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NFL Network to Broadcast Two Steelers Preseason Games

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Steelers fans outside the Pittsburgh television market will now still get a preseason look at their team. The NFL Network announced on Tuesday that it will have 13 live preseason broadcasts, including two contests featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The network will broadcast the Steelers preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccanneers on Friday, August 9 and also the Steelers’ home Week 2 preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Both games will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

The Steelers’ Week 3 game in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, August 25 will be broadcast nationally by NBC, meaning that only the preseason finale at Carolina on Thursday, August 29 will not be available nationwide. That game and both of the games that NFL Network picked up will be broadcast locally by KDKA-TV.

All of the Steelers preseason and regular season games are also available through the Steelers Radio Network, with local flagships 102.2 WDVE-FM and 970 WBGG-AM.

NFL Network’s entire preseason broadcast schedule can be found here: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001035260/article/nfl-network-to-carry-13-live-2019-preseason-games

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Delivers Pizzas to Steelers Fans

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is bringing some joy to fans during tough times.

Smith-Schuster spent his Tuesday afternoon delivering pizzas for PizzaHut, and even took the time to snap a pic with a young fan, courtesy of JimStamm22 on Twitter.

A fan favorite, Smith-Schuster is entering his fourth season in Pittsburgh.

After an explosive sophomore season in 2018, Smith-Schuster battled injuries and inconsistent quarterback play that combined for a lackluster 2019.

With the return of franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Smith-Schuster appears primed to deliver more than pizzas this upcoming season.

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Report: Steelers to Hold Training Camp at Team Facility, Not at Saint Vincent College

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It looks like the Steelers will be staying home for training camp this August.

According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday, the league has informed teams that they must hold training camp at their facilities later this summer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Steelers will now be conducting training camp on the South Side, instead of their traditional summer home of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, snapping a 54-year streak.

The league still plans for training camp to begin on time, but has made no announcement on changes to the season or whether games will have fans.

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Steelers Honor 2020 Graduates at Heinz Field

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are showing love to the 2020 graduates that had their senior years cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The team honored this year’s graduating class by displaying a congratulatory message on the scoreboard at Heinz Field Friday night.

A few current and former Steelers players also voiced their support on social media, including running back James Conner, defensive end Cam Heyward and retired defensive end Brett Keisel.

“Keep focused, keep chasing your dreams,” Conner said. “I know 2020’s been a wild year, but just stay focused, stay locked in. I know you guys are all going to go and accomplish great things.”

Students across the Pittsburgh area have been forced to finish the school year from home, and have unfortunately had to miss out on some of life’s biggest milestones, such as prom and graduation day.

It’s great to see the Steelers doing their part to make students feel celebrated and recognized.

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