WALMART THIEF: Police: Walmart thief stole Pens, Steelers gear worth thousands | WPXI

Cranberry police say a man accused of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of sports merchandise from a Walmart knew what he was doing, because it wasn’t his first time.

according to police and court records, Frank Novak has been stealing from stores for quite a while, and they arrested him again Friday

On one “shopping trip” to the Cranberry Township Walmart, police say he stole $2,200 in sports gear, another time $4,600. How did he get all that gear of the store? Police say he stuffed it in a trash can that he also stole.

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(steelers.com) – Countdown to kickoff: Steelers at Rams

Pittsburgh will travel to St. Louis for a Week 3 kickoff against the Rams in the Edward Jones Dome.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) vs. St. Louis (1-1)
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 | 1 p.m. | CBS
Edward Jones Dome

SERIES HISTORY:Rams lead, 15-7-2, regular season (Steelers lead, 1-0, postseason).

LAST MEETING:Steelers 27, Rams 0, Dec. 24, 2011, Heinz Field. RB John Clay, RB Rashard Mendenhall and RB Isaac Redman all rushed for touchdowns, the first time since the 2008 season that three different Steelers rushed for a touchdown in the same game. The defense registered three sacks, forced seven punts and allowed a season-low 68 net passing yards while posting the Steelers’ 29th shutout since 1960. Charlie Batch filled in at QB for Ben Roethlisberger and threw for 208 yards.

LAST WEEK: The Steelers improved to 1-1 with a 43-18 thumping of the 49ers at Heinz Field. The Rams fell to 1-1 with a 24-10 loss to the Redskins at FedEx Field.

WHEN THE RAMS HAVE THE BALL: Job One for the Steelers, as always, will be to stop the run. But this time that’s a task that will include identifying and dealing with WR Tavon Austin. Although he’s carried just eight times in two games, Austin leads St. Louis with 57 yards rushing (one TD). The Rams will deploy their most dynamic play-maker wide left or right, in the slot, in bunch formations and in the backfield, and they’ll motion Austin into and out of the backfield in an effort to create favorable matchups and get him the ball in open spaces. He can fly and he can influence plays even as a decoy on fake-wide receiver sweeps, as he did on what became a 40-yard touchdown pass at Washington.

QB Nick Foles has 48 career touchdown passes and 17 career interceptions (2-0 this season). Although not a runner, Foles has decent pocket mobility and will even roll out and throw on the run on occasion. He’s an intelligent, accurate passer but when he’s harassed, as he was almost constantly by Washington, he’s much less effective. Foles was hurried 14 times on 32 attempts by the Redskins. He threw for 297 yards and led a 12-play, 84-yard drive that produced the tying touchdown in the final minute of regulation in St. Louis’ season-opening overtime win over Seattle.

TE Jared Cook is a big target and a prominent component of the two-tight ends personnel group the Rams favor. He’s not Rob Gronkowski (New England) but he’s better than Vernon Davis (San Francisco) in the passing game. St. Louis starts a pair of rookies on the offensive line (LG Jamon Brown and RT Rob Havenstein) and has four players in spots they weren’t in a year ago (LT Greg Robinson played guard last year as a rookie and C Tim Barnes is a fourth-year pro and a first-year starter). The Rams have yet to get much of anything significant established with consistency on the ground (39-143-3.7 in two games). They got off to an agonizingly slow start at Washington (six punts, 72 total net yards in the first two quarters) and became the first team to be shut out in a first half by the Redskins since Oct. 2, 2011 (when it happened to the Rams).

WHEN THE STEELERS HAVE THE BALL: The ability to deal with a Front Four that goes seven deep will go a long way toward dictating whether the visitors succeed or fail. DTs Aaron Donald (two-and-a-half sacks) and Michael Brockers and DEs Robert Quinn (two) and Chris Long (one) are all former No. 1 picks, as is reserve DT Nick Fairley (Detroit, 2011). They’re a handful, but the Washington offensive line nonetheless handled the strength of the St. Louis defense. The Redskins consistently got to the edge on the way to rushing for 182 yards and two TDs and averaging 4.9 yards per carry.

