May 13, 2013 |
RON JAWORSKI treats opportunity like a Doberman treats prime rib. So when Tim Tebow was released by the New York Jets on April 29, Jaworski took a shot by reaching out to the unemployed quarterback and offered him a roster spot with the Soul. He's still waiting for a reply. "I haven't heard back from him and I'm not going to push it," said Jaworski, one of the Soul's owners. "If he decides he wants to play Arena Football, we'll make a spot for him. " Jaworski and Soul coach Clint Dolezel sent Tebow a list of plays they had in mind for him, most were around the goal line.
June 25, 2012 |
Dan Raudabaugh threw seven touchdown passes and set the team's single-season record as the Soul beat Pittsburgh, 69-34, on Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Three of Raudabaugh's TD tosses went to Tiger Jones. Raudabaugh's third-quarter score to lineman Greg Ryan broke the franchise record of 90 set by Tony Graziani in 2005. It was the first catch of the season for Ryan, who was signed on June 13. Raudabaugh has 94 touchdown passes and 16 interceptions. Rayshaun Kizer had pair of interceptions to lead the defense.
June 22, 2012 |
AGENDA What: Pittsburgh (3-10) at Soul (11-3) When: Sunday, 6:05 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center (19,500) TV: The Comcast Network Radio: None Internet: UStream.com or PhiladelphiaSoul.com Tickets: Team's website or 888-789-SOUL (ext. 3) About the Power: Only win in last eight games was a forfeit by Cleveland on June 8 … The Power's quarterback is Bryan Randall, who led Virginia Tech to the Sugar Bowl after the 2004 season?…?Former NFL quarterback Mike Tomczak was brought in midseason as the offensive coordinator.
February 5, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - So, when was the last time Villanova and Pittsburgh met when neither team was in the Top 25 (or, for that matter, really anywhere near it)? Maybe back in the old Eastern Eight days. These days, they're headed in opposite directions. Pitt, which has made the last 11 NCAA Tournaments, has now won four straight after losing the eight before that while dealing with injury issues, particularly to point guard Tray Woodall. The Panthers (15-9, 4-7 Big East) beat Villanova (10-13, 3-8)
March 2, 2013
PITTSBURGH - Officials overseeing a closed Roman Catholic church say someone, somehow, stole the building's organ - and the 200 massive pipes required to play it. Skip Hary, business manager of St. Justin's Church, said he was baffled that anyone could get the organ out of the building. He said it would either have to be maneuvered down narrow flights of steps or lowered over a balcony. The pipes could only be accessed by a ladder into the ceiling. There were no signs of forced entry, police said.
March 3, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - Villanova couldn't close the deal with Pittsburgh in regulation Sunday, and the 23d-ranked Panthers came through in overtime behind James Robinson and Talib Zanna for a 73-64 Big East victory over the Wildcats at the Peterson Events Center. The Wildcats (18-12, 9-8 Big East), who never trailed in the second half, held a 57-54 lead after JayVaughn Pinkston hit a free throw with 59.5 seconds to play. But Robinson knocked down a wide-open three-pointer with 33.3 seconds remaining, and Villanova couldn't come up with the game-winner on its last possession.
March 2, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, whose chance political ascendancy made him one of the youngest heads of a major American city, announced Friday that he would not seek reelection, just 11 days after saying he would. Ravenstahl, 33, has held office since 2006, when, as City Council president, he rose to fill the position when Bob O'Connor died. Controversy and criticism continue to build following revelations that the Police Bureau's Special Events and Finance Offices were under investigation by the FBI and IRS. Deputy Police Chief Paul Donaldson said he believed federal authorities were investigating misappropriation of funds.
August 5, 2012 |
CANTON, Ohio - Willie Roaf was in an unfamiliar role - the center of attention in front of a large crowd, being singled out for something good. No, make that something great. With current Saints players standing and cheering, the former New Orleans offensive tackle led a charge of linemen into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Four linemen were included - Roaf, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, and Dermontti Dawson - along with running back Curtis Martin and 1950s cornerback Jack Butler.
March 26, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - About 7 minutes. That's all the Flyers needed to hang on. Clinging to a 1-0 lead, the Flyers were 7 minutes away from kicking off their playoff push with an important two points. Seven minutes away from ending Pittsburgh's precious 11-game winning streak for the third season in a row. Seven minutes away from surviving a hellacious third-period onslaught against a team that is now tied for the league lead in wins when trailing after two periods this season.
January 12, 2012 |
Eli Carter scored 14 points, Dane Miller added 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Rutgers crushed reeling Pittsburgh, 62-39, on Tuesday night. The Scarlet Knights (10-7, 2-2 Big East) held the Panthers to 21 percent shooting (12 of 57) while sending host Pittsburgh (11-6, 0-4) to its fifth straight loss, the longest losing streak in coach Jamie Dixon's nine years. Marquette 83, St. John's 64 - Davante Gardner had career bests with 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead the No. 25 Golden Eagles (13-4, 2-2 Big East)