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 Pitt strength and conditioning coach Ross Kolodziej.

Pitt's new strength, conditioning coach proves to be big asset in hurry

To a man, the Panthers players say new strength and conditioning coach Ross Kolodziej already has made a big difference.

1 day ago


Obituary: Gerald E. Hart / Super salesman, NFL official was football fanatic

Gerald E. Hart, who officiated NFL games for 10 years after playing football at Notre Dame and West Point, died of natural causes at age 83.

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 Ovie Soko only played one season for Duquesne, but what a season it was for him individually.

Duquesne's Ovie Soko has sights set on future as a pro

Ovie Soko discusses what's next for him after his one season with the Dukes, an integral stop on his whirlwind basketball odyssey.

2 days ago


At FSU, questions about rape and a star quarterback

Colleges and universities are facing rising criticism over how they deal with sexual assault and athletes.

3 days ago


 Tanya Timko, a graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School, is a standout tennis player for Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

South Xtra: Char-Houston grad is making a big impact for IUP tennis team

Tanya Timko may be small in stature, but she is playing a huge role for the IUP women's tennis team.

3 days ago


 Butler guard Rene Castro brings the ball up court Dec. 9. The freshman point guard has transferred to Duquesne.

Duquesne lands Butler transfer point guard Rene Castro

The 6-foot-2 freshman point guard will sit out the season, then have three years of eligibility.

3 days ago


 Pitt quarterback Trey Anderson eludes a tackler during a drill at the final spring practice for the Panthers.

Transition to next phase begins for Pitt football

With spring practice now wrapped up, coach Paul Chryst is eager to see how his team approaches the next stage of the offseason.

4 days ago


Pitt notebook: In lieu of open scrimmage, fan event aims to please young and old

Pitt officials claim more than 3,000 fans attended the "Field Pass" with coaches and players Sunday at the South Side practice facility.

6 days ago


 Tyler Boyd

Boyd puts first year in rearview mirror

Star receiver Tyler Boyd enters his sophomore season as a Panther with a new comfort level on and off the field.

1 week ago


 Cole Chiappialle looks for an opening in Saturday’s Blue-White scrimmage in University Park, Pa. He rushed for 63 yards on nine carries and scored two touchdowns.

Penn State walk-on running back Chiappialle impresses big crowd

Former Blackhawk standout Cole Chiappialle made a name for himself on an ideal day at Beaver Stadium.

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In college b-ball, emphasis on new rules nets mixed results for 2013-14

College basketball scoring increased a bit after a tweaking of rules and some foul calls in the offseason, and coaches give their thoughts.

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 West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen

West Virginia spring game offers intriguing first looks

The Mountaineers return to their own field in front of the fans for the first time since last season in today's Gold-Blue spring game.

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 Quarterback Christian Hackenberg will help give a glimpse into the James Franklin era at Penn State in the Blue-White game today.

2nd-year Penn State QB Hackenberg faces changes, challenges

Lots of changes and challenges crop up for quarterback Christian Hackenberg.

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Penn State turning to Lucas as a leader

Defensive back Jordan Lucas is a leader in the fiery mode and a voice for the Nittany Lions this coming season.

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Young Pitt lineman getting snaps

With Adam Bisnowaty on the mend, redshirt freshman Jaryd Jones-Smith is getting a chance to shine, and he is hard to miss.

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 Penn State's Beaver Stadium.

Court questions validity of sanctions against Penn State

A Commonwealth Court panel has questioned the validity of the NCAA consent decree entered into by Penn State.

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Last man standing in Pitt's backfield gets a shot

Sophomore Rachid Ibrahim is the Panthers’ only healthy running back at the moment, and the coaching staff wants to see what he can do.

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West Xtra: Ambridge grad boosts Penn State volleyball team

Ambridge High School graduate Nick Goodell plays a key role for the powerful Penn State men's volleyball team.

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South Xtra: Lebo grad shines on diamond at Vassar

A Mt. Lebanon High School alumnus is off to a great start for his college baseball team.

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 University of Virginia junior JB Kolod, a graduate of Fox Chapel Area, recently earned All-America honors in the 3-meter and platform dives at the NCAA swimming and diving championships.

North Xtra: Fox Chapel grad an All-American

University of Virginia junior JB Kolod turns in an outstanding diving performance at the NCAA championships.

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 Penn State's Allen Robinson celebrates his second touchdown of the game against Indiana during a game last season.

PSU receiver Allen Robinson improves draft stock

Receiver Allen Robinson likely boosted his NFL draft stock with an improved performance at Penn State’s pro day.

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 From left, Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier, forward, forward DeAndre Daniels, and guard Niels Giffey celebrate after their team beat Kentucky 60-54 Monday in the NCAA championship game.

Connecticut beats Kentucky to win NCAA men’s basketball title

Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and UConn won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen, 60-54.

1 week ago


Virginia pitching stymies Panthers

The top-ranked Cavaliers shut down the Panthers' offense again in Game 3 of the weekend series at Cost Field.

1 week ago


 Pitt's Kevin Weatherspoon with dad, James, during a "father's day" event during spring practice Friday on the South Side.

Mutual admiration society in Pitt football

Dads from near and far quickly accepted Pitt's invitation to see their sons practice football on Friday.

2 weeks ago


 From left, Ramogi Huma, founder and president of the National College Players Association; Tim Waters, political director of the USW; and former Northwestern University football quarterback Kain Colter arrive Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington. Members of a group seeking to unionize college athletes are looking for allies on Capitol Hill as they brace for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union.

