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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is much more than a gray, smokey steel town. It is a vibrant and colorful city filled with rich history, culture and culinary goodies. The three rivers that meet at a point creates a flowing calming energy and provided the inspiration for Dutch artist Florentjn Hofman to select the city as her North American debut of his giant rubber duck. Today, we will give you a glimpse into this remarkable city as we explore Pittsburgh's rich history through attractions like the Senator John Heinz History Center, we'll walk through the streets of The Hill District and we'll relive Pittsburgh's industrial past as we tour the Carrie Blast Furnaces.
The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview a favorite Pittsburgh Steeler, Ernie Mills.
Ernie Mills comes to the Rattler squad as the receivers’ coach. Mills was a standout receiver for the Florida Gators before being drafted in 1991 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played in Pittsburgh with Holmes until 1996. In 1997 he played one season with the Carolina Panthers, before playing with the Dallas Cowboys in 1998 and 1999.
Ernie Mills led the Gators in receiving touchdowns with 10 in 1990. That season he also garnered 770 yards receiving. He was a first-team All-SEC selection with the 9-2 Gators in 1990, playing under both Galen Hall and Steve Spurrier in his time at the University of Florida.
Ernie helped the Steelers get a birth in Super Bowl XXX with 39 catches for 679 yards while scoring eight touchdowns on the season. Mills spent nine years in the NFL. He finished his career with 196 receptions, 20 touchdowns and 2,934 yards. Mills is still regarded as one of the toughest receivers to ever play professional football. His versatility as a blocker was often compared to the resolve of the area’s reputation for blue collar steel workers. Also a return man in the NFL, Mills gained and amazing 1,818 yards on 80 kickoff returns.
Kathy Humphrey is the newly appointed senior vice chancellor for engagement and chief of staff at the University of Pittsburgh.
In her new role, she will concentrate on internal and external relations, focusing on facilitating business engagement, strategic initiatives and partnerships, and government interaction at all levels. She will work closely with University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and Pitt senior management to position the University to have maximum impact in the region, the Commonwealth, and beyond. For the past nine years, she served as Pitt’s vice provost and dean of students.
Humphrey has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. She was honored as a recipient of a YWCA Tribute to Women Leadership Award (in Education) and was selected as a member a New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Women of Excellence. She also received the University of Pittsburgh African American Alumni Council (AAAC) inaugural Sankofa Award, and has been chosen the Pitt Administrator of the Year the past four years by the student body. Most recently, she was one of 32 women from 13 countries chosen to participate in the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation Fellows Program.
Freelance writer and podcast host T.J. McAloon makes his debut appearance on City of Champions Radio, talking Pittsburgh Penguins hockey and the rest of the sporting world with regular host Matt Gajtka. T.J. specializes in coming up with wild NHL trade proposals, so he'll fire off a few for Matt's amusement before they move on to other topics, including the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. Follow T.J. on Twitter at @TJMcAloon and have a listen to his college football podcast at PlaceToBeNation.com!
Daniel Scifo, assistant sports editor of the Latrobe (Pa.) Bulletin, joins City of Champions Radio for the first time to talk about all things Pittsburgh. Also a freelancer for the Associated Press and USA Hockey, Scifo breaks down the Steelers' recent draft and their current trajectory with host Matt Gajtka. Following that, the guys address the stagnant Pirates and what might be ailing them in particular. Penguins talk wraps up the show, particularly what they might be up to during the second summer of the Johnston-Rutherford regime.
For the first show in the 2015 calendar year, Jeff and co-host Lance are back in the saddle to talk everything Pittsburgh Steelers. From the 2015 NFL schedule, to Le'Veon Bell's 3-game suspension and the news of Antonio Brown not being happy with his current contract.
Don't think we would have a show a week away from the 2015 NFL Draft and not talk about potential draft choices for the Steelers.
The guys will talk about this and so much more. Be sure to be a part of the conversation by calling in and turing the discussion into a full out Steelers conversation!
Well-rounded talk host Mike Grau joins Matt Gajtka on the latest episode of City of Champions Radio to explore the sports scene in Pittsburgh and beyond. Grau, a weekend host on Trib Live Radio, shares his observations and insights on PGA golf, worldwide soccer and more with Gajtka. Included in the discussion is the Pittsburgh Riverhounds professional soccer club, who prepare for U.S. Open Cup action this week in addition to their regular USL schedule. Follow Grau on Twitter @Michael_Grau!
The Diamond Showcase is for 8th Graders,Freshmen, Sophmores and Juniors. Student Athletes will have the opportunity to compete against some of the best talent in the Pittsburgh Area. What makes the Diamond Showcase different is our focus on life skills and personal development as well as football. Participants will receive superb coaching by the best, in addition, to the following:
The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview NFL All Pro Chad Brown. Chad will discuss his experience playing for the University of Colorado, as well as his favorite memories playing for the Steelers.
Chadwick Everett Brown (born July 12, 1970) is a former linebacker of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 1993 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado.
City of Champions Radio returns to the air to discuss the newest members of the Pittsburgh Steelers' organization, as the 2015 NFL Draft has come and gone.
Host and City of Champions co-editor Matt Gajtka welcomes Craig Gottschalk to the program to talk about the team's hopes for the new talent; Gottschalk is a co-editor for Still Curtain, the FanSided Network's Steelers-only site.
The guys explore the eight collegiate standouts who will presumably head to Latrobe for training camp in July, with Gottschalk taking a stab at how these players might fit into the Steelers' schemes on both sides of the football.
Hockey is the topic of the day on City of Champions Radio, as host Matt Gajtka welcomes TV sports anchor/reporter Ashley Chase to talk some pucks. The show begins with the state of the Pittsburgh Penguins, as the franchise probably faces another summer of change after a letdown finish to 2014-15. Matt and Ashley discuss the culprits behind the short playoff run and anticipate how the team might be different by the time October rolls around. They also go over the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs, which are in the middle of the second round. Which teams look most likely to play for a championship next month?
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