Football


American Athletic Conference announces plan for the upcoming fall sports season American Athletic Conference announces plan for the upcoming fall sports season
- August 07, 2020

The 12 schools in the American Conference, which includes the University of Tulsa, will play a regular conference season in football, men's and women's soccer , women's volleyball, men's cross country and women's cross country. The Sun Belt also announced an eight-game league schedule plus up to four nonconference games. Similar to men's soccer , the No. 1 seed will host the tournament. (more...)
Ex-Steelers Pro Bowler, NCAA wrestling champ Carlton Haselrig dies Ex-Steelers Pro Bowler, NCAA wrestling champ Carlton Haselrig dies
- July 25, 2020

Haselrig, born in Johnstown, Pa., was inducted into the Pitt-Johnstown Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. The Steelers took a shot on him and it paid off. HIs last two fights were in Johnstown and Pittsburgh, respectively. He had a 3-2 record, including a final victory at Johnstown's Cambria County War Memorial. (more...)
Hall of Fame Game to be canceled, enshrinement postponed Hall of Fame Game to be canceled, enshrinement postponed
- June 25, 2020

League sources told ESPN on Thursday that the NFL will cancel the upcoming Pro Football Hall of Fame game , originally scheduled for August 6 in Canton, Ohio, and postpone the enshrinement ceremony because of COVID-19. Five modern-era players, Steve Atwater, Isaac Bruce, Steve Hutchinson, Edgerrin James and Troy Polamalu; coaches Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson; and three contributors, Steve Sabol, Paul Tagliabue and George Young, were set to be enshrined this year. (more...)
Sixers owner Joshua Harris acquires minority stake in Steelers Sixers owner Joshua Harris acquires minority stake in Steelers
- June 17, 2020

The minority stake is roughly 5 percent of the Steelers' franchise worth $2.8 billion. Neither will have any say in the Steelers' operations as Art Rooney II remains the president and principal owner of the team as a whole. It is the second time in a year that an ownership stake in the Steelers has changed hands. Before his acquisition of the Panthers was final, Tepper had to divest himself of a stake in the Steelers. (more...)
Steelers to keep training camp at home this year Steelers to keep training camp at home this year
- June 03, 2020

The league has canceled all in-person workouts at team facilities, which only in the past two weeks have begun opening on a limited basis. But they could decide to move it to their new facility in Henderson, Nevada. Davis didn't rule out training in Napa even after moving to Las Vegas in an interview last summer, though that's ultimately uncertain at this stage. (more...)
Ghana Premier League players to lose contract due to coronavirus Ghana Premier League players to lose contract due to coronavirus
- March 26, 2020

Professional football in England will not resume until April 30 at the earliest. Squad members at St. Andrews earning more than £6,000 (€6,515) a week have been asked to take a 50% deduction in their salary for the next four months. According to reports gathered by Footballghana.com, some Ghanaian players in the local league are on the verge of losing their contracts as clubs are finding it hard to pay them. (more...)
Ex-Chargers FB Derek Watt to sign with Steelers Ex-Chargers FB Derek Watt to sign with Steelers
- March 19, 2020

He will join his brother, T.J. Watt next season. Now, the two brothers are set to play on the same team in the NFL. The three-year, $9.75 million contract will make Derek Watt one of the highest paid fullbacks in the NFL. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year expressed some of those challenges on Twitter Tuesday. J.J. and T.J . often offer some fun banter on Twitter over who is the "favorite uncle" to Derek's young son, Logan. (more...)
Mike Tomlin rips ESPN (while on ESPN) for its Mason Rudolph coverage Mike Tomlin rips ESPN (while on ESPN) for its Mason Rudolph coverage
- February 18, 2020

So I fully support Mason Rudolph , we as an organization fully support Mason Rudolph . And to be quite honest with you, we were a little hacked off by what we saw this weekend. Garrett was suspended indefinitely after ripping off Rudolph's helmet and hitting the quarterback in the head with it near the end of the Week 11 contest. (more...)
Rudolph: Garrett's slur claim '1000% false' Rudolph: Garrett's slur claim '1000% false'
- February 15, 2020

Garrett appealed his indefinite suspension and was denied with the National Football League saying they found no evidence the slur happened. The statement strongly hints at legal action against Garrett for continuing to claim that Rudolph called him "the N-word", something Garrett has claimed both in the aftermath of the November brawl and during the interview with Kimes. (more...)
National Football League teams with new looks for 2020 National Football League teams with new looks for 2020
- January 17, 2020

Rudolph endured what Rooney described as an "unusual" season that included being knocked unconscious against Baltimore; getting into a fight with Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett that ended with Garrett ripping of Rudolph's helmet, then smacking him in the head with it; and hurting his left shoulder in Week 16 against the New York Jets. (more...)
Former Steelers HC Bill Cowher selected for HOF Former Steelers HC Bill Cowher selected for HOF
- January 12, 2020

