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Pittsburgh Football Club STILLWATER, Okla. -- Mason Rudolph connected on an 86-yard pass toJhajuan Seales, then Rennie Childs scored on a 1-yard run -- his fourth rushing touchdown of the game -- with 1:28 remaining to lift Oklahoma State to a 4538 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday. Rudolph was 26 of 46 for a school-record 540 yards and two touchdowns, whileJames Washington pulled in nine receptions for 296 yards -- the most in the nation by anyone so far this season -- and two touchdowns. Childs finished with 101 yards on 10 carries. "(Rudolph) played great," said Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich. "Always room to improve, but he needs to sit back and enjoy this one. He played tremendous, especially at the end, finished strong again, the gamewinning drive. I'm proud of him." One week after a stunning loss to Central Michigan on a final untimed play that officials later admitted should never have happened, Oklahoma State (21) found themselves in another nail-biter decided in the final moments. After starting its final possession on its own 8-yard-line with 1:21 to go, Pitt advanced to the OSU 45-yard-line before Nathan Peterman's pass was intercepted by Ramon Richards with 15 seconds left. Rudolph had 372 yards passing and Washington 231 receiving in the first half alone, both OSU school records for one half. The Cowboys' 467 yards of total offense in the opening half also set a school record. James Conner rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries for Pitt (2-1), while Peterman threw for 237 yards and a touchdown on 14-of-30 passing. "They made one more play than we did, really, when it comes down to it, at the end," said Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi. "Regardless of what happened in the first half, or third quarter, it came down to the last few seconds." With the game tied 38-38 with 12:55 left in the fourth quarter, action was suspended due to lightning in the area. Play finally resumed following an almost 2-hour delay. "I'll be real honest with you, the delay saved us," said OSU coach Mike Gundy. "We got a lot of coaching out of it. When the delay happened, I was okay with it, because I felt like we needed it to make some corrections. I felt like this was a good thing for us." THE TAKEAWAY Pittsburgh: Despite the loss, the Panthers displayed impressive resilience, falling behind 24-10 and 31-17 in the first half, but continuing to battle back, answering Oklahoma State's penchant for big plays. They tied the game 31-31 early in the third quarter on Matt Galambos' 2-yard fumble return, and then again at 38-38 several minutes later onQuadree Henderson's 50-yard touchdown run. Oklahoma State: The Cowboys showed no ill effects after their controversial defeat last week against Central Michigan. Any lingering questions were undoubtedly cleared up when the Cowboys' first offensive play turned into a 91-yard touchdown pass from Rudolph to Washington. UP NEXT Pittsburgh: The Panthers are on the road again as they open ACC play against North Carolina. Oklahoma State: OSU travels for its first away game of the season, visiting Big 12 rival Baylor. By Craig Meyer / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A former college linebacker, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi was understandably underwhelmed with his defense’s showing in a 45-38 loss Saturday at Oklahoma State. In that defeat, their first of the season, the Panthers allowed the most points they had in a game under Narduzzi and surrendered 640 yards of total offense, 35 yards shy of tying a program record set in 1993. The problem, Narduzzi said Monday at his weekly press conference, comes from the team’s execution and fundamental failures, not its scheme or strategy. “They’ve got to understand and have to have faith and belief in what we’re doing,” the second-year Pitt coach said. “They’ve got to understand that it works when you do it right and it doesn’t work when you’re not doing it right. It’s either your way or our way; which one are you going to do? If you continue to do it your way, then we’re going to have problems. If you do it our way, you’ve got a chance.” In their offensive outburst, the Cowboys had 10 plays that went for at least 20 yards, and quarterback Mason Rudolph threw for a school-record 540 yards. After that performance, and just more than a week removed from giving up 39 points and 406 yards to Penn State, Pitt is 89th among 128 qualifying Football Bowl Subdivision teams in scoring defense (30.3 points per game) and is 85th in total defense (406 yards per game). Though the Panthers have struggled defensively their past two games, there was no thought to make any drastic changes during the loss to Oklahoma State, including to the press coverage that cornerbacks in Narduzzi’s defenses utilize. “When we bring pressure, that gives them a little relief,” Narduzzi said. “When we play our base is when they’re pretty much out there on an island. Go watch college football and pro football. Those corners are out there. I don’t care if you’re in man coverage or thirds or in read cover-two, they’re