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 University of Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson, left, was fired Wednesday just as Pitt football coach Paul Chryst, right, announced he was leaving to become head coach at the University of Wisconsin.
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University of Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson, left, was fired Wednesday just as Pitt football coach Paul Chryst, right, announced he was leaving to become head coach at the University of Wisconsin.

Shake-up at University of Pittsburgh athletics: AD Pederson fired as Chryst leaves

Vice chancellor Randy P. Juhl becomes acting athletic director, and offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph will coach for Pitt’s bowl game.


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger drops back for a 94-yard touchdown pass to Martavis Bryant against the Bengals in the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium.

On the Steelers: No-huddle offense could return

One way to slow Kansas City's pass rush is to play a hurry-up style on offense.



 Penguins team physician Dr. Dharmesh Vyas announces Sidney Crosby has mumps.

Penguins dealing with adversity

Penguins refuse to give mentally while mumps, injuries ravage their roster.



Pitt takes Manhattan with big game from Wright

Cameron Wright, in just his third game back in the lineup, sets the tone as Pitt takes Manhattan, 65-56.



Oliver Luck resigns as WVU’s AD for No. 2 job in NCAA

Luck, 54, will serve as executive vice president of the NCAA, second-in-command to president Mark Emmert.



Duquesne loses fourth in a row

Saint Francis (Pa.) snaps 11-game losing streak to Dukes, and wins in Pittsburgh for first time since 1966.



Riverhounds hire new president, head coach

Riverhounds shake-up results in hiring of a new team president and head coach and the severing of ties with its MSL partner.



Steelers Notebook: Chiefs defense stellar in red zone

The Steelers are one of the top scoring teams in the NFL, but they will be challenged Sunday against Kansas City.



 former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano

Pitt begins head football coach search

With progress of Panthers under Paul Chryst, Pitt likely is leaning toward hiring a replacement with head coaching experience.



Penguins notebook: Mumps have ripple effect

Team cancels some charity events because of mumps outbreak, but visit to Children's Hospital apparently caused no problems.


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    Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward is turning into a star, but friend and mentor Brett Keisel saw that coming long before it happened.



    For all the good Steve Pederson did for Pitt athletics, hiring the right football coach always alluded him.

    Gene Collier: Hiring right coach is what Pederson never got right

    For all the good Steve Pederson did for Pitt athletics, hiring the right football coach always alluded him.

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