Good News and Bad News for Jim Boeheim

The NCAA has rejected the appeal of Syracuse Basketball Coach. His suspension for academic  miss doings, can start right  now.  The 71-year-old legendary coach will miss six non-conference games and three ACC games.  One of the games will the December 30th against Pitt at the Peterson Event  Center.  He will return for the January 9th game against  North Carolina.  Assistant Coach Mike Hopkins will direct the team.  That starts Saturday against Georgtown.  In other college basketball news. There was a huge  upset Thursday Night.  UCLA knocked off #1 Kentucky 87-77. The Bruins were lead by Thomas Welsh’s 21 points. It is UCLA’ first win over a #1 team since 2003.

City Game Tonight

Coming off their best start in eight years, the Duquesne Dukes face their cross town rival Pitt tonight. It is THE CITY GAME.  The Dukes are 6-1 including a 26-point romp over Penn State a couple of weeks ago.  The Panther are coming off a  loss to #11 Purdue Tuesday night.  The Panthers have won the last 14-games in a row.  Dukes coach Jim Ferry says that has not come up during his preparation for the game. The Game is at the Console Energy Center with tipoff at 7pm.

 

Steelers Injuries for Colts Game

The Steelers may have to start a  rookie at tight end Sunday Night against the Indianapolis.   Penn State graduate Jesse James may start.  Tight End Heath Miller did not practice Thursday. He suffered a rib injury during the Seahawks Game last Sunday.  Matt Spaeth is nursing a knee injury.  James played a little on Sunday . Also not practicing was safety Will Allen (ankle) and linebacker  Sean Spence (hamstring). Ben Roethlisberger and linebacker Ryan Shazier who are in the NFL concussion protocol.  They were concussed in the Seattle.  Both practiced on Thursday.  The Steelers and Colts game is on WBVP-WMBA. The pregame is 6:30

Big Game At Reeves

The  PIAA Quarter Finals in Football start tonight .  The AA Game Aliquippa vs Karnes City will be played at Reeves Stadium Geneva College. WBVP-WMBA airtime is 6:30pm. KIckoff is 7:00pm.  Meanwhile the Aliquippa Girls Basketball Team is in New York City for a weekend tournament.

 

Ben cleared to practice

Good News and Bad News on the injury front for the Steelers Ben Rothlersberger was cleared and did practice on Wednesday. Tight end Heath Miller didn’t practice due to a rib injury. Also sitting out is wide receiver Martavis Bryant with a hip. Suffering knee injuries are linebacker James Harrison, safety Mike Mitchell. Linebacker Ryan Shazier  is still is going through the NFL concussion Proticol.

 

 

New Site for PIAA Playoff Game

The PIAA has moved the site of Friday nights AA playoff game.  The Karnes City-Aliquippa Game was scheduled for Newman Stadium at North Allegheny High School.  There is a gas leak at the stadium.  The new site is Reeves Stadium at Geneva College. WBVP-WMBA airtime is 6:30 with the kickoff at 7pm.

 

W.P.I.A.L. Champs are celebrated at Coaches Corner

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Aliquippa Head Football Coach Mike Zmijanac

(Bridgewater, PA)  Aliquippa Head Football Coach Coach Mike Zmijanac and a number of his W.P.I.A.L. Champion Aliquippa Quips players were the featured guests on the weekly sports talk show “Coaches Corner” on 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA.  With their victory over South Fayette this past Saturday at Heinz Field, The Quips earned the right to be invited to “Coaches Corner” at Robert’s Roadside Inn yet another time. Continue reading →

Central Valley Warriors prepare for their Playoff game with Mars

Central Valley high school football head coach Mark Lyons was a special guest at “Coaches Corner” live at RobIMG_9463ert’s Roadside Inn on Wednesday night on WBVP and WMBA.  Mark talked with Bob Barrickman, Bruce Frey and Kerry Lacey about his team’s upcoming game with Mars this Friday.   Tune in for all the action on WBVP beginning at 7:05 as the Warriors continue their chase for another appearance in a WPIAL and State Championship football game.

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Bruce Frey , color Analyst on WBVP and WMBA.

Guests travel 130 miles to be a part of “Coaches Corner”

On Wednesday Evening, a new “Coaches Corner” record, of sorts, was achieved when Brenden Small, a CCBC Player of the game from last Friday’s Ringgold high victory over Ambridge in a football playoff game broadcast on WMBA, made the trip from Donora, PA along with his family to Robert’s Roadside Inn in Bridgewater for the weekly show.  A Good Time was had by all .

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Rodney Merrit, Sr., Brenden Small, Brianna Small, and Joyce Merrit from Donora, PA
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Brenden Small from Ringgold High School, CCBC player of the game and special guest at “Coaches Corner on 11/18/15.