--The Penguins must've watched the Pitt-Notre Dame game last week, because their three-goal lead against Ottawa evaporated just like the Panthers' 11-point second half lead against the Irish. The Senators rallied to send the game into OT, ultimately winning on a Daniel Alfredsson lamp-lighter with 3.2 seconds left in the extra period. Sens 4, Pens 3. Drive home safely.
Unfortunately, Sunday's effort was equally as heartbreaking, as Ty Conklin watched three goals whistle past him in the shootout of a 2-1 loss to San Jose. The blood-colored fluid dripping from the injured Zamboni proved to be a sign of things to come, as the Pens could only muster an Erik Christensen goal in regulation.
--Pitt continued their slide into mediocrity with a 75-73 loss against Louisville. The Cardinals became the first team to win twice at the Pete (other than Pitt, of course). Sam Young and Dejuan Blair each scored 20 for the Panthers, who dropped their third in a row for only the second time under Jamie Dixon. After a 15-2 start, the Panthers are 4-6 in their past 10. Not the way you want to enter the month of March.
--King Pryor's Jeannette Jayhawks won the WPIAL title with an 82-68 win over Beaver Falls. With 39 points, 24 rebounds, 10 blocked shots, and 6 assists, I think it's safe to say that Pryor had something to do with the victory.
--The Red Sox signed Bartolo Colon to a minor league deal, thankfully killing off any hopes of the Pirates bringing him to town.
--The PG had a great story on the 1988 Pitt Panthers and their upset loss to Vanderbilt in the tournament.
--Sidney Crosby adds "Two-Time Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year" to his resume, while Pitt women's basketball coach Agnus Berenato wins the female honor for the second time in three years.
--Cy Young candidate Byung-Hyun Kim arrives at Pirate camp:
--New American Gladiator female champ Monica Carlson has an interesting past