College Sports


Pitt defensive backs a work in progress

Secondary coach Troy Douglas has had his unit stretched thin in the past, but is seeing improvement in the young Panthers.

Bench role doesn’t slow Pitt guard Josh Newkirk

When sophomore guard Josh Newkirk comes off the bench, Pitt certainly doesn’t lose any speed or production.



West Virginia must curb turnovers vs. Kansas State

Kansas State does not beat itself, which for West Virginia has been the opposite tale ahead of its game tonight against the No. 12 Wildcats.

West Virginia football: Trickett aims to make an indelible memory in home finale

Starting QB Clint Trickett is one of 19 seniors who will run onto Mountaineer Field for the final time Thursday night.



NCAA Men's Tournament to return to Pittsburgh in 2018

However, Pittsburgh was not selected to host any of the 2017-20 NCAA women's Final Fours, the NCAA announced Monday.

District roundup: Slippery Rock claims PSAC crown

The Rock won its first conference championship in 40 years Saturday by beating Bloomsburg, 28-26.


Robert Morris

District college basketball roundup: Colonials crushed in season opener

Robert Morris shot just 25 percent from the field in a 77-50, season-opening loss to Lafayette Friday at Sewall Center.

Newcomers will be asked to bolster returning core for Robert Morris

The Colonials have an influx of new players — again — and their contributions could go a long way toward determining the team’s success.


College Sports

South Xtra: Seton-LaSalle grad gives Dayton women's soccer team a lift

Bouncing back after an injury, Heather Betancourt came on strong in the late going this season for the Dayton soccer team.

East Xtra: Area grad excited to play Pitt

Franklin Regional alum Sean Hickey only has two games left in his career at Syracuse, but one of those is Saturday vs. Pitt at Heinz Field.



Ivy title at stake for Harvard, Yale in The Game

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Beating Yale year after year has its advantages, but Harvard defensive back Norman Hayes still felt as

Rugby punts bounding through college football

PHOENIX (AP) -- Hawaii punter Scott Harding takes the snap, runs toward the sideline and surveys the oncoming rush before


Two-platoon system thriving for No. 1 Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Whether top-ranked Kentucky could beat the NBA's winless Philadelphia 76ers isn't the point for a squad

Former UNLV coach Tarkanian hospitalized in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is hospitalized in Las Vegas, where his son says he's



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