Pitt defensive tackle Darryl Render isn't Aaron Donald, but he will have to help fill his shoes against Georgia Tech's dangerous running attack.

Pitt defense will need team effort to stop triple option

Without Aaron Donald to do much of the heavy lifting, the Panthers will need to find other ways to limit Georgia Tech’s vaunted ground game.

33 minutes ago

 Penn State head coach James Franklin looks on from the sidelines during Penn State's 29-6 loss to Northwestern in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

Penn State getting serious about season

Coach James Franklin sees Nittany Lions stepping up, taking ownership heading into Saturday's showdown against Ohio State.

33 minutes ago

 West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett drops back to pass against Baylor in the first quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown Saturday afternoon.

West Virginia notebook: Quarterback endures highs, lows Saturday

Clint Trickett played with the flu in upset of Baylor, then found out his dad had a heart attack that morning.

33 minutes ago

 Robert Morris' Lucky Jones steals the ball against Saint Francis' Ronnie Drinnon in the first half of the NEC tournament semifinals in March.

Colonials picked to finish third in Northeast Conference preseason men's hoops poll

The Robert Morris women’s squad, the defending NEC champs, was picked to win the conference again.

about 12 hours ago

Morgantown police using social media photos to nab rioters

Morgantown police have arrested five people in connection with what they described as “riots” after WVU’s victory Saturday against Baylor.

1 day ago

 Coach Andy Toole and Robert Morris were picked to finish third in the NEC in a preseason poll released Tuesday.

Robert Morris predicted to finish 3rd in NEC

Andy Toole’s team is picked third in the NEC preseason coaches poll.

about 1 hour ago

 Former Penn State co-defensive coordinator Larry Johnson  speaks to reporters before a practice, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Dallas in anticipation of the TicketCity Bowl.

Larry Johnson, 'father figure' of Penn State's defensive line, returns Saturday

The former Penn State assistant will be on familiar ground in an unfamiliar way Saturday when Ohio State plays at Beaver Stadium.

1 day ago

 Baldwin offensive tackle Sterling Jenkins, left, goes through drills in preseason practice.

Baldwin lineman Sterling Jenkins eager to get to Penn State

Offensive line recruit Sterling Jenkins, a senior at Baldwin, is excited to hit the ground running when he enrolls at Penn State in January.

1 day ago

Pitt notebook: Georgia Tech's triple option always a headache

The Panthers and coach Paul Chryst must prepare a little differently for Georgia Tech’s style on offense, but principles stay the same.

1 day ago

 A charred piece of furniture shows part of the damage left behind in some of Morgantown, W.Va.'s streets during Saturday's riots at WVU.

WVU warns students those involved in weekend riots will face sanctions

University officials said they will be reviewing social media posts and videotapes regarding the incidents, which ended in several arrests.

1 day ago

 West Virginia's Kevin White pulls in a touchdown pass against Baylor's Xavien Howard in the fourth quarter Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, W.Va.

Kevin White on pace for historic year for WVU

Kevin White has become the Mountaineers' No. 1 receiver with a bullet, streaking his way into team record books.

2 days ago

 Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (5) tries to avoid a tackle earlier this season.

Obstacles help develop Hamilton on, off field

Challenging family circumstances and an injury have helped mold and provide perspective for Nittany Lions receiver DaeSean Hamilton.

2 days ago

 Pitt junior Durand Johnson returns to the Panthers after surgery.

Johnson excited for return to form

Pitt basketball: Junior Durand Johnson's road back from anterior cruciate ligament surgery has been long

2 days ago

 West Virginia's K.J. Dillon celebrates with the fans after defeating Baylor at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown on Saturday afternoon.

WVU climbs back into national rankings after upsetting Baylor

Their latest rank ends their longest top-25 drought since a four-year stretch from 1998-2002.

2 days ago

Pitt junior Durand Johnson back on the court for Blue-Gold scrimmage

The Gold team, led by point guard James Robinson (15 points, 7 assists) and Joseph Uchebo (12 points, 7 rebounds), won 58-48.

2 days ago

 West Virginia's K.J. Dillon breaks up a pass intended for Baylor's Levi Norwood in the second quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown Saturday afternoon.

West Virginia shocks No. 4 Baylor

Despite setbacks, the shorthanded Mountaineers survived to shock No. 4 Baylor, 41-27, handing the Bears their first loss of the season.

3 days ago

District football roundup: California holds on to knock off IUP

The Vulcans took down the rival Crimson Hawks Saturday in a pivotal PSAC West clash.