on an island out there. Eventually, they have to make a play on the ball. It doesn’t really matter what the coverage is.” • NOTE — Narduzzi said wide receiver Dontez Ford, who did not make the trip to Stillwater, Okla., because of a collarbone injury, will be back “sooner than later,” though he declined to be any more specific. In case you missed it, Pitt held its first scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday. I haven't gotten out to many Pitt football training camp practices over the years and haven't been to one since Paul Chryst was here. But one thing I always enjoyed was catching some of the scrimmages when I could. Those were always very loose games, obviously, but it was interesting to see rookies getting some actual 'game' time on the field, see how the reserves were used, etc. Pat Narduzzi put an end to that at Pitt and to me, it's just one of those things where a coach is sort of paranoid about reports getting out, etc. I can understand that to a degree because their jobs hinge on results and any edge you feel like you can get as a coach, you almost have to take. The unfortunate side of that, of course, is that it just means there's virtually no good information out there since it's an event closed to the media. Now, do I personally think that by opening up an (unfilmed) scrimmage to media members that it will hurt the team? Nah. Teams have so little time to prepare for other teams during the season. After all, do you honestly think opponents are going to refer to something like a newspaper article about a fourth-string receiver running a reverse in a scrimmage instead of looking at more tangible things such as game film? Not likely. Plus, without film, reading something like that isn't going to help them anymore than if they read an article talking about Pitt wanting to throw more to the running backs. There's just not much substance to it. All of that said, I can also understand the level of paranoia on the part of coaches in the age of cell phones, information leaks, etc. I don't think they gain much by closing scrimmages, but it's also up to them to run the program the way they think will ultimately produce the most success. Other than some photographs, the only news out of this was a quote from Narduzzi, released by the athletics department. Here it is: “Overall, I thought that our offense did a great job of driving the ball. I thought our defense did a good job of playing bend-but-don’t-break ball when they [the offense] got down in the red zone to force field goals. Overall, it was a very healthy scrimmage. It’s always good to come out healthy. I’m sure we will have some bumps and bruisestomorrow, but it was a physical, great-effort scrimmage. I would probably say that the one negative was penalties since it was the first time that we had officials out here today, which was on purpose. We really have been pretty good for five practices with limiting the unforced errors—as far as jumping offside, committing illegal procedures and lining up offside. I knew that a corner would line up offside today, and it happened. So we’ve got to clean up a lot of those mistakes.” In summary, the defense held, players were healthy, and there were more penalties than usual. That second part about guys getting out unscathed from a health standpoint is probably the most important thing. It was the first scrimmage of the year so penalties will happen. That shouldn't bother anyone at this point and it's hard to make that a focal point. The athletics department also has some photos, if that's your thing. The one I chose for this post was actually of true freshman quarterback Tom MacVittie. One small note related to the photos was that the caption for receiver Quadree Henderson, who is battling for a starting job, had a good day. But really, there's not much out there right now. Perhaps more will leak out from the media that are close to the team and down at practices on a daily basis but as a closed event, information could be sort of scarce outside of things like, "I heard so and so had a good day", etc., which could mean anything, unless we see a box score or something. The Pittsburgh Steelers were founded by Arthur J. Rooney on July 8, 1933. Now the seventh-oldest franchise in the NFL, the Pittsburgh team was known as the Pirates until 1940. The Steelers struggled for their first 40 years without winning a championship of any kind until they won the AFC Central division title in 1972. Two years later, the entire sports world cheered when Art Rooney, one of world's most popular sports figures, received the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Steelers' victory in Super Bowl IX. After so many years of frustration, the 1970s Steelers began one of the most incredible streaks in sports history when they earned eight consecutive playoff berths, seven AFC Central titles and four AFC championships from 1972 to 1979. The Steelers became the first team to win four Super Bowls and the only team to win back-to-back Super Bowls twice. The team of the decade of the 1970s became the first AFC team to win its division 10 times since the NFL's 1970 merger. The list of Pittsburgh Steelers heroes of the 