St. Louis plays its DBs four, five and six at a time and for the most part plays off the line of scrimmage. The Rams rely on zones to mask an absence of one-on-one coverage skills. Quinn (13) and LB Alec Ogletree (10) have excelled at forcing fumbles since 2013 and CB Janoris Jenkins has six TDs since 2012. St. Louis will blitz some but mostly it counts on the defensive linemen to get home in a hurry. Opposing QBs have been sacked a combined eight times through two games, but they’ve also completed 55 of 68 passes (80.9 percent) for two touchdowns and one interception.

The Rams crowded the line on running downs against the Redskins at times and weren’t opposed to run-blitzes. But they gradually wore out against a Washington offense that stopped short of going no-huddle but still pushed the tempo by getting plays in quickly, getting plays off quickly and getting the ball out quickly. After having closed from 17-0 down at halftime to within 17-10 in the third quarter, the Rams allowed a 12-play, 77-yard drive in 6:49 after giving up possession with 9:27 remaining at Washington.

SPECIAL-TEAMS HEADLINERS:K Greg “The Leg” Zuerlein hit a 52-yard field goal against the Redskins and has made 14 from 50-plus in his career. RB Benny Cunningham was fifth in the NFL in kickoff return average in 2014 (27.5 yards). Austin had a 75-yard punt return for a TD against Seattle (his third career TD on a punt return) and is the only player in NFL history with a punt return of at least 75 yards in each of his first three seasons. Steelers KJosh Scobee missed a PAT against San Francisco after missing field goal attempts of 44 and 46 yards in the season opener against New England.

THE X-FACTOR: The Steelers are averaging 458.5 yards and 32 points per game. And now they get RB Le’Veon Bell back from his two-game suspension. What will Bell’s addition mean to an offense that seemingly found its stride against the 49ers?

THEY SAID IT:“It’s really exciting getting him back. Honestly, I feel like Le’Veon’s the best running back in the NFL. When we’re getting pieces back to our team and an offense that’s already unstoppable and you’re just adding another great player to it, might as well just take out the popcorn and get ready for the show. Those guys are going to do some great things.” _ Steelers LB Ryan Shazier on Bell’s return.

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(steelers.com) – Week 2 Steelers VS 49’s Final Steelers 43 SF 18

SCORING SUMMARY

1ST QUARTER
TD

(4:20) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-B.Roethlisberger pass short left to 83-H.Miller for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT2

(Pass formation) TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. 7-B.Roethlisberger pass to 84-A.Brown is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS.

2ND QUARTER
FG

(10:32) (Field Goal formation) 9-P.Dawson 47 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-86-K.Nelson, Holder-5-B.Pinion.

TD

(8:11) (No Huddle) 34-De.Williams left guard for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT2

(Pass formation) TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. 7-B.Roethlisberger pass to 83-H.Miller is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS.

TD

(5:52) 7-B.Roethlisberger pass deep middle to 88-D.Heyward-Bey for 35 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

TD

(2:00) (Shotgun) 34-De.Williams up the middle for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT

8-J.Scobee extra point is GOOD, Center-60-G.Warren, Holder-4-J.Berry.

3RD QUARTER
None
4TH QUARTER
TD

(13:22) (Shotgun) 7-C.Kaepernick pass short left to 81-A.Boldin for 14 yards, TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Official reviewed the runner was in bounds ruling, and the play was Upheld. The ruling on the field stands.

PAT

9-P.Dawson extra point is GOOD, Center-86-K.Nelson, Holder-5-B.Pinion.

TD

(10:32) 34-De.Williams up the middle for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Official reviewed the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was Upheld. The ruling on the field stands.

PAT

8-J.Scobee extra point is GOOD, Center-60-G.Warren, Holder-4-J.Berry.

TD

(9:55) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-C.Kaepernick pass deep middle to 82-T.Smith for 75 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT2

(Pass formation) TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. 7-C.Kaepernick pass to 82-T.Smith is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS.

