Wiz Khalifa performs during Pitt's Midnight Madness event Friday night at the Petersen Events Center.

Khalifa rocks the house at Zoo After Hours

Pitt’s basketball teams held their version of Midnight Madness in an event called #ZooAfterHours featuring a concert by Wiz Khalifa.

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 Linebacker Terence Garvin is one of the Steelers who is on the roster because of his abilities on special teams.

NFL special-teamers live a week-to-week existence, Steelers included

Life for special teams players in the NFL is never easy, and one of those currently with the Steelers will lose his spot to Martavis Bryant.

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 Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta was solid in the season opener Thursday night as he continues to readjust to the speed of the game.

Penguins defenseman Maatta's first regular-season game in 10 months goes well

Olli Maatta’s return from a 10-month absence because of a shoulder injury was a bright spot for Penguins in opening-night loss at Dallas.

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 Belle Vernon's Luke Durigon tries to break a tackle by Ringgold's Jordon Briscoe Friday night. Belle Vernon won, 13-12, at home.

Blocked punt by Belle Vernon sets up golden moment, victory against Ringgold

One big defensive play and one big special teams play give Belle Vernon a 13-12 win against Ringgold in clash of WPIAL Class AAA unbeatens.

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 South Fayette's Hunter Hayes, center, celebrates with Drew Saxton, left, and another teammate after rushing for a touchdown in the first half Friday night against Steel Valley.

South Fayette dynasty keeps rolling with 37-0 win against Steel Valley

South Fayette wins its 38th in a row, which ties Greensburg (1913-16) for the third-longest winning streak in WPIAL history.

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 Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price says the only thing on the Panthers' mind is "next game."

Pitt's biggest task today likely to be avoiding letdown against Virginia

On heels of big win at Virginia Tech last week, Pitt is hoping to avoid a letdown today against lowly Virginia.

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 Penn State's leading receiver Chris Godwin believes the offense has enough weapons to improve quickly.

Penn State offense searches for an identity while still needing to silence critics

Five games into the season. Penn State still doesn’t have an identity on offense.

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 West Virginia's offense has started to lean more heavily on its running backs, including former Hopewell star Rushel Shell.

West Virginia's offense has shifted into run-first mold

As he prepares to face a former employer, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen is running a far different kind of offense than before.

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District football preview: Seton Hill, IUP's high-powered offenses face off

Anything Seton Hill does well through the air, IUP hopes to do even better on the ground today in their PSAC West matchup.

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Franklin Regional beats Hampton, takes top spot in Class AAA Greater Allegheny Conference

The Panthers topped the Talbots, 21-2, Friday night to improve their conference record to 5-1.

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Mt. Lebanon rallies to top Bethel Park

The Blue Devils carry some much needed momentum now into a major conference showdown with unbeaten Woodland Hills.

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Clairton wards off Jeannette, 56-29

The Bears’ offense erupted in the second half to defeat the Jayhawks on Friday.

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Class AAAA roundup: Jurkovec leads Pine-Richland past Seneca Valley

The Rams got a scare from their Northern Eight Conference rival Raiders, but quarterback Phil Jurkovec was a stud by air and ground again.

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Class A roundup: Frazier's defense dominant in victory against Beth-Center

Frazier got its fourth shutout of the season, beating Beth-Center, 21-0.

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Class AA roundup: Freeport tops Highlands in big game

The top two teams in the Allegheny Conference met Friday night at Highlands, and the Yellowjackets came out on top.

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City League roundup: University Prep scores big to beat Carrick

Friday’s City League game at Cupples Stadium got out of hand as University Prep pounded Carrick, 40-8.

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Friday

Summaries from Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

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Football Leaders: Rushing, Passing, Receiving

Individual leaders from Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

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Class AAA roundup: Mars' big plays propel Planets past Gateway

Eli Brooks had a big night, scoring three touchdowns in a 31-21 victory against Gateway on Friday.

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Biking: Man in electric wheelchair spends days at Great Allegheny Passage, Pinkerton Tunnel

Bikers would pass Eric Kunkle in the middle of the trail and offer to help him, but he would constantly refuse.

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Bob Smizik: Major roster overhaul possible

Nobody asked me, but . . .

1 day ago

Stephen J. Nesbitt's Pirates chat transcript, season wrap-up edition: 10.09.15

Some readers have lots of questions about the wild-card game, and other readers are ready to look ahead to the off-season.

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 The Pirates will have to decide if they want to bring back mercurial first baseman Pedro Alvarez, among several others.

Walker, Alvarez among decisions Pirates face entering offseason earlier than planned

The Pirates have several decisions to make on free agents and arbitration-eligible players after the playoffs end.

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 Steelers' Le'Veon Bell carries against the Ravens  in the first quarter last Thursday at Heinz Field.

On the Steelers: Running back Le'Veon Bell wants ball, but he is not inclined to ask for it

Bell won’t demand, or even ask for, the ball no matter what situation in which the offense finds itself.

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 Steelers Michael Vick makes a pass during Thursday's practice at the Steelers South Side training facility.

Steelers notebook: Vick 'piecing together' offensive puzzle

Mike Vick looks at Steelers offense like it is a puzzle, and he continues to piece it together.

1 day ago

 Penguins center Sidney Crosby skates on the ice prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center.

Crosby-Kessel partnership makes steady progress for Penguins

Sidney Crosby likes the cohesion that has developed with his new linemate, Phil Kessel, but also says it will get even better.

