WVU quarterback Clint Trickett led the nation's No. 9 passing attack this season. Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson is leaving the Mountaineers for the same post at Kentucky.

WVU offensive coordinator Dawson to join staff at Kentucky

Dawson, who will serve as offensive coordinator for the Wildcats, joined the Mountaineers’ staff in 2011.

about 6 hours ago

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.

about 17 hours ago

 Steve Pederson spent 12 years over two tenures as Pitt athletic director.

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 eluded him.

about 10 hours ago

 JC Howard, a North Allegheny High School graduate, is playing a key role for the Saint Vincent College men's basketball team.

North/East Xtra: NA grad helps Saint Vincent to fast start

JC Howard among top scorers for a Bearcats team favored once again to win the PAC.

about 17 hours ago

 Oliver Luck has been athletic director at West Virginia University since 2010 and was a member of the inaugural College Football Playoff committee.

WVU athletic director Oliver Luck resigns, will join NCAA

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

1 day ago

 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.

about 17 hours ago

 Paul Chryst, Wisconsin's new football coach, speaks during an a NCAA college football news conference at the Nicholas-Johnson Pavilion in Madison

Former Pitt coach Paul Chryst calls Wisconsin job 'special'

Chryst said at a news conference in Madison to announce his hiring that he had talked to Pitt football players and they were happy for him.

about 21 hours ago

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.

about 18 hours ago

 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.

about 20 hours ago

 Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst watches his team give up big yardage early in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Boston College on Sept. 5, 2014, in Boston.

Sam Werner's Pitt football chat, coaching edition: 12.17.14

Readers toss lots of questions about Paul Chryst’s expected, imminent departure to Wisconsin and who would take his place at Pitt.

1 day ago

Panthers ready for defensive challenge

Manhattan appeared a team on the rise last season but has been hampered by injuries this year.

1 day ago

 Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton runs between Akron safety Devonte Morgan and cornerback Bryce Cheek  after taking a pass from quarterback Christian Hackenberg for a first down during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

Separation a trial for Penn State receivers

Improvement in getting away from defensive backs a focal point for Nittany Lions.

1 day ago

 Pitt head coach Paul Chryst during the Armed Forces Bowl press conference in Texas on Monday.

Chryst meets with Wisconsin officials about coaching job

Third-year Panthers coach likely to accept position today and return to his alma mater.

2 days ago

 Paul Chryst speaks at an Armed Forces Bowl news conference Monday in Fort Worth, Texas.

Pitt coach Chryst says he has talked to Badgers about coaching vacancy

Pitt football coach Paul Chryst admits he had talks with Wisconsin officials about the open Badgers coaching job.

2 days ago

Nine alumni trustees want PSU to sue NCAA over sanctions, criticize the board

Nine alumni members of the 31-member board of trustees want the board to join plaintiffs who want NCAA sanctions overturned.

2 days ago

 Penn State running back Bill Belton.

Unbreakable bonds for Penn State's 'Supa Six' 2011 recruits

Six recruits bonded at Penn State, and, while they are friends for life, some might be opponents in the NFL soon.

2 days ago

 Pitt's Jamel Artis drives to the net against Niagara's Dayjar Dickson during a game earlier this season at the Petersen Events Center.

Artis fits big picture as power forward

With Cameron Wright back in the lineup, Pitt’s Jamel Artis returns to role he is best-suited for as a power forward.

2 days ago

 Pitt football coach Paul Chryst.

Pitt football recruits in dark as well

As Pitt waits to find out if Chryst's expected departure for Wisconsin comes to fruition, most of the incoming recruits are in same boat.

3 days ago

 Pitt's Cameron Wright goes up for a shot Saturday against St. Bonaventure.

Wright's return sparks defense

Pitt guard Cameron Wright returned to the starting lineup Saturday in the Panthers' victory against St. Bonaventure, giving defense a boost.

3 days ago

 Penn State Board of Trustees Chairman Keith Masser has informed the board that he does not expect a quorum of 16 members needed to conduct business.

PSU alumni trustees fail to draw quorum for meeting on NCAA suit

Nine alumni members of the 31-member board of trustees want the board to join plaintiffs who want NCAA sanctions overturned.

2 days ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg struggled mightily at times in his sophomore season under new coach James Franklin.

Trying season a test for Penn State offense

A difficult year on the field, and at times in the social media realm, should help the Nittany Lions mature.

4 days ago

 Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA in Eugene, Ore. this fall.

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

The Ducks’ understated star won the Heisman, capping a three-year climb to college football’s most prestigious individual award.

4 days ago

Robert Morris downs Duquesne, 75-59

Colonials guard Rodney Pryor, the Colonials’ leading scorer, scored 25 points to lead Robert Morris to victory.

4 days ago

 Cameron Wright shoots after getting by St. Bonaventure’s Marcus Posley in the first half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt beats St. Bonaventure, 58-54

It has been a long time since Pitt has played a game at the Petersen Center and the Panthers took the “defending the home court” literally.

4 days ago

 On National Signing Day Pitt head coach Paul Chryst names the students who intend to join the Pitt football team during a press conference on the South Side on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Ron Cook: If Chryst leaves, Pitt needs to get next hire right

Don’t knock Pitt coach Paul Chryst if he takes the same job at Wisconsin, but his departure would trigger many significant issues.

5 days ago

Pitt finally returns home to Petersen Events Center

The Panthers could be in for a formidable challenge today at home against St. Bonaventure.