Cowher, a Crafton native, was one of eight finalists vying for two spots in the coaching portion of the Centennial Slate. Not only was Cowher in total shock, but he had actually been mentally preparing himself just in case he didn't get in. (more...)
Steelers Make Decision On James Conner, Maurkice Pouncey For Ravens Game Steelers Make Decision On James Conner, Maurkice Pouncey For Ravens Game
- December 29, 2019

Peters had earlier knocked Browns RB Dontrell Hilliard from the game with a vicious hit directly to the knees, an injury that ended Hilliard's season. However, the Steelers have a lot to do on Sunday. As it stands today, Jackson is the frontrunner to become the 2019-20 NFL MVP while the AFC playoffs will have to go through Baltimore. (more...)
Steelers place quarterback Mason Rudolph on IR Steelers place quarterback Mason Rudolph on IR
- December 25, 2019

Rudolph, a second-year QB from Oklahoma State, took over as the starter when Ben Roethlisberger went on injured reserved with an elbow injury in September. The Steelers (8-7) will play the Ravens (13-2) in Baltimore on Sunday. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and several other prominent players will not suit up for a Week 17 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers , according to coach John Harbaugh. (more...)
Instant analysis: Jets do just enough to upset Steelers Instant analysis: Jets do just enough to upset Steelers
- December 23, 2019

When Pittsburgh didn't meet the star running back's contract demands, he held out the entire season before becoming a free agent and signing with NY this past offseason. "I'm over it now". "It's Christmas weekend in New York City, so everybody wants to come in". Sunday's game against Pittsburgh will be Bell's first shot at revenge against the team that he took dramatic actions toward in 2018. (more...)
DB Kelly arrested for threats; released by Steelers DB Kelly arrested for threats; released by Steelers
- December 20, 2019

And on Friday, their season suffered another unfortunate dent when it was announced safety Kameron Kelly was arrested outside a local bar in the early hours for making terroristic threats and resisting arrest, reports say. The officer then punched Kelly in the face multiple times to "gain control" of the situation, according to court paperwork, and Kelly was arrested. Several other police officers tried to pull Kelly away while the officer attempted an arrest, the document states. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Jets Prediction, Preview, and Odds Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Jets Prediction, Preview, and Odds
- December 19, 2019

Of course, Bell chose to not play at all a year ago rather than play for Tomlin under the franchise tag, but with him playing against his team for the first time since then, the question was bound to come up. "Duck will start at quarterback this week", continued Tomlin. Hodges completed 23-of-38 passes for 202 yards against the Bills; he had one touchdown, but also four interceptions, which is two more than he'd had in his first five appearances this season combined (three starts). (more...)
Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens seen wearing 'Pittsburgh started it' T-shirt Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens seen wearing 'Pittsburgh started it' T-shirt
- December 01, 2019

Pittsburgh will be without its top receiver for Sunday's rematch with the Cleveland Browns . The shirt references the brawl at the conclusion of the Browns/Steelers game in Week 11, which resulted in 33 players being fined and three players suspended. (more...)
Did Devlin Hodges earn the Steelers starting QB job? Did Devlin Hodges earn the Steelers starting QB job?
- November 27, 2019

The Pittsburgh Steelers chose to bench Mason Rudolph in favor of Devlin Hodges for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns . Mason Rudolph won't be facing off against the Cleveland Browns in the two teams' rematch after all. Rudolph's struggles and turnovers put pressure on the Pittsburgh defense to keep in them games. Against the Browns, and before the brawl, Rudolph could not move the ball against the Browns defense. (more...)
Tomlin mum on Steelers' starter after Rudolph benched Tomlin mum on Steelers' starter after Rudolph benched
- November 25, 2019

Devlin Hodges entered the game to play QB for the Steelers, and the move paid immediate dividends: Hodges was 2-for-2 passing with a touchdown in his first series on the field. Tomlin said with a laugh and an eye roll. The Steelers prevailed 16-10 thanks to a pair of Chris Boswell field goals in the fourth quarter, moving into position for the AFC's final wild-card spot at 6-5. (more...)
Myles Garrett claims Steelers QB used racial slur before brawl Myles Garrett claims Steelers QB used racial slur before brawl
- November 23, 2019

Pouncey is serving a two-game suspension for his role in the brawl at the end of last Thursday's game with the Cleveland Browns. After the brawl, Rudolph said words were exchanged before the on-field fight. Rudolph said he should have handled things better while speaking to reporters on Wednesday. Getty Browns defensive end Myles Garrett . "The bottom line is I should've done a better job keeping my composure in that situation and [not] fall short of what I believe it means to be a ... (more...)