December 19, 2014 |
PAUL CHRYST is coming home to coach Wisconsin. The school made it official yesterday, hiring Chryst away from Pittsburgh. The announcement ended days of speculation following the surprising departure of Gary Andersen for Oregon State. Chryst is a former Wisconsin offensive coordinator and a native of Madison, Wis. He leaves the Panthers after going 19-19 in three seasons, returning to his hometown and alma mater. The 49-year-old Chryst had two prior stints as an assistant for the Badgers.
October 17, 2014 |
FULL DISCLOSURE: I spend a lot of time watching "Greatest Tank Battles" on AHC. No more than 10 hours a week, though. No wait, more like 15. OK, 20. And I can quit anytime I want. Maybe next week. This week I have "Fury," the (literally) eye-popping World War II movie about a tank crew on a suicide mission. It's written and directed by David Ayer, who's apparently a bit of a wild man - he encourages his cast to do a little light sparring before work. That's how he ended up smashing Jon Bernthal's nose while shooting "Fury," prompting producers to issue the "Anchorman" like caveat - no touching of the face or hair - when star Brad Pitt came on set. He's known for the high energy, honest pulp of "Training Day" and "Street Kings," so you wonder what he'd bring to the modern war movie, territory mined so well by Spielberg ("Saving Private Ryan")
October 17, 2014 |
Brad Pitt on family life "I've discovered I don't suck at being a dad," Brad Pitt says in a double-negative manner suggesting humility. Pitt, 50, who won the best- picture Oscar as producer of 12 Years a Slave , tells Details mag that his six kids - Maddox, 13, Pax , 10, Zahara , 9, Shiloh , 8, and 6-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox - played an integral role in his recent wedding to their mom, Angelina Jolie...
June 10, 2014
MALVERN PREP QB PICKS PITT Malvern Prep junior quarterback Alex Hornibrook committed to the University of Pittsburgh on Saturday, taking to Twitter to make the announcement. "Very excited and humbled to announce that I have committed to play football at the University of Pittsburgh," Hornibrook tweeted. The 6-4, 205-pounder threw for 1,190 yards and 12 touchdowns last season on an offense that relied heavily on stud running back Troy Gallen (Delaware), who rushed for 1536 and 19 scores for the co-Inter-Ac champion Friars (tied with Haverford School)
June 3, 2014 |
Before Narendra Modi became India's prime minister last week, he was a familiar face to Aseem Shukla , a surgery director at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , associate professor at Penn's medical school, and cofounder of the Hindu American Foundation . Shukla visited Modi, then chief minister of Gujarat state, in January, with Douglas Canning , chief of pediatric urology at CHOP, amid their annual U.S.-India children's surgery...
April 24, 2014 |
Penn's Thomas Pitt wasn't sure what to expect in his first decathlon competition and got off to a bit of a rocky start in his first two events Tuesday at the Penn Relays. But Pitt, a sophomore from Malvern Prep, shook off soreness in his right heel and recovered to hold a 53-point lead at the halfway point of the competition at Franklin Field. Pitt, who entered Penn as a high jumper but switched to the decathlon during the offseason, stood at 3,859 points after the first five events.
March 4, 2014 |
Damian D. "Skipper" Pitts was not offended when a student in his leadership class at Temple University raised a hand one Thursday night last year and asked for an early dismissal. Pitts was just confused by the excuse: The student wanted to get home in time to watch Scandal . "I said, 'What the hell is Scandal ?' " Pitts recalled recently. "The only thing the classroom didn't do was stone me. " A year later, the former Marine and leadership consultant from Fort Washington cannot only rattle off the names of every character like a true Gladiator, as fans of the ABC-TV political drama are known, he aims to cash in on the program's wild appeal with a crisis-leadership game called Scandalytes.
February 14, 2014 |
Tyler Ennis hit a 35-footer at the buzzer to help No. 1 Syracuse remain unbeaten with a 58-56 road win over No. 25 Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Syracuse (24-0, 11-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) remained one of two undefeated teams in Division I along with Wichita State. With 4.4 seconds remaining and the Orange down by 1, Ennis caught the inbounds pass and dribbled up the court before hitting the shot over two defenders. Talib Zanna, who led Pitt (20-5, 8-4) with 16 points and 14 rebounds, had given Pitt a 56-55 lead with 4.4 seconds left after he hit two free throws.
January 20, 2014 |
Roman Catholic senior defensive end Hezekiah Trahan orally committed to Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder, who doubled as a tight end for the Cahillites, pledged to the Panthers on an official visit to the school. "What really stood out to me was the head coach [Paul Chryst] and the way he leads his program," Trahan said. "And I like the other recruits they've brought in. I think the team has a bright future. " Trahan also had scholarship offers from Buffalo, Coastal Carolina, James Madison, and Massachusetts.