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District college football preview: Gannon, Slippery Rock PSAC West picks

The Slippery Rock-Gannon showdown Oct. 3 could determine the PSAC West winner; Washington & Jefferson again the team to beat in the PAC.

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 David L. Harper was introduced as the new athletic director at Duquesne University today.

Duquesne hires new athletic director

Dukes name former Dayton vice president for advancement Dave Harper to replace the departed Greg Amodio, who went to Quinnipiac.

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 Penn State football coach James Franklin uses his school's cost of attendance stipend in recruiting pitches.

Cost of attendance stipends give scholarship student-athletes a little financial freedom

For the first time, college athletes on full scholarship have access to a cost of attendance stipend to help with daily living expenses.

2 days ago

 Out with the block, in with the script is the new plan for all Pitt sports, not just football.

Pitt to adopt script logo for all sports beginning with 2016-17 season

The goal is to have a roll-out for new apparel this spring, and have all of teams in new “Pitt” script uniforms for the 2016-17 school year.

4 days ago

 Brashear's Therran Coleman (4) is perhaps the top player in the City League, which hasn't often been a recruiting hotbed for Pitt.

Brashear football standout Coleman chooses Pitt

Therran Coleman, an elite cornerback and a senior at Brashear, committed to the Panthers and new coach Pat Narduzzi Sunday night

3 days ago

 Pitt's James Conner has already left his mark on the record books, and likely has one last season to do so in the win column.

Pitt football preview: Three keys for the Panthers' season

Football beat writer Sam Werner looks at what must happen for them to be successful this year, with a game-by-game look at the schedule.

3 days ago

College football preview: Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia are unrivaled for all the wrong reasons

Rivalries across college football have disappeared the past five years, making some wonder whether the sport has lost part of its appeal.

4 days ago

 Quarterback Trevone Boykin and TCU don't plan on being shut out of the College Football Playoff again this season.

Sam Werner's Top 25: Ohio State, Baylor, TCU top list

Post-Gazette college football writer Sam Werner votes in the weekly Associated Press poll. A look inside his initial ballot of 2015 …

4 days ago

 Media surrounds new Florida State quarterback and likely Jameis Winston successor Everett Golson, a transfer from Notre Dame.

Five college football storylines to watch this year

Post-Gazette sports writer Paul Zeise takes a look at five storylines to watch this college football season.

4 days ago

 Penn State and coach James Franklin could be undefeated when they meet defending national champion Ohio State in October.

Ten games to watch this college football season

Paul Zeise takes a look at the 10 games that will define college football’s regular season.

4 days ago

 Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is back after opening eyes during the Buckeyes' championship run last season.

This year's Heisman Trophy favorites

Paul Zeise finds five players to watch for in the Heisman Trophy race.

4 days ago

 Jim Harbaugh's arrival at Michigan should spice up the best rivalry in the Big Ten and one of the best in the country with Ohio State.

Top 5 college football rivalries

Counting down the top five existing rivalries in college football.

4 days ago

 Pitt kicker Chris Blewitt practices during training camp Monday at the team's facility on the South Side.

Pitt kicker Blewitt puts Duke miss behind him for upcoming season

Pitt kicker Chris Blewitt has moved past missing a potential game-winner last year and is ready for the new season.

1 week ago

 Duquesne coach Jim Ferry

Duquesne makes the most of lopsided games on foreign tour

Despite subpar competition, Duquesne coach Jim Ferry thinks his team improved on four-game trip to Ireland.

1 week ago

 Ohio State coach Urban Meyer speaks to reporters earlier this month during the university's NCAA college football media day in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State is the first unanimous preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll.

Unanimous choice: Ohio State is No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25 college sports poll

The defending national champion Buckeyes received all 61 first-place votes from the media panel in the rankings released today.

1 week ago

 Community College of Beaver County men's basketball coach Steve Brodzinski is ready to get going after the program's one-year hiatus.

West Extra: CCBC basketball returns from hiatus with new vision

Under new coach Steve Brodzinski, CCBC hopes to return to dominance on the court while developing its students off of it.

1 week ago

 Thomas Benyo, a senior defensive back at Geneva College, will be a key to the defense's success this season.

West Xtra: Benyo key to Geneva's success on defense

Senior safety hoping Golden Tornadoes have what it takes to contend in PAC.

1 week ago

North/East Xtra: North Allegheny grad proves he has professional talent

After a standout career at Seton Hill, Nick Sell goes undrafted but quickly shows he has the skills needed in the Dodgers organization.

1 week ago

 Reily Shane is a senior defensive lineman at Thiel who graduated from Highlands.

North Xtra: Highlands grad puts it on the line at Thiel

Reily Shane is a senior defensive lineman who is ready to lead the Tomcats.

1 week ago

South Xtra: Cal ready to put last season behind

Football team returns 14 starters as it tries to improve on 8-3 finish.

1 week ago

 Zack Crossey is a senior offensive lineman and leader at Washington & Jefferson who graduated from Penn-Trafford.

South/East Xtra: Penn-Trafford's Crossey a big hit at Washington & Jefferson

Former Warriors standout and offensive lineman Zack Crossey helps pave the way for a lethal Presidents offense.

1 week ago

 Saint Vincent head coach Ron Dolciato is hoping to turn the Bearcats program around.

