College Sports


 JC Howard, a North Allegheny High School graduate, is playing a key role for the Saint Vincent College men's basketball team.

North/East Xtra: NA grad helps Saint Vincent to fast start

JC Howard among top scorers for a Bearcats team favored once again to win the PAC.

6 minutes ago


 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg struggled mightily at times in his sophomore season under new coach James Franklin.

Trying season a test for Penn State offense

A difficult year on the field, and at times in the social media realm, should help the Nittany Lions mature.

4 days ago


 Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA in Eugene, Ore. this fall.

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

The Ducks’ understated star won the Heisman, capping a three-year climb to college football’s most prestigious individual award.

4 days ago


 Penn State coach James Franklin places the name of quarterback recruit Michael O'Connor on a board during national signing day Feb. 5, 2014.

QB Michael O'Connor plans to leave Penn State

The Nittany Lions will be down to three quarterbacks as they prepare for their bowl game.

6 days ago


 West Virginia's Kevin White pulls in a pass for a touchdown against Baylor's Xavien Howard during an October game.

Four WVU players earn All-Big 12 honors

Offensive guard Mark Glowinski, receiver Kevin White and kicker Josh Lambert were named All-Big 12 first-team selections.

1 week ago


College Football Playoff teams: Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State

Alabama will play Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl and Oregon will play Florida State in the Rose Bowl Jan. 1. The winners will meet Jan. 12.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Michael Young blocks a shot by Duquesne's Darius Lewis in the first half at Consol Energy Center Friday night.

Ferry realizes worst fear: Dukes no match inside for Pitt

Duquesne coach Jim Ferry was livid over his team's inside play as Pitt muscled its way to another big victory in the City Game.

1 week ago


 Duquesne coach Jim Ferry on today's matchup with Pitt: "I’m not sure if we’re tough enough to compete on the glass [against Pitt. We’re going to find out. … We might be, we just have to do it. And have to do it for 40 minutes."

Duquesne must make dent 
on glass to snap streak vs. Pitt

In order to break their run of futility against their crosstown rivals, the Dukes will likely have to hang with the Panthers on the boards.

1 week ago


 Ohio State University football player Kosta Karageorge is shown in this Sept,. 11, 2013, photo.

Football, wrestling teams mourn Ohio State athlete

A woman and her son looking for items in a Dumpster on Sunday found the body of Kosta Karageorge, 22.

2 weeks ago


Mount Union throttles Washington & Jefferson, 67-0

Kevin Burke threw for six of his team’s eight touchdowns as Mount Union won in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt forward Derrick Randall has the ball stripped by Kansas State guard Jevon Thomas Wednesday in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Pitt makes progress on Hawaii trip, especially on defense

Defense shows improvement in confidence-building win against Kansas State that capped the progress made in Pitt’s Hawaii trip.

2 weeks ago


 Arizona guard T.J. McConnell holds his position while defending Missouri forward Johnathan Williams III in the first half of a game at the Maui Invitational on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/)

Ex-Duquesne guard bright spot at Arizona

Former Chartiers Valley standout T.J. McConnell close to reaching all his goals as the point guard for No. 3 Arizona.

3 weeks ago


 Zach Herman, a Greensburg Central Catholic High School graduate, plays a key role for the Seton Hill University men's basketball team.

East Xtra: Seton Hill just needs some time to develop

With a young team, Seton Hill coach Tony Morocco knows he has to exercise some patience this season.

3 weeks ago


 Robert Morris University Illinois students play ‘‘League of Legends’’ during a practice of the school’s eSports program. The school spent $100,000 turning a computer lab into an eSports Arena with fast processing computers, large monitors, and ergonomic gaming chairs.

Video games gain new ground with athletic scholarships

One school in Illinois is offering athletic scholarships for video gamers. And it’s not as crazy as you think.

3 weeks ago


 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (Hopewell High School) scores two of her 16 points for No. 9 Maryland in a 75-65 win against George Washington Saturday in Washington.

District college basketball roundup: Robert Morris falls to unbeaten Georgetown

Joshua Smith scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Georgetown posted a win against visiting Robert Morris.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls a play out to his team in a game last season at Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Jamie Dixon puts Pitt in right places

Panthers basketball coach Jamie Dixon has his players and program where they want to be in more ways than one.

3 weeks ago


 Heather Betancourt makes a save for the University of Dayton women's soccer team.

South Xtra: Seton-LaSalle grad gives Dayton women's soccer team a lift

Bouncing back after an injury, Heather Betancourt came on strong in the late going this season for the Dayton soccer team.

4 weeks ago


East Xtra: Area grad excited to play Pitt

Franklin Regional alum Sean Hickey only has two games left in his career at Syracuse, but one of those is Saturday vs. Pitt at Heinz Field.

4 weeks ago


 Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters rushes against West Virginia Thursday night in the Wildcats' Big 12 win against the Mountaineers.

Kansas State spoils WVU's home finale, 26-20

The Mountaineers (6-5, 4-4 Big 12) suffered their third loss in a row Thursday night in their home finale.

3 weeks ago



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