Ovie Soko only played one season for Duquesne, but what a season it was for him individually.

Duquesne's Ovie Soko has sights set on future as a pro

Ovie Soko discusses what's next for him after his one season with the Dukes, an integral stop on his whirlwind basketball odyssey.

about 17 hours ago

At FSU, questions about rape and a star quarterback

Colleges and universities are facing rising criticism over how they deal with sexual assault and athletes.

1 day ago

 Tanya Timko, a graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School, is a standout tennis player for Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

South Xtra: Char-Houston grad is making a big impact for IUP tennis team

Tanya Timko may be small in stature, but she is playing a huge role for the IUP women's tennis team.

1 day ago

 Butler guard Rene Castro brings the ball up court Dec. 9. The freshman point guard has transferred to Duquesne.

Duquesne lands Butler transfer point guard Rene Castro

The 6-foot-2 freshman point guard will sit out the season, then have three years of eligibility.

2 days ago

Former Robert Morris star Artemis Spanou lands WNBA tryout

The Washington Mystics invited leading scorer in Robert Morris history Artemis Spanou to their preseason training camp.

2 days ago

West Virginia QB battle will produce clear winner

Unlike last season, Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen said the starting quarterback will be clear-cut when the opener rolls around.

2 days ago

 Pitt quarterback Trey Anderson eludes a tackler during a drill at the final spring practice for the Panthers.

Transition to next phase begins for Pitt football

With spring practice now wrapped up, coach Paul Chryst is eager to see how his team approaches the next stage of the offseason.

2 days ago

Pitt notebook: In lieu of open scrimmage, fan event aims to please young and old

Pitt officials claim more than 3,000 fans attended the "Field Pass" with coaches and players Sunday at the South Side practice facility.

4 days ago

 Tyler Boyd

Boyd puts first year in rearview mirror

Star receiver Tyler Boyd enters his sophomore season as a Panther with a new comfort level on and off the field.

5 days ago

 Rushel Shell eyes a hole in West Virginia’s Gold-Blue game Saturday — his first action since transferring from Pitt before the 2013 season. He carried eight times for 37 yards.

Scrimmage has moments for Holgorsen

Speedy receiver Mario Alford stole the show early, but coach Dana Holgorsen was impressed by his first-team, new-look defense.

5 days ago

 Cole Chiappialle looks for an opening in Saturday’s Blue-White scrimmage in University Park, Pa. He rushed for 63 yards on nine carries and scored two touchdowns.

Walk-on impresses big crowd

Former Blackhawk standout Cole Chiappialle made a name for himself on an ideal day at Beaver Stadium.

5 days ago

In college b-ball, emphasis on new rules nets mixed results for 2013-14

College basketball scoring increased a bit after a tweaking of rules and some foul calls in the offseason, and coaches give their thoughts.

6 days ago

 West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen

West Virginia spring game offers intriguing first looks

The Mountaineers return to their own field in front of the fans for the first time since last season in today's Gold-Blue spring game.

6 days ago

 Quarterback Christian Hackenberg will help give a glimpse into the James Franklin era at Penn State in the Blue-White game today.

2nd-year Penn State QB Hackenberg faces changes, challenges

Lots of changes and challenges crop up for quarterback Christian Hackenberg.

6 days ago

Penn State turning to Lucas as a leader

Defensive back Jordan Lucas is a leader in the fiery mode and a voice for the Nittany Lions this coming season.

1 week ago

Young Pitt lineman getting snaps

With Adam Bisnowaty on the mend, redshirt freshman Jaryd Jones-Smith is getting a chance to shine, and he is hard to miss.

1 week ago

 Penn State's Beaver Stadium.

Court questions validity of sanctions against Penn State

A Commonwealth Court panel has questioned the validity of the NCAA consent decree entered into by Penn State.

1 week ago

Last man standing in Pitt's backfield gets a shot

Sophomore Rachid Ibrahim is the Panthers’ only healthy running back at the moment, and the coaching staff wants to see what he can do.

1 week ago

West Xtra: Ambridge grad boosts Penn State volleyball team

Ambridge High School graduate Nick Goodell plays a key role for the powerful Penn State men's volleyball team.

1 week ago

South Xtra: Lebo grad shines on diamond at Vassar

A Mt. Lebanon High School alumnus is off to a great start for his college baseball team.

1 week ago

 University of Virginia junior JB Kolod, a graduate of Fox Chapel Area, recently earned All-America honors in the 3-meter and platform dives at the NCAA swimming and diving championships.

North Xtra: Fox Chapel grad an All-American

University of Virginia junior JB Kolod turns in an outstanding diving performance at the NCAA championships.

1 week ago

 Penn State's Allen Robinson celebrates his second touchdown of the game against Indiana during a game last season.

PSU receiver improves draft stock

Receiver Allen Robinson likely boosted his NFL draft stock with an improved performance at Penn State’s pro day.

1 week ago

West Virginia announces details of athletic facilities upgrades

Athletic director Oliver Luck says improvements will bring school in line with fellow members of the Big 12.

1 week ago

 From left, Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier, forward, forward DeAndre Daniels, and guard Niels Giffey celebrate after their team beat Kentucky 60-54 Monday in the NCAA championship game.

Connecticut beats Kentucky to win NCAA men’s basketball title

Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and UConn won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen, 60-54.

1 week ago

Virginia pitching stymies Panthers

The top-ranked Cavaliers shut down the Panthers' offense again in Game 3 of the weekend series at Cost Field.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Kevin Weatherspoon with dad, James, during a "father's day" event during spring practice Friday on the South Side.

Mutual admiration society in Pitt football

Dads from near and far quickly accepted Pitt's invitation to see their sons practice football on Friday.

