service, explores how National Football League talent... Read More

Parents, kids turn to low-impact flag football

By Sara Mackulin, Point Park News Service: Flag football, a popular sports choice across the country for kids of all ages, provides parents a safe alternative as opposed to contact football. “He’s too little for contact,” Maria Tozzi of Portview said about her son James. “Flag football still teaches him the game, but it is not going to get him injured at... Read More

Q&A: Off the ice with Penguins’ Tom McMillan

By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: Tom McMillan has made a career out of taking gambles. The vice president of communications for the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team began his career working as a sports reporter for several Pittsburgh newspapers, including the Tribune-Review and the Post-Gazette. He covered the local teams, as well as events including the NBA Finals and the... Read More

Runners and Bikers Gear Up for Annual Poker Run

By Jon Andreassi, Point Park News Service Running, biking and poker will come together this Labor Day to raise money to help maintain the Youghiogheny River Trail. The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter will be hosting its 22nd annual “Poker Run” at the Arthur H. King Access Area of the Youghiogheny River Trail in West Newton on the morning of the... Read More

Pittsburgh Steeline entertains Steeler nation

By Ralph Musthaler, Point Park News Service: The Pittsburgh Steeline, the official drumline for the Pittsburgh Steelers, performs at every home game. The group performs before the game outside Heinz Field in the parking lots and during the game inside Heinz Field on the field and on the sidelines. If the Steelers win, the drumline performs a post-game jam outside... Read More

Pirate fans prepare for Wild Card game with rally

By Haley Wisniewski, Point Park News Service: No matter where she is or where she goes, Vivian Carnprobst always makes sure to have a radio nearby so she can tune in to the Pirates game. When Chris Miller and Jeff Walters walk the streets of Pittsburgh in head-to-toe pirate costumes, “outcasts” would be the last word to describe them. These... Read More

Law follows baseball dream from Beechview to pros

By Tyler Trainor, Point Park News Service: Before Derek Law was born, his parents were traveling back to Pittsburgh after his father’s failed attempts to become a Major League Baseball player when they were involved in a nasty crash. His mother was seven months pregnant with the Law, who is now 23, during the crash. The car flipped repeatedly, but... Read More