College Sports


District basketball roundup: Duquesne bit by Richmond, 86-55

Duquesne loses sixth game in a row, this time 86-55 on the road against Richmond.

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 Jesse Reed, a Greensburg Central Catholic High School graduate, is having a strong season playing for the American University Eagles, an NCAA Division I program located in Washington, D.C. He leads the nation in average minutes played per game.

East Xtra: Greensburg Central grad piling up serious court time

Jesse Reed, a junior at American University, leads NCAA Division I men’s basketball in minutes played per game.

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No. 17 West Virginia wins on road

The Mountaineers won at Kansas State to improve to 5-2 in the Big 12.

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 Cory Batey

Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

The jury members rejected claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing, and that the college culture should be blamed.

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 Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour has her work cut out for her in dealing with the department's financial situation.

Big Ten sanctions continue to hurt Penn State

The NCAA lifted sanctions, but the Big Ten still imposes financial penalties on Penn State, which can't collect shared revenue from bowls.

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 Pitt's Michael Young will likely be matched up with Louisville star Montrezl Harrell early and often.

Pitt has prime chance at home against No. 10 Louisville

With star Montrezl Harrell and No. 10 Louisville coming to town today, the Panthers have another shot at a momentum-building victory.

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 Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo, whose hard work is finally starting to show in games, grabs a rebound against Georgia Tech last weekend at Petersen Events Center.

Pitt walk-on Aron Phillips-Nwankwo has a story worth telling

Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo takes the same motivation he has on the court and uses it to forge a rare career path for a college athlete.

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Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture

The former football players’ lawyers have sought to put the elite southern university on trial for warping the young men’s judgment.

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 Spencer Casson (2), a Chartiers Valley grad from Presto, has come on strong lately and leads the PSAC in blocked shots as a freshman at Seton Hill.

South/East/West Xtra: Char Valley grad having a block party at Seton Hill

Spencer Casson is leading the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in blocked shots as a freshman center.

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Four WVU football players cited for marijuana possession

Dravon Henry, Jaleel Fields, Yodny Cajuste and Xavier Preston were cited by WVU police late Tuesday evening at Lincoln Hall.

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 Eric Scheid has a “409” sticker on his helmet, honoring Joe Paterno’s number of career wins. The move by the hockey team Friday caused some backlash at Penn State.

Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour backs off 409 sticker stance

Debate over 409 helmet stickers -- and in some ways, how to appropriately honor Joe Paterno -- continues at Penn State.

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Robert Morris women win third in a row

Some more sharp shooting from the Colonials helped them take care of NEC foe Sacred Heart at home.

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 Pitt guard Chris Jones,left, looks to make a pass under pressure from Duke's Tyus Jones, right, as Aron Phillips-Nwankwo (15) looks on during the first half of Monday's game.

Pitt falls to hot-shooting Duke, 79-65

Pitt made its first trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium as a member of the ACC on Monday.

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 Pitt's Michael Young drives to the net against Georgia Tech's Charles Mitchell in the second half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday.

Pitt faces tough ACC stretch starting with No. 4 Duke tonight

The Panthers embark tonight on the toughest part of their conference schedule, beginning at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.

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District basketball roundup: Pitt women grind out OT victory

A couple of big performances lifted the Panthers to another ACC win, this time a thriller at Georgia Tech.

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 Shanice Clark

Cal U women's basketball player found dead

Shanice Clark was found unresponsive in her residence in what school officials said appeared to be an accident.

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 Robert Morris' Lucky Jones drives to the net against Sacred Heart in the first half at the Sewall Center.

Lucky Jones helps RMU basketball secure 85-65 win against Sacred Heart

The Colonials’ senior forward scored 18 of his season-high 22 points in the first half.

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Women's basketball roundup: Florida State dismantles Pitt

The No. 20 Seminoles steamrolled to a victory at home Wednesday night against the Panthers.

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South/West/North Xtra: Pine-Richland lacrosse coach takes assistant post at Robert Morris

Rob Marasti, a former standout lacrosse player at Mt. Lebanon, will become an assistant coach for the Colonials.

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 Ashley Stoner, a Thomas Jefferson High School graduate, plays a key role for the nationally ranked Indiana University of Pennsylvania women's basketball team.

South Xtra: Thomas Jefferson grad plays key role for IUP women's team

In her senior season, Ashley Stoner is one of the main reasons why the IUP women’s basketball team is nationally ranked.

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 Pitt guard Chris Jones puts up a shot against Oakland last month.

Shooting struggles hold back Pitt

The Panthers have struggled from 3-point range recently, which is problematic for an undersized team that has had defensive issues too.

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 Duquesne's Jordan Stevens pulls down a rebound against Saint Joseph's last week.

Duquesne's next foe struggling in 2014-15

Graduation decimated the defending conference champions, which could be a blessing for the Dukes tonight against Saint Louis.

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 Hopewell High School graduate Shatori Walker-Kimbrough is averaging 14 points and nearly six rebounds a game for No. 8 Maryland.

Hopewell's Shatori Walker-Kimbrough finds her element at Maryland

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, the former Hopewell standout, is turning into a star on the basketball court for the Maryland Terrapins.

