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Dan Rooney

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  • When it comes to diversity in the NFL, nepotism trumps the 'Rooney Rule'

    When it comes to diversity in the NFL, nepotism trumps the 'Rooney Rule'
    This NFL offseason represents the 10-year anniversary of the inception of the "Rooney Rule." The rule, named after Pittsburgh Steelers' Chairman Dan Rooney, requires teams to interview minority candidates for all head coaching and senior football...
  • Pittsburgh Steelers' Dan Rooney is concerned about lack of progress in NFL labor negotiations

     
    Dan Rooney, chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, isn’t directly involved in negotiations between NFL owners and players, but he’s concerned about the lack of progress between the sides and where that could lead. “We should have a deal,” Rooney...
  • Obama makes post-Super Bowl call to Steelers coach

     
    From White House spokesman: "This afternoon, President Obama called Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin to congratulate him and the team on their remarkable season. He asked Coach Tomlin to pass along how impressed he was with the team’s...
  • David Teel: Feb. 2, 2009: Tomlin guides Pittsburgh to 6th Super Bowl title

    Mike Tomlin coached timid early, and his Pittsburgh Steelers melted down late. But on a Sunday evening for the football ages, Pittsburgh defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 to claim a record sixth Super Bowl victory and elevate Tomlin to the coaching...
  • Jan. 23, 2007: Steelers name Mike Tomlin their head coach

    Mike Tomlin acknowledges his Peninsula roots as he becomes head coach of the five-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. The National Football League's second-youngest head coach praised his big brother, his mentor and his God. He...
  • Sept. 9, 2007: Mike Tomlin set to tackle his biggest test

    A chance. That's all Mike Tomlin ever wanted. It didn't matter whether he was a 103-pound budding junior varsity defensive back, a 5-year-old playing cards with his mom and older brother, a seventh-grader taking a crack at high school trigonometry or a...
  • Peninsula native Mike Tomlin has turned Steelers into "his team"

    Peninsula native Mike Tomlin has turned Steelers into "his team"
    Mike Tomlin inherited a team one year removed from a Super Bowl championship. The franchise quarterback was 24, the incomparable safety 25, the fan base Labrador loyal. Nice work if you can get it, the antithesis of the typical coaching transition &#...
  • Glory on a paved road

    Prevailing wisdom says the Pittsburgh Steelers interviewed Mike Tomlin for their head-coaching position because, in part, he's black. Tomlin himself concurs. Prevailing wisdom and Tomlin are wrong, says Dan Rooney, the man who hired him two years ago and...
  • Going in, an historic mismatch

    Dynasty vs. doormat. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signified success in the Super Bowl era with their stable ownership, brilliant coaching and throwback style. A victory Sunday will give them a record sixth Super Bowl title, and they are 6 1/2 -point...
  • Tomlin proves that Rooneys made the right call

    TAMPA, FLA. Mike Tomlin coached timid early, and his Pittsburgh Steelers melted down late. But on a Sunday evening for the football ages, Pittsburgh defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 to claim a record sixth Super Bowl victory and elevate Tomlin to...
  • Super celebration in 'Sixburgh'

    More than 300,000 black-and-gold bedecked Pittsburgh Steelers fans — about the population of the city itself — packed the streets of "Sixburgh" on Tuesday for a parade celebrating the storied franchise's unprecedented sixth Super Bowl title....