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 Marcus Martin, a graduate of West Mifflin Area High School, is a standout defensive end for the Slippery Rock University football team.

South Xtra: West Mifflin grad shines at Slippery Rock

Marcus Martin is quickly becoming known as the sackmaster for the Slippery Rock football team.

about 9 hours ago

 Pitt’s Shakir Soto tries to take down Akron’s Tommy Woodson in the first quarter Saturday at Heinz Field.

Pitt feels sting from 21-10 loss to Akron

After Akron raced past Pitt's defense in the second half of a tough loss Saturday, the Panthers focus on rebounding at ACC foe Virginia.

1 day ago

 West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White has 42 receptions for 633 yards and four touchdowns this season.

West Virginia's Alford, White look to burn slumping Kansas defense

Although Mountaineers coaches might indicate otherwise, Rushel Shell knows Kansas will have fits with wideouts Kevin White and Mario Alford.

1 day ago

 Pitt's James Connor carries as he's defended by Akron's C.J. Mizell in the first quarter at Heinz Field Saturday.

Panthers ran out of options vs. Akron

Perhaps the most unexpected part of Pitt’s 21-10 loss Saturday to Akron was how the Zips were able to shut down the rushing attack.

3 days ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is stopped by Northwestern linebacker Chi Chi Ariguzo after getting a first down on a quarterback sneak in the second quarter Saturday in State College, Pa.

Penn State's offensive struggles begin at the line

After its first loss of the season, Penn State showed signs of weakness on offense — most notably with the fledging line.

3 days ago

 West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett carries the ball in the first half Sept. 6 against Towson in Morgantown, W.Va.

Trickett thriving in West Virginia's fast-pace offense

In just a little more than one year on the job, Clint Trickett is leading West Virginia’s offense with surgical precision.

3 days ago

District college football roundup: The Rock coasts to 4-0

Zack Newsock threw for four touchdowns, Shamar Greene rushed for two scores, and Slippery Rock breezed past visiting Seton Hill, 63-19.

4 days ago

Upstart Penn State defense has quality mind in coordinator

Bob Shoop, the man behind Penn State’s thriving defense, has been turning heads with his football acumen since his college days at Yale.

5 days ago

 Pitt coach Paul Chryst.

Panthers looking to bounce back quickly

Pitt coach Paul Chryst senses the right kind of confidence from his players after they put the stinging loss against Iowa behind them.

5 days ago

District preview: Gannon will test Clarion’s solid start

Clarion faces a tough test today, as it plays host to an undefeated Gannon team tied atop the PSAC West.

5 days ago

 Pitt's James Connor carries as he's defended by Akron's C.J. Mizell in the first quarter at Heinz Field Saturday.

Panthers lose their zip, stumble in second half against Akron

A game that was supposed to be a breather before conference play quickly devolved into a nightmare for the Panthers.

4 days ago

 Penn State head coach James Franklin looks on from the sidelines in Penn State's 29-6 loss to Northwestern Saturday in State College, Pa.

Penn State's struggles are clear after loss

Despite a 4-0 start, Penn State has endured recurring issues — all of which were highlighted in a 29-6 loss Saturday to Northwestern.

4 days ago

 Ryan Ruffing has put up big numbers during the first three weeks of the season for Washington & Jefferson.

South Xtra: Thomas Jefferson grad piling up numbers at W&J

Thomas Jefferson’s Ryan Ruffing has moved into the starting running back slot at Washington & Jefferson with an exclamation point.

1 week ago

 Pitt's James Conner runs the ball in the first half Saturday against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Heinz Field.

Panthers' goals remain the same 
on heels of first loss

Despite a disappointing performance Saturday against Iowa, the Panthers will now turn their focus to building momentum for their ACC slate.

1 week ago

 Penn State quarterback D.J. Crook drops back in the pocket in the fourth quarter against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. Penn State defeated Massachusetts, 48-7.

Penn State's seldom-used backups get a day in the sun

A quick and painless rout of Massachusetts allowed Nittany Lions coach James Franklin to trot out some of his reserves for rare action.

1 week ago

District college football roundup: Duquesne moves to 2-2 with win

The Dukes held on to beat Monmouth on the strength of their dynamic passing attack.

1 week ago

 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 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

4 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.

3 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.

4 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.

3 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.

4 weeks ago


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