2 weeks ago


District roundup: Mountaineers bench rises in win

No. 16 West Virginia rolled past No. 18 Oklahoma thanks to major contributions from valuable reserves.

2 weeks ago


 Ohio State defensive lineman Michael Bennett celebrates after the Buckeyes defeated  Oregon, 42-20, in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night in Arlington, Texas.

Ohio State tops Oregon in first ever College Football Playoff title game

On a night for the ages, the Buckeyes assured their place among the tallest giants in 125 years of Ohio State football.

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 Police use tear gas to disperse the crowd celebrating Ohio State's win in the national college playoffs Monday night.

Authorities: 89 fires reported in post-game revelry in Columbus

Some officers used pepper spray to clear revelers from the street, while canisters of tear gas were also deployed.

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 "It would be great to win one for the state of Ohio," said Ohio State coach Urban Meyer.

Meyer leads unlikely Ohio State into college football title game vs. Oregon

The Buckeyes face Oregon at 8:30 tonight in the first College Football Playoff national championship.

2 weeks ago


 Ruben Brown is shown on the sidelines of Pitt's home game against Notre Dame in November 2013.

Former Pitt tackle Ruben Brown headed to College Football Hall of Fame

Ex-Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and former Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth are among the other inductees.

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 The next task for Pitt chancellor Patrick Gallagher and his search committee is finding an athletic director.

Pitt athletic director search will not be hasty

With Steve Pederson gone and a new football coach hired, Pitt turns its full attention to searching for its next athletic director.

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 Pitt guard Josh Newkirk drives in the first half Tuesday night in the Panthers' win at Boston College.

Josh Newkirk injects fuel into Pitt lineup

Sophomore guard Josh Newkirk gives the Panthers an instant boost when he comes off the bench.

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 Penn State freshman safety Marcus Allen benefited from defensive coordinator Bob Shoop.

Bob Shoop set to return as Penn State defensive coordinator

Stability at defensive coordinator a much-needed boost for the Nittany Lions.

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South/West Xtra: South Fayette football assistant gets post at Grove City College

Andrew DiDonato is leaving his job at one alma mater, South Fayette, to coach at another, Grove City College.

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 Penn State tight end Jesse James (18)

Junior tight end James declares for NFL Draft

Junior tight end Jesse James will forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the 2015 NFL Draft, Penn State announced Monday.

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Pitt coordinator Rudolph meets with Chryst

Pitt offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph was in Wisconsin to meet with former Panthers coach Paul Chryst about joining the Badgers staff.

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Cold-shooting Penn State loses third in a row

The Nittany Lions got off to an 0-3 start in Big Ten Conference play with a home loss to Michigan.

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 North Carolina State’s Abdul-Malik Abu pulls in a rebound between Pitt’s Michael Young, left, and Jamel Artis in the second half of Pitt’s 68-50 loss Saturday at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.

Pitt's focus is forward after ugly ACC opener

The Panthers are trying to put their bad loss to North Carolina State behind them.

3 weeks ago


 Pitt interim coach Joe Rudolph watches the action Friday against Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas.

Rudolph: Pitt players can point fingers or use loss as motivation

Interim coach Joe Rudolph said he thought his players took at least something from the disappointing loss in the Armed Forces Bowl.

3 weeks ago


 Robert Morris’ Chase Golightly, top, and Bowling Green’s Mark Cooper get tangled in pursuit of the puck in the third period Saturday in Toledo, Ohio. The game was played outdoors at Fifth Third Field — home of the Class AAA Toledo Mud Hens baseball team.

Robert Morris ties Bowling Green, 2-2, in Toledo outdoor game

No. 19 Robert Morris (12-3-4) tallied two unanswered goals to skate to a 2-2 tie outdoors in Toledo.

3 weeks ago


District roundup: Dayton stomps Duquesne men

The Dukes began Atlantic 10 play with a loss, Penn State fell at Rutgers and West Virginia won its Big 12 opener in men’s action.

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 North Carolina State’s Trevor Lacey averages 17.1 points per game after transfering to the Wolfpack from Alabama.

Pitt hopes for better start to ACC play this season

The Panthers are hoping for a better start to ACC play this season but the same result in the opener against North Carolina State.

3 weeks ago


 Duquesne coach Jim Ferry

Ferry still tinkers with Duquesne starting lineup

The Dukes starting lineup still is in flux.

3 weeks ago


Robert Morris happy NEC play arrives

Tough non-conference schedule prepares Robert Morris for the rigors of Northeast Conference play.

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 New Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi

New Pitt coach Narduzzi begins to work on building staff

Pitt's new football coach quickly goes to work.

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 Matt Cope gives Robert Morris an early lead with a goal off this diving shot in the first period Tuesday night against Colgate at Consol Energy Center.Classic at CONSOL.

Robert Morris pasted by Colgate in Three Rivers Classic title game

The Colonials lost, 6-1, in the Three Rivers Classic championship Tuesday at Consol Energy Center.

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ACC roundup: No. 3 Virginia dodges upset

West Virginia also rolled a victory against Virginia Tech, while Robert Morris lost at Clemson.

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College basketball roundup: Iowa notches key win

The Hawkeyes knocked off No. 20 Ohio State to open Big Ten play, while the Pitt women cruised past Delaware State at home.

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