3 days ago

 Pitt's Tyler Boyd carries for a touchdown against Viriginia Tech in the first quarter at Heinz Field Thursday night.

Panthers, Voytik cash in on new looks on offense

Pitt came at Virginia Tech Thursday night with a different look on offense, featuring the read option and the occasional trick play.

4 days ago

 Bryce Petty of the Baylor Bears scrambles with the ball in the first half against the TCU Horned Frogs at McLane Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Waco, Texas.

Mountaineers goal: Beat top-4 team for a change

West Virginia’s defense will have its hands full today with Baylor’s powder-keg offense in what likely will be another shootout.

3 days ago

 Pitt's Ray Vinopal breaks up a pass against Virginia Tech's Cam Philips on the Hokies' last play of Thursday's game at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Pitt's win was ugly, but needed

Pitt’s win wasn’t pretty, but the defense stepped up to keep alive the Panthers’ domination against Virginia Tech.

5 days ago

 Penn State linebacker Mike Hull (43) defends Michigan wide receiver Dennis Norfleet (23) rushing in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Michigan won 18-13. (AP Photo)

Penn State defensive coordinator gives Mike Hull-led defense great marks

Led by Canon-McMillan graduate Mike Hull, Penn State’s defense has thrived under coordinator Bob Shoop.

5 days ago

 Pitt wide receiver James Conner is hoisted by teammate Manasseh Garner after running for a touchdown against Virginia Tech in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field.

Pitt breaks losing streak by topping Virginia Tech, 21-16

Chad Voytik, James Conner and Tyler Boyd teamed up with the Panthers defense to grab a win that wasn’t flashy or flawless, but good enough.

5 days ago

 Pitt's James Conner runs the ball in the first half against the Iowa Hawkeyes last month at Heinz Field. The Panthers face Virginia Tech at 7:30 tonight at Heinz Field on ESPN.

Pitt running back James Conner has become a favorite son of Erie

James Conner has come a long way, but he — and those close to him — will go as far as his legs take him.

6 days ago

 Yogi Roth took a walk with his father that so many sons or daughters wish they could have done.

Former Pitt WR Roth turns trip with ailing father into documentary

Former Pitt wide receiver Yogi Roth turns trip with ailing father into documentary.

6 days ago

Penn State lineman practices

Offensive lineman Miles Dieffenbach is back on the practice field after an ACL injury in the spring.

6 days ago

 Katie Guarnaccia, a North Allegheny High School graduate, is a standout runner for the Point Park women's cross country team..

North Xtra: North Allegheny grad finds niche as Point Park runner

Freshman Katie Guarnaccia already is making her mark as a member of the cross country team.

6 days ago

Pitt freshman Jaryd Jones-Smith back to offensive line rotation

Panthers offensive lineman Jaryd Jones-Smith returns to his role as rotating left tackle after his first career start at Virginia.

1 week ago

 Pitt running back James Conner celebrates his touchdown in with offensive linemen Dorian Johnson (53) and T.J. Clemmings (68) during the game against the FIU Golden Panthers at FIU Stadium in September. Pitt won 42-25.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 10.15.14

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers on the eve of a big home game against Virginia Tech.

6 days ago

 Penn State NCAA college football coach James Franklin talks to the media during his weekly press conference in State College, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.

Week off might ease frustrations for Penn State

Another week off comes at a good time as the Nittany Lions try to overcome a heaping dose of disappointments.

1 week ago

 West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood pushes over the goal line for a touchdown against William and Mary last season.

West Virginia sophomores face up to mistakes

Two Mountaineers are trying to put their troubles behind them and overcome some recent off-the-field mistakes.

1 week ago

 Penn State head coach Patrick Chambers.

Coach Patrick Chambers' philosophy generates leadership for Penn State basketball

Nittany Lions coach Patrick Chambers and his players have enjoyed a give-and-take relationship on and off the court.

1 week ago

 Panthers head coach Paul Chryst watches from the sidelines earlier this month against the Virginia Cavaliers in the second quarter at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. The Cavaliers won 24-19.

Pitt works on the mind game

Coach Paul Chryst emphasized eliminating mental mistakes on the off week, hoping to improve before a game Thursday night vs. Virginia Tech.

1 week ago

Scope of sex-abuse case grows fast in New Jersey town

Penn State rescinds scholarship offer to football recruit ensnared in N.J. sexual-abuse investigation.