1970s is long but it begins with Head Coach Chuck Noll, who took control of the team in 1969. Such stars as defensive tackle Joe Greene, linebackers Jack Ham and Jack Lambert, quarterback Terry Bradshaw, cornerback Mel Blount and running back Franco Harris were the backbone of a team that many insist was the finest ever in pro football. All, including Noll, were accorded membership in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first years of eligibility. Pittsburgh's success in the 1970s was the antithesis of the Steelers' experiences in their early years. The Pittsburgh eleven won only 22 games its first seven seasons. Rooney, seeking a way to make ends meet, often took his team from Forbes Field to such neutral cities as Johnstown and Latrobe in Pennsylvania, Youngstown, Louisville and New Orleans so as to avoid competition with baseball and college football in Pittsburgh. Through it all, Rooney never wavered in his determination to make pro football successful in his city. In 1938, Rooney made Colorado All-America Byron "Whizzer" White the NFL's first "big money" player with a $15,800 contract. The 1942 Steelers, boosted by the NFL-leading rushing of rookie Bill Dudley, enjoyed their first winning season. With rosters depleted by the manpower shortage of World War II, Rooney merged the Steelers with the Eagles (Phil-Pitt) in 1943 and the Cardinals (Card-Pitt) in 1944. Coach Jock Sutherland led the Steelers to a first-place tie with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1947 but they lost their first postseason game ever to the Eagles, 21-0. From 1957 to 1963, the Steelers, coached by Buddy Parker and with quarterback Bobby Layne, defensive tackle Ernie Stautner and running back John Henry Johnson playing key roles, were legitimate divisional championship contenders. But the "dynasty years" that coincided with the move to the AFC at the time of AFL-NFL merger, forever brightening Pittsburgh Steelers history, were still a decade away. The Steelers became the third team to win five Super Bowls after they defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. The 2005 wild-card Steelers, led by coach Bill Cowher, also became the first wild-card team in history to win three playoff road games and the Super Bowl. Following the 2006 season, Cowher resigned and was replaced by Mike Tomlin, who in his second season led the team to victory in Super Bowl XLIII. The win marked their sixth championship in franchise history as the Steelers became the first team to win six Super Bowls. / ...
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The African
Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa wrote an exemplary autobiography of his, known as
‘The African’ written in 1789. This book describes the occurrences of Equiano’s life and the
troubles he had to undergo as a slave. He also explains the African culture which includes some
customs regarding the religious practices, clothing, and their food. Equiano describes his
experiences as he explores the world by being the slave of a variety of captains. In his piece, the
plight of slaves is elaborated. Through these experiences, he grows into becoming the man he
was at the time he died, being shaped by the various societal cultures that he encountered in the
different countries he travelled as a slave. Religion is also a concept that has been described in
the book (Carretta). In his book, ‘The African’, three important issues are addressed; they include
awareness of the world exploration, societal structure and the subject matter for the piece of
Awareness of world exploration
Equiano was a slave to several captains of different ships. Being that he was their slave,
he got to explore the world and toured various countries in the process. He visited Gibraltar,
Scotland, Holland, England, Pennsylvania, the Caribbean, Georgia, Nova Scotia, and South

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Carolina. He travelled to these countries as a slave to Captain Pascal and some other merchant
masters. His travelling enabled him to explore the ‘New World’ extensively, which he would
otherwise never have visited. Some of these experiences shaped his ideologies as he studied how
other cultures differ with the African culture. He also describes how he had to undergo some
desperate conditions and extreme hardships because of his astonishments at new experiences and
sights as he explored the world. The narrative explains that Equiano experienced culture shock
when he was introduced to the European culture and saw how they treated slaves, especially
given that he was just a small child at the time of those journeys. In 1767, Equiano settled in
England where he attended school and worked as Dr. Charles Irving’s assistant. His awareness of
the global exploration continues as he continues to travel in other countries like North America,
Grenada, Turkey, Portugal, Jamaica, and Italy. These experiences of world exploration were the
ones that probably opened his mind and led him to publish his autobiography, named The
African in 1789 (Carretta).
Societal Culture
Since Equiano travelled to many countries...

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