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District football preview: Duquesne opens FCS playoffs with plenty of support

Alumni are filled with pride for the Northeast Conference champion Dukes, who, win or lose, will pen a new chapter in team history today.

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Duquesne finishes strong in Florida tournament

Derrick Colter scored 24 points, fellow senior Jeremiah Jones added a career-high 17, and the Dukes defeated Western Kentucky, 81-73.

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 Duquesne coach Jerry Schmitt leads a decorated Dukes roster into this weekend's FCS playoff matchup.

District notebook: With playoff game looming, Duquesne piles up honors

The Dukes, fresh off their first outright NEC championship, had a number of players feted by the conference Wednesday.

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 Ex-Miami head coach Al Golden, shown here in an Oct. 2013 photo, was fired earlier this season.

Pitt can relate to Miami's coaching situation

The Hurricanes come into Heinz Field Friday with an interim coach, but plenty of talent as they prepare to face off with the Panthers.

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 Jamel Artis gets a shot up against Cornell in the first half Wednesday night at Petersen Events Center.

Artis leads Pitt to 93-49 win over Cornell

The Panthers outclassed the Big Red in every category.

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 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls out a play to his team against St. Joseph's in the first half last week at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt basketball works to get back to basics in man-to-man defense

The Panthers will be tested again tonight against Cornell, a team that can shoot from the perimeter.

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 Penn State head coach James Franklin calls a time out during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Buffalo in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

Penn State notebook: James Franklin stressing patience while Lions seek improvement

Is Nittany Lions James Franklin seeing enough progress from his team nearly two years into the job?

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 Derrick Colter.

Colter scores career-high, Mason clutch down stretch in Dukes' OT win against Milwaukee

Senior guards combine for 53 points as Duquesne wins, 96-92, in Florida tournament.

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 Dana Holgorsen and his Mountaineers open the 2016 season against Missouri.

Games against Missouri, Baylor bookend WVU's 2016 football slate

The Mountaineers also will travel to Landover, Md., for a neutral-site game Sept. 24 against BYU.

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 Qadree Ollison reaches across the goal line for a 1-yard touchdown to help the Panthers earn a road victory against Duke on Nov. 14.

For Pitt, road success attributed to team unity

Panthers have shown their toughness by going undefeated on the road in ACC play.

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 Ejuan Price tackles North Carolina's Elijah Hood at Heinz Field.

Pitt's Ejuan Price named ACC defensive lineman of the week

Senior defensive end had 5 sacks and 10 tackles in Panthers’ win against Louisville.

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District football roundup: IUP advances in Division II playoffs

Both PSAC West teams, IUP and Slippery Rock, in the postseason advanced, with the Crimson Hawks springing a bit of an upset on the road.

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 Pitt's Mike Herndon and Connor Dintino lift George Aston after scoring a touchdown against the Louisville Cardinals in the second quarter Saturday at Heinz Field. Pitt defeated the Cardinals, 45-34.

Big first half lifts Pitt over Louisville, 45-34

The win gave the Panthers (8-3, 6-1 ACC) their eighth regular season win for the first time since 2009.

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 Michigan safety Delano Hill pushes Penn State wide receiver Chris Godwin out of the end zone as he attempts to hold onto a pass from Christian Hackenberg during the first half Saturday in State College. The pass was incomplete.

Penn State’s offense struggles to find footing in 28-16 loss to Michigan

This time Penn State had no last-second comeback, no leaping grab in the corner of the end zone and no quadruple overtime showdown

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 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard runs past Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen Jr., left, and defensive tackle Jacky Dezir  while on a 42-yard run during the first half.

Mountaineers beat Kansas 49-0 to become eligible for bowl

Skyler Howard threw for 133 yards and a touchdown, ran for 129 yards and another score, and led a grinding WVU offense in a victory.

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 Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi's team takes on Louisville today at Heinz Field with a slim chance at winning the ACC Coastal — so slim that it might be gone by the time their game starts.

Pitt remains focused despite ACC fate out of its control

The ACC Coastal race could be over by 3:45 p.m., but that doesn’t mean the Panthers have nothing to play for today against Louisville.

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 Duquesne players celebrate their 30-20 win against Saint Francis, Pa., Saturday at Rooney Field to clinch the Northeast Conference crown and a playoff berth.