1 week ago

 Michigan defensive end Frank Clark sacks Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Penn State lost, 18-13.

Familiar follies frustrating for Penn State

The Nittany Lions are frustrated entering their second off week, bothered that the same issues continue to plague them.

1 week ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg reacts to a play Saturday in the loss to Michigan.

Penn State falls at Michigan, 18-13

The Nittany Lions faltered late, sending them to their second loss in a row and second in the Big Ten Conference.

1 week ago

 West Virginia kicker Josh Lambert, center, is congratulated by teammates after hitting the winning 55-yard field goal to beat Texas Tech Saturday.

Josh Lambert kicks 55-yard FG to lift West Virginia to win

The Mountaineers rallied for 17 points late in the fourth quarter to edge Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.

1 week ago

District football roundup: Duquesne holds on for win

The Dukes won their fourth game in a row by beating Central Connecticut State in their Northeast Conference opener.

1 week ago

 Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel breaks through the Akron Zips defense during a game at Beaver Stadium last month. Penn State defeated Akron 21-3.

Penn State's trip to the Big House special for two linemen

Anthony Zettell and C.J. Olaniyan, defensive anchors for the Nittany Lions, are ready for a homecoming at Michigan

1 week ago

 Head coach Dana Holgorsen reacts on the sidelines during the third quarter against Kansas at Milan Puskar Stadium. The Mountaineers won 33-14.

Mentor and pupil reunite in Lubbock for West Virginia-Texas Tech

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen says his current quarterback, Clint Trickett, has same traits as Texas Tech’s coach, Kliff Kingsbury.

1 week ago

Gene Collier: College football no escape from turmoil of NFL

If you are looking to college football unable to stomach all the scandal in the pro game … don’t.

1 week ago

 Kansas kicks off to start last week's game against West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va.

West Virginia offensive line looks fine despite turnover from 2013

The Mountaineers' men in the trenches have gone largely unnoticed this season -- and that's a good sign.

1 week ago

 Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik flips upside down after being sacked by Akron's Jatavis Brown in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Saturday, September 27, 2014.

With week off, Pitt works to sharpen execution in the trenches

The offensive line can serve as a microcosm of the Panthers as a whole, off to a 3-3 start after a disappointing showing at Virginia.

1 week ago

 Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg throws downfield during the Nittany Lions' season opener Aug. 30 in Dublin, Ireland, against Central Florida.

Penn State line impedes progress of offense

The Nittany Lions offense as a whole has struggled, but many of those issues start with a patchwork offensive line.

1 week ago

 Robert Morris goalie Dalton Izyk blocks a shot by Minnesota during the second period of the West Regional game of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship game in March. The Golden Gophers won, 7-3.

Atlantic Hockey Association crown put Robert Morris hockey on map

A look back and a look ahead as the Colonials start a new chapter of the progam’s history with their Atlantic Hockey title defense.

1 week ago

 Penn State football coach James Franklin, pictured here talking to the media Tuesday at his weekly news conference in University Park, Pa., testified Wednesday via Skype in a pretrial hearing concerning a 2013 Vanderbilt rape incident.

James Franklin testifies at rape hearing

Penn State football coach James Franklin testifies in a pretrial hearing concerning 2013 Vanderbilt rape incident.

1 week ago

 Pitt offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty practices at the team's South Side facility on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

Pitt notebook: Tackle's suspension ends

Adam Bisnowaty will play next Thursday against Virginia Tech, but he might not reclaim his starting role.

1 week ago

 Sydney Sterner, a West Allegheny High School graduate, has taken over the No. 1 singles role for the Westminster Titans.

West Xtra: West Allegheny grad rises to the top for Westminster

Sydney Sterner had a solid high school tennis career, but her play has really taken off at the college level.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Tyler Boyd carries as he's defended by Akron's DeAndre Scott at Heinz Field Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 10.8.14

Sam takes your questions on the Panthers who are on a bye this week.

1 week ago

 Penn State head coach James Franklin looks on from the sidelines during Penn State's 29-6 loss to Northwestern in an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

Penn State coach James Franklin enjoys rare busman’s holiday

Coach James Franklin and the Nittany Lions are well-rested and refocused following their off week.

2 weeks ago

 West Virginia's Daryl Worley breaks up a touchdown pass intended for Alabama's Amari Cooper at Georgia Dome Aug. 30, 2014 in Atlanta.

Mountaineers cornerback Worley reinstated

West Virginia University reinstated Worley to practice. Now he is eligible to play Saturday against Texas Tech.

1 week ago


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