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Rob Rossi is a sports columnist for the Tribune-Review. Rob Rossi can be reached via e-mail or at 412-380-5635

Rossi: Brawl for ADs between Pitt and WVU

By Rob Rossi
As a Pittsburgh-born West Virginia graduate, I’ll take a Backyard Brawl however I can get it. On a football field is preferable. But if the ...

Rossi: It’s OK if Pitt coaches don’t stay

By Rob Rossi
Now seems like the last chance to thank Paul Chryst for whatever memories he created at Pitt. After all, a college football coach doesn’t take ...

Rossi: Wheaton a key piece for Steelers down the stretch

By Rob Rossi
ATLANTA — These Steelers are sometimes frustrating, occasionally impressive and usually capable of being both in a single quarter, let alone throughout a game. They ...

Rossi: Football failures fall on Pitt AD

By Rob Rossi
Somewhere there is an athletic director who knows how to successfully hire a college football coach. That place apparently isn’t the University of Pittsburgh. Steve ...

Rossi: Liriano deal good start for Pirates

By Rob Rossi
On a day when news broke that the Pirates will re-sign starter Francisco Liriano for the cost of  $39 million over three seasons, my thoughts ...

Rossi: Steelers coaches make positive impact against Bengals

By Rob Rossi
CINCINNATI Mike Tomlin isn’t coaching a perfect football team, and the Steelers again showed some of their flaws on Sunday afternoon. They also exited ...

Rossi: No need to worry, get Steelers’ Bell the ball

By Rob Rossi
Le’Veon Bell stepped into a tub filled with ice water after the Steelers practiced Thursday afternoon. He slid into that ice water and submerged everything ...

Rossi: Malkin back to being at his best

By Rob Rossi
The best player in hockey hasn’t always played in Pittsburgh, but Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have done enough for more than eight seasons to ...

Rossi: Big 3 aside, Steelers lacking talent

By Rob Rossi
Some scenes stick. Picture this one from inside the Steelers locker room at Heinz Field after their 35-32 loss to New Orleans on Sunday: Coach ...

Rossi: For Penguins’ Dupuis, family must come first

By Rob Rossi
Pascal Dupuis is always the first Penguin I look for at Consol Energy Center. Normally he finds me. Usually he cracks a joke that tickles ...

Rossi: As Blount walked, Porter called

By Rob Rossi
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Veteran Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel knows something about contributing to a successful football program. There was a time when he didn’t, ...

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