College Sports

 Luigi Lista-Brinza, a Central Catholic High School graduate, takes a hand-off from quarterback Chase Haslett   during Indiana University of Pennsylvania opening-game victory against St. Augustine.

East/West Xtra: Central Catholic grad from McKees Rocks plays key role for IUP

Luigi Lista-Brinza steps in as a freshman and helps solidify running back position.

2 days ago

 Pitt's James Conner takes a carry in the season opener against Delaware at Heinz Field.

Paul Chryst: Pitt running game not at top efficiency yet

Pitt coach Paul Chryst says Panthers running game is not clicking on all cylinders yet despite an impressive start statistically.

4 days ago

 Penn State safety Ryan Keiser intercepts a pass intended for receiver Leonte Carroo with less than a minute to play Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J. Penn State defeated Rutgers, 13-10.

Penn State defense glad to take five

The Nittany Lions' defensive players didn't think they were going to snag five interceptions against Rutgers Saturday night; they knew.

5 days ago

 Quarterback Clint Trickett passes against Maryland in the first quarter Saturday at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md.

Clint Trickett's strong rapport with WRs pays dividends for West Virginia

Clint Trickett and his top receivers are on the same page, which makes things pretty easy on the Mountaineers quarterback.

5 days ago

District college football roundup: IUP allows 38 unanswered in loss

The worst loss for the Crimson Hawks in more than a decade saw Kutztown dominate through the air on offense.

6 days ago

 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik drops back to pass against Delaware in the second quarter Aug. 30 at Heinz Field.

Panthers take shot at rare 3-0 start

It has been a long time since Pitt started a season 3-0, but the Panthers have that opportunity today against Florida International.

1 week ago

 Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel breaks through the Akron Zips defense in the third quarter Sept. 6 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. Penn State defeated Akron, 21-3.

Depth, some rest will help defensive linemen all year

Penn State coach James Franklin knows rest and depth are good things for his football team.

1 week ago

 West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett shakes hands with fans following a 54-0 win Sept. 6 against Towson in Morgantown, W.Va.

Path of revenge starts with border rival Terps

Maryland is often an early barometer for West Virginia's season, and its postseason hopes could be determined in this five-game stretch.

1 week ago

District college football: California has tough test afoot

After a 33-24 win last week against Virginia State, California faces an early measuring stick in Bloomsburg,2013 PSAC champion.

1 week ago

 Rutgers coach Kyle Flood, center, celebrates with his team after they beat Washington State, 41-38, Aug. 28 in Seattle. Rutgers has given Flood a two-year contract extension. Athletic director Julie Hermann announced the deal Thursday, two days before the Scarlet Knights (2-0) play their first Big Ten Conference game against Penn State (2-0).

Penn State's rivalry reborn against Rutgers

A new era begins in the Penn State-Rutgers rivalry now that the Scarlet Knights are in the Big Ten Conference.

1 week ago

District college football: Slippery Rock RB Greene off to flying start

Slippery Rock running back Shamar Greene wasted little time showing his potential, earning PSAC West offensive athlete of the week.

1 week ago

South Xtra: Vulcans QB enjoying his second love

Once pointed toward a baseball career, California’s James Harris has found success as a college football quarterback.

1 week ago

 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik talks with coach Paul Chryst. The Panthers have gotten off to a strong start, but the team is staying focused on the next game on the schedule, in this case Saturday's matchup against Florida International.

Pitt keeping an even keel after fast start

Pitt is channeling its coaches by staying focused on its next opponent.

1 week ago

 Penn State coach James Franklin played to a packed house at his weekly news conference Tuesday in University Park, Pa. — a day after the NCAA lifted the most severe sanctions against the Nittany Lions program.

Penn State savors shot at bowl bid

Nittany Lions players only briefly celebrated the reduction of sanctions and the opportunity to contend for a bowl bid this year.

1 week ago

 “I didn’t understand at first, and then you hear that word — cancer … It was like everything just stopped.” — Duquesne's Derrick Colter

Duquesne guard Colter's cancer in remission

Duquesne basketball guard Derrick Colter stayed upbeat during radiation treatment, and his cancer (non-Hodgkins lymphoma) is in remission.

1 week ago

 Penn State head coach James Franklin stands at the gate prior to the Saturday's game against Akron.

NCAA restores Penn State football scholarships, lifts ban on bowl games

The Nittany Lions were halfway through a four-year postseason ban handed down after the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

1 week ago

 Pittsburgh running back James Conner, left, runs the ball against Boston College defensive back Bryce Jones on Friday.

ACC honors three Pitt players

Panthers running back James Conner leads the ACC with 367 rushing yards through two games.