Duquesne beats Saint Francis to win Northeast Conference title, playoff berth

The Dukes rallied from a 14-0 hole to come back and beat the Red Flash, 30-20, Saturday at Rooney Field.

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 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard shouldn't have to deal with a lot of pressure today against a Kansas team that isn't very good at much of anything.

WVU faces a Kansas team sorely lacking scholarship players and depth

Kansas, West Virginia’s opponent Saturday, is nearing the end of a season in which it has been undermanned and overmatched.

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 Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib is one of several Nittany Lions set to play their final game at Beaver Stadium.

Exit of Penn State’s senior class signals end of historic era

The final six players who were recruited by Joe Paterno are among 19 seniors Penn State honors today vs. Michigan.

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 Point guard Kavon Stewart and his Robert Morris teammates stay on their grind.

Robert Morris grinds through nine-day road trip

The Colonials clique takes on the Air Force Classic throughout Thanksgiving week.

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District football preview: Duquesne takes aim at NEC title, first NCAA playoff berth today

With a win vs. Saint Francis, Pa., the Dukes will claim their first outright Northeast Conference title and reach the national tournament.

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 Jared Nickens and No. 3 Maryland came back from a 14-point deficit to beat Rider, 65-58, Friday at home.

College basketball roundup: No. 3 Maryland escapes against Rider

Upset bid falls short, West Virginia men win a laugher; Pitt and Duquesne women pick up victories.

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Slippery Rock U. football players charged with robbing man at gunpoint

State police said the men entered a unit at the Grove Apartments and held the victim at gunpoint.

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 Pitt's Jordan Whitehead runs into the end zone for a touchdown against Notre Dame.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 11.19.15

Beat writer Sam Werner dishes out answers to Panthers football questions in his weekly chat.

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 Quarterback Christian Hackenberg, who likely will play his final game at Beaver Stadium this weekend, greets fans before the annual Blue-White Game in the spring.

Christian Hackenberg's legacy unlike any other at Penn State

NCAA sanctions and a coaching change are part of Christian Hackenberg’s college career. So, too, are countless Penn State passing records.

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 Pitt linebacker Matt Steinbeck finally gets to play in front of a big crowd.

Pitt linebacker Steinbeck enjoying step up for final year of college football

Matt Steinbeck, a North Allegheny grad, is making the most of his one season in big-time college football after transferring from Bucknell.

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 Pitt's Cameron Johnson gets a shot up against Detroit's Jaleel Hogan in the first half Friday night at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt beats Detroit, 95-79

Pitt was tested for about 25 minutes by Detroit Friday, but the Panthers responded in a big way and turned a tight game into a laugher.

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 Pitt's Sterling Smith hasn't shot well yet with the Panthers, but is doing plenty of other things to coach Jamie Dixon's liking.

Jamie Dixon happy with Pitt's backcourt additions, especially Sterling Smith

Graduate transfer Sterling Smith has already made himself a starter for the Panthers because of his defense, not necessarily his shooting.

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Promising Duquesne routs Penn State, 78-52

A record-tying shooting night from deep lifts Duquesne to a 78-52 rout of Penn State, adding more promise to a potential turnaround season.

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 Duquesne coach Jim Ferry will lead his team against Big Ten foe Penn State tonight.

Dukes face biggest test yet against Penn State

Two lopsided wins into the season, Duquesne prepares for its most telling test yet with a Friday night matchup with Penn State.

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 OLSH graduate Matt Sangermano is deciding whether to play his senior year at Slippery Rock or move on with his career.

West Xtra: OLSH grad faces tough decision at Slippery Rock

Matt Sangermano helped SRU to the PSAC tournament title in soccer, but now must decide whether to play one more season.

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 Chelsea Siar was a standout softball player at Shaler Area who went on to have an outstanding career at Robert Morris.

North Xtra: Shaler grad adds to family's lineage

Chelsea Siar, a former Robert Morris softball standout, is the third member of her family inducted into the Shaler Hall of Fame.

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 Hampton grad Emily Rabenold is a senior cross country runner at Grove City College.

North Xtra: Hampton grad leading the way at Grove City

Emily Rabenold is one of the top cross country runners of all time for the Wolverines after another win in the PAC meet.

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 Pete Coughlin, an Upper St. Clair grad, is quarterback who helped Washington & Jefferson to an 8-2 season this year.