5 days ago

Reports: Wisconsin AD also met with former Rutgers coach Schiano

Pittsburgh coach and former Badgers assistant Paul Chryst has emerged as a leading candidate, but Wisconsin must wait until Wednesday.

5 days ago

Bob Smizik: In defense of Pederson and the course Pitt must follow

The wrath of the Pitt fan base, always raining down on athletic director Steve Pederson, is in torrential mode today.

5 days ago

 Paul Chryst has gone 19-19 in his three seasons as head football coach at Pitt.

Pitt has first bowl practice as Chryst rumors persist

Panthers head coach Paul Chryst still seems to be likely candidate to take over at Wisconsin, his alma mater.

6 days ago

 Pittsburgh Panthers head coach Paul Chryst.

Pitt coach Paul Chryst's name surfaces quickly at Wisconsin

Panthers coach Paul Chryst seems like a logical candidate to at least be on the short list to replace Gary Anderson at Wisconsin.

6 days ago

 Pitt's Cameron Wright steals the ball from Colorado's Askia Booker in the first half of the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando in March.

Pitt excited to get Wright back to business

With senior guard Cameron Wright returning from injury, coach Jamie Dixon expects the Panthers to get a boost.

6 days ago

 Penn State coach James Franklin places the name of quarterback recruit Michael O'Connor on a board during national signing day Feb. 5, 2014.

QB Michael O'Connor plans to leave Penn State

The Nittany Lions will be down to three quarterbacks as they prepare for their bowl game.

6 days ago

 “Members of the Board are likewise free to decide whether or not to attend any such meeting," Keith Masser wrote.

Chairman of Penn State trustees doesn't plan to attend meeting on NCAA suit

Nine alumni-elected trustees have called a special meeting Monday to persuade the school to join a lawsuit against the NCAA.

6 days ago

Second-half run lifts West Virginia

Women’s basketball: Bria Holmes had 27 points  to help No. 23 West Virginia roll to a 79-60 victory Wednesday night against Duquesne.

1 week ago

 Pitt running back James Conner stiff arms Duke's Breon Borders in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Conner ran for 263 yards and scores 3 touchdowns, but Duke won 51-48 in double overtime.

ACC coaches honor Pitt running back

Panthers' star back James Conner named conference player of the year again, this time by the league’s coaches.

1 week ago

 Pitt standout James Conner beat out Florida State QB Jameis Winston for the ACC Player of the Year award, voted on by league coaches.

ACC coaches name Pitt's Conner league's Player of the Year

It's his second such honor this year, as he picked up the media's ACC Player of the Year award last week.

1 week ago

Career night from Thorpe propels Lions past Dukes

Geno Thorpe led the way for Chambers’ Lions, scoring a career-high 19 points during Penn State’s 64-62 win against Duquesne.

1 week ago

 Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on during the fourth quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Beaver Stadium on November 29, 2014 in State College, Pennsylvania.

Nittany Lions adopt New York state of mind

Benefits of Pinstripe Bowl against Boston College sitting well with Penn State.

1 week ago

 Penn State University president Eric Barron

Lawmaker angered over Penn State chief's hands-up gesture

Republican state Rep. Jerry Knowles says Mr. Barron’s gesture was disrespectful and a “slap in the face to law enforcement.”

1 week ago

 West Virginia's Kevin White pulls in a pass for a touchdown against Baylor's Xavien Howard during an October game.

Four WVU players earn All-Big 12 honors

Offensive guard Mark Glowinski, receiver Kevin White and kicker Josh Lambert were named All-Big 12 first-team selections.

1 week ago

Coaching buddies meet in bowl game

Dana Holgorsen and Kevin Sumlin will be reunited when West Virginia and Texas A&M kick off the Liberty Bowl Dec. 29 in Memphis, Tenn.

1 week ago

Nittany Lions earn trip to New York

Penn State will play Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 27 at Yankee Stadium.

1 week ago

Pitt gets bowl bid in Fort Worth, Texas

The Panthers accepted a late bid Sunday to play in the Armed Forces Bow against Houston (7-5).

1 week ago

Duquesne women down Pitt, 87-77

Dukes junior point guard April Robinson led the way with 19 points and a career-high 11 assists.

1 week ago

Robert Morris continues disappointing start, loses 74-59 to Buffalo

The loss, which occurred despite 18 points from freshman Marcquise Reed, drops the Colonials record to 2-6.

1 week ago

West Virginia to face Texas A&M in AutoZone Liberty Bowl

The Mountaineers took part in the 1964 Liberty Bowl and lost 32-6 against Utah.

1 week ago

College Football Playoff teams: Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State

Alabama will play Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl and Oregon will play Florida State in the Rose Bowl Jan. 1. The winners will meet Jan. 12.

1 week ago

Pitt to play Houston in Armed Forces Bowl

The game will take place in Fort Worth, Texas on Jan. 2 with a noon, eastern, kickoff.

1 week ago

 Pitt senior guard Cameron Wright works around Duquesne's Desmond Ridenour in the first half of the City Game Friday night at Consol Energy Center. The game was Wright's first this season after missing 10 weeks with a broken foot.

Healthy Cameron Wright provides new options for Pitt

It’s time for the Panthers to regroup after an arduous stretch and get a key cog more involved in senior guard Cameron Wright.

1 week ago

 Coach Andy Toole and his Colonials are off to a 2-5 start, the program's worst in a decade.

Toole expects energy bump for Colonials after bad loss

Colonials coach Andy Toole wants a better effort each night from his team, starting today at home against Buffalo.

1 week ago


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