1 week ago

 Carnegie Mellon senior defensive lineman Dustin Schneider hands off to Brock Kitterman, 9, from Bethel Park, who has been paired with the CMU football team as part of Team IMPACT. Kitterman, who has bilateral retinoblastoma, a very rare eye cancer, will be the team’s captain this season.

CMU football players, ailing child make Team IMPACT a hit

Both sides reap huge benefits as ailing Brock Kitterman, 9, bonds with CMU's football players as part of Team IMPACT program.

2 weeks ago

 Consol Energy Center will host the 2017 Atlantic 10 men's basketball tournament.

Consol to host Atlantic 10 men's basketball tournament in 2017

Duquesne University athletic director Greg Amodio says it’s another boost to college basketball’s visibility in Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago

North Xtra: North Hills grad gives Mercyhurst a boost

Tight end R.J. Miller ready for big senior season after standout junior campaign.

2 weeks ago

South/East Xtra: Former Central Catholic player adjusts to position switch at California

Jeff Knox, a former Central Catholic player, has moved from running back to linebacker to boost the Vulcans defense.

2 weeks ago

South Xtra: South Park grad helps The Rock build its 'O' line

South Park grad Cory Tucker plays a key role on Slippery Rock’s offensive line.

2 weeks ago

 Chad Voytik talks with coach Paul Chryst Saturday at Heinz Field. Voytik didn’t need to do too much in his first game as the Pitt quarterback, finishing 10 of 13 for 84 yards and two touchdowns.

Voytik at ease in first start as Pitt QB

The stats might make it seem as if Chad Voytik was a minor part of Pitt's 62-0 win against Delaware, but he took his first start in stride.

2 weeks ago

 Austin Johnson celebrates with the Dan Rooney Trophy after Penn State's victory against Central Florida in the Croke Park Classic Saturday in Dublin.

Defensive linemen apply the pressure in Penn State's Ireland win

Led by Anthony Zettel, Penn State's defensive line forced the issue and fronted a 26-24 victory Saturday against Central Florida.

2 weeks ago

 West Virginia's Rushel Shel tries to fight off Alabama's Kenyan Drake on a punt return during the second half of today's game in Atlanta.

West Virginia falls to Alabama, 33-23

West Virginia, pegged as 26-point underdogs, trailed by three points at halftime but Alabama held on for a 33-23 victory.

2 weeks ago

South Xtra: Upper St. Clair grad develops at Clarion

Mike Deitrick has blossomed into an excellent tight end for the Clarion Golden Eagles.

3 weeks ago

 Redshirt sophomore Chad Voytik brings versatility to the Pitt offense as a mobile quarterback.

Three keys to Pitt's 2014 football season

Sam Werner breaks down three important areas for Pitt’s success in 2014.

3 weeks ago

 CMU master's student Thomas Healy has started Headstart Labs, a company trying to revolutionize the study of impact on football helmets.

CMU punter, engineering student researches helmet safety

Thomas Healy has formed a company to develop a helmet to reduce head injuries.

3 weeks ago

 William & Mary wide receiver Sean Ballard catches a pass as West Virginia cornerback Ishmael Banks defends last season.

NCAA suspends WVU cornerback Banks for three games

The ban for Banks, who started all 12 games in 2013, is for “academic issues,” according to head coach Dana Holgorsen.

3 weeks ago

New era: Inaugural College Football Playoff ushers in much excitement for fans

While the playoff answers fans' longtime complaints, some of its details and longer-reaching implications are still to be determined.

3 weeks ago

 The Temple Bar district will be headquarters for a lot of Penn State fans.

A Penn State fan’s guide to an Irish season opener

The season opener in Dublin will be little more than a “business trip” for the team but Nittany Lions fans should have plenty to do and see.

3 weeks ago

 Jameis Winston seeks to join Archie Griffin (1974-75) as the only two-time Heisman winners.

Paul Zeise's hot reads for the new season

ACC power Florida State will figure prominently into any college football discussion this season but there are a number of stories to track.

3 weeks ago

 LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette

Paul Zeise: Don't miss these 10 games

Ten games that figure to have a role in writing the story of the 2014 college football season:

3 weeks ago

 Brett Hundley * UCLA * Quarterback

Paul Zeise's preseason Top 25

How Post-Gazette writer Paul Zeise sees the Top 25 less than a week from the start of the 2014 season:

3 weeks ago

 Bryce Petty * Baylor * Quarterback

Paul Zeise: Striking the pose!

Paul Zeise chooses his preseason Heisman Tropy finalists.

3 weeks ago


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