A rematch is in the cards

…or rather in the paddles!


From at Jacob Klinger at Penn Live today:

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James Conner has started a comeback against Ben Roethlisberger.

Playing ping-pong with the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback at their agent’s headquarters in Irvine, California last month, Roethlisberger won their first match.

But the Pitt running back who is at the Combine this week after beating Hodgkins Lymphoma and rushing for 1,092 yards and 16 touchdowns last season snagged the following game, he said.

Only for Roethlisberger to have to leave with the scored tied, 1-1.

“He had to run,” Conner said. “His family, they had some food waiting, so Game 3 is on the way.”

Conner and Roethlisberger have shared a practice facility, the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on Pittsburgh’s South Side, since 2013. And as the Pitt running back prepares for the NFL Draft, Roethlisberger has given Conner little pieces of advice, in addition to ping-pong games.

“Just be yourself, have fun with it, enjoy the process,” Roethlisberger told Conner, Conner said. “He knows I overcame a lot, too. So yeah, me and Ben, cool.”

But there will be a rubber match, Conner said.


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