Sports 'N At http://wesa.fm en How Michael Sam Became Bigger than the Olympics http://wesa.fm/post/how-michael-sam-became-bigger-olympics <p>This weekend was a very exciting weekend in the sports world, with the opening of the Olympics. But, something off the field and closer to home was the story that stole all the headlines.</p><p>Michael Sam, a graduating defensive end from the University of Missouri publicly announced Sunday that he is gay.</p><p>Sam was the Co-SEC Defensive Player of the Year this past season and played a key part to a surprisingly successful Missouri football team. With this announcement two weeks before the 2014 NFL Draft, Sam is on the fringe of making history by becoming the first openly gay NFL player. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:08:43 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 24189 at http://wesa.fm How Michael Sam Became Bigger than the Olympics Rounding Out High School & College Football Season with Bob Dvorchak http://wesa.fm/post/rounding-out-high-school-college-football-season-bob-dvorchak <p>December marks the convergence of three major events in the sports world, the start of bowl games for College Football, PA State playoffs for High School football championships, and the deer-hunting season.</p><p>Bob Dvorchak , Pittsburgh Post Gazette Sportswriter emeritus and host of the blog, <a href="http://bobdvorchak.com/sports-n-at/">Sports ‘n ‘at</a>, shows his viewpoint on the bowls and says the motivation for having so many of them is simple. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:56:11 +0000 Nick Frost 20695 at http://wesa.fm Rounding Out High School & College Football Season with Bob Dvorchak Banning Contact Sports for Young Players http://wesa.fm/post/banning-contact-sports-young-players <p>Robert Morris University<a href="http://www.rmu.edu/PollingInstitute/HeadInjuriesinMind"> recently reported </a>that nearly half of all Americans say they would favor a ban on contact football for kids that have not yet entered middle school.</p><p>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sports writer emeritus, <a href="http://bobdvorchak.com/">Bob Dvorchak</a> said on Essential Pittsburgh, “I think it speaks to the heightened awareness of head injuries on all levels of sports and especially youth sports.” Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:50:04 +0000 Heather McClain 20029 at http://wesa.fm Banning Contact Sports for Young Players Is Pittsburgh a Baseball Town Again? http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-baseball-town-again <p>From the days of the first World Series game, played here in 1903, Pittsburgh was considered a baseball town. That is, until the Steel Curtain and the Super Steelers seemed to take over in the 1970s.</p><p>But <a href="http://bobdvorchak.com/">Bob Dvorchak</a>, sportswriter emeritus for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and creator of the website <a href="http://bobdvorchak.com/sports-n-at/">Sports ‘n ‘at</a>, has a different view of Pittsburgh. “Pittsburgh is an event town.” Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:11:44 +0000 Nick Frost 17758 at http://wesa.fm Is Pittsburgh a Baseball Town Again? Former NFL Players Not Receiving Their Due for Appearances in NFL Films http://wesa.fm/post/former-nfl-players-not-receiving-their-due-appearances-nfl-films <p>When a blockbuster films appears on television, the actors receive royalties for their appearances, the same goes for TV show reruns.</p><p>One would think the same goes for former football players who appear in NFL films. Video clips of the “Immaculate Reception,” have run countless times on television, yet Franco Harris and John Fuqua have never seen payment for the replays. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:30:31 +0000 Katie Martin 17031 at http://wesa.fm Former NFL Players Not Receiving Their Due for Appearances in NFL Films Sports N'at with Bob Dvorchack http://wesa.fm/post/sports-nat-bob-dvorchack <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-29837423-0433-e796-9368-4175a8839fd9" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Sports contributor, <a href="http://bcove.me/g3elj4yl">Bob Dvorchak</a> jokes that Pittsburgh Pirate fans seem to have no idea how to live in a world where the Bucs are a winning ball club. &nbsp;For the first time in 20 years the Pirates do not have a losing record. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Dvorchak also comments on the NFL's $756 million settlement with former players who suffered head trauma on the field. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">While the money an immediate help to the former players, Dvorchak says, “It [the settlement] doesn’t make everyone whole. It's a payment to get it off the books.”&nbsp; </span> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:48:40 +0000 Nick Frost 16224 at http://wesa.fm Sports N'at with Bob Dvorchack College Sports with Bob Dvorchak http://wesa.fm/post/college-sports-bob-dvorchak <p>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sportswriter emeritus Bob Dvorchak talks about the University of Pittsburgh opening a new chapter in Panthers athletic history, inaugurating the school's entry into the Atlantic Coast Conference by taking on Florida State on Labor Day night at Heinz Field. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:45:37 +0000 Marcus Charleston 15487 at http://wesa.fm College Sports with Bob Dvorchak What About Bob? Sports Talk with Bob Dvorchak http://wesa.fm/post/what-about-bob-sports-talk-bob-dvorchak-2 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sportswriter emeritus <a href="http://bobdvorchak.com/sports-n-at/"><strong>Bob Dvorchak</strong></a>&nbsp;gives us a recap of the Frozen Four weekend in Pittsburgh and talks about Pitt's new women's basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 20:48:44 +0000 Heather McClain 7820 at http://wesa.fm What About Bob? Sports Talk with Bob Dvorchak What about Bob? Sports Talk with Bob Dvorchak http://wesa.fm/post/what-about-bob-sports-talk-bob-dvorchak-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Our sports guy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sportswriter Emeritus <a href="http://bobdvorchak.com/sports-n-at/"><strong>Bob Dvorchak</strong></a> joins us to talk about the dismissals and controversy surrounding Rutgers men's basketball, the recent defections of prominent Pitt athletes, and a couple of national championships coming to Pittsburgh. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:06:01 +0000 Heather McClain 7458 at http://wesa.fm What about Bob? Sports Talk with Bob Dvorchak What About Bob? http://wesa.fm/post/what-about-bob-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Our sports guy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sportswriter Emeritus <a href="http://bobdvorchak.com/sports-n-at/"><strong>Bob Dvorchak </strong></a>joins us to preview Cinderella Robert Morris University's second round game in the NIT, discuss Pitt's early exit from the NCAA tourney and the Penguins' winning streak. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 5134 at http://wesa.fm What About Bob? What About Bob? Sports Talk With Bob Dvorchak http://wesa.fm/post/what-about-bob-sports-talk-bob-dvorchak-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pittsb</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">urgh</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Post-Gazette Sportswriter Emeritus <a href="http://bobdvorchak.com/sports-n-at/"><strong>Bob </strong></a></span><a href="http://bobdvorchak.com/sports-n-at/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Dvorchak</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joins us for his regular Monday segment. This week he'll preview Pitt's appearance in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, discuss NHL realignment and how free agency is draining the Steelers' star players. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 19:58:17 +0000 Heather McClain 3447 at http://wesa.fm What About Bob? Sports Talk With Bob Dvorchak What About Bob? Sports Talk with Bob Dvorchak http://wesa.fm/post/what-about-bob-sports-talk-bob-dvorchak <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">The Penguins are at the halfway mark of their lockout abbreviated season, Pitt basketball is going into the last Big East tournament and will James Harrison remain a Steeler? Our sports guy&nbsp;</span><a href="http://bobdvorchak.com/sports-n-at/" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px; color: rgb(131, 1, 105); text-decoration: underline;"><strong style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Bob Dvorchak</strong></a><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">&nbsp;weighs&nbsp;in.</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:42:27 +0000 Rebekah Zook 2551 at http://wesa.fm What About Bob? Sports Talk with Bob Dvorchak