Joe Starkey

Starkey: Pitt's Price doing his best Aaron Donald

Jarring thought: Where would Pitt's defense be if Ejuan Price hadn't been granted a sixth year of eligibility? It's almost too frightening to ponder. Even with ...

Starkey: Steelers' Williams racing toward history

I kind of felt like Bashaud Breeland and David Bruton Jr. earlier this week. I underestimated DeAngelo Williams, and he went right past me. ...

Starkey: Jarvis Jones: 'I really need a big year'

It's three days before the opening game of a Steelers season that holds immense promise. At one end of the locker room sits a 38-year-old ...

Starkey: Lewis a fitting hero for Pitt

Ryan Lewis had one thought after Penn State receiver DeAndre Thompkins made a ridiculous, one-handed catch over him early in the fourth quarter. "Oh, man," ...

Starkey: Collapsing Pirates brace for Cardinals

For all of their steep climbing these past four years, the Pirates have yet to emerge from base camp, largely because of the St. Louis ...

Starkey: Conner's amazing return

Dr. Stanley Marks, renowned Pittsburgh oncologist, had just finished his residency at UPMC Presbyterian when Pitt played for the 1976 national championship. Marks was at ...

Starkey: Only owners can fix NFL's fraudulent preseason

NFL owners need to stop stealing people's money. It's bad enough we helped fund most of their stadiums. That they continue to fleece their most ...

Starkey: Pirates can't overcome Cole

Say this much for Gerrit Cole, who suffered a career-high ninth loss Wednesday: When reporters trekked into the clubhouse to inquire about his latest failed ...

Starkey: Will Steelers' 'Lucky Le'Veon' ever get it?

Lucky Le'Veon Bell keeps stepping into piles of you-know-what and stepping out with barely a stain on his shoes. Two years ago, the Steelers' wildly ...

Starkey: Penguins primed for another run

It's never wise to predict a repeat NHL champion. The road is just so ridiculously long. There hasn't been a repeat champ since the 1998 ...

Starkey: Pirates have a precious opportunity

I'm not thinking about bridge years. Or leap years. Or next year. The Pirates have a precious opportunity THIS YEAR. Right now. Contrary to the cynics' ...