TD

(7:49) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 7-B.Roethlisberger pass short left to 84-A.Brown for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT

8-J.Scobee extra point is GOOD, Center-60-G.Warren, Holder-4-J.Berry.

(steelers.com) – Steelers at Patriots (NBC) Final NE 28 PIT 21

Game Preview: Steelers at Patriots (Week One)

A closer look at the Steelers’ 2015 season opening game at New England.

Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0) at New England Patriots (0-0)
Date: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015
Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. ET
Site: Gillette Stadium (66,829), Foxborough, Mass.
Playing Surface: FieldTurf
TV Coverage: NBC-TV (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11)
Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (color analyst), Michele Tafoya (sideline)
Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network, WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin (color analyst), Craig Wolfley (sideline)
National Radio: Westwood One Sports
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Boomer Esiason (color analyst), Ross Tucker (sideline)

A LOOK AT THE COACHES
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 82-46 (.641)/ninth season
Regular-season record with Pittsburgh: 82-46 (.641)/ninth season
Playoff Record/Years: 5-4/fi ve years

New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick
Overall regular-season record: 211-109 (.659)/21st season
Regular-season record with New England: 175-65 (.729)/16th season
Playoff Record/Years: 22-9/13 years

STEELERS NATION HD RADIO
Steelers Nation Radio is a 24-hour/day HD radio station dedicated specifically to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

It can be heard on www.steelers.com, the offi cial Steelers app or the iheart app on your smartphone and at 102.5 WDVE HD2.

A daily schedule of what is on Steelers Nation HD Radio is available at www.facebook.com/steelersnationradio.

STEELERS KICK IT OFF IN PRIMETIME
The Pittsburgh Steelers will kick off the NFL’s 2015 regular season schedule in the League’s annual primetime kickoff game on Thursday, Sept. 10 at the New England Patriots. Kickoff is slated for 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11).

Pittsburgh will be making its third appearence in the NFL’s annual primetime kickoff game since the League began the debut of the season in this format in 2002.

The Steelers have won each of their previous two primetime kickoff games, both at Heinz Field, defeating the Miami Dolphins, 28-17 on Sept. 7, 2006, and the Tennessee Titans, 13-10 (OT), on Sept. 10, 2009.

STEELERS KICKOFF WEEKEND BY THE #S
2-0: Pittsburgh is 2-0 in the NFL’s annual primetime kickoff game since the debut of the season format in 2002.

2: The number of times Pittsburgh and New England have squared off in Week One since the regular-season series began in 1972, with both teams splitting the Kickoff Weekend series.

12-1: Since 1960, Pittsburgh is 12-1 on Kickoff Weekend when a Steelers running back rushes for 100 yards or more.

16-1-1: The Steelers are 16-1-1 in Week One games since 1940 when the team scores 30 or more points.

33-43-365: Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger owns Steelers Kickoff Weekend records since 1960 for the most completions (33), passing attempts (43) and passing yards (365) – the fi rst two during the team’s 2009 opening day 13-10 win over Tennessee and his yardage total in last season’s Week One 30-27 win vs. Cleveland.

41: The number of wins the Steelers have on Kickoff Weekend – the most among AFC teams in Week One action.

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STEELERS-PATRIOTS SERIES HISTORY
Series History: Series began in 1972
Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 14-9
At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 10-6
At New England: Steelers lead, 4-3
Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: Patriots won previous meeting
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Nov. 3, 2013 at New England
New England 55, Pittsburgh 31
Postseason Series: Patriots lead, 3-1
Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 23, 2005 in Pittsburgh
New England 41, Pittsburgh 27
(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)

Pittsburgh and New England will kickoff the NFL’s 2015 regular season this week on Thursday Night…the two teams have met 23 times in regular season seris history, with the Steelers owning a 14-9 advantage over the Patriots…Pittsburgh holds a one game edge in road games against New England (4-3)…the Steelers and Patriots will meet in a Kickoff Weekend game for the third time in series history and have split each of the previous two Week One match-ups (Sept. 3, 1979, W, 16-13 at New England OT and Sept. 9, 2002, L, 30-14 at New England).