South Xtra: Upper St. Clair grad a top quarterback at W&J

Pete Coughlin is doing what he wants and has the statistics to back it up.

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 Brandan Moretton, a Norwin grad, won the Presidents' Athletic Conference cross country championship for the second year in a row.

East Xtra: Moretton is a name to remember at Saint Vincent

Norwin grad blazes to second PAC cross country title in a row.

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Peters Township alumnus makes jump for Robert Morris hockey

Alex Dagnal has made the unusual transition from key contributor on the club team to role player on the varsity.

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Penn State’s alumni-elected trustees will have access to Freeh documents

The university will have 45 days to turn over materials deemed privileged or confidential and 20 days to provide materials that are not.

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 Pitt's Chris Jones reaches for a rebound against St. Joseph's Jordan Seele in the first half of Tuesday's game at the Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Rule changes in college basketball require a trip to the classroom

There are more than 30 new rules in the game this season, partly because scoring recently reached near-historic lows.

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 Thomas More receiver Goose Cohorn, who got loose against plenty of PAC opponents this season.

District football notebook: Goose, Luigi, Theophilus and more; introducing the 2015 'All-Name Team'

Standout senior receiver Goose Cohorn of PAC champion Thomas More highlights some of the best names in local college football.

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Edinboro University fires football coach after winless 2015

Browning finished his 10th season with an 0-11 record, after the Fighting Scots lost to Millersville, 31-21, on Saturday.

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Robert Morris freshman Still looks to step up

The Colonials likely will need freshman guard Isaiah Still to take on a bigger role in the home opener tonight against Bucknell.

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 Senior guard Sterling Smith, one of three graduate transfers for Pitt, takes a shot against Gannon in the Panthers' lone exhibition game earlier this month.

Pitt looks to build on positive momentum from Okinawa

The Panthers’ season opener was canceled at the half, but Pitt hopes to build on its strong performance anyway.

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 Pitt's Zach Challingsworth celebrates a touchdown catch with J.P. Holtz and fellow receiver Dontez Ford, the trio of Panthers pass-catchers who scored in Saturday's victory at Duke.

Pitt football notebook: Secondary receivers step up in big way

Strong games from Dontez Ford and Zach Challingsworth bode well for the future for the Panthers passing game outside of Tyler Boyd.

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Point Park soccer vacates wins after leaving player's name off roster

The NAIA school vacated 15 wins from the 2014 season after discovering a clerical error.

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 Pitt safety Jordan Whitehead.

ACC honors two Panthers for performances in Duke win

The conference names Mike Caprara the week’s best linebacker and safety Jordan Whitehead its top rookie.

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 Pitt receiver Zach Challingsworth catches a pass Saturday against Duke's Jeremy McDuffie at Wallace Wade Stadium, where the Panthers won to lock up a winning record in Pat Narduzzi's first season as coach.

One mission already accomplished for Pitt under Narduzzi

The Panthers have already sealed a winning regular-season record for the first time since 2010.

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 Cincinnati's Shaq Thomas dunks as Robert Morris' Elijah Minnie (5), Isaiah Still (1) and Rodney Pryor (11) can only watch in the second half of the Colonials' 106-44 loss to the Bearcats at Fifth Third Arena.

District basketball roundup: Cincinnati pounds Robert Morris men

The Colonials fall to 0-2 after a blowout loss on the road to the Bearcats; Duquesne and RMU women fall, too, but Penn State women win.

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 West Virginia players celebrate with students Saturday after their 38-20 win against Texas in Morgantown, W.Va., where they forced five turnovers.

Defensive takeaways key for West Virginia against Texas

West Virginia’s five turnovers forced against Texas not only helped it to a 38-20 win, but it continued a surge in takeaways this season.

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 Matt Freed/Post-Gazette K.K. Mosely-Smith pumps up the Panthers before the start of the game against Notre Dame.

Pitt will play mid-afternoon game against Louisville

ACC says Saturday’s game will kick off at 3:45 p.m. and be televised on ESPNews.

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 Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib (95) celebrates a big play — something that become commonplace for this defensive line — with defensive end Garrett Sickels (90) in a game earlier this season against Buffalo.

Penn State’s productive, quirky front four enters home stretch

Carl Nassib, Anthony Zettel, Austin Johnson and Garrett Sickels are the Lions’ disruptive front four powering this defense.

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