College Sports


Pitt backfield loaded with depth after thin spring

The Panthers were down to one healthy running back a few months ago but five candidates are poised to do damage this season.

Pitt DB to leave program

Pitt took another blow at an already thin position Wednesday when redshirt sophomore Trenton Coles decided to leave the program.



Penn State: Hull embraces leadership role

Senior middle linebacker and now captain Mike Hull wants to finish his college career with a bang for the Nittany Lions.

Penn State trustees discuss downsizing the board

During a contentious committee meeting, board members discuss three different proposals for restructuring the board.



West Virginia: Trickett prepares with higher level of comfort as QB

Former Florida State transfer Clint Trickett officially has the reins to the Mountaineers offense, and plans to run with it.

West Virginia notebook: Offense’s new look pleases the boss

The presence of more experienced players helps the Mountaineers offense and coach Dana Holgorsen pick up steam in training camp.



Obituary: John L. Cinicola Jr. / Natural-born coach and motivator, led Duquesne basketball to NCAA tournament

The East Liberty native, who never played for a team, was a fiery competitor who loved teaching athletes of all ages.

Northeast Conference football media day

Duquesne and Robert Morris were picked to finish second and third, respectively, in the NEC coaches‘‍ poll


Robert Morris

Robert Morris names new assistant basketball coach

Robert Morris has promoted director of basketball operations Tim Lawrence to assistant coach, the school announced Wednesday.

Coach Derek Schooley receives 4-year extension

Robert Morris agrees to a four-year contract extension with men’s hockey coach Derek Schooley, which runs through the 2019-2020 season.


College Sports

South Xtra: Despite lots of youth, W&J sets high goals

Washington & Jefferson may be a bit short on experience, but coach Mike Sirianni hasn’t lowered the team’s goals.

South/North Xtra: North Hills grad playing key role at W&J

Without much fanfare, North Hills graduate John Wanner is playing a vital role in any football success Washington & Jefferson might have.



Kent State starting center dies at 21

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season,

On day 2 after Miller's injury, Buckeyes moving on

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- When star quarterback Braxton Miller cried out in pain and crumpled to the ground during No. 5 Ohio


OSU freshman hospitalized after cardiac incident

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon State University athletics spokesman says a freshman member of the men's basketball team

Prosecutors formally charge Oden with battery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Prosecutors in Indiana have formally charged former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden with battery for


College Sports on Trial: O' Bannon vs. NCAA antitrust suit

In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon Jr. sits in his office in Henderson, Nev. Five years after the former UCLA star filed his antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA, it goes to trial Monday, June 9, 2014, in a California courtroom.
The Post-Gazette’s J. Brady McCollough is in Oakland, Calif., for the duration of the class action lawsuit trial that could reaffirm -- or fundamentally alter forever -- college athletics as we know it.

Follow the testimony and developments from the genesis of the case to the verdict and its ramifications here.



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