East Xtra: Saint Vincent ready to make some noise in PAC

Bearcats got taste of winning last season and now want more.

1 week ago

East Xtra: Seton Hill shows it can compete in PSAC

Loss to IUP last season inspires Griffins to pull together this year.

1 week ago

 Woodland Hills graduate Dorian Lane is a standout linebacker at IUP.

East Xtra: Woodland Hills grad ready to put philosophy to test

IUP linebacker Dorian Lane gets to “win the play” an extra season after medical hardship.

1 week ago

 Pitt's quarterback Chad Voytik throws a pass during drills Wednesday morning at the team's South Side practice facility.

Voytik the starter at QB, but Pitt coaches feel good about depth

Three others, including Tennessee transfer Nathan Peterman, are fighting to take the top spot.

2 weeks ago

 In this January 2014 file photo, Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, right, speaks while College Athletes Players Association President Ramogi Huma listens during a news conference in Chicago.

National labor board dismisses ruling to allow college athletes to unionize

The ruling dismissed a decision that said football players with scholarships are effectively school employees and entitled to organize.

2 weeks ago

 Defensive tackle Tarow Barney, right, has been picked as a player to watch by his teammates.

Under-the-radar tackle OK with playing his role on Penn State defense

Tarow Barney came to Penn State from a junior college, but looks to be part of PSU’s defensive tackle rotation.

2 weeks ago

 Bubbles Anderson would be the tallest player in women’s Division I basketball if she could only get on the court, a point driven home when she speaks with Pitt associate head coach Kathy McConnell-Miller last month at a camp at Petersen Events Center.

At 6-11, Pitt's 'Bubbles' Anderson sees the big picture

The Panthers’ Marvadene “Bubbles” Anderson is the tallest women’s player in college basketball, but her future with the sport is in doubt.

2 weeks ago

North Allegheny's Josh Lugg commits to Notre Dame

Josh Lugg, a standout junior offensive lineman at North Allegheny High School, has decided to play college football at Notre Dame.

2 weeks ago

 Saint Vincent senior defensive back Renny LaRue-Holloman, a graduate of Fox Chapel who also attended Schenley, is expecting bigger things from the Bearcats this season.

North/East Xtra: Fox Chapel grad helping Saint Vincent turn things around

Renny LaRue-Holloman, who also played at Schenley, is a standout linebacker for Bearcats.

2 weeks ago

 Ryan Ruffing, a senior tailback who graduated from Thomas Jefferson, is a dual threat at Washington & Jefferson.

South Xtra: Washington & Jefferson offense is ready to impress

The Presidents football team’s high-powered offensive unit will have nine returning starters this season.

2 weeks ago

 Hopewell and Maryland standout Shatori Walker-Kimbrough goes up for a layup in the women's basketball gold medal game at the Pan Am Games in July in Toronto.

West Xtra: Walker-Kimbrough gets taste of international basketball

Hopewell, Maryland star helps U.S. earn silver medal at Pan Am Games.

2 weeks ago

West Xtra: Defense key to Geneva turning things around

Mired in a long skid of losing seasons, coach Geno DeMarco and the Golden Tornadoes could have the talent and experience this season.

2 weeks ago

 Brendan McKay went 9-3 with a 1.77 ERA in his freshman season at Louisville.

West Xtra: Hits keep coming for former Blackhawk star

After a phenomenal freshman season at Louisville, Brendan McKay continues to impress.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt offensive lineman Alex Paulina (74) and John Guy (62) during practice drills Wednesday.

Despite injury, Pitt offensive line still in good shape thanks to depth

After losing a projected starter this offseason, the Panthers have the offensive line depth to make some changes and weather the storm.

3 weeks ago

 West Virginia wide reciever Jordan Thompson hauls in a pass during a game against Oklahoma State in September 2013.

West Virginia receivers look to replace White, Alford

The Mountaineers wide receivers, a group viewed with uncertainty from the outside, are confident in what they can accomplish this season.

3 weeks ago

 Backup center Wendy Laurent continues working with quarterback Trace McSorley during spring ball practice.

Penn State notebook: One offensive lineman emerges, but left tackle remains wide open

After a week of camp, Penn State’s position battles at left tackle and running back continue to heat up.

3 weeks ago

Preseason nod for PSAC West favorite goes to Gannon

Defending champ Slippery Rock was picked No. 2, and both The Rock and the Golden Knights have plenty of firepower returning.

3 weeks ago

 WVU linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski has come a long way since his days at Bethel Park.

Bethel Park grad Kwiatkoski has morphed, thrived at WVU

A safety coming out of Bethel Park, West Virginia senior Nick Kwiatkoski has morphed himself into one of the Big 12’s best linebackers.

3 weeks ago

 Grapevine, Texas, class of 2018 quarterback Kirk Bowman and 2017 Gilman High School (Baltimore) quarterback Kasim Hill spent time under the watchful eye of James Franklin in July at a one-day camp at Penn State University.

Satellite camps get coaches like James Franklin into valued recruiting territories, but are they fair?

Coaches in the Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 are allowed to serve as guests at whatever institution is willing to have them. Not so for others.

3 weeks ago

 West Virginia's Daikiel Shorts is one of three Mountaineers who attended Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton, Md.

‘Football factory’ on the rise, Eastern Christian puts prospects in ‘good situations’

Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton, Md., produced three West Virginia players and many more Division I football prospects.

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