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 Wednesday night against the Cubs started bad and turned worse for the Pirates and starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, but he's not alone in the blame.

Ron Cook: Plenty of Pirates give reason to play the blame game after loss

Who to blame for another early Pirates postseason exit? More like who not to blame after an ugly 4-0 shutout by the Chicago Cubs.

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 Penn State sophomore cornerback Grant Haley.

CB Grant Haley making a name for himself at his mother’s alma mater

The son of two doctors, PSU cornerback Grant Haley excelled in numerous sports before choosing football

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 Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi says his defense has to be ready for Virginia running back Taquan Mizzell.

Virginia's record might be deceiving for Pitt

The Cavaliers enter first ACC game against the Panthers after a brutal non-conference schedule.

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 Central Valley teammates celebrate their win over West Allegheny in the WPIAL class AAA championship at Heinz Field Friday, November 21, 2014.

WPIAL displeased with PIAA classification decisions

The state’s strongest district has a lot of questions to answer on how to move forward.

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 East Allegheny's Amani Johnson runs up field against South Fayette Monday night.

Varsity Xtra: Some WPIAL athletes pulling double duty in the same season

The days of two- and three-sport athletes, however, might be dying.

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 South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh hugs head coach Joe Rossi after breaking the WPIAL passing yardage in the second quarter against Steel Valley at South Fayette Stadium on October 3, 2014.

Xtra points: South Fayette on quiet roll

A Lions win would tie for the third-longest streak in WPIAL history, matching a Greensburg team that compiled wins during World War I.

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High school highlights: Keystone Oaks tops No. 1 South Fayette

The top-ranked Lions had only given up four goals in an 11-game winning streak, but the Golden Eagles broke out for a 2-1 victory.

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 Chacar Berry of Ringgold rushes the ball against Thomas Jefferson in the first half on September 4, 2015.

Game of the Week: Ringgold at Belle Vernon

A pair of undefeated teams square off in tonight’s Class AAA Big 10 Conference game.

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 Peters Township's Hunter Bruce follows a shot in the WPIAL Boys AAA Individual Championship & PIAA Qualifier at Southpointe Golf Club in Canonsburg, Pa Thursday, October 8,  2015.

Peters Township has its first WPIAL boys individual golf title

Sophomore Hunter Bruce shoots a 1-over 73 at Southpointe Golf Club to hold on for WPIAL Class AAA championship

1 day ago

The Fumbler: These picks more than just fantasy

The Fumbler was a big winner last week, going 54-10, improving him to 264-57 for the season. Here are his thoughts on this weekend's games.

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District Fishing Report: 10.9.15

The state Fish and Boat Commission will stock trout for a special mentored youth fishing day Oct. 18.

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Brad Everett's high school football notebook

Alex Smith has thrown for 1,262 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Golden Eagles.

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 Andrew Lusebrink, center, and teammates break during drills. Providence Heights Alpha School combined soccer teams with St. Ursula in Hampton to become Allison Park United.

Two schools, one team: Providence Heights Alpha School and St. Ursula combine soccer squads

At the end of the 2014-15 school year, 26 of the eighth-graders graduated, leaving Providence Heights Alpha School with only eight players.

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 Peters Township's Mia Kness finished tied for sixth at the WPIAL Class AAA individual championships Tuesday at Rolling Hills Country Club in McMurray.

South Xtra: Peters Township junior advances to states

Mia Kness rallies on back nine to finish tied for sixth at WPIAL Class AAA individual golf finals.

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 Peters Township's Kelson Marisa, right, heads the ball away from Chartiers Valley's Max Kehoe in a match last week.

South Xtra: Peters Township gearing up to defend its title

Indians overcome injuries to remain in the thick of the Section 5 boys soccer race.

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South Xtra: Game of the week

South Fayette (5-0, 5-0) vs. Steel Valley (5-0, 4-0)

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 Upper St. Clair senior opposite Samantha Amos has been voted to the Penn­syl­va­nia Vol­ley­ball Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion all-state team three times.

South Xtra: Upper St. Clair a tall order for opponents

With three girls who are 6 feet 2, volleyball team powering its way to the top of the standings.

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South Xtra: Success begins at an early age at Bentworth

Development of youth soccer has helped the high school soccer teams flourish, including two of the WPIAL’s top scorers.

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South Xtra: Frazier pulling its weight on defense

Commodores using their speed to overcome a lack of size to shut down opponents.

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Brad Everett's high school football notebook

Because of slow start, Indians can’t afford to lose any more games.

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 Greensburg Central Catholic's Olivia Zambruno won the WPIAL Class AA individual golf championship by five strokes Tuesday at Rolling Hills Country Club in McMurray.

East Xtra: Greensburg CC junior wins second golf title in a row

Olivia Zambruno captures WPIAL AA individual championship by five strokes.

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 Penn-Trafford's Chris Stanford, center, and Andre Guest are part of a one-two punch as defensive ends for the Warriors.

East Xtra: Penn-Trafford linemen wreaking havoc

Bookend defensive ends Andre Guest and Chris Stanford too much for opposing offenses.

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East Xtra: Game of the week

Hampton (5-0, 4-0) at Franklin Regional (4-1, 4-1)

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East Xtra: Junior back already has school record at Greensburg Central Catholic

Frazier transfer Alvin Ross rushes for 369 yards last week in his first season with Centurions.

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