Emily Miklasevich: Senior Pittsburgh Steelers Reporter
One of my earliest memories was sitting on my dad’s lap as he was watching football on TV. I remember him telling me that he was cheering for the team that was wearing yellow pants. Since my dad liked the team with the yellow pants, I decided that I would like the team with yellow pants too. There was a brief rebellion period where I didn’t like the Steelers, but that dark time was brief and I returned to Steeler Nation with open arms.
My dad, a Pittsburgh-area native, has influenced my love of sports. There is a definite Pennsylvania/Pittsburgh feel to my favorite teams as I love the Pittsburgh Penguins and Penn State Nittany Lions in addition to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite my dad’s best efforts, I wound up as a Cubs fan instead of a Pirates fan. But I consider Jay Bell and Andy Van Slyke to be my favorite players from when I was little and I will still cheer for the Pirates.
Currently I am wrapping up my second go-round of college and will have a degree in accounting Â in June.
Tiffany George: Reporter
Iâ€™m a fourth-year student at the University of Cincinnati majoring in journalism with a minor in English. Sports are my passion and my life, and I aspire to one day be a high school soccer coach. Iâ€™d rather watch football than go shopping, wear tennis shoes than heels, and Iâ€™m most comfortable wearing shinguards and cleats. My interests lie within the spheres of mostly male-dominated arenas: contact sports, muscle cars, and rock music. Iâ€™ve been told more times than I can count that Iâ€™m â€œone of the guysâ€ and usually Iâ€™m okay with that. Iâ€™m stubborn, opinionated, and outspoken. I love words, and I use them to my advantage whenever possible. Iâ€™ll stand up for what I think is right, no matter what and I give respect where respect is earned. I value true fandom, loyalty, and intelligence. Iâ€™m competitive; I HATE to lose. At anything. Iâ€™ve participated in a myriad of activities in my life, including sports, music, and writing. I like to be busy, I have a short attention span, and I have a weird sense of humor. After college, I hope to get my master’s in secondary education from either Northwestern or Penn State.