Going Behind the Scenes at ESPN’s QB Camp

Nathan Peterman and Jon Gruden

Nathan Peterman conducts drills with Jon Gruden looking over his shoulder

Jerry DiPaola is Behind the Scenes with Pitt’s Nathan Peterman as he goes 1-on-1 with Jon Gruden at ESPN QB Camp.


Cameron Johnson vs Syracuse

Cameron Johnson has two years of eligibility remaining, which makes him hot property

Scholarship offers abound for former Pitt guard Cameron Johnson, writes Jerry DiPaola, but Panthers coach Kevin Stallings has placed some restrictions on which schools are possible destinations.


Phil Kessel vs Leafs

Phil Kessel was all smiles after scoring against his former team, the Toronto Maple Leafs

Phil Kessel snapped his 11-game scoring drought but the Penguins lost to the Leafs, who clinched a playoff berth, writes Bill West. In a twist of irony, Toronto got the tying goal from Kasperi Kapanen, who was part of the trade package the Penguins sent to the Leafs for Kessel.

Matt Murray   save

Goalie Matt Murray was one of the six Penguins who were healthy scratches

In the Penguins notebook, West writes that several regulars got rest against Toronto.

On the Chipped Ice blog, West writes that the Penguins played it straight after their loss to the Leafs.

Jake Guentzel v Islanders

Jake Guentzel has a history of performing in the postseason

In their weekly Three Periods, Bill West and Jonathan Bombulie write why rookie Jake Guentzel is a candidate to become a playoff hero.

My column centers around why the Penguins are happy to have earned home-ice advantage, even though they have proven to be road warriors in the postseason.


Gregory Polanco vs Braves

Gregory Polanco snapped out of a slow start by going 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs against the Braves

Gregory Polanco leads the Bucs past the sloppy Braves, writes Chris Adamski.

In the Pirates notebook, third baseman David Freese sat out but says he’s OK after taking a ball to the collarbone, writes Adamski.

Scouting report for Sunday’s game against the Braves.