THE LAST TIME VS. NEW ENGLAND
New England 55, Pittsburgh 31
Nov. 3, 2013
Gillette Stadium (68,756)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Steelers fell to the New England Patriots, 55-31, at Gillette Stadium.

New England scored the first 14 points of the contest, both touchdowns coming on passes. Late in the first quarter, QB Tom Brady found WR Danny Amendola for a 34-yard score, and early in the second quarter, he found TE Rob Gronkowski for a 19-yard touchdown.

K Shaun Suisham’s 30-yard field goal midway through the second quarter gave the Steelers their fi rst three points of the game.  Late in the second quarter, K Stephen Gostkowski’s 20-yard field goal extended the Patriots’ lead, 17-3.

Right after the two-minute warning, QB Ben Roethlisberger found WR Antonio Brown for a 27-yard touchdown pass to pull within a touchdown, 17-10. But New England marched 77 yards on nine plays on their ensuing drive to extend their lead to 24-10 at halftime.

Pittsburgh scored 14 straight points after halftime. The first score was set up when S Troy Polamalu forced a fumble that was recovered by LB LaMarr Woodley. Five plays later, Roethlisberger found WR Jerricho Cotchery for a 20-yard score. And early in the third quarter, Roethlisberger and Cotchery hooked up again for an eightyard touchdown to tie the game, 24-24.

New England would outscore the Steelers 31-7 the rest of the game. Gostkowski made a 32-yard fi eld goal, Brady and WR Aaron Dobson connected on a 17-yard touchdown and RB Stevan Ridley scored on a fi ve-yard run to extend the lead, 41-24. Roethlisberger and Cotchery connected again for a six-yard score to cut the lead, 41-31, but it would be the closest the Steelers would get.

Brady and Dobson connected for an 81-yard touchdown pass, and RB LaGarrette Blount scored on a fi ve-yard run to give New England the 55-31 victory.

STEELERS-PATRIOTS CONNECTIONS
Former Steelers/Patriots
• Steelers S Ross Ventrone spent time on the Patriots’ practice squad and active roster in 2011.

Family Connection
• Pittsburgh S Ross Ventrone is the younger brother of New England Asst. ST coach Ray Ventrone.

Area Connections
• Pittsburgh WR Tyler Murphy (2011-14) attended Boston College.
• New England Asst. ST coach Ray Ventrone was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. and is a graduate of Chartiers Valley High School.
• Patriots RB Dion Lewis (2009-10) and DL Jabaal Sheard (2007-10) both played collegiately at the University of Pittsburgh.

NFL Connections
• Steelers HC Mike Tomlin and Patriots DL coach Brendan Daly and WR coach Chad O’Shea worked together on the Vikings’ staff (2006).
• Pittsburgh RB coach James Saxon also worked alongside Daly in Minnesota for two seasons (2012-13).
• Saxon was on staff in Miami with Patriots OL coach Dave DeGuglielmo for two years (2009-10).
• Steelers Asst. HC/DL coach John Mitchell and WR coach Richard Mann were both coaches on Patriots HC Bill Belichick’s staff (1991-93), when he was the HC in Cleveland.
• Pittsburgh OC Todd Haley worked with Belichick in New York, when they were both on the Jets’ staff (1997-99).
• Haley was on staff at Arizona, while New England DL Alan Branch was a Cardinal (2007-08).
• Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams was a Carolina Panthers teammate of Patriots WR Brandon LaFell from 2010-13 and RB Tyler Gaffney in 2014.
• Steelers LB Arthur Moats was a teammate of Branch in Buffalo (2013), along with Patriots TE Scott Chandler (2010-13) and LB Chris White (2011-12).
• Steelers QB Mike Vick was teammates with Patriots S Patrick Chung and CB Bradley Fletchner for one season in Philadelphia (2013).
• Vick also played with New England RB Dion Lewis for two years with the Eagles (2011-12).
• Pittsburgh CB Antwon Blake played with New England CB Derek Cox for one year in Jacksonville (2012).
• Steelers DT Cam Thomas was also a teammate of Cox’s for one season in San Diego (2013).

