Cowher to Step Down

Bill Cowher will return to Pittsburgh and make an announcement about his future Monday, at which time he is expected to retire as coach of the Steelers, sources with knowledge of the situation have told the Post-Gazette.No press conference has been scheduled by the Steelers, but Cowher has told several people he will come back from Raleigh, N.C. and announce his decision Monday.Cowher drove to Raleigh Tuesday after meeting with team chairman Dan Rooney and president Art Rooney II. He has one year remaining on his contract, but he has told friends and associates he wants to spend more time with his family.Meantime, offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, one of the leading candidates to replace Cowher, interviewed this morning with the Atlanta Falcons and owner Arthur Blank. ( Source www.post-gazette.com)

Kansas City has made their offer to the Penguins, and it’s offer Pennsylvania officials will not be able to come up with. For an investment of $27 million, the Penguins can move into a brand new arena in Kansas City this fall without having to pay rent and can receive all of the revenue streams, such as concessions and parking money, according to terms of an offer made public for the first time.

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