1 week ago

 From left, Ramogi Huma, founder and president of the National College Players Association; Tim Waters, political director of the USW; and former Northwestern University football quarterback Kain Colter arrive Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington. Members of a group seeking to unionize college athletes are looking for allies on Capitol Hill as they brace for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union.

College athletes union raises tax, discrimination questions

Decision that classified Northwestern football players as university employees could complicate matters for athletes and universities alike.

1 week ago

 Florida coach Billy Donovan runs practice Friday at AT&T Stadium, the site of the Final Four where his Gators will get a second crack at Connecticut.

Much more on the line in Florida-UConn rematch

You know a team has had a good season when its low point is a road loss in early December, but now the Gators get a chance at revenge.

1 week ago

Sandusky attorney accused of leaking evidence

The judge set a hearing, if one is required, for May 15 in Bellefonte, Centre County.

1 week ago

 Pitt's Jester Weah pulls in a pass during spring practice on the South Side Friday, April 4, 2014.

Big spring battle for Pitt is Street's replacement

Young, untested wide receivers Zach Challingsworth and Jester Weah are bidding for playing time in Pitt’s spring football practice.

1 week ago

Pitt's top two RBs out for the rest of spring practices

James Conner and Isaac Bennett both suffered injuries in Friday's practice that will keep them out for the rest of spring practices.

1 week ago

 Pitt's James Conner celebrates a touchdown last season against Notre Dame at Heinz Field.

Pitt notebook: James Conner, Tyler Boyd adjust to fame and changes

Running back James Conner and receiver Tyler Boyd are the faces of Pitt football despite making significant adjustments this spring.

2 weeks ago

Panthers welcome No. 1

The Pitt baseball team will play host to No. 1-ranked Virginia this weekend in ACC action.

2 weeks ago

Penn State players adjusting to uncommon position switch

Albert Hall, Brian Gaia, Derek Dowrey are trying to get used to life on the offensive line.

2 weeks ago

 Dan Altavilla threw a no-hitter against Clarion on March 21.

South Xtra: Elizabeth Forward grad putting up impressive numbers at Mercyhurst

Elizabeth Forward graduate Dan Altavilla has found a very effective pitching groove for Mercyhurst.

2 weeks ago

Pa. Supreme Court will not review Sandusky sex abuse conviction

Former Penn State assistant football coach is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence for the sexual abuse of 10 boys.

2 weeks ago

 Penn State's David Taylor celebrates after defeating Oklahoma State's Tyler Caldwell in the 165-pound match in the finals of the NCAA Division I wrestling championships March 22 in Oklahoma City.

Penn State wrestler David Taylor wins Hodge Trophy

The Dan Hodge Trophy is awarded annually to the nation’s top collegiate wrestler. Taylor also won the award in 2012.

2 weeks ago

 Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa, right, is out for the remainder of the NCAA tournament.

NCAA notebook: Notre Dame star Achonwa tore ACL, will miss Final Four

Irish forward Natalie Achonwa's injury Monday night in the win against Baylor was a serious one, and she won't be available for a title run.

2 weeks ago

Pitt's new secondary coach wants to aggressive play

Coach Troy Douglas wants his secondary to find its way in a more aggressive defensive system.

2 weeks ago

Robert Morris hockey climbed the mountain in 2014

Head coach Derek Schooley hopes his team’s appearance in NCAA tournament becomes a habit.

2 weeks ago

Pitt, Robert Morris guards given postseason recognition

Pitt guard Lamar Patterson and Robert Morris guard Karvel Anderson were named Associated Press honorable mention All-Americans Monday.

2 weeks ago

Stanford cruises to rout of Penn State women

The Lady Lions had their season ended in the Sweet 16 again, and once again at the hands of an elite women's program.

2 weeks ago

 WVU quarterback Bernard "Bernie" Galiffa in 1972.

Obituary: Bernard 'Bernie' Galiffa / Record-setting quarterback was the pride of Donora

The Donora and WVU football star passed his way into fans' hearts.

2 weeks ago

West Virginia defense will utilize 'odd' look in 2014

A few areas have begun to take shape for the Mountaineers, including the defensive formation as well as the offensive line.

2 weeks ago

 Penn State coach Coquese Washington previews the Lady Lions' game today against Stanford.

Familiar situation yet again for Penn State women

Facing the task of upsetting a top-tier program is nothing new for the Lady Lions, but they still have yet to get over that postseason hump.

2 weeks ago

 Penn State coach James Franklin runs onto the practice field with his players.

Absence of depth slows development for Penn State

Spring practice continues on for the Nittany Lions and new head coach James Franklin.

2 weeks ago

 Robert Morris goalie Dalton Izyk blocks a shot by the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the second period of the West Region game in the NCAA Division I men's hockey tournament at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minn. TheGolden Gophers defeated the  Colonials 7-3.

Hockey: Minnesota ends Robert Morris' season with 7-3 win

The magical ride came to an end for Robert Morris.

2 weeks ago

Penn State recruits committing without staff visitations

The Nittany Lions and new coach James Franklin are on a recruiting frenzy lately with their 2015 class.

2 weeks ago

 Pitt''s Darryl Render (left) and Tyrone Ezell take down Gardner-Webb's Kenny Little during a game in 2012 at Heinz Field.

Pitt's defense has a big hole to plug up front

Junior Darryl Render is the top choice to fill the shoes of Aaron Donald, one of the all-time greats for the Panthers.

2 weeks ago

The Colonials hockey team gets ice time with the big boys

Robert Morris makes its NCAA men’s hockey debut today, facing No.1-ranked Minnesota in St. Paul.

2 weeks ago


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