College athletes union raises tax, discrimination questions

Decision that classified Northwestern football players as university employees could complicate matters for athletes and universities alike.

2 weeks ago


 Florida coach Billy Donovan runs practice Friday at AT&T Stadium, the site of the Final Four where his Gators will get a second crack at Connecticut.

Much more on the line in Florida-UConn rematch

You know a team has had a good season when its low point is a road loss in early December, but now the Gators get a chance at revenge.

2 weeks ago


Sandusky attorney accused of leaking evidence

The judge set a hearing, if one is required, for May 15 in Bellefonte, Centre County.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's Jester Weah pulls in a pass during spring practice on the South Side Friday, April 4, 2014.

Big spring battle for Pitt is Street's replacement

Young, untested wide receivers Zach Challingsworth and Jester Weah are bidding for playing time in Pitt’s spring football practice.

2 weeks ago


Pitt's top two RBs out for the rest of spring practices

James Conner and Isaac Bennett both suffered injuries in Friday's practice that will keep them out for the rest of spring practices.

2 weeks ago


 Pitt's James Conner celebrates a touchdown last season against Notre Dame at Heinz Field.

Pitt notebook: James Conner, Tyler Boyd adjust to fame and changes

Running back James Conner and receiver Tyler Boyd are the faces of Pitt football despite making significant adjustments this spring.

2 weeks ago


Panthers welcome No. 1

The Pitt baseball team will play host to No. 1-ranked Virginia this weekend in ACC action.

2 weeks ago


Penn State players adjusting to uncommon position switch

Albert Hall, Brian Gaia, Derek Dowrey are trying to get used to life on the offensive line.

2 weeks ago


 Dan Altavilla threw a no-hitter against Clarion on March 21.

South Xtra: Elizabeth Forward grad putting up impressive numbers at Mercyhurst

Elizabeth Forward graduate Dan Altavilla has found a very effective pitching groove for Mercyhurst.

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Pa. Supreme Court will not review Sandusky sex abuse conviction

Former Penn State assistant football coach is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence for the sexual abuse of 10 boys.

2 weeks ago


 Penn State's David Taylor celebrates after defeating Oklahoma State's Tyler Caldwell in the 165-pound match in the finals of the NCAA Division I wrestling championships March 22 in Oklahoma City.

Penn State wrestler David Taylor wins Hodge Trophy

The Dan Hodge Trophy is awarded annually to the nation’s top collegiate wrestler. Taylor also won the award in 2012.

2 weeks ago


 Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa, right, is out for the remainder of the NCAA tournament.

NCAA notebook: Notre Dame star Achonwa tore ACL, will miss Final Four

Irish forward Natalie Achonwa's injury Monday night in the win against Baylor was a serious one, and she won't be available for a title run.

2 weeks ago


Pitt's new secondary coach wants to aggressive play

Coach Troy Douglas wants his secondary to find its way in a more aggressive defensive system.

2 weeks ago


Pitt, Robert Morris guards given postseason recognition

Pitt guard Lamar Patterson and Robert Morris guard Karvel Anderson were named Associated Press honorable mention All-Americans Monday.

2 weeks ago


Stanford cruises to rout of Penn State women

The Lady Lions had their season ended in the Sweet 16 again, and once again at the hands of an elite women's program.

2 weeks ago


West Virginia defense will utilize 'odd' look in 2014

A few areas have begun to take shape for the Mountaineers, including the defensive formation as well as the offensive line.

3 weeks ago


 Penn State coach Coquese Washington previews the Lady Lions' game today against Stanford.

Familiar situation yet again for Penn State women's basketball

Facing the task of upsetting a top-tier program is nothing new for the Lady Lions, but they still have yet to get over that postseason hump.

3 weeks ago


 Penn State coach James Franklin runs onto the practice field with his players.

Absence of depth slows development for Penn State

Spring practice continues on for the Nittany Lions and new head coach James Franklin.

3 weeks ago


Penn State recruits committing without staff visitations

The Nittany Lions and new coach James Franklin are on a recruiting frenzy lately with their 2015 class.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt''s Darryl Render (left) and Tyrone Ezell take down Gardner-Webb's Kenny Little during a game in 2012 at Heinz Field.

Pitt's defense has a big hole to plug up front

Junior Darryl Render is the top choice to fill the shoes of Aaron Donald, one of the all-time greats for the Panthers.

3 weeks ago


Pitt notebook: University officials opposed to unions in college sports

Panthers lineman Artie Rowell and quarterback Chad Voytik also question whether there is a place for unions in college athletics.

3 weeks ago


 Alex McCune's strongest event is the pole vault.

North Xtra: North Hills grad an All-American

Akron junior Alex McCune finishes sixth in heptathlon at indoor track championships.

3 weeks ago


 Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

Penn State trustees canceled Paterno tribute

The imperative not to talk was reinforced to trustees by the confidentiality agreements they were instructed to sign.

3 weeks ago


Rout of Florida an ideal swan song for Penn State seniors

The third-seeded Lady Lions extended their season with a romp of the Gators as their quartet of veterans played their final home games.

3 weeks ago


NCAA roundup: West Virginia women stunned at LSU

The second-seeded Mountaineers were forced to play a road game in the second round of the NCAA tournament, and fell to No. 7 seed LSU.

3 weeks ago


Pitt's offensive line changes for better

Despite some injuries, there is more experience and continuity in the Panthers line than there was last season.

3 weeks ago



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