Frozen Four http://wesa.fm en Best Pittsburgh Sports Moments of 2013 http://wesa.fm/post/best-pittsburgh-sports-moments-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the Pirates' first winning season in two decades to the decline of the Steelers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sportswriter emeritus Bob </span>Dvorchak<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> looks at the top sports stories in the region for 2013. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Included on the list, the possibility of three state high school football championships for area teams and the first ever Frozen Four College Hockey Tournament in Pittsburgh.</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:40:11 +0000 Katherine Blackley 21461 at http://wesa.fm Best Pittsburgh Sports Moments of 2013 The Frozen Four's Three Games Are Just the Start of the Fun http://wesa.fm/post/frozen-fours-three-games-are-just-start-fun <p>When the NCAA brings a National championship event to town it tries to make a splash, and the Frozen Four is no exception.</p><p>“It’s cool event. I’ve been to five of them and it’s unlike any sporting event I’ve ever seen,” said Robert Morris University Associate Athletic Director Marty Galosi, whose school put in the bid to bring the event to CONSOL Energy Center.</p><p>The Frozen Four is hockey’s version of basketball’s Final Four, and just like that annual event, the athletic contests themselves are just the beginning of what fans travel hundreds of miles to see.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:28:24 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 7631 at http://wesa.fm The Frozen Four's Three Games Are Just the Start of the Fun NCAA Frozen Four Seen as Boon to Pittsburgh Economy http://wesa.fm/post/ncaa-frozen-four-seen-boon-pittsburgh-economy <p>On Monday night, the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four wrapped up in Atlanta with fans leaving behind an estimated $70 million dollar economic impact.</p><p>This week, Pittsburgh is hosting the NCAA men’s ice hockey final four, and while it won’t bring in $70 million, it is being seen as a boon for the local economy.</p><p>Six years ago Robert Morris University Senior Associate Athletic Director Marty Galosi decided he wanted to host the tournament, known as the Frozen Four, so he put in a bid and started to lobby.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:51:41 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 7539 at http://wesa.fm