College Connections
• Pittsburgh RB DeAngelo Williams played at Memphis with New England K Stephen Gostkowski for three seasons (2002-04).
• Pittsburgh DE Cameron Heyward (2007-10),LB Ryan Shazier (2011-13) and CB Doran Grant(2011-14) all played at least one season with New England CB Nate Ebner (2009-11) at Ohio State.
• Steelers G David DeCastro manned the offensive line at Stanford for two years with Patriots OL Cameron Fleming (2010-11). DeCastro also played with Patriots RB Tyler Gaffney (2009-11) and CB Jordan Richards (2011) while at Stanford.
• Steelers S Robert Golden and Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski were teammates at Arizona (2008-09).
• Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert was teammates with Patriots DL Dominique Easley at Florida for one year (2010).
• Steelers S Shamarko Thomas was teammates with Patriots DE Chandler Jones at Syracuse for three years (2009-11).
• Pittsburgh G Ramon Foster played at Tennessee with Patriots LB Jerod Mayo for three seasons (2005-07).
• Pittsburgh QB Landry Jones was teammates with New England DL Geneo Grissom at Oklahoma for two seasons (2011-12).

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1ST QUARTER
None
2ND QUARTER
TD

(11:16) (Shotgun) 12-T.Brady pass short right to 87-R.Gronkowski for 16 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT

3-S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD, Center-49-J.Cardona, Holder-6-R.Allen.

TD

(4:06) 12-T.Brady pass short middle to 87-R.Gronkowski for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN. NE 87-Gronkowski 15th career multi-TD game.

PAT

3-S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD, Center-49-J.Cardona, Holder-6-R.Allen.

FG

(:07) 8-J.Scobee 44 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-60-G.Warren, Holder-4-J.Berry.

3RD QUARTER
TD

(10:43) 12-T.Brady pass short left to 88-S.Chandler for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT

3-S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD, Center-49-J.Cardona, Holder-6-R.Allen.

TD

(6:48) 78-A.Villanueva reported in as eligible. 46-W.Johnson left guard for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT2

TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. 7-B.Roethlisberger pass to 11-M.Wheaton is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS. PIT-7-B.Roethlisberger was injured during the play.

4TH QUARTER
FG

(11:42) 8-J.Scobee 24 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-60-G.Warren, Holder-4-J.Berry.

TD

(9:24) 12-T.Brady pass short left to 87-R.Gronkowski for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN. NE 12-Brady 23rd career game with 4+ TD passes, tying Brett Favre for 3rd most all-time. NE 12-Brady 396 career TD passes, tying Drew Brees for 4th most all-time. NE 87-Gronkowski 3rd career 3-TD game.

PAT

3-S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD, Center-49-J.Cardona, Holder-6-R.Allen. PENALTY on PIT-90-S.McLendon, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced between downs.

TD

(:07) (Shotgun) 7-B.Roethlisberger pass short left to 84-A.Brown for 11 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

PAT

8-J.Scobee extra point is GOOD, Center-60-G.Warren, Holder-4-J.Berry.

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(panthers.com) – Recap: Panthers 23, Steelers 6


PITTSBURGH – Head coach Ron Rivera said he hoped the performance of his reserves in the preseason finale would make the team’s final roster decisions that much more difficult.

Rivera may have gotten his wish.

The Panthers cruised past the Pittsburgh Steelers, 23-6, on Thursday night to finish the preseason with a 3-1 record.

“It was a good showing. A lot of young guys did good things with their opportunities,” said Rivera, who will now turn his attention to the task of trimming the roster from 75 players to 53 by Saturday. “We’re going to have to make some decisions that will be hard.”

The only disappointing news of the night came on the injury front. Starting cornerbackJosh Norman left with a head injury on the game’s second snap, and reserve cornerbackTeddy Williams left with a groin injury shortly after. Rivera didn’t have any updates on the players’ condition.

The Panthers were efficient and balanced on offense – passing for 228 yards and rushing for 226 – and their defense kept the Steelers off-balance. That was especially true in the first half, when the Panthers were pretty close to perfect.

The running game was dominant at times and the defense was dominant at all times, allowing a first down to start the half and one to end it but nothing in between. It added up to a 17-0 halftime lead.

“I’m happy with it,” said quarterback Derek Anderson, who signed a two-year contract extension Wednesday and started the game with Cam Newton sitting this one out. “To run the ball the way we did was really good.

“Sometimes these games can get a little sloppy, but we did a good job of setting the tempo by running the ball, and we made plays in the passing game when we had to. Plus the defense played good.”

Rookie running back Cameron Artis-Payne did the bulk of the work early, rushing 10 times for 65 yards in the first quarter to set up a 23-yard field goal early in the second quarter for a 3-0 lead.

On the next drive, Anderson’s last of the night, the running game gained more ground. Undrafted rookie Brandon Wegher got it going with a 15-yard gallop, then on third-and-10, Carolina caught the Steelers off guard. Out of the shotgun, Anderson handed off toJordan Todman, who took advantage of spacious running lanes on his way to a 49-yard touchdown.

“I’ve been waiting for a while to bust a big one, to have a big play,” said Todman, who got more action with Jonathan Stewart a healthy scratch. “It took until the fourth preseason game to showcase, but better late than never.”

Webb took over at quarterback from there and kicked the passing game into high gear just before halftime. The Panthers took over at their own 20 after the defense’s fourth consecutive three-and-out with 1:42 left and started moving behind Webb and wide receiverBrenton Bersin.

They finished the drive off with a flourish. Webb hit tight end Brandon Williams for a 22-yard gain on third-and-6, advancing to the Steelers 29 with 15 seconds left. After Bersin’s third catch of the drive, Webb pumped and drilled one to tight end Marcus Lucas down the sideline for a 23-yard score just five seconds before the half.

The teams traded field goals in the third quarter.

Several of  Carolina’s top players – Luke Kuechly and Greg Olsen among them – did not play, but two that Carolina hopes will be top players returned to action after missing two games. Defensive tackle Kawann Short recorded a sack earlier, and rookie wide receiverDevin Funchess had two catches for 22 yards.

Receiver Kevin Norwood, acquired in a trade Monday with the Seattle Seahawks, caught a 13-yard pass late in the third quarter and then broke into the clear for a 27-yarder early in the fourth quarter. That set up a 27-yard field goal that made it 23-3 with 11:40 left, a kick that improved Graham Gano to 10-for-10 in the preseason.

“It felt pretty good,” Norwood said. “I just wanted to go out and do my best, I can feel like I did my best.

“I could have done better, of course, but it was a great start for me.”

And a great finish to the preseason for the Panthers as a whole.

“It’s great to go into the season on a high note,” said Artis-Payne, who finished with 67 yards on 12 carries. “We executed. That’s the biggest thing.”
Source: Recap: Panthers 23, Steelers 6

 

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2015 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Guide « CBS Pittsburgh

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

The road to a Super Bowl championship is a long one. For the Pittsburgh Steelers and their fans, they hope the road begins at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

This year will mark the 50th anniversary of trainingcamp being held at Saint Vincent College.

To mark the occasion, the Steelers announced an anniversary celebration event, which will be held on Sunday, July 26.

The day’s events begin at noon and with the Steelers Experience, which will include interactive areas,live music and more.

Fans will also have a chance to win several prizes, including pro shop gift cards and VIP experiences.

At 11:30 a.m., fans are invited to attend the Black and Gold service in Saint Vincent Basilica.

Practice begins at 2:55 p.m., where Chris Jamison will sing the National Anthem.

If you can’t make it to the celebratory event, there are plenty of other opportunities to see the black and gold for the first time this year.

Arrivals

(Photo Credit: Abbey Way)

Over the years, some players have arrived at camp in interesting ways.

Two years ago, Brett Keisel set the bar for training camp arrivals. While some players arrived in luxury vehicles, Keisel pulled up in a dump truck.

No one has topped Keisel since, but some have tried.

 

Ben Roethlisberger Laughing With Mike Tomlin

Full Training Camp Schedule

 

DATE PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Saturday, July 25 All players report by 4 p.m. No Steelers’ Practice
Sunday, July 26 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Monday, July 27 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Tuesday, July 28 Players Day Off – no Steelers’ practice
Wednesday, July 29 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Thursday, July 30 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Friday, July 31 7 p.m. Night Practice at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium
Saturday, August 1 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Sunday, August 2 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Monday, August 3 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Tuesday, August 4 Players Day Off – no Steelers’ practice
Wednesday, August 5 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Thursday, August 6 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Friday, August 7 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Saturday, August 8 No Steelers’ practice – team travels
Sunday, August 9 First Preseason Game vs. Minnesota Vikings
Hall of Fame Game (8 p.m., NBC-TV)
Monday, August 10 Players Day Off – no Steleers practice
Tuesday, August 11 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Wednesday, August 12 5:30 p.m. evening practice at Saint Vincent College – open to the public
Thursday, August 13 No Steelers practice – team travels
Friday, August 14 Second Preseason Game at Jacksonville Jaguars
(7:30 p.m., KDKA-TV)
Saturday, August 15 Players Day Off – no Steelers practice
Sunday, August 16 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Monday, August 17 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Tuesday, August 18 Players Day Off – no Steelers practice
Wednesday, August 19 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Thursday, August 20 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Friday, August 21 2:55 p.m. and open to public
Saturday, August 22 No Steelers Practice – camp breaks
Sunday, August 23 Third Preseason Game vs. Green Bay Packers
(8 p.m., KDKA-TV)
Saturday, August 29 Fourth Preseason Game at Buffalo Bills
4 p.m., KDKA-TV)
Thursday, September 3 Fifth Preseason Game vs. Carolina Panthers
(7:30 p.m., KDKA-TV)

 

Ben Roethlisberger & Fans At Training Camp

Daily Activities

In addition to the open practices, there will be plenty of things to do at Saint Vincent College.

Daily activities include the Steelers Nation Unite Tent, ELF Photo Booth, UPMC Steelers Experience and the Play 60 Fun Zone.

The FedEx Traveling Great Hall will also make the trip to Latrobe.

A display recognizing Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown’s record-setting achievements last year will also be on display.

For more information about these activities, click here.

Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp

Parking & Directions

Parking is free and available in the fields adjacent to the camp entrance. For handicap parking access, see a parking lot attendant upon arrival.

If you’re using a GPS to guide you to camp, here’s the address to use:

Saint Vincent College
3000 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650

Directions From The Steelers’ Website:

From the Pittsburgh International Airport and Pittsburgh area:

Follow signs to Pittsburgh and travel on I-376 East towards Pittsburgh for 17 miles through the Fort Pitt Tunnel. (if traveling from the airport.) Stay in the right lane and follow I-376 East (Parkway East) for approximately 18 miles to the PA Turnpike exit in Monroeville Milepost #56. Travel east on the PA Turnpike (I-76) to Milepost #67 Irwin. Upon exiting, bear right and follow Route 30 East to Latrobe for approximately 15 miles. Once you pass Westmoreland Mall, Saint Vincent College is approximately 3-4 miles east of that landmark. Make a left hand turn at the traffic light at Saint Vincent Drive to the entrance of Saint Vincent College from Route 30 East. Proceed 1/2 mile, and turn left onto campus. Approximate travel time is one hour 30 minutes from Airport.

From Harrisburg, Philadelphia, New Jersey and points east:

Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-76 West, to exit 91 (old exit 9) Donegal, take Pennsylvania Route 711 North to junction with U.S. Route 30 in Ligonier, take Route 30 West 10.4 miles to the stop light at Saint Vincent Drive, turn right onto Fraser Purchase Road (unmarked), go 1/2 mile, and turn left onto campus.

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Hotels & Dining Around Latrobe

Check out LaurelHighlands.org for a variety of hotel and dining options around Saint Vincent College.

The road to a Super Bowl championship is a long one. For the Pittsburgh Steelers and their fans, they hope the road begins at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Read Source: 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Guide « CBS Pittsburgh