Steelers, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger deny trade report

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Sunday denied a report the team will consider entertaining trade offers for him in the off-season.

Steelers defensive great L.C. Greenwood dies at 67

LONDON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end L.C. Greenwood, a six-time Pro Bowl pick, has died at age 67, the team announced Sunday.
Steelers sign Tomlin to contract extension

Steelers sign Tomlin to contract extension

PITTSBURGH, July 24 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin has signed a contract extension that links him to the team through the 2016 season, the NFL team said Tuesday.

Steelers to release receiver Hines Ward

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward will be released after 14 seasons with the team, Steelers President Art Rooney II said Wednesday.

Steelers coach hospitalized with burns

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson was hospitalized with severe burns Saturday, the day after a fire at his home, authorities said.
Mendenhall's bin Laden tweet puzzling

Mendenhall's bin Laden tweet puzzling

PITTSBURGH, May 3 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney II said Tuesday he's puzzled by halfback Rashard Mendenhall's Twitter messages after Osama bin Laden's death.
Rooney: Roethlisberger will be punished

Rooney: Roethlisberger will be punished

PITTSBURGH, April 15 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney II said Thursday some sort of discipline would be handed out to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Former Steelers analyst Myron Cope dies

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame broadcaster Myron Cope died Wednesday at the age of 79 of heart failure, respiratory problems and a bout with pneumonia.

Steelers to stick with natural grass

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers confirmed Monday they will stick with "natural grass" at Heinz Field next season.

Steelers apologize for lack of anthem

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II has apologized for not offering a performance of the national anthem during the team's last game.

Steelers center retires after 11 years

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers center Jeff Hartings has announced his retirement after playing in the National Football League for 11 years. Hartings played his first five years as a guard for the Detroit Lions before being picked up as a center for the Steelers.

Steelers narrow list for head coach job

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have three candidates for head coach: Russ Grimm, now assistant head coach, the Vikings' Mike Tomlin and the Bears' Ron Rivera.

Cowher retires as Steelers head coach

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Bill Cowher retired after 15 years as head coach of the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers saying he had lived a dream to lead his hometown team to a Super Bowl victory.

Former Steelers star Terry Long dies

PITTSBURGH, June 8 (UPI) -- Terry Long, who played on the offensive line of the Pittsburgh Steelers for eight seasons but had recently faced legal problems, has died. He was 45.

Steelers extend Cowher's contract

PITTSBURGH, July 26 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers Monday signed Coach Bill Cowher to a contract extension that will keep him with the team for at least four more seasons.
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Art Rooney II
Art Rooney II of the Pittsburgh Steelers announces that Mike Tomlin will be the next head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The announcement was made at the Steelers complex on the southside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 22, 2007. (UPI Photo/Stephen Gross)

Arthur Joseph "Art" Rooney II (born 1952) is the president and co-owner of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers.

Rooney is the oldest of nine children of Dan and Patricia Rooney. The Rooney family has owned the Steelers since the team's founding by Art II's grandfather and namesake Art Rooney in 1933. Art II grew up around the team, serving as an unofficial ball boy from the age of nine.

Rooney attended the University of Pittsburgh from which he received a B.A in political science in 1978. He then attended law school at Duquesne University earning his (J.D.) in 1982. He also attended Exeter University in Exeter, England where he studied international business transactions and the law of the European economic community.

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