High School Football on the air tonight:
–Butler will host Seneca Valley for a 7:30pm kick-off. Pre-game is 7:15pm on WBUT 1050am and at wbut.com.
–Knoch will host Ambridge for a 7pm kick-off. The coaches show begins at 6:30pm on WISR 680am and at wisr680.com
–Penn State will visit Illinois tonight. Kick-off is 9pm. The Nittany Lions enter the game ranked #10 and are 3-0. The Fighting Illini are 2-1.
–Pitt will visit North Carolina Saturday. Kick-off is 12:20pm.
–Slippery Rock will open Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference play against Seton Hill Saturday night at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium. Kick-off is 6pm. The Coach Shawn Lutz Show begins at 5:30pm on The Rock Station 97.7fm and at 977 rocks.com. You can also watch the game and hear the game at Rock Athletics Dot-Com.
The Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday night. Kick-off is 8:15pm. Hear the game on WISR 680am.
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown spoke with reporters Thursday and downplayed the issues that had reportedly developed during and after the team’s loss to Kansas City Sunday. Brown claims he is not trying to be a distraction, and had told head coach Mike Tomlin he would be missing their Monday morning meeting. Tomlin said earlier this week Brown had been disciplined.
Last night in Thursday Night Football: The Cleveland Browns won their first game since Christmas Eve of 2016 with a 21-17 victory over the New York Jets. The Browns top draft pick from the spring, Baker Mayfield, entered the game in relief of Tyrod Taylor and led Cleveland to the comeback win. He threw for 201 yards. Before leaving with an injury, Taylor had become the first quarterback to throw for under 20 yards on at least 14 attempts since Joe Flacco against Jacksonville in 2011.