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Team jerseys trend from superstition to high fashion

By Marc S. Witkin, Point Park News Service: When Jeff DeSilvvy, 36, throws on a black-and-gold jersey, it’s more than just grabbing a sweater from the closet on game day. “I wear my gear year-round,” DeSilvvy said. “I’m a fan year-round, not just on game day or during the playoffs.” Sports fans in Pittsburgh, especially those faithful to the Steelers... Read More

Columbus, Pittsburgh hockey fans build rivalry

By Marc S. Witkin, Point Park New Service: Kyle Roman pulled no punches when asked what he thought of the Columbus Blue Jackets. “Add them to the list of rivals we’ll destroy,” Roman, 16, said. Mike Kepler is a Columbus native enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Currently stationed in St. Louis, he has to follow his Blue Jackets from... Read More

Penguins reach out to new generation of fans

By Marc S. Witkin, Point Park News Service: For the categories of fan relations, fan appreciation and stadium experience, ESPN The Magazine’s 2013 Ultimate Team Standings ranked the Pittsburgh Penguins No. 1 in the National Hockey League. When it comes to fan relations specifically, the Pens rank second only to basketball’s Memphis Grizzlies, out of 122 professional sports teams examined. As... Read More

Fans ready for Pens opener, Pirates playoff game

Point Park News Service: Before the Pirates and Penguins take center stage tonight, students in Prof. Maria Kakay’s Journalism 151 class hit the streets to find out which game will get fans’ full attention. Students Alex Papke, Ashley Kolumban, Dana Bohince, Harrison Buzzatto, Jessica Ferek, Joseph Giel, TreVaughn Scott-Layne, Tyler Trainor, Vincent Mediate and Monique Parham